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Posted on August 31, 2017

Carols of Christmas Sampler – Great Gift Idea

Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting

Carols of Christmas Sampler – Great Gift Idea!

Hey stampers! I have a great gift idea for you today.

Carols of Christmas Sampler - Great Gift Idea

This Carols of Christmas Sampler would make such a perfect handmade gift! It's easy to assemble and, if you get started now, BEFORE the holidays sneak up on you, you'll have much more time to ENJOY the season! 🙂

The Carols of Christmas Bundle is available as an “early release” Holiday Catalog item so why not grab it today and save 10%.  The stamp set and thinlits dies are also sold individually.

I've included instructions, including measurements, and a supply list. Everything is available at my online store.  In addition, don't forget there are still lots of items in the Clearance Rack, with discounts up to 60%!

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsCarols of Christmas Stamp Set (w-144801, c-144804); Bundle (w-146036, c-146037)
  • Card Stock – Marina Mist Card Stock (119682); Night of Navy Card Stock (100867); Soft Sky Card Stock (131203); Chocolate Chip Card Stock (102128); Shimmer White Card Stock (101910); Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Marina Mist Ink (126962); Night of Navy Ink (126970); Soft Sky Ink (131181)
  • Misc. – Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315); Silver Glimmer Paper (135314); Silver Foil (132178); Big Shot (143263); Precision Base Plate (139684); Card Front Builder Thinlits (144674); Starlight Thinlits (141840); Softly Falling Embossing Folder (139672); Sponge Dauber (133773); Aqua Painter (103954); Rhinestones (144220); Night of Navy 5/8” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (144189); Dimensionals (104430); Mini Dimensionals (144108); Mini Glue Dots (103683); 8”x8” frame (non Stampin’ Up!)

Measurements:

  • Marina Mist Card Stock:            8” x 8”; 2¾” x 3¾”
  • Night of Navy Card Stock:        3” x 4”; 3” x 3¼” (2); 3¼” x 4¼”; 1¼” x 4”
  • Soft Sky Card Stock:     2¾” x 3” (2); 1” x 3¾”; 1½” x 3¾”
  • Shimmer White Card Stock: 3” x 4”
  • Whisper White Card Stock: 1½” x 2” scrap
  • Chocolate Chip Card Stock: 1” x 1” scrap
  • Silver Foil:  3” x 4” scrap
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: 3” x 4” scrap
  • Silver Glimmer Paper: 1½” x 2” scrap

Instructions:

Star

  1. Emboss Shimmer White with Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
  2. Watercolor wash a background. Use Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Night of Navy inks in that order. Allow to dry.
  3. Adhere Shimmer White to Night of Navy (3¼” x 4¼”).
  4. Cut the detailed star from Silver Foil. Use the Precision Base Plate to avoid “bumps” on the star. Keep scrap to die cut other items.
  5. Use Mini Dimensionals to adhere star.
  6. Add rhinestones.

Peace on Earth

  1. Ink stamp with Marina Mist. Use Sponge Dauber to add Night of Navy to the edges. Stamp on Soft Sky (3” x 3¼”).
  2. Stamp sparkles in the background with Soft Sky ink.
  3. Adhere to Night of Navy (3¼” x 3½”).

Snow Scene

  1. Cut moon and stars from Marina Mist.
  2. Adhere Marina Mist to Night of Navy (3” x 4”).
  3. Tear the Soft Sky (1½” x 3¾”) strip. Adhere to bottom of Marina Mist.
  4. Cut trees from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. Keep scrap to die cut other items.
  5. Cut deer from Chocolate Chip.
  6. Adhere pieces to the scene. Use Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals to pop up a tree and the deer. 

Ornaments

  1. Stamp ornaments with Soft Sky on Soft Sky (1” x 3¾”).
  2. Adhere Soft Sky to Night of Navy (1¼” x 4”).
  3. Stamp ornaments with Night of Navy on Whisper White scrap. Cut out with die.
  4. Cut out one set of ornaments from Silver Glimmer paper and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.
  5. Adhere ornaments to background. Adhere some with Mini Dimensionals. Some may need to be adhered after the sampler is all adhered in order to overlap. 

Deck the Halls

  1. Ink stamp with Night of Navy and stamp on Soft Sky (3” x 3¼”).
  2. Adhere to Night of Navy (3¼” x 3½”).
  3. Cut holly leaves from scrap Silver Foil.
  4. Adhere holly leaves to Soft Sky. Use Mini Dimensionals to pop up one of the leaves.
  5. Add rhinestones as holly berries.
  6. Dry fit all pieces onto the 8” x 8” Marina Mist piece.
  7. Stamp sparkles at the bottom between the star piece and the Deck the Halls piece.
  8. Adhere all the pieces as shown in the photo. Add any additional ornaments to overlap.
  9. Tie Night of Navy ribbon into a bow. Adhere to the project with Mini Glue Dots.
  10. Add to the frame.

Of course, feel free to change up the colors and use my instructions and measurements to create your own sampler!

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