Friday, January 1, 2016

A Merry Moment: A Holly Jolly Christmas

And Happy New Year!

Can it already be 2016?

If you are off work today, I hope you are able to get plenty of crafty time just for yourself.  That's my plan! 

As promised, here are the last two of my Holiday pages using the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, along with a tutorial! For a list of supplies as well as a special Sale announcement, check out the end of this post!

For my Christmas Morning Pancake Breakfast page, the Festive Flower Builder Punch created the poinsettias which were embellished with the Reason for the Season stamp set. Also added were a Reindeer Paper Clip (so cute!) and tag made with the Note Tag Punch.

How to make the large Poinsettia:

1.  Using Cherry Cobbler cardstock,  punch 6 medium petals and 3 of the small petal pairs Festive Flower Builder Punch.
2.  Stamp each petal with the leaf vein stamps from the Reason for the Season set with Cherry Cobbler ink.
3.  To start the flower, punch a 1" circle from scrap cardstock and add adhesive to one side.
4.  With the circle adhesive side up, place the medium petals on the circle with points meeting in the middle.  
5.  Overlap the three small petal pairs to make another six sided flower. Using a Paper Piercing Tool, make a hole in the center of the petals to insert a brad.
6.  Add Stampin' Dimensionals between the two flower layers for a more realistic effect.
7.  Use Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere the poinsettia on the page.  

My last page was a "December Daily" but only six photos on one page instead of a mini album!  

The Festival of Trees set was used to create some additional dimension on the page. The trees were stamped from Old Olive ink, stamped with the Tree punch and then layered on Old Olive cardstock, trimmed and added with Dimensionals.

It's not too late to record your holiday memories.  

You can still purchase holiday items at my Stampin' Up store using the links below. (While supplies last!)

While you are there, shop the 

BIG Year End Sale 

for Clearance, Closeout and Retiring Holiday Items!