Wow, so many adorable characters are in the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set from Stampin Up, it has everything you need to make lots of great cards, or garland, or gift bags, so cute! It’s so easy to “whip up a batch” of these cuties. The bundle comes with the matching punch, you will definitely want that too! Here are the 5 cards we made in stamp camp last week.
We used 2 different embossing folders to get this look. Softly Falling folder was used on the background for snow, and the Brick folder was used to create an igloo. An oval framelit and a circle punch make the job extra easy. To color the face just the right shade of pink, we used a sponge dauber, dipped it into pink pirouette stamp pad and pressed it onto her face with a twist. The dauber is just the right size, and creates an even shade that’s just the right color. Then we used the matching marker to draw on little rosy cheeks. What a cutie! Last, we added a bit of Wink of Stella to the edges of her fur coat.
The Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up was just right for this card, and I especially like the pop of white ink on black paper for this card. The Santa was so easy to stamp, color and punch. We cut the doilies into 4 equal quarters and that seemed like just the right size to tuck under the strip that Santa is standing on. Oops, I did make one coloring mistake, can you spot it??
Awwww, this card just makes me happy! The sweet little scarecrow worked great to make a fall card, but honestly ANY of those adorable characters would work in a spinner card like this. One tip we found helpful was that if you pull the twine extra taut when adhering (sandwiched between 2 layers of tear tape) then it will hold great. An added bonus for making this card a little more impressive is to “wind up” the scarecrow before you close the card, then when the receiver opens the card for the first time, he will spin! How fun!
It doesn’t get much simpler than this, you could seriously crank out a bunch of these cards in a hurry. The gingerbread house is extra easy because all you have to do is cut it out from the Candy Cane Lane designer series paper from Stampin Up. We added a little glitter to the roof top and chimney, and some bling for his buttons too. Cute!
Our last card was this fun Waterfall card, made with the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set from Stampin Up. We haven’t done one of these in class for a while and it worked great because we could use all of the Halloween characters on one card! Anyone who has been to my classes knows how frugal I am with my paper, I am always trying to get the most out of a sheet of card stock or DSP, so let me tell you the measurements for this card in case you want to try it for yourself. The base is 4.25 x 5.5″, and the brick designer series paper is from the Halloween Night designer series paper package and it measures 3″ tall and 4″ wide. This measurement allows you to get enough for 12 backgrounds from just one sheet of 12×12 paper, that helps a lot when making multiples of any card! The strip of elegant eggplant is 4.25 x 1″, and we stapled it just on the edges so it just matches up to the edge of the brick, no overlapping. Next is the mechanism to make the waterfall effect work, that piece measures 2.75 x 8″ and we scored it at 1.25 + 2 + 2.75 + 3.5. Then add tear tape along the shortest edge nearest to the score lines, as shown.
Hold the tear tape away from you, then fold on all the score lines, away from you. Line up the edge of the black to the bottom edge of the elegant eggplant as shown, and adhere with the tear tape you already added. Then tuck the long end under the strip of purple, and wow that was easy!
The rest is simple, just layer the squares onto the black strip. Just a little glue along the back, top edge of the squares! The layers of squares measure 2.25 x 2.25 in whisper white, and 2.5 x 2.5 in cucumber crush. The larger layer with the greeting on is 2.25 x 3.25 in white and 2.5 x 3.5 in green.
What a fun class this was, I thought I knew my favorite card but now I can’t decide. Which one is your favorite? If you decide you need these stamp sets, or any of the products we used, just visit my online store here.
Hope you find time to stamp something today! -Debbi
PS. Did you spot the coloring mistake I made on the Santa? I accidentally colored his belt gray and the buckle black, oops! It should be the buckle in gray and the belt in black.