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Merry Christmas! Impossible Gift Box

Dear Crafters,

Merry Christmas to everyone! It may not quite be Christmas Day where you are, but here in Australia it is Christmas morning, my kids are up and going through their Christmas stockings, waiting patiently (haha) for all the adults (we have my inlaws staying here too) to wake so they can open the rest of the presents under the tree! It’s such a magical time of the year ♥

Today I can finally share this little gift box idea inspired by Julie DiMatteo of The Paper Pixie. I made one following Julie’s video tutorial, but it wasn’t tall enough to fit in a gift card, so I played with the measurements and came up with one that was slightly taller, and you know what, I did it!!!

This box is called the Impossible gift box and when you see it, you think, how on earth do you make that? But, once you have made one, you will be quite surprise and fall in love with it too!

So, the one on the right is using Julie’s measurements, and the one on the left are my altered measurements!

Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY.

I wrote the names of my niece’s on the letter held by the pandas, so no need for additional gift tags!!! Winning!!!!

Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY

What I love most about these boxes, is that the lid isn’t a separate piece which can get lost. It is all in one and you lift the top of the box to open it and fill it up. See the pictures below as to the mechanism of how it opens, just so clever! I was able to fit a gift card, lip gloss and some Christmas chocolates into each one before closing it up again.

Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY closed  Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY half open  Impossible Gift Box using Stampin Up Party Pandas by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia 3D DIY open

Unfortunately, I cannot supply a full list of product used, as many are retired and this is the perfect time to use them up when making Christmas gifts, however, the Panda stamp set is going to be available from 3rd January as one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets, along with the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper used on that same project! The Lemon Lime Twist ribbon will also be available on 3rd January in the Occasions catalogue!

Be sure to download a copy of the Occasions catalogue and the Sale-a-bration brochure on my SU Catalogue Library page on 3rd January 2018.

Click here to watch how Julie made her impossible gift box!

My measurements for the taller box are:
Base card 9” x 8¼”
Score on 9” side at 2”, 6”, 7”, 8”
Score on 8¼” side at 2”, 4”, 6”, 8”

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Christmas Star Gift Box

Dear Crafters,

Today I have the cutest little gift box in the shape of a Christmas Star! But you could use it for any occasion really. I have used the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.

This box doesn’t even require any glue to hold it together, it is such a clever project and is actually much easier than it looks!

3D Christmas Star box using Stampin Ups Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, Holiday 2017 by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY

I got the inspiration for this from a lady in the USA, Julie DiMatteo of The Paper Pixie. She has some amazing tutorials for the most stunning projects and I happened to catch this one as she was doing a live video and immediately got crafting to make one before I forgot the measurements. You too can watch her video by clicking on her name above.

Whoa, 5 days til Santa arrives…. have you been good? Do you have a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate on your list like me?!!!! You can order one by clicking the image below!

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Rustic Christmas

Dear Crafters,

Today I continue my Christmas inspiration from the Holiday catalogue using the Musical Season Bundle and the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I wanted to do a more rustic Christmas card, but still using some traditional colours for Christmas. I have gone with Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake!

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY

I love how this sentiment stamped in the Black Memento ink looks with the stamped off Cherry Cobbler Lyre behind! I sponged the edges of this piece with a sponge dauber and crumb cake ink to soften the edges. It is mounted up on Cherry Cobbler card with the ribbon running between them.

Again, I couldn’t leave the little drummer boy off the card, so I stamped him on the inside and on the envelope!

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

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Peace on Earth

Dear Crafters,

Whoa, can you believe it’s only 10 days until Christmas?!!!!

On Monday I shared some quick and easy Christmas cards, and this is another one using similar products, but instead I’m using the Carols of Christmas stamp set.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Carols of Christmas & Quilted Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY

Some glimmer paper is added a a banner behind the sentiment for some Christmas sparkle and the enamel embellishments are actually left over from last years catalogue, but are the perfect accents.

The inside of the card is stamped with the sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set. A strip of Silver glimmer paper is added at the bottom.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Labels & Quilted Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY inside

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It’s a Musical Season this Christmas

Dear Crafters,

Today I have some more Christmas inspiration for you from the Holiday catalogue using the Musical Season Bundle and the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I just adore this little drummer boy and the instruments die cut with silver foil are just perfect. I added some ribbon across both corners, almost like wrapping a present!

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia.

I love how this sentiment stamped in the rich Cherry Cobbler looks with the stamped off Smoky Slate Lyre behind! I stamped this same thing on the inside of both these cards.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. inside
Inside of cards

The washi tape and the ribbon are both retired, but you can swap them for any other coordinating products you may have in your stash!

The sentiment below was created on a banner using the Triple Banner Punch.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Musical Season Bundle & Merry Music DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

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Quick cards so close to Christmas!

Dear Crafters,

Who can believe it is already mid-December? Not me and I am not ready for Christmas to  be here just yet. So I still want to share some of my quick and easy cards for those who still haven’t had time to make them. I’m using the Quilted Christmas DSP and the Merry Little Labels stamp set.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Labels & Quilted Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY.

These cards are basic cutting, stamping and layering.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Labels & Quilted Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY

Some glimmer paper is also added for some Christmas sparkle and the enamel embellishments are actually left over from last years catalogue, but are the perfect accents.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Labels & Quilted Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY #cutitnothoardit

and this is what I stamped on the inside of each of the cards. I really love this sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set.

Christmas card using Stampin Ups Merry Little Labels & Quilted Christmas DSP by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY inside

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The Heart of Christmas, Week 27: At Home with You

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 27 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team! This is our final post of Christmas Inspiration for the Heart of Christmas. I hope you have enjoyed my projects each Wednesday for the past 27 weeks! It sure was fun and a great way to build up my stash of Christmas cards. Now to write in them all and post them off with my yearly newsletter!

My project today focuses on the At Home with You stamp set and coordinating framelits.

Christmas Card using Stampin Up At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia

I embossed the crumb cake card with the Brick Wall TIEF and then used a sponge dauber with coordinating ink to give the wall some texture. I added a small piece of Basic gray cardstock to the bottom to look like pavement. I think it worked really well. The door is stamped with Black Memento ink onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock and die cut.

The pot plants are coloured with the new Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Christmas Card using Stampin Up At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia inside

On the inside of the card I added a small piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi tape with another pot plant image.

I love these cute little Boxwood Wreath embellishments and the Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched ribbon, tied in a bow, to finish it off.

Christmas Card using Stampin Up At Home with You by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. Heart of Christmas

A full list of product can be found at the end of this post!

I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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