Sunday, July 31, 2022

Final Day - 12 Days of Christmas in July

I promised something extra special for the last day, and I hope this delivers. It's a card with a matching gift tag. 😃

But wait - there's more!!! It's TWO cards and the second one has a matching gift card holder/tag!

We'll start with the first one.....

Measurements for card

  • Card base: Mint Macaron 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored & folded at 4-1/4"
  • Embossed background: Basic White 4" x 5-1/4"
  • DSP strip: Santa Express 1-1/2" x 5-1/4"
  • Snowflakes: White glimmer 1-3/4" x 6" (cut 4 snowflakes, one to use on tag)
  • Stitched circle: Mint Macaron 2" x 4" (cut 2 circles, one to use on tag)
  • Greeting banner: 3/8" x 2-1/2"
  • Silver cord: 7" length
Card instructions

1.  Emboss background with houses folder, adhere DSP to bottom, wrap silver cord around and adhere ends to back, then adhere all to card base.

2.  Die cut snowflakes from glimmer and stitched circles from Mint Macaron. Glue snowflake to circle.

3.  Stamp greeting (borrowed from Leaves of Holly stamp set) in Shaded Spruce and cut banner end. Adhere to back of snowflake/circle, then attach to card with dimensionals.

4.  Glue two snowflakes to card and add silver pearls to centers of snowflakes.

Measurements for tag

  • DSP: Santa Express 2-1/2" x 6"
  • Tag liner: Copy paper 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"

Tag instructions

1.  Die cut scalloped tag from DSP, and half the tag from copy paper.

2.  Stamp "To From" on liner and adhere inside tag.

3.  Glue snowflake to stitched circle, attach with dimensionals, add silver pearl to center and silver cord for hanging.

And now for the second card....

Measurements for card

  • Card base: Poppy Parade 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored & folded at 4-1/4"
  • Embossed background: Basic White 4" x 5-1/4"
  • DSP strip: Santa Express 1-3/4" x 5-1/4"
  • Greeting: Basic White 2" x 3-1/2"
  • Mat: Poppy Parade 1-1/2" x 2-3/4"
  • Gold cord: 7" length plus enough for bow

Card instructions

1.  Emboss background with mountains folder, adhere DSP to bottom, wrap gold cord around and adhere ends to back, then adhere all to card base.

2.  Stamp greeting in Poppy Parade and die cut with stitched rectangle label. Adhere to mat, then attach to card with dimensionals.

3.  Tie a bow and attach with glue dot. Add gold sequins to wheels and white sequins to sky.

Measurements for tag

  • Tag base: Poppy Parade 3-5/8" x 8-1/2"
  • DSP: Santa Express 3" x 4-1/2"
  • To/From label: Basic White 2" x 3-1/2

Tag instructions

1.  Cut Poppy Parade using gift card/tag die, then fold on scorelines and form pocket. (Note: Tear & Tape is too wide, so I used a different brand that is just under 1/4" wide.)

2.  Find the image you want to use and die cut with the tag die. Trim off excess at scorelines.

3.  Glue DSP to tag and add gold sequins for wheel hubs.

4. Stamp "To From" in Poppy Parade and cut with rectangle die. Adhere to back of tag and add gold cord for hanging.

5.  Heat emboss "Be Jolly" on the leftover scrap of Poppy Parade, die cut with matching die and attach to front of tag with dimensionals.

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Polka Dots

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is Polka Dots, and I have to say I have never been more grateful for a ready to make kit than today! This week has been overwhelming with processing garden harvests and getting ready for my BOGO event this weekend, and I realized late yesterday evening that I still needed a project for today's hop. YIKES!!! Panic set in as I scrambled to find something suitable. The A Million Thanks Kit was perfect....I didn't have to design anything, though I did add my own tweaks here and there.

I just had to add a little shine of course, and some dimension, so I popped up some of the matching die cut flowers and added Wink of Stella for a little shine.

And to add even MORE shine, I popped some Fine Sparkle Gems on the flower centers! So A Million Thanks to Stampin' Up for the polka-dot background on this card, and for saving my behind!

That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.

Stampin' Up! products used:

  • Stamps, Paper, Ink: A Million Thanks Kit (all inclusive, even the clear block for the stamps!)
  • Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, Fine Sparkle Adhesive-backed Gems

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

12 Days of Christmas in July - Day 11

Snowflakes and mittens - as I sit here sweltering in the heat and humidity of mid-summer, I'm dreaming of cooler days to come, let me tell you! Today's card features the Celebrate With Tags bundle on page 67 of the Jul-Dec catalog. It's a versatile bundle, too, because not only is it good for Christmas, but Birthdays and Valentine's Day, as well.


  • Card base: Basic White 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored & folded at 4-1/4"
  • DSP: Snowflake Specialty Vellum (flocked snowflakes) 4" x 5-1/2"
  • Embossed background: Basic White 2-1/8" x 5-1/2"
  • Stamped mittens & greeting: Basic White 2-3/4" x 4-1/4"


1.  Adhere flocked snowflake vellum to card base.

2.  Emboss background piece with snowflake folder.

3.  Adhere embossed piece to card base.

4.  Stamp two mittens and the greeting using Fresh Freesia, and die cut with matching dies.

5.  Color back side of snowflake (Wonderful Snowflakes embellishment) with Dark Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blend. The color will bleed through to the shiny front.

6.   Glue colored snowflake to card. Glue mittens together and attach with dimensionals. Attach greeting with double-stacked dimensionals, and add pearls.

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