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Vintage Christmas Basket

I absolutely love all the patterns in Stampin’ Up!’s Deck the Halls DSP.  In keeping with my vintage Christmas theme I created this basket.  This basket is perfect for filling with goodies or a gift.  I’m offering the tutorial for making this basket for 95¢.

Vintage Christmas Basket Tutorial 95¢


The Festive Table

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is to create accessories for your holiday table.  Place cards, napkin holders, favors, invitations…you get the idea.  I love the Cherry Cobbler card stock and this color is perfect for my Christmas table.  I created an invitation, favor, place card, luminary and candle.

The luminary was so easy to make.  You can click here for the pdf tutorial.  I punched the circle shape on all of the sides of my luminary which is optional.  You can punch only the front if you like.  I stamped the medallion from the Artistic Etchings stamp set with Cherry Cobbler on the vellum.  I glittered around the punched circle using Tombow liquid glue and Champagne Glass Glitter.  I then adhered the vellum to the back of all sides of my luminary.  I then assembled the luminary with sticky tape.  To light the luminary I used a battery operated candle which is safer than using a real candle.

To continue with the elegant look I heat embossed with gold the poinsettia image from the Bells & Boughs stamp set on the the invitation and the candle.  I also gold embossed the ‘You’re Invited’.  The candle stamping is also very easy.  You can click here for a written and video tutorial from SCS.

The favor was created using the Candy Wrapper die from the holiday mini.  I also stamped the ‘Dec 25’ from the Tags til Christmas stamp set and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch.  Love, love, love this punch.  I glittered the oval with Champagne Glass glitter.  The glitter is so easy to use.  Because of the size it doesn’t make a mess.  I wrapped the favor in the red medallion dsp from the Deck the Halls DSP then adhered the label.  You can fill the favor with peppermints or chocolates.  These will be a hit with your dinner guests.

The place card was also very easy.  I used the tag from the Tags til Christmas stamp set but I masked the ‘to and from’ then embossed the branch and pinecone image in gold.  I wrote the name with a gold pen and simply placed the card on the napkin ring.

So dress up your table for the holidays!  With a little creativity and imagination dressing up your table doesn’t have to break the bank.

The Festive Table - click to enlarge

Candy Wrapper favor


Christmas dinner invitation

gold embossed candle

gold embossed candle

place card

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

The Festive Table

Candy Wrapper

Stamp Sets: Tags til Christmas

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Red Medallion DSP from the Deck the Halls DSP group

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper die, Decorative Label punch, Champagne Glass Glitter, Tombow liquid glue

Techniques: Stamping, Die cutting, Glittering


Finished size: 3.00″ w x 3.00″ h

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings

Luminary tutorial: click here for PDF

Paper: Textured Card stock Cherry Cobbler for sides, smooth card stock for bottom

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: 1-3/4 circle punch, Champagne Glass Glitter, Tombow Liquid Glue, sticky tape

Techniques: Stamping, Glittering

Christmas Dinner Invitation

Finished Size: 5.25″ w x 5.25″ h

Stamp Sets: Bells & Boughs, Sincere Salutations

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Red Medallion DSP from Deck the Halls DSP group

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Decorative Label punch, Gold embossing powder, Heat tool, Whisper White Organza Ribbon

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing

Gold Embossed Poinsettia Candle

Stamp Sets: Bells & Boughs

Candle Stamping Technique:  Click here for written tutorial and video on Splitcoast Stampers site

Paper: tissue

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Gold Brads

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing

Place Card

Finished Size: 2.50″ w x 1.50″ h

Stamp Sets: Tags til Christmas

Paper: Card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, gold ink pen

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing

More Vintage Christmas Cards with Deck the Halls DSP

As promised here are the other cards I created with half a package of the Deck the Halls DSP.  If you want the instructions for cutting the paper and card recipes I’m charging $3.00 for the instructions and recipes.  This is not a tutorial.  These are simply cutting instructions for each sheet of DSP, how to use the paper for each card and list of supplies used for each card.

Poinsettia DSP - Click image to enlarge

Peace Hope Joy green music DSP - click image to enlarge

Hope Joy Wish brown DSP - click to enlarge

Bells and Holly DSP card group

Bells and Holly DSP card group

Holly and Gold Medallion DSP - Click image to enlarge

Christmas Vintage Instructions – $3.00


Deck the Halls with Vintage Christmas cards

I’ve been finishing up my sample cards for my Christmas Stamp a Stack for next Saturday.  I created these cards with one page of the Deck the Halls DSP and paired it with Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake card stock.  I also used the Bells and Boughs stamp set which coordinates perfectly.  These are just five of the cards that will be created at my class.  Check back next week.  I’ll be posting other samples from this class.


Vintage Christmas cards

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Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas. At least around my stampin’ room it looks like the holidays. I’ve had so much fun getting ready for my next class. I just know you’re going to love it. Here’s the scoop.

Come create 25 holiday cards, 5 each of 5 designs.  You choose whether you want create 25 vintage cards with the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper or 25 contemporary cards with the Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper plus you will also create 12 holiday gift tags!

You will follow a template and assemble 25 beautiful holiday cards. You’ll also have a choice of several holiday greetings to use to customize your cards just the way you like them!

25 cards not enough? Then request double the supplies and you’ll have extra materials to take home and create 25 additional cards. 50 cards is $55.  Please bring scissors and your favorite adhesive.


CHOICE OF DATES: Saturday, November 13 or Sunday, November 14 from 2-4 pm.

COST: (all consumable items will be provided but please bring your scissors and adhesive)

25 cards & 12 Tags- $30
50 cards & 12 Tags- $55

RSVP/Pre-paid Registration: RSVP by Friday, November 5th to ensure your project kit.
LOCATION:  419 Misty Water Lane, San Antonio TX 78260

If you would like to mail me your payment please mail to:

Genevieve Valdes

419 Misty Water Ln

San Antonio, TX 78260

Or use the Pay Pal links below to pay online.

Buy Now – Vintage Deck the Halls Christmas Cards

Buy Now – Contemporary Holly Jolly Christmas Cards

REFERRAL DISCOUNT- RSVP and Bring someone that is not already on my mailing list and you both can attend (to make the 25 card package-each) for just $45.00!!!

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