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Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas

Now that it’s 40% off, do you want more Christmas Traditions Punch Box ideas to play with your new inks and stamps?   You’ll see just how versatile and beautiful these little sentiments and punches are in today’s elegant Christmas card.   

Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas Make Beautiful Cards

Have you been really debating about getting the Christmas Traditions Punch Box? Then you might want to check out my complete over the top Steal of a Deal over on my Facebook Group to sweeten the pot just a bit. 

See my last project too.  A Christmas bag and tag also using this punch box shows off its timelessness.   

And here’s a few more ideas from Stampin’ Up! to get even more life from this lovely Christmas box.

Christmas Traditions Punch Box

Here's MORE Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas for the Holidays

My design today is one of my “favouritist” layouts.  One you can reproduce over and over again that will always look new and fresh.

Christmas Traditions Punch Box

What a simple layout you can change up any way you like.  And use over and over again!

Mine has the Swirls & Curls embossing folder for a central offset piece matted on some shiny champagne foil.  Tied with a easy-to-do knot from Pool Party shimmery ribbon, it’s a beautiful design. 

SIMPLE and Elegant Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas

Then my punched greeting takes centre stage matted on a 1 3/4” circle and framed with a scalloped 2” circle.

Simple.  Pretty.  Fast!

While I chose soft colours for Christmas this time, it’s be awesome in richer, bolder tones too.  Try it in Cherry Cobbler or Shaded Spruce. Or how about Night of Navy?  Which one will you try first?

Jo’s Design Tips:

  • make sure to use liquid glue or Tear & Tape to hold your embossed panel to it’s matting.  SNAIL is not strong enough to hold it in place.
  • add your rhinestones in odd numbers: 3-5-7 to add balance to your card
  • tie an overhand knot.  Left over right and through, then right over left and through will get a nice square knot.
  • don’t pull your knot too tight.  Less is more for a prettier know.

Here are all the supplies for this simple card.  Thanks so much for shopping with me. 

Oh SO PRETTY Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas

There’s no time like the present to get this fantastic punch box.  A 40% discount PLUS my Steal of a Deal!   Plus I’ve got a couple more Christmas Traditions Punch Box Ideas coming your way yet so stayed tuned!

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

Make your own tags for Christmas this year and save a bundle!  Save money?  I’ll bet you’re up for that! 

Let me tell you all about it.  But first, I’m super excited to share my Product of the Week.  The Christmas Traditions Punch Box! 

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

Did you miss it in the holiday catalogue? Go grab your catalogue.  You’ll find it on the inside of the front page right under Shelli’s message.

Or maybe you didn’t realize what a great deal it is.  6 stamps, 2 seasonal coloured inks, a clear acrylic block, the Christmas Traditions punch all packaged in a beautifully coordinated metal tin you can re-gift with some yummy homemade Christmas goodies.

Here’s what’s included.

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

The images are a mix of fun, elegant and rustic designs.  Snowflakes, bells, evergreens and wonderful fonts and sayings.  They’ll appeal to just about anyone!

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

Plus you just might want to join and check out my Facebook Group for my Steal of a Deal available all this week until midnight December 9th.  Just in case you need a teensy bit more encouragement🤗 . 

Now let me show you how sweet you can make your own tags for Christmas.


Make Your Own Tags for Christmas


SAVE MONEY and make your own tags for Christmas!

Isn’t it so pretty?  Lovely Real Red mixed with shiny silver and bright Whisper White. 

I pulled out my Garden Green for the greeting but the included Call Me Clover would be wonderful too.

Jo’s Design Details

  • an offset silver stitched circle with just a tiny sliver cut off the edge to align with the tag
  • two pretty vellum sprigs (another punch!) peeking out from behind your silvery circle
  • the Softly Falling embossed Real Red tag you make from a 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ piece of cardstock
  • sparkly metallic edged ribbon and silver and whisper white baker’s twine
  • matted punch border in Garden Green

So I mentioned something about saving money right? 

Well first of all, this tag is so pretty it can double as your holiday card.  No envelope required!  It takes only minutes to make and can be attached to any gift with Tear & Tape or dimensionals like I did here.


Make Your Own Tags for Christmas Gifts

So here’s the saving money part. Our  tag-card duo comes in at LESS THAN 50 cents.  Yes!  Even with all the sparkly personalized details! 

Here’s the supplies list so you can get busy making – and saving – too 😀.

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

If you’re a punch fanatic like me, you might also like this traditional red and green holly berry Christmas greeting.  (Did you know you can pick up the Holly Berry punch right now on the Clearance Rack at 40% off?)    

And if you want more tag ideas, how about these elegant beauties

I’ve been having so much fun playing with the Christmas Traditions Punch Box.  Check back here Thursday when I’ll share another super idea.  Or if you can’t wait, come visit my Facebook Live on Wednesday.  Jump on over there at 4:30 to join in the fun! 

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

You won’t believe the versatility of this punch box.  From tags to cards to gift items, you’ll use it for years.  Plus make your own tags for Christmas – and save money at the same time – count me in!

Using Ink Pads for Different Stamping Techniques

Today we’re playing with using ink pads for different stamping techniques.  And let me tell you.  You are going to love love love it!   

My Product of the Week is, you guessed it, ink pads!  

using ink pads for different stamping techniques

While I used Classic pads on this card, the star of the show is the Whisper White craft pad.  I want to show you how you can instantly get more life from one of your craft tools (your embossing folder). Plus there’s not, one but TWO ways to do this quick technique.

You’ll want to snap up the Craft Stampin’ Pad & Refill today when you see how easy it is to create this neat whitewashed wood background.

Have you tried using ink pads for different stamping techniques?

Cool right?  (no pun intended😀!)  Here, I used it on some bright Granny Apple Green to add a rustic and wintry touch ideal for your holiday cards.

Isn’t bleached wood just about EVERYwhere you look these days?  Why not add it to your paper crafting too? 

It’s easy to do too.   All you need is the Craft Stampin’ Pad & Refill, an embossing folder (the Pinewood Planks Dynamic embossing folder takes my vote), some cardstock, a sponge and your Big Shot.

Technique 1 for using ink pads for different stamping techniques:

  1. Open up your embossing folder and lay it as flat as possible.
  2. Tap your sponge into your Whisper White craft pad and tap ink all over the side that has the ridges in it.
  3. Lay your cardstock carefully on top of the ink and close together.
  4. Run through your Big Shot…

and BAM!  Instant weathered weathered wood!

It's FUN using ink pads for different stamping techniques

Here’s the second way you can get much the same look.

Technique 2 for using ink pads for different stamping techniques

  1. Insert your cardstock into your embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.
  2. Remove paper.
  3. Open your Whisper White craft pad and LIGHTLY rub the ink over the EMbossed lines of the paper, and along the outside edges.

Try using ink pads for different stamping techniques for FAB cards

Jo-TIPS  (sorta like Q-Tips without the fuzz 😂)

  • Let the weather card panel dry completely or give it a shot with your Heat Tool before using it on your card.
  • Fully clean your embossing folder with a wet wipe or water before you go to make another non-weathered pinewood embossing!

I LOVE using ink pads for different stamping techniques

Here’s a few other details about this card.

  • the bough and berries come form the Pretty Pines thinlits
  • I gave the boughs a shot with my Wink of Stella refilled with Lemon-Lime Twist before I cut them.  See how easy THIS is with my short video.
  • the sweet little topper on my oval greeting is a stamp I’ve never used from the Christmas Pines set before (😮) but it’s perfect to finish off the sentiment
  • the clear faceted gem both finishes off the bough embellishment like a berry AND his the glue dots holding the boughs together

Simply click on any picture to take you to my 24-7 online store where you can get all these items to make your own card.

I LOVE using ink pads for different stamping techniques

You know how I love to show you ways to get more from your craft supplies?  These techniques are an awesome way to do that. 

Whether you use the Pinewood Planks all on its own like I did with this all occasion card,  or create the trendy weathered look on any colour of paper you own, it’s superb. 

Plus the same technique works for ALL your embossing folders.  Give them a test drive too.  Now, what’s not to love about using ink pads for different stamping techniques?

Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas

Santas Workshop simple Christmas card ideas are a snap!  Fast & fun! And just like every other Sunday post, SIMPLE!

But let’s get personal for a teensy weensy moment of time…

Are you a stamping snob?  Does every card you make HAVE to have stamping on it or it just doesn’t LOOK complete?

Would you NEVER send a card out the door that hasn’t felt the sweet touch of a rubber or photopolymer stamp?

Well you just might change your mind with today’s cute card. 

Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas

See? What’s not to love about this sweet snowman card?  Even without a greeting in sight.

Can you see he’s tossing a few snowballs around?  White flocked snowballs no less!

And did you see it’s snowing in the background?  Take another peek.

What's not to LOVE about Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas?

Here’s a little TIP to help you think outside the box.  MAX out your embossing folders!

Here, don’t you think the sequins embossing folder makes awesome snow?  Who’dda thunk it? 

And I used the Polka Dots Basics the other day to make a “sorta” Poppy Parade snow background

Now, what folders do you have you could you use a bit creatively?

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – 1 piece 4” x 5 1/4”, 1 piece 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”
  • Smoky Slate and Pool Party yardsticks – scraps at least 3 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • Pool Party shimmer ribbon – piece about 7” long


Santa’s Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas


Timesaving TIPS for Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas

Let’s Make It

  1. Emboss piece of Whisper White with Sequins embossing folder.  Set aside.
  2. Centre 2 1/2” x 1 1/2” oval over snowman on Santa’s Workshop DSP and run through Big Shot.  TIP: cut your piece of patterned paper as small as possible to get the most images for cards like this.
  3. Cut next size scalloped oval from Pool Party paper and the next sized regular oval from Smoky Slate. TIP: you can run all three framelits through your Big Shot at one go.
  4. Glue ovals together then to right front of sequin embossed panel.
  5. Attach panel to front of folded card.  TIP: I like using foam adhesive strips since I think I have a “sturdier” card.
  6. Tie a small bow and adhere with a glue dot above snowman. TIP: Make a bow in a wink with my super quick bow tying video

To make your own Santas Workshop simple Christmas card ideas here are all the supplies.  Thanks so much for shopping with me.

Want some Santas Workshop Simple Christmas Card Ideas?

OK, enough reading.  Get crafting! Use up that patterned paper we all like to hoard *ahem*, save for that perfect occasion! 

And with Santas Workshop simple Christmas card ideas like these I predict you’ll be ordering another package right away!

Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas

I’ve got quick and simple Christmas handmade card making ideas you’re going to want to copy!  You’ve already seen me use the super adorable Santa’s Workshop DSP for these cute little table favours.    What about a cheerful card to go with them too?

FAST & FUN Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas

Was I right?  Sweet huh?  Can’t you just imagine them in Santa’s workshop furiously building toys for all us good little girls and boys?

You may not know this. But I have it on good authority they love working on Stampin’ Up! toys too! 😉


Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas


So let’s talk about my card and how you could change it up a couple different ways for even quicker crafting. 

Super ADORABLE Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas

Version 1

For my featured card, the focal point is a strip of the fully coloured designer series paper.  I love that the artwork is sized perfectly so you can get a 5 1/2” strip for the front of a card that’s so cute.  Can you see the white flocking on each of their hats or presents?

Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas for EVERYONE on your list!

I’ve glued my strip to a piece of Garden Green and left room at the bottom for my tiny stamped saying.

Then I took the Poppy Parade background up a notch by embossing it with the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder before gluing on my strip.

I sprinkled my dots with a few Shimmery White snowflakes for added sparkle. 

And of course, a few bits of rhinestone bling never go amiss do they?

FAST & FUN Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas

Adding a coordinating envelope ties everything together.  I cut out one of the sign posts with my framelit, stamped the sign words, and glued it to the bottom left front.

My Tips for How To Make This Card Even Quicker

Version 2

  • Glue your strip of designer paper to the Garden Green and then to the front of a plain Poppy Parade card.  Or…

Version 3

  • Adhere your strip of designer paper directly onto your Poppy Parade folded card.


OK tell me. How you will make this card?  Version one, two or three?

Here’s all the supplies so you CAN create your own version.  Pssst…Did you see my Steal of a Deal this week over on my Facebook Group?  Join in now and I’ll send you this fabulous Santa’s Workshop paper with your Signs of Santa bundle purchase.

Quick & EASY Christmas Handmade Card Making Ideas

So has your holiday card making just begun?  Or have you had the lightning bolt of inspiration just strike and you’re madly creating as we “speak”?

Or maybe you’re reading this with a self-satisfied grin on your face because all your cards are designed AND addressed with a postage stamp ready for the postman. 

No matter which paper crafter you are (I’m definitely in the last group), I’ve still got loads of Christmas handmade card making ideas coming your way so be sure to check back often.

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