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December 2013

Peppermint Patty Snowmen with the Envelope Punch Board!


Aren't these snowmen adorable!!  They are made with the Envelope Punch Board.  Thanks to Jackie Topa for the idea.



*Cut a strip of Whisper White to 2-1/8 x 11 and score it at 5-1/8 & 5-7/8
*Place it on the Envelope Punch Board with the long edge at the top and punch at 2-1/8" from each end on both sides to make his neck.
*Cut a 2x2 square of Basic Black and put one side in the Envelope Punch Board in the center and punch, then round off the corners on that same edge.  
*Attach your Peppermint Patty to the inside of the snowman with Sticky Strip, fold it up and secure the ends together.
*Add the hat piece and cover the edge with a 1/2 x 2-1/2 strip of Basic Black
*Punch the leaf image out of Gumball Green with the Bird Builder Punch and a small flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack out of Red Glimmer Paper as a decoration on his hat.
*Punch two small Basic Black circles from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for the eyes and add the highlight with the Chalk Marker
*Punch an ornament shape from Pumpkin Pie with the Merry Minis Punch Pack (25% off this week as part of the Weekly Deals) for his nose
*Cut a 7" piece of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and fray both ends to look like a scarf, wrap it around his neck and secure with Glue dots.  
*Punch three small circles from Champagne Glimmer Paper with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for his buttons.

You can order the supplies to make these snowmen in my store at


Check out these offerings:

Whole Lot to Love Promotion - Great ideas for your Valentine Projects
Last Best of 25th Anniversary set - Best of Sale-a-bration
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit - while supplies last

Merry Minis Punch Pack

You might not know about the Merry Minis Punch Pack. (order it HERE) It is on the Holiday Carryover List and is not in any current catalog. 


Check out the other products on the Holiday Carryover list:  Download Holiday-Carryover

Here are a few projects using the Merry Minis Punch Pack:

Washi Tape Shaker Card, I also have a Video showing you how to make these.
Video - Washi Tape Shaker Cards


Hershey's Nugget Pouch using the star punch and some In Color Designer Series Paper. 
Video - Hershey's Nugget Pouch


I used the ornament punch in the pack for the snowman's nose.  Come back tomorrow for more info on how to make him


I always keep my scraps of Glimmer Paper and our new Foil Paper and use the scraps to crop out some of our smaller punched images.  I added the tree to this card that uses our Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags.  Do you see something new in this photo?  You certainly do, it is our Gold Baker's Twine coming in the Occasions Catalog next month!!!

Journaling_tags_treeCheck out these offerings:

Whole Lot to Love Promotion - Great ideas for your Valentine Projects
Last Best of 25th Anniversary set - Best of Sale-a-bration
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit - while supplies last


Best of Sale-a-bration - December 2013

Best of Sale-a-bration is the 25th Anniversary Stamp set for December.  This set of six stamps includes one never seen before stamp, the small flower image in the top middle.

This set is the last of the twelve sets released for our 25th Anniversary year.  These twelve sets are available through March 31st, 2014.  For every six Anniversary sets you purchase, you will earn a FREE set of your choice valued at $14.95.


See the other eleven 25th Anniversary Stamp Sets HERE.

Order the Best of Sale-a-bration set HERE.

Get your "Best of" Stamp Sets in my store at

For each set you purchase, you will receive a 25-year Proof of Purchase Sticker on the label sheet, attach these to your Collector's Card included with each set.  Collect six stickers and you will receive a FREE $14.95 stamp set of your choice. 

Download Collectors_Card

Cocoa Pouch with the Envelope Liner Framelits Dies!!

Fun use for the Envelope Liners Framelits, A pouch that you can use for a slim gift, invitation to a party, gift cards and cocoa packets.


I started with a piece of Smoky Slate Textured 12x12 Cardstock from the Holiday Catalog.  I am using the middle sized Envelope Liner so I cut my paper to 5-1/2 x 10-1/2 and folded it in half so it measures 5-1/2 x 5-1/4.  I placed it on a cutting pad on my Magnetic Platform with the fold inside the die and ran it through the Big Shot.


Open the pouch and lay it on your Stampin' Trimmer to score the sides and top.  See photo tutorial below.


1.  Lay the pouch on the Trimmer short side at the top and align the edges in the track and score. Flip over and do the same thing to the other side
2.  Lay the pouch on the Trimmer with the long side at the top and align the edge with the track and score.
3. Use a Bone Folder to create crisp folds on all score lines.
4. Cut off two of the skinny side pieces as shown in #3
5. Add Sticky Strip as shown in #3 and adhere together to form a pouch.

I stamped my pouch with the snowflake in the Best of Snow stamp set with Smoky Slate Ink.  I added the cute little tag with a stamp from the same set stamped in Island Indigo.  I wrapped some fo the yummy Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon around the pouch and added a package of hot chocolate and a Bogdon's Peppermint Stick.

AgiftforyouGCUsing the smallest liner die, you can create gift card holders!! 

Cut your paper to 3-1/2 x 10 and use the same instructions.  However, I cut the front flap off rather than folding it down.


 Supplies for Smoky Slate Cocoa Pack:

Barb's Reminders:
Holiday Sale - through December 2nd
Weekly Deals - November 26th - December 2nd
20% off your Online Order - through December 2nd
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit - while suplies last

Whole Lot of Love Valentine's Day Promotion starts today!