Trimming the Town Holiday Projects - November Class

Here are the projects from my Trimming the Town special holiday class.  All projects feature the Trimming the Town Suite or Snowman Season stamp set.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Hope you enjoy these fun holiday projects.  Thanks for stopping by!

20201121 notecards and boxes

20201121 tins and tags

20201121 notepads

 

Project 1: Card Boxes

These card boxes were made from the mini paper pumpkin boxes.  They are perfectly sized for our notecards with envelopes.  They can also fit other treats like hot chocolate packets and cookies.  These designs feature the Trimming the Town designer series paper.

20201121 boxes

Here is the recipe:

  • Mini Paper Pumpkin Box
  • Stamp Sets: Snow Wonder stamp set
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock: 3 ¾ x 5 ½”
  • Poppy Parade cardstock: 3 ¾ x 5 ½”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock: 1 ¼ x 4” (2)
  • All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack: 6” green; 6” red
  • Trimming the Town DSP
    • Winter Scenery 3 ¾ x 3 ½”
    • Small Houses 3 ¾ x 3 ½”
    • Snowflakes 1 ½ x 3 ½”
    • Loops or polka dot 1 ½ x 3 ½”
  • Triple Banner punch
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black

 

Project 2: Notecards – 2 sets

These cards were made using the Coming Home Stamp set and Home Together Dies that coordinate with the Trimming the Town DSP.  The images were colored using blends.

For the card with 2 houses, the DSP is cut at 2 x 2”. You need it to cover the 3 ½” width, so cut it in half, then adhere to each end leaving a gap in the middle.  The basic black cardstock will cover the gap.

20201121 notecard-townhouse

20201121 notecard-houses

20201121 notecard-car and trees

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Coming Home, Itty Bitty Christmas
  • Whisper White Notecards with envelopes
  • Paper for card with 1 house
    • Basic black cardstock 3 x 3 1/4”
    • Whisper white cardstock 2 ¾ x 3” plus piece for large tree die cut
    • Poppy parade cardstock 1 ¾ x 5” plus piece for classic label punch
    • Trimming the Town DSP (words) 1 ¾ x 5”
  • Paper for card with 2 houses
    • Basic black cardstock 2 ¾ x 3 ¾”
    • Whisper white cardstock 2 ½ x 3 ½”
    • Trimming the Town DSP (polka dots) 2 x 2”
  • Paper for card with car
    • Basic black cardstock 2 ¼ x 3 ¼”
    • Whisper white cardstock 2 x 3” plus piece for small tree die cut
    • Trimming the Town DSP (diagonal stripe) 2 x 3 ½”
  • All the Trimmings embellishments
  • Classic Label punch
  • Sponge daubers
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Misty Moonlight Classic Pad, Pool Party Classic Pad
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Smoky Slate (light and dark), Old Olive (light and dark), Poppy Parade (dark); Pool Party (light), Night of Navy (light); Soft Suede (dark)
  • Home Together Dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Project 3: Rectangle Tins

These tins are prefect for holding tags or other little treats or gifts of your choice.  We decorated the cover and inside cover.  I just love the little houses, which were made from the house die in the Home Together Dies.

20201121 tins

20201121 tins open

Here is the recipe:

  • Rectangle Tin
  • Stamp Set: Gnome for the Holidays
  • Early Espresso cardstock for house die cut ~ 1 3/4 x 2” (2)
  • Poppy parade cardstock for house die cut ~ 1 3/4 x 2” (2)
  • Crumb Cake cardstock for word label punch and 2” circle punch (2)
  • Whisper White cardstock for word label punch
  • Trimming the Town DSP
    • (People) For cover 2 ¼ x 3 ½”
    • (Loops) For cover 2 ¼ x 3 ½”
    • (Words) For inside cover 1 x 3 7/8” (2)
  • Ink Pad: Early Espresso
  • 2” circle punch
  • Classic Label punch (sample uses Word Window Punch, retired)
  • Detailed Trio (for corner rounder) punch
  • Home Together Dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Project 4: Folded Tags – 2 sets

These folded tags fit inside each tin, 4 per tin.  They were made using the 2 house dies from the Home Together Dies.  Each house was cut out in coordinating colors and then the cut-out pieces were reversed for each pair.

For the Old Olive tags, the DSP is cut at 1 x 3”.  You need it to cover the 3 ¼” width, so cut it in half lengthwise, then adhere to each end leaving a gap in the middle.  The white circle will cover the gap.

20201121 house heart tags

20201121 house star tags

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Gnome for the Holidays, Itty Bitty Christmas
  • Paper for star house tags
    • Misty Moonlight cardstock: 2 ¼ x 6 ½”, scored at 3 ¼” (2); ~1 ½ x 2” for house die cut (2)
    • Old Olive cardstock: 2 ¼ x 6 ½”, scored at 3 ¼” (2); ~1 ½ x 2” for house die cut (2)
    • Whisper white cardstock for 2” circle punch (4)
    • Trimming the Town DSP (words) 1 ½ x 2 ¼” (2)
    • Trimming the Town DSP (snow) 1 x 3” (2)
  • Paper for heart house tags (2 each)
    • Crumb cake cardstock: 2 ¼ x 6 ½”, scored at 3 ¼” (2); 1 ¾ x 2” (2)
    • Whisper white cardstock: 2 ¼ x 6 ½”, scored at 3 ¼” (2); 1 ¾ x 2” (2)
    • Early Espresso cardstock: 1 1/8 x 3 ¼” (2); ~ 1 3/4 x 2” (2) for house die cut
    • Poppy parade cardstock for house die cut ~ 1 3/4 x 2” (2)
    • Trimming the Town DSP (polka dot) 1 x 3” (2)
  • All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack: 7” green (4); 7” red (4)
  • All the Trimmings embellishments
  • Ink Pad: Early Espresso
  • 2” circle punch
  • Home Together Dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Project 5: Notepads

These notebooks (A5, 3 15/16 x 5 ½”) are the perfect size to carry in your purse and keep handy to keep track of your shopping lists and other holiday to-dos.  They’ll bring a smile to your face with our favorite snowmen!

20201121 notepad-snowman
20201121 notepad-snowman

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Snowman Season, Gnome for the Holidays
  • Basic Black cardstock 3 ½ x 5 ¼” (2)
  • Pool Party cardstock 3 ¼ x 5”
  • Whisper White cardstock for stitched oval die cut 2 3/8 x 3 5/16” and snow globe die cut 2 5/8 x 2 ¼”
  • Poppy Parade cardstock 1 ½ x 2 ¾”
  • Trimming the Town DSP 3 x 5”
  • All the Trimmings embellishments
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party classic pad
  • Sponge brayer
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Smoky Slate (light and dark), Old Olive (light and dark), Poppy Parade (dark); Pool Party (light), Night of Navy (light)
  • Winter Snow Embossing folder
  • Home Together Dies; Snow Globe Scenes Dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Supplies

Below are the supplies used for all the projects.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Boxes and notecards:

 

Tins and tags:

 

Notebooks:

 

Other Supplies:

 


Winter Friends Class - November 2020

Here are the cards from my Winter Friends stamp and go class.  They include many of my favorite things—the holidays, owls and snowmen!  These guys are all so cute and will bring you much cheer.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

November card class

 

Card 1: Owl with Present

On this card, the original stamp image was modified in 2 ways.  First the hanging spider was covered with an ornament that was manually cut out.  Then the surprised owl was covered with the die-cut owl holding a present.  The owl holding the present is slightly smaller than the owl it is covering, so when the image was stamped on the soft sea foam cardstock, a 3/8” dot was placed on the wing portion of the owl so that it was not stamped.

20201107 Owl present card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Have a Hoot, Gnome for the Holidays, Little Treats
  • Pear Pizzaz cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock 2 ½ x 2 ¾”
  • Soft Sea Foam cardstock 2 ¼ x 2 ½”
  • Whisper White cardstock ~1 ¼ x 1 ¼” for owl
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP 2 ¾ x 5 ¼”
  • Snowflake Adhesive-backed sequins
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red classic pad
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Crumb Cake (light and dark), Old Olive (light), Real Red (dark)
  • Peek-A-Hoot dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Card 2: Owls Under the Mistletoe

This card has an inner pocket that you can use to tuck in a gift card or other flat item.  The image with the owls was stamped on crumb cake then on whisper white and just the owls were cut out using the coordinating dies.

20201107 Mistletoe owls card (1)

20201107 Mistletoe owls card inside

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Have a Hoot
  • Real Red cardstock 4 ¼ x 11” scored at 1 ¼ and 5 ½”
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock 2 ½ x 3 ¼”
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 2 ¼ x 3”
  • Whisper White cardstock ~1 ¼ x 2” for owls
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP 4 x 4” and 4 x 1 ¼” (or 4 x 1 ½”)
  • Snowflake Adhesive-backed sequins
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red classic pad
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Crumb Cake (light and dark), Old Olive (dark), Mango Melody (dark)
  • Stampin’ Chalk Marker
  • Peek-A-Hoot dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Card 3: Old Fashioned Snowman

All of the images and sentiments for this card are from the Snow Wonder stamp set.  I really like the font and messages that are in this set.

20201107 Snowman card (1)

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Snow Wonder
  • Sahara Sand cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock 5 x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper White cardstock 4 ¾ x 3 ½”, 2 ¾ x 3 ¼” for snowman
  • Snowflake Adhesive-backed sequins
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler classic pad
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Real Red (light and dark), Old Olive (light and dark), Smoky Slate (light and dark), Pumpkin Pie (dark), Soft Suede (dark)
  • Snow Time dies
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Card 4: Sliding Snowman Gate Card

I saw this sliding center piece that holds the gate card together on a card made by another demonstrator and knew I had to try it using snowmen.  The middle piece actually slides off the card.  The card base is scored at 2 ¼” from the left and 2” from the right.  Then on the 2” side, a small sliver (less than 1/8”) was trimmed from the edge to allow space for the center piece to slide more freely.  The sliding center was made in layers as follows:

  • First layer – Stitched circle stamped with snowman with hat
  • 2nd layer – Mossy Meadow square cardstock
  • 3rd layer – 2 punched circles at 2 ¼”. Fold circles in half, then adhere to back of Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  Line up half circles so the join is down the middle and oriented vertically on the Mossy Meadow cardstock.
  • 4th layer – Stitched circle stamped with snowman looking at sky

Here is a side view of the piece.

20201107 Snowman gate card piece

Here is a top view of the piece.

20201107 Snowman gate card piece top view

Here is the closed card. 

20201107 Snowman gate card

Here is the opened card.

20201107 Snowman gate card inside

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Snowman Season
  • Crumb Cake cardstock 8 ½ x 5 ½”, scored at 2 ¼” from left and 2” from right
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock 2 ¾ x 2 ¾”
  • Real Red cardstock 1 ¾ x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 punched 2 ¼” circles, 2 die cut stitched circles 2 ½”
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP 2 x 5 ¼”
  • Snowflake Adhesive-backed sequins
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red classic pad
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Pool Party (light), Old Olive (light & dark), Real Red (dark), Smoky Slate (dark), Pumpkin Pie (dark)
  • Stitched Shapes dies
  • Wrapped in Texture embossing folders
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Supplies

Below are the supplies used for all the projects.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Owl with Present Card:

 

Mistletoe Owls Card:

 

Old Fashioned Snowman Card:

 

Sliding Snowman Gate Card:

 

Other:


Trimming the Town Holiday Projects - November Class Sneak Peek!

Hi friends! Please join me for my last class of the year on November 21st or 22nd.  We will be making holiday projects using the Trimming the Town suite including:

  • 2 decorated mini paper pumpkin boxes
  • 6 holiday cards with envelopes (2 each of 3 different designs); 1 set of 3 cards for each box
  • 2 decorated rectangle tins
  • 8 folded holiday tags (2 each of 4 different designs); 1 set of 4 tags for each tin
  • 2 snowman notebooks

Here is a sneak peek:

20201122 sneak peek

Your kit will include:

  • Supplies for the above projects (cardstock, DSP, 2 tins, 2 boxes, 2 notebooks, ribbon, notecards and envelopes)
  • All the Trimmings embellishment pack
  • 1 sheet of dimensionals
  • 1 sheet of mini dimensionals
  • Liquid glue

 The modified class format is “stamp and go”.  Here is how it works:

  • Sign up for a time slot to stamp (up to 4 people each)
  • Come to my house to stamp your images, do any die cuts, pick up your kit, and pay for class. Please wear a mask.
  • Finish your cards at home. You will need markers/coloring tools to complete the cards at home.  On my cards, I used Stampin' Blends to color the images.  If you'd like to purchase blends, I have them as a special this month, please see below.

The class fee is $40.  You can also choose add-ons at a special price.  If you would like any of the option(s), please let me know and I will order them for you:

  • A - $44 #155144 Coming Home Bundle, includes Coming Home stamp set and Home Together dies ($54 value after shipping and GET)
  • B - $42: Stampin’ Blends combo packs of 5 colors (Poppy Parade, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate) or select 5 colors of your choice ($52 value after shipping and GET)
  • A & B –FREE pack of Trimming the Town DSP ($13+ value after shipping and GET)

Here are the time slots available, up to 4 people each.  You will be able to finish stamping within the time allotted.

  • Saturday, November 21st – 9 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am; 12:45 pm; 2 pm, 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, November 22nd – 9 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am; 12:45 pm; 2 pm, 3:15 pm

Please email me to reserve your spot to stamp and specify if you would like any of the add-ons (A, B).  Note: For the add-ons, please notify me by November 13th  so that your items will arrive in time for class.  Looking forward to Trimming the Town “stamp and go”!

Thank you.

Featured items used for class (not an all-inclusive list, items shown separately and in bundles if offered):


Winter Friends Class - November 2020 Sneak Peek!

Hi friends! Please join me for my next holiday card class on November 7th or 8th.  We'll be making cards using the Have a Hoot, Snow Wonder, and Snowman Season stamp sets.  Here is a sneak peek of the class cards:

20201107 Class Sneak Peek

You will be making 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs).  Your kit will include envelopes, paper, embellishments, and dimensionals to make the cards.  The modified class format is “stamp and go”.  Here is how it works:

  • Sign up for a time slot to stamp (up to 4 people each)
  • Come to my house to stamp your images, pick up your kit, and pay for class. Please wear a mask.
  • Finish your cards at home. You will need markers/coloring tools in addition to adhesive to complete the cards at home.  On my cards, I used Stampin' Blends to color the images.  If you'd like to purchase blends, I have them as a special this month, please see below.

The class fee is $25.  You can also choose add-ons at a special price.  If you would like any of the option(s), let me know and I will order them for you:

  • A - $21 #153344 Snow Wonder Stamp Set ($25 value after shipping and GET)
  • B - $22: #153390 Have a Hoot Stamp Set ($26 value after shipping and GET)
  • C - $42: Stampin’ Blends combo packs of 5 colors (Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody) or select 5 colors of your choice ($52 value after shipping and GET)
  • A&B, B&C, or A,B&C – Select a Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack in the color of your choice for FREE ($10+ value after shipping and GET)

Here are the time slots available, up to 4 people each.  You will be able to finish stamping within the time allotted.

  • Saturday, November 7th – 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12:00 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm
  • Sunday, November 8th – 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12:00 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm

Please email me to reserve your spot to stamp and specify if you would like any of the add-ons (A, B, C).  Note: For the add-ons, please notify me by October 31st  so that your items will arrive in time for class.  Looking forward to Winter Friends “stamp and go”!

Thank you.

Featured items used for class (not an all-inclusive list):


Holiday Gnomes Class - October 2020

Here are the cards from my Holiday Gnomes stamp and go class.  These guys are so cute and versatile.  You can easily adapt them for other occasions using different colors and replacing the winter-themed items with other things like flowers, pumpkins, etc.  Recipes are included with each project and the supply details are listed at the end of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Gnomes class

Card 1: Gnomes Gate Card

Here is a cute pair of gnomes getting ready to decorate for the holidays.  This gate card has two layers, the first with the gnomes, then the second with the sentiment.  I attached the gnomes to the left gate using dimensionals.  Then I attached the sentiment to the right gate using adhesive so that it laid flat. Be sure to place the sentiment so that it is completely hidden by the gnomes when the card is closed.  There are 2 cut-out ornaments, one being held by the gnome, and the other hanging in the tree.

Gnomes gate card

Gnomes gate card 2

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Gnome for the Holidays, Perfectly Plaid, Have a Hoot
  • Seaside Spray cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2", scored at 2 1/8” from each edge for the gate fold
  • Night of Navy cardstock 3 ½ x 3” and 3 ¼ x 2 ½”
  • Whisper White cardstock 3 1/4 x 2 ¾” and 3 x 2 ¼”, plus scraps for 2 ornaments
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP 2 x 5 ¼”
  • Snowflake Adhesive-backed sequins
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Smoky Slate (light), Petal Pink (light), Granny Apple Green (light and dark), Balmy Blue (light and dark), Highland Heather (light and dark)

 

Card 2: Gnome Home for the Holidays

This little gnome has his home ready for the holidays.  The grass was shaded using sponge daubers and Granny Apple Green classic ink.  The rest was colored using blends.

Gnome home card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Gnome for the Holidays
  • Soft Sea Foam cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
  • Highland Heather cardstock 2 ¾ x 4 ¼”
  • Basic Black cardstock: 2 ¾ x 3 ¾”
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 ½ x 3 ½” and ½ x 3” for banner
  • Snowflake Adhesive-backed sequins
  • Sponge daubers
  • Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Granny Apple Green Classic Pad
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Smoky Slate (light and dark), Petal Pink (light), Granny Apple Green (light and dark), Pool Party (light and dark), Highland Heather (light and dark); Daffodil Delight (dark)
  • Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Card 3: Gnome Christmas Wish

I love how this little gnome looks so happy with his arms waiving around, even if you can’t see an expression on his face.

Gnome card

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Sets: Gnome for the Holidays
  • Purple Posy cardstock 8 1/2 x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 x 2 ¾”
  • Whisper White cardstock 1 ¾ x 2 ½”, plus extra for Classic Label punch
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP 2 x 5 ¼”
  • Snowflake Adhesive-backed sequins
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Smoky Slate (light), Petal Pink (light), Pool Party (light and dark), Highland Heather (light and dark)
  • Classic Label punch
  • Winter Snow embossing folder
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

 

Card 4: Gnome Pocket Card

The gnome’s tree hat was used to stamp additional trees then cut out and attached to the card.  The cardstock base was scored at 3 ¼” and 8 ½”.  The 2 ½” length flap was used to make the pocket.

Gnome and trees card

Gnome and trees card 2

Here is the recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Gnome for the Holidays
  • Balmy Blue cardstock 11 x 4 ¼”, scored at 3 ¼” and 8 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock 2 ¾ x 3
  • Whisper White cardstock 2 ½ x 2 ¾”, plus additional for 2 trees
  • Snowflake Splendor DSP 2 x 4”
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer paper 3 x 4”
  • Snowflake Adhesive-backed sequins
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs: Petal Pink (light), Granny Apple Green (light and dark), Balmy Blue (light and dark), Highland Heather (light and dark), Daffodil Delight (light), Bronze

Supplies

Below are the supplies used for all the projects.  If you'd like to order any of the products, click on the pictured item to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Gnomes Gate Card:

 

Gnome Home for the Holidays Card:

 

Gnome Christmas Wish Card:

 

Gnome Pocket Card:

 

Other: