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The 12 Projects of Christmas 2021: Projects #9 and #10

With posting four of the 12 Projects videos this week and only three regular blog posts, #9 waited to be paired up with #10. They are both just so dang adorable, and I feel like it's the Heartwarming Hugs that makes them so. The Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper found on page 57 of the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog is made up of patterns in traditional greens and red and is a returning fave from last year's Mini Catalog for very good reason.

Project #9 is a card that uses the Tailored Tag Punch to create a warm and visually inviting focal point on this card. In addition, I used the same punch to create hexagon that dons the sentiment. I love that trick!

It's sweet, isn't it? But look at one other little surprise. The white card opens but is smaller than the Mossy Meadow card base. This way, you can have the layer the Mossy Meadow piece offers without the hassle of adding a piece of white cardstock to the inside of the card so you can write there.

Paper measurements:

Thick Basic White cardstock:

-5 1/4" x 8"

-1 1/2" strip to make the hexagon

Mossy Meadow cardstock:

-4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

-2 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Designer Series Paper

-Six Tailored Tags

Real Red cardstock:

-Tailored Tag

For a full video tutorial watch this:

Here is a complete list of products used, along with their links to my online store:

Project #10 is unique and one that I resurrected from years ago. Using Heartwarming Hugs on this one, too, made the project simply feel warm (apt Designer Series Paper name, eh?). Using 5 4" x 4" squares of different paper was the key to this one. For each one, I folded it in half one way, then the other, then diagonally once. When making each piece into a little square that pops out when it opens, the diagonal lines fold in and the other two lines fold out. Adhere each of the 5 squares end to end but do not adhere the final two ends togetther. Leaving those open will create this pretty star. The ribbon loop will allow it to hang on the Christmas tree.

When folded up, this star turns into a sweet little decoration that could also hang from the Christmas tree.

To make this project even more versatile, photo can be added to the squares inside the star. This would make the project super personal and double as the perfect gift.

For a full video tutorial, watch here:

For a complete list of products used for this project, see below. Please note that the button I used is from a retired button package.

Here is the project I made years ago, and it's just a little bit different. Instead of 4" x 4" squares of Designer Series Paper (DSP), it is made up of 6" x 6" squares of DSP.. This gives those squares around the outside of the star space for larger pictures, which is great, too!

With so many amazingly fun projects coming your way in this 12 Projects of Christmas series, you won't want to miss a single one! Head to my YouTube channel to subscribe so that you don't miss a single episode! Speaking of subscribing, please subscribe to my blog to get notified each time a new one is posted! THANK YOU for being awesome!

Stamping Blessings,


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