2017 Holiday Catalog, Challenges, Embossing, Inspire.Create.Challenges

Inspire.Create.Challenges #007

This week is going to be full of seeing my stamping friends, cleaning the house up and hopefully some baking! I have at least 3 types of cookies I want to make this year! Do you do any baking for Christmas? Throughout all the holiday craziness don’t forget to have some “Me Time” and join in on our #007 Stamping Challenge! It’s a color challenge that works before for some last minute gift tags, or place settings! IMG_5633

I hope you join us on this challenge! I have to confess I don’t have Crumb Cake ink and I’m unsure if the card stock I used in the project is Crumb Cake! WHAT?!?! How do I not have that color on hand?! It is so going on my next order!


The first project I created is this cute pocket for some candy sticks! You could put this on the table as a little thank you to your guests for Christmas dinner, hand it to you mail person, hair stylist. It is just a great little treat. You could switch out the candy stick (which I got at Cracker Barrel) for a chocolate bar, nail files, and more!

Here’s a closer look:


I die cut the pocket with the treat bag die and only used the smaller side. Then I dry embossed those with the Wood Grain embossing folder. I wrapped a piece of tranquil Tide card stock around to make a belly band. I then added a piece of the Pear Pizzazz designer series paper from the Coffee Break suite around the belly band.

For the tag I heat embossed the sentiment using Tranquil Tide and Versamark and added clear embossing powder. I did some fancy die cutting using the square Stitched Shapes die and made it cut rectangle. The trick for that is you lay the top plate on the die only where you want it to cut. Then move the die and make sure it’s lined up with what you have cut already and do the same thing with the top plate. I punched a hole in the tag and used Real Red ribbon to tie it around the pocket.


I also created a card with the inspiration of the candy pocket! I used the same products besides for the background I used an Aqua Painter. I wanted a water colored background to just add a little more of the Real Red in. I only put one coat is it’s a little on the lighter side but I like how it turned out. The sentiment is also from Every Good Wish stamp set. Sadly this stamp set is on the retired list! If you like it make sure to order it before its gone!

Here’s a closer look:


Last but not least I made a place tag to coordinate with both projects! I think this color combo is perfect for my wood dining room table! Sadly my pen was giving me some trouble when writing the name but in the end I think it turned out cute!


I hope you enjoyed the three projects I did this time! Please come join us in the Color Challenge! Remember you have two weeks to do it! We put out challenges bi-monthly! Don’t forget to go check out the other projects from the Design Team! Click the image below to go see the others!


Have a Great Wednesday!

Keep Stampin’!

Britney Vanderlaan


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