Ho Ho Ho Christmas Gift Box

Hi Stampers. Welcome to the November, 2018 Blog Hop with Stampin’ Pretty Pals. Holiday cards are done. It’s time to start on gifts and gift wrap. Let the Stampin’ Pretty Pals inspire you with “Anything But A Card” today.

You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal. My project is a Christmas Gift Box that say’s HO HO HO using the large letters framelit dies and Lindor Truffles (could also be Ferrero Rocher or any other round covered candies about that size).

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelit Dies Ho Ho Ho Christmas gift box by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The box is made out of Real Red CS in three pieces – top, bottom and insert.  For the top of the box I cut a piece of Real Red CS 4 1/8″ x 10 1/8″.  This piece was scored at 3/4″ from all sides and burnished with a bone folder. Then I snipped the corners and adhered the tabs to the adjacent side. The top of the box is decorated with 8 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ layer of Basic Black CS followed by a 8″ x 2″ layer of Real Red CS.  Using the Snowflake Sentiments stamps set, I stamped the greeting and snowflakes in Versamark ink. (Don’t forget to use the embossing buddy to prevent the powder from sticking where you don’t want it).  I then added Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tapped off the excess and heated with the heat tool.

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelit Dies Ho Ho Ho Christmas gift box by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The bottom of the box was made using a 5″ x 11″ piece of Real Red CS, scored at 1 1/4″ from each for the four sides. I snipped the corners and adhered the tabs to the adjacent sides. (Watch the video below to see how I made this gift box).

Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelit Dies Ho Ho Ho Christmas gift box by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The insert was created out of a piece of Real Red CS 3 3/8″ x 9 3/8″, scored at 1/2″ from each of the four sides. I die cut 3 “H” letters out of Gold Foil Paper using the Large Letters Framelit dies and the Big Shot. The “O” letters were cut out of Gold Foil Paper using two of the circle dies from the Layering Circles Framelit Dies and the Big Shot. I placed the letters onto the insert to determine where they would go and made marks with a pencil where each “O” would be.  Then using the smaller of the two circle dies used to make the “O”, I cut a whole in the insert where each “O” will be. Each letter was then glued in place using liquid adhesive. I then snipped the corners and adhered the tabs to the adjacent sides. The Lindor Truffles are held in place using a glue dot on each end and adhering behind each “O” in the insert.  The insert was placed inside the box (no adhesive needed).

Here is a video tutorial on the making of this gift box:

Thank you for stopping by my blog and letting me share my ideas with you. Get more inspiration using the Blog Hop Line-up below. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 12, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. It will be a glitzy affair with All That Sparkles and Shines. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations <— You are here
  6. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions
  14. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  15. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  16. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

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Merry Christmas Banners

Hi Stampers. Did you see the lighted shadow box I shared with you on Friday? This set of Christmas banners would look great with that. A customer had see the bottom banner in the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog and wanted me to make her one.

Stampin' Up! Large Letters Framelit Dies Merry Christmas Banner and Dashing Deer Banner by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
The Banner Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers was a great help in creating the pennants for these banners. I alternated Real Red and Garden Green CS to make each banner. While they could have been cut with the paper trimmer, the punch board made it faster and more precise. In the top right and left corner of each pennant I used the 1/8″ hole punch to punch holes to feed the 1/8″ ribbon through.
Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Banner by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
Using the photo in the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog to create the deer banner. There are 12 pennants – 6 in Real Red CS and 6 in Garden Green CS. Each panel measures 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. I started with stamping the Buffalo Check stamp in Memento Black ink onto each Real Red pennant using the Stamparatus to stamp each one twice. This helped create the dark black squares I was looking for. Onto each banner, I glued 1/2 of a detailed doily at the top using multipurpose liquid glue applied with a stamping sponge.

I stamped the deer onto Whisper White CS using Crumb Cake and/or Garden Green classic stamp pad on the body of the deer and applying ink to the antlers of the stamp using a Soft Suede marker. The coordinating Detailed Deer Framelit dies and the big shot cut each one out perfectly. (The magnetic platform helped hold it in place while running it through the big shot making a perfect cut.) For each Crumb Cake colored deer, I cut out a bow from Real Red CS. The bows were attached to the deer and the deer to the pennants using multipurpose liquid glue.

Stampin' Up! Large Letters Framelit Dies Merry Christmas Banner by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the Merry Christmas Banner there are 15 pennants – 7 in Real Red CS and 8 in Garden Green CS. Each panel measures 2″ x 3 3/4″. To decorate the Merry Christmas banner I started by cutting 1 3/4″ scalloped circles out of vellum CS using the Layering Circles Framelit dies and my big shot. I cut the Merry Christmas letters out of Real Red and Garden Green CS using the Large Letters Framelit dies and my big shot. Each letter was attached to a vellum circle using glue dots. Additional glue dots were added to the back of the vellum circles using the letters to mask the glue dots so they won’t be seen from the front. A deer cut out of Gold Foil CS using the Detailed Deer Thinlit dies made this banner coordinate well with the deer banner above.

The two banners make a great set and would look great as holiday decorations in your home. The would also coordinate well with the Dashing Deer Frame I created for another post – see that post HERE.

These are the supplies I used:

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143263

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Dashing Deer Framed Christmas Art

Hi Stampers. I have been seeing these shadowbox frames with battery operated lights all over Social Media. When I recently had a fellow demo staying with me from out of state, we decided to copy this one that we saw on Pinterest by another fellow demo, Lynn Streifert.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Merry Christmas Home Decor framed art by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
I found the shadow box on sale at Hobby Lobby. The photo mat in the frame was originally in the back of the box, I trimmed it a bit so it would fit up against the glass of the frame.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Merry Christmas Home Decor framed art by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
Using Real Red CS, multipurpose adhesive sheets and the Merry Christmas Thinlit dies I cut out the words Merry & Christmas using my Big Shot. The corner pieces are cut out of Garden Green and Real Red CS with multipurpose adhesive sheets attached using the Detailed Deer Thinlit dies and my Big Shot. (The precision base plate was helpful in getting these to come out with a clean cut.)

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Merry Christmas Home Decor framed art by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
I adhered a sheet of vellum CS on the back side of the mat that came with the frame using glue dots. The words and corner pieces were adhered to the frame part of the mat. The deer were cut from Gold Foil CS using the Detailed Deer thinlit dies and my big shot. They were attached to the top of the vellum to give the appearance of them flying though the air.

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer Merry Christmas Home Decor framed art by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
The village was cut out of Thick Whisper White CS using the Hometown Greetings thinlit dies. I attached the first row of homes to the back of the vellum using tear and tap along the bottom to attache it to the frame. The micro LED lights were also purchaced at Hobby Lobby. (note: you want to be sure to use LED because they product less heat that the other type of lights. We wouldn’t want it to catch fire!)

The lights were attached using glue dots and small pieces of tear and tape (I didn’t take the backing off, leaving it as one sided tape.) We decided to add additional layers of house in the back. To hide the lights below the snow line, I added additional Whisper White CS and used several layers of stampin’ dimensionals between the layers.

I cut a small corner off of the backing of the frame to give a spot for the wire of the lights to go out to the battery pack. Then it was ready for display! Didn’t it come out cute? If you would like to make one, I am listing the supplies used below with links to my online store. I’d be honored if you purchased your Stampin’ Up! supplies from me.

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Custom Wedding Bookmarks

Hi Stampers. I would like to say Congratulations to my friend Ashley and her new husband Brian on their recent wedding. I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to be there in person – I saw pictures it was GORGEOUS!! But, I was sort of there in spirit, as she asked me to make these bookmarks for her guests.

Stampin' Up! Wedding Bookmark Seating Placecards by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
These are the bookmarks she commissioned me to make for her wedding. She and Brian were thrilled with how they came out and that makes me very happy! Stampin' Up! Wedding Bookmark Seating Placecards by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
Each guest received a bookmark with their name on it and the date of the wedding. The colors represented which meal they had chosen. This helped the serving staff deliver the correct meal to each guest.
Stampin' Up! Wedding Bookmark Seating Placecards by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
Ashley chose these colors to coordinate with the fall colors of the wedding. The names were printed onto Smokey Slate CS with my computer and printer using a font that was similar to their wedding invitations. They were then mounted onto Basic Black, Merry Merlot or Basic Gray (based on meal choice).
Stampin' Up! Wedding Bookmark Seating Placecards by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
A swirl was added to each one using the retired Stampin’ Up! set called Everything Eleanor. This swirl was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed using Copper stampin’ emboss powder.
Stampin' Up! Wedding Bookmark Seating Placecards by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
The diecut leaf at the top of each bookmark was cut out of Copper foil paper using a die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlit dies. (After much trial and error with liquid glues, I settled on using the Adhesive Sheets. This did make them a little harder to cut through, but the precision base plate and a second run through the big shot made it work).
Stampin' Up! Wedding Bookmark Seating Placecards by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations
I finished them off by angling the ends and punching a heart hole and feeding 1/8″ silver ribbon through the hole to make a tassel. I will admit they didn’t want to stay put at first, but a simple glue dot solved my problem.

Stampin' Up! Save the Date wedding announcements made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I was also blessed to be able to make their “save the date” wedding announcements.  The found a photo they wanted to use, so I printed that onto Whisper White CS and mounted it on Cherry Cobbler CS. The announcement itself was printed onto vellum. Two holes were punched in the top of all three layers and a ribbon was run through to attach the vellum and give it a finished look.

If you have an event coming up that could use a personal handmade touch, I’d love to help. I can either assist you in designing what you need and help you purchase the needed supplies or give you a quote on my making them for you.

These are the supplies I used:

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143263

Price: $110.00

103579

Price: $10.00

Layering Alphabet Thanks Card

Hi Stampers. I am writing you from my hotel room in Miami as we get ready to board the cruise ship today for a week long cruise to the western Caribbean. (Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas). We traded the cold of Idaho for the 85 degree weather in Miami and beyond. This makes me thankful for things in my life. One of those things is my job and it’s YOU that make that possible by supporting me in my business. So today’s thank you card is for you…

Stampin' Up! Layering Alphabet dies handmade thank you / thanks card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a thick Very Vanilla card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. I then used the big shot and the layering alphabet frame lit dies to cut the word “thanks” one letter at a time. The main die in this set that holds each letter has little notches on it to ensure that your letter is centered so each one is in the same spot, making them easy to line up on the card front.

(Note: if you watch the video below you will see that my die broke during my facebook live. Turns out it was defective and I had a new one from Stampin’ Up! in my mailbox in less than a week. I LOVE this company!!!)

Stampin' Up! Layering Alphabet dies handmade thank you / thanks card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations The colors I used represent “fall” to me. The colors left to right are: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. I then used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the letters to the card base, starting with the letter “s” and ending with the letter “t”.

Stampin' Up! Layering Alphabet dies handmade thank you / thanks card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B CreationsI chose to add a splash of color to the inside of the card by adhering a 4” x 5-1/4” layer of Cajun Craze CS. Then I stamped the sentiment, from the All Things Thanks stamp set, in Cajun Craze ink onto a 3-3/4” x 5” layer of Very Vanilla CS. After I made sure my stamping was good, I adhered the Very Vanilla CS over the Cajun Craze CS on the inside of card. (I always stamp before adhering in case I need to flip it over and try again – LOL).

Here is my Facebook Live showing how to use these dies:

I hope this post encourages you to thank someone in your life for supporting you with a handmade card, the way that I am thanking you for supporting me.

Have a great week!

These are the supplies I used:

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Circles Blog Hop

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Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Global Stampin’ Friends Circles Blog Hop.  We will all be featuring cards and projects with circles in them. I’m busy packing to head out of town, away from the threat of snow and into the tropics!  We are flying to Florida first thing tomorrow morning and then sailing out of Miami on Monday and will be cruising the Western Caribbean for a week!  I’m so excited!!

Since  I’m feeling cold today, I chose to work with the Spirited Snowmen set from Stampin’ Up!.  This “fall” was WAY TOO SHORT!  We already had our first snow a few weeks ago. 🙁

Stampin Up Spirited Snowmen love never melts handmade circle card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card starts with a Tranquil Tide card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  For the snowflake background, I adhered a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper using multipurpose liquid adhesive. (I used the liquid glue because I wanted the glue all over, so when I cut the circle out of the middle the edges still stuck to the card front.)

Using the Layering Circles Framelit dies and the big shot, I cut a circle out of the upper center of the card front.  I then cut a slightly larger scalloped circle out of Tranquil Tide CS, using the same Layering Circles Framelit dies and the big shot. Using the same circle die from the original circle, I cut a circle out of the scalloped circle – this gave me a frame. I adhered the frame around the circle cutout in the card front using multipurpose liquid glue.  The sentiment was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink onto a 2 3/4″ x 3/4″ strip of Whisper White CS.  The sentiment was then layered onto a 3″ x 1″ strip of Tranquil Tide CS and that was adhered to the card front using stampin’ dimensionals.

Placing the interior 4″ x 5 1/4″ inside the card (without adhering), I made small little marks with a pencil so I would know where to stamp the snowmen.  The snowmen were stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with the Stampin’ Blends. I used Wink of Stella over all the areas that are “snow” to make it shine a little.  It came out super cute!

Looking for more Christmas card ideas? Check out my Pinerest board:

To continue along on the blog hop, click the arrow to be taken to the next blog.  If you ever find yourself lost, you can use the blog hop line-up below to find your place again.

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Blog Hop Line-up:

Narelle Fasulo
Anastasia Radloff
Lisa Ann Bernard <—- you are here
Kimberley Anne Morris
Jenn Charles
Rachel Macleod
Tricia Butts
Jan Musselman
Amanda Farlinger
Anja Reuss
June Olsen
Angélique Stempelkeuken

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