Homemade Holidays Day #4 with Laurie S. // Notecard Box

Hi there!  Laurie here, sharing what I came up with for the Handmade Holiday series!  A while ago, Nicole sent these A.Mazing design team boxes out to us.  Seriously, I should have taken a photo!  There were all sorts of goodies in there, just waiting for some serious Holiday crating!

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The thing that caught my eye was this fabulous kraft box.  It's the perfect size to hold a set of cards.  I absolutely love to create (and give) card sets!  Here's what I created with it...

Homemade Holidays Day #4 with Laurie S. // Notecard Box - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I started by decorating the outside.  I just love the rustic look to the kraft box, so I went with that theme.  I started by die cutting the tag from the Folded Gift Tag Die Set out of some Christmas plaid patterned paper.  The scallop border, banner, and holly leaves are all also from the Folded Gift Tag Die Set.  The sentiment is from the Magic of the Season stamp set and is perfectly sized for the cute banner.

Homemade Holidays Day #4 with Laurie S. // Notecard Box - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I adhered it to a piece of corrugated kraft cardboard (that Nicole had also included in the DT box) after I dabbed on a bit of white acrylic paint. I wrapped the box up with some black and white ribbon (again, from the DT box) and added the tag ensemble to the top.

Homemade Holidays Day #4 with Laurie S. // Notecard Box - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I tucked three different cards into the box, complete with matching envelopes.  I wanted to create some non-holiday themed card so the recipient could use them year round.  All three cards feature the Find the Beauty stamp set and coordinating Find the Beauty Die Set.  I just love that this set now has coordinating dies...and included the best rectangle stitched dies!  I used the smaller rectangle to cut out the patterned paper panels on all three of the cards.

Homemade Holidays Day #4 with Laurie S. // Notecard Box - rightathomeshop.com/blog
Homemade Holidays Day #4 with Laurie S. // Notecard Box - rightathomeshop.com/blog
Homemade Holidays Day #4 with Laurie S. // Notecard Box - rightathomeshop.com/blog

As a card maker, this is truly the most fun gift to create and one that my friends and family has come to expect!  Ha!  If you don't have any cute kraft boxes to package your cards in, I encourage you to get creative!  I have even wrapped the cards up with only ribbon in the past.  No matter how they are packaged, handmade cards are always a wonderful gift!

I hope this has inspired you to create one of your own card sets! Make sure to check back tomorrow to see Laurie W's project for our Homemade Holidays series!

Laurie S.

P.S. See Day #1, Day #2, and Day #3 by clicking here.

Happy Holidays Card by Holly // RAH Stamps Bits & Pieces: Winter + Holiday Ribbons Feature Week

Hi everyone.. It’s Holly here today and this week we are sharing projects made with the adorable Bits & Pieces: Winter and the Holiday Ribbons set. I created a card that could easily be mass-produced and you could mix it up with any of the fun images in this set.

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Happy Holidays Card by Holly // RAH Stamps Bits & Pieces: Winter + Holiday Ribbons Feature Week - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I created a kraft card base and then I stamped the branch image randomly onto the front of the card with some white pigment ink. Then I repeated that same step with some brown pigment ink offsetting the image a little to create a shadow effect. I waited just a few minutes and then I repeated the same process using the berry image with some white and red pigment inks.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Magic of the Season set in some VersaFine black pigment ink. The white ink will show through a little if you’re impatient like me and don’t wait. Give the inks a little time to dry or heat set it and then stamp in the black and you will be good to go.

Happy Holidays Card by Holly // RAH Stamps Bits & Pieces: Winter + Holiday Ribbons Feature Week - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I created my own custom ribbons to match the colors in the card using the Holiday Ribbons set. I used the same shades of pigment ink and stamp the images onto some white card stock and trimmed them out. I also added some gold sequins for a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today.. Stay tuned all week for more great projects from the Design Team featuring these fun sets.

Holly

Three Poinsettia Cards by Amy K // RAH Stamps Christmas Foliage Feature Week

Hi Right at Home friends!  Amy K. here with a trio of cards using ONE stamp set from the Holiday Release...Christmas Foliage.  I could not stop creating with this set!  If there is one set to have this season, it's this one!  Take a peek at all my cards using this set...

Three Poinsettia Cards by Amy K // RAH Stamps Christmas Foliage Feature Week - rightathomeshop.com/blog
Three Poinsettia Cards by Amy K // RAH Stamps Christmas Foliage Feature Week - rightathomeshop.com/blog

The first card I created uses watercolor and white heat embossing for my images.  I've embossed them on Tim Holtz watercolor paper and used my Gansai Tambi watercolors.  A sentiment (from Magic of the Season) was white heat embossed onto a strip of vellum and attached behind my panel.  This panel was then adhered with foam adhesive making it very easy to mail!

Three Poinsettia Cards by Amy K // RAH Stamps Christmas Foliage Feature Week - rightathomeshop.com/blog

The second card uses the pinecones and branches.  To add some texture to this card, I layered my circle focal point onto a piece of cardstock that done with a woodgrain embossing folder.  For my sentiment, I love this smaller Peace.Love.Joy sentiment so I've stamped and added 2 to my panel offsetting them for interest.  As a last detail, I added clear Wink of Stella to the pinecones.

Three Poinsettia Cards by Amy K // RAH Stamps Christmas Foliage Feature Week - rightathomeshop.com/blog

My final card uses more of the branches and some white heat embossed poinsettias that were watercolored with Distress Inks.  Several layers of Candied Apple Distress Ink was done to create my poinsettias.  The poinsettias were hand trimmed out (but there are coordinating dies).  I created a wreath using the branches and layered my poinsettias over the top pulling the leaves outward for dimension.  The smaller poinsettia was adhered with foam adhesive.  My sentiment was stamped to fit in the lower right corner of my poinsettia trio.  To make my panel really pop, I layered it with a small thin black mat of cardstock and then the whole panel was adhered using foam adhesive.  To bring out the gold centers of the poinsettias, I added gold glitter enamel dots. 

Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me!

Amy