Hi Stampers.  Merry Monday!  We now has less than a week before Christmas is here.  Do you have your cards done and mailed?  I don’t. 🙁  I know – how sad is that??  Just call me Last Minute Lisa…  I guess I just work best under stress.  I have gotten other peoples cards made though.  This was a custom order card in a box.  This person wanted a card that said “this card is good for babysitting”.  I designed this box and included a little pocket in the back to put the gift card I made with the message he wanted.  I was really happy with how it came out.  Hopefully he is too!

Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Christmas gift card in a box

This is a card in a box base done in Real Red card stock and covered with Candy Cane designer series paper.  I used Early Espresso card stock and the stitch shapes framelits and Whisper White card stock and the layering ovals framelits to make the focal point in the front flap.  Using Whisper White card stock, I stamped Merry Christmas and the holly leaves from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set in Garden Green.  The berries and the stocking were stamped in Real Red ink.  The leaves, berries & stocking were die cut with the matching Stockings framelit dies.  I used the envelope punch board and DSP to make the little pocket in the back for the gift card. I stamped the gingerbread made in Soft Suede ink and the reindeer, Santa, snowmen and hat were stamped in memento black ink onto Whisper White card stock.  The gingerbread man, reindeer and Santa were punched out with the cookie cutter punch.  The snowmen and hat were cut out with the Snow Friends framelit dies.

Stampin Tip: Normally if I want a multi-color stamp I will ink up the stamp exclusively with markers before stamping.  For the reindeer, I inked him with the black ink all over and then gently removed the ink from the nose and colored that with the red marker and then stamped.  I got a little better coverage that way.

The Christmas tree is the pine tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, stamped onto Whisper White card stock with Garden Green ink.  I punched the star using the star punch and gold glimmer paper.  The “lights” on the tree are some left over candy dots (retired). (You could also use pearl or rhinestones colored with sharpie markers). I colored the images with Stampin’ Write markers and used the Wink of Stella gold glimmer pen to add some gold to Santa’s belt buckle.  It was all adhered together using a combination of snail adhesive and mini glue dots.

I’ve included a rather long list of supplies below if you are interested in purchasing some of the supplies used.  Don’t panic about how many products were used.  A similar card could be made with less.  When I make custom cards for clients, I tend to use all my resources at hand.  As you can imagine, I have a rather large collection. 🙂

Have a festive week my friends – Merry Christmas!!

Happy Stamping,
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