1. Cut three Stampin' Up! Matchbox (#114890, $42.95), box bottoms only - not the covers from Real Red Cardstock 2. Assemble boxes and add a Silver Brad to the front of each box 3. Cut 6-1/2" x 7-3/8" piece of Soft Suede cardstock. With 7-3/8" side at the top of your trimmer, score at 3-1/4" & 4-1/8". 4. Punch a scallop edge border along both of the 6-1/2" sides. 5. Attach the 3 Real Red boxes to the Soft Suede piece with Sticky Strip 6. Decorate Nuggets with Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper (from the Holiday Mini Catalog) 7. Decorate top of box with Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper. The "hinges" are a tag from the matchbox die. Attach with Jumbo Brads. 8. Tie off box with Mistletoe Ribbon & Silver Cording (from Holiday Mini Catalog) 9. Stamp Merry Christmas bird (from Holiday Best Hostess Level one stamp set) with Soft Suede & Real Red Markers. Punch with Ornament Punch (from Holiday Mini Catalog)
Here's a couple of projects that we did at my November Big Shot Class.
The first project features several Big Shot dies: Stampin' Up! Lattice Die #115958, $21.95 Stampin' Up! Lots of Tags Sizzlits #114508, $21.95 Stampin' Up! Magnetic Holiday Windows #116821, $29.95 Stampin' Up! Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die, #114506, $42.95 Ovals Originals Die, #114525, $15.95
TIP: To create a larger lattice, fold a piece of cardstock in half and place it just below the cutting line. Cut on Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, then unfold
Other Supplies: Christmas Punch (Hostess Level Two stamp set), Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Real Red Cardstock, Soft Suede cardstock and ink, Wide Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.
When I first received the NEW Stampin' Up! Table Setting Die, #116819, $42.95 (from the Holiday Mini Catalog), the first thing I noticed was the tag and leaf cutouts resembled a candle. The Olive leaves are cut from the Stampin' Up! Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, #114511, $5.50.
Other Supplies: Real Red, Summer Sun, Naturals White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Real Red and Close to Cocoa Ink for sponging, Stampin' Sponges, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals.
More DOstamperSTARS Holiday Swaps! Stampin' Up!'s Sahara Sand sets both of these cards off very well. The first card using the new and very popular Dasher stamp. The second card uses the Hostess Level I stamp set from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog, Patterned Pines.