Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Christmas cards and tags with Stamperia

Stamperia Christmas Collections are in stock at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!


Good morning and happy Saturday!! Maggi here to share a couple of cards suitable for mailing and a tag that will make your gift extra special. Stamperia has several gorgeous Christmas collections that look so vintage, you're going to love them! Some of  Stamperia's collections are done in traditional colors, while others are more Victorian. You can find all of these collections at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.   

I have 3 tutorials for you using two two of their Christmas collections, Pink Christmas and Christmas Vintage. This is a long post with lots of photos so grab your favorite beverage and snack and read on!

Christmas Cards & TagTutorials Stamperia Christmas

A Card with Stamperia's Pink Christmas


Pink Christmas is a beautiful vintage collection done in Victorian colors of teal, pinks and rose. The collection is made up of gorgeous images that are perfect for fussy cutting. Note: Ink all the papers if you wish. I used Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick and Iced Spruce.

Christmas Card Tutorial Stamperia Pink Christmas

Pink Christmas Card Tutorial -


Step 1: Locate and trim out the roses, deer and candle images shown below from the 12 x 12 Stamperia Pink Christmas paper pack. Trim the candle cut-apart o 3 3/4" x 5 5/8". Note that I used a scalloped circle die to diecut the pink roses paper but it would look just as great to fussy cut it out in a circle shape. Cut a 3 7/8" diameter circle from the pink print paper. Cut a 2" x 1" flap from cream cardstock and fold in half. Glue one side of the flap to the back of the circle as shown below.

Christmas Card Tutorial Stamperia Pink Christmas

Step 2: Adhere the cream flap to the backside of the candle image as shown in the 1st photo so that the circle folds over the candle image as shown in the 2nd photo below. Glue the roses image to the outside of the circle. (Not shown)

Christmas Card Tutorial Stamperia Pink Christmas

Step 3: Open the flap out and adhere the deer image on the inside as shown below.

Christmas Card Tutorial Stamperia Pink Christmas

Step 4: Cut a border strip from silver paper with the Mini Scalloped Impresslits Embossing Folder. Lightly ink with Stonewashed alcohol ink. 

Christmas Card Tutorial Stamperia Pink Christmas

Step 5: Cut a green card base 9 1/2" x 6 3/8" and score at 4 3/4". Cut a teal floral layer 4 1/4" x 6". Adhere the border strip from Step 4 over the right edge of the blue floral layer as shown so that it's edge is just beneath the candle cut-apart layer. Then adhere the candle and circle assembly over the blue floral layer.

Christmas Card Tutorial Stamperia Pink Christmas

Step 6: Cut a 4 1/8" x 5 7/8" piece of design paper as shown below and adhere to the inside of the card.

Christmas Card Tutorial Stamperia Pink Christmas

That's it! This is such a pretty card that is flat and therefore suitable for mailing. If you don't plan to mail the card, you can add some flowers to the front of the card making it even more stunning!

Gift tag with Stamperia Pink Christmas


Christmas Gift Tag Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Pink Christmas Gift Tag Tutorial -


Step 1:  We'll use a large ivory Graphic 45 tag as the base for this tag. Die-cut a pink floral tag using Graphic 45's large tag die from the Stamperia Pink Christmas 12 x 12 collection. Notice the blank space between the top and bottom of the pink die-cut. Well, I am really miserly with my papers so for this tag I used a scrap of paper that was shorter than the length of the tag. Since the center of the tag is going to be covered with other paper, that is ok! So, I just die-cut a short tag, cut 2" off the bottom and rounded the corners. Then I adhered the small piece to the bottom and the larger piece to the top. Cut a 3 3/4" piece of Venetian lace and adhere over the pink paper at the bottom. (Ink the edges of the papers for this tag as desired with Distress Ink in Tattered Rose and Iced Spruce.)

Christmas Gift Tag Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 2: Next cut a piece of teal paper as shown 3 3/4" x 3 1/2". If you have a border punch, punch the bottom as shown and adhere to the tag so that it just laps over the top of the lace.

Christmas Gift Tag Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 3: Next cut out the square "for you" cut-apart shown and the circular Merry Christmas cut-apart. I used scalloped dies to cut both the square and circle but it is not necessary to use a die. Trimming with scissors will look great too!

Now cut two 4" circles. (Again, I used a die to cut mine but just a plain 4" circle will look great too.) Notice that one of my circles is just part of a circle. Well, I only had a little piece of cardstock that I thought matched nicely with the papers so I just made it work! The missing part of the circle isn't needed anyway! I applied embossing ink around the edges of the two circles, sprinkled with Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder and heated.

  Christmas Gift Tag Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 4: Adhere a circle at the top left. Then position the square cut-apart over the circle and use foam dimensional tape to adhere over the circle. Use foam dimensional tape to pop up the 2nd circle and position as shown in the photo. Add the Merry Christmas circular cut-apart, using foam dimensional tape to pop it up. 

Christmas Gift Tag Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 5: Select 3 Tim Holtz Christmas Typed Tokens and dab with a white paint dabber, being sure to get white paint embedded in the lettering. Then wipe the paint from the surface so that just the words are white. Adhere at the bottom of the tag as shown below. Use tiny pearls to cover the holes.

Christmas Gift Tag Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 6: Add some small flowers around the circular cut-apart and a white seam binding bow at the top.

Christmas Gift Tag Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Christmas Gift Tag Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

That's all there is to it. The recipient of a gift adorned with this tag will feel extra special!

Easel Gift Card Holder with Stamperia's Vintage Christmas


This last card is made with the Vintage Christmas collection which is done in more traditional Christmas colors and images. I love the holly sprigs, bells, and Christmas trees sprinkled throughout the collection.

The card is an easel card with a twist. Not only does it have an easel but it opens up like a traditional card and has a place to tuck in cash or a gift card.

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Vintage Christmas Easel Card Tutorial -


Step 1: Cut a 8" x 12" piece of red cardstock. Score horizontally at 6" and vertically at 4".

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 2: Cut out the upper left rectangle along the score lines as shown in the photo below. Keep the cut out rectangle as we'll use it in Step 4.

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 3: Fold as shown below.

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 4: The red rectangle pictured below is the piece we cut out in Step 2. Cut a 3 7/8" x 5 7/8" rectangle from green snowy paper, (top right). Locate the cut-apart shown and trim out. Cut a rectangle (I used a scalloped die) from the red with trees paper 2 3/4" x 4" and trim out the birds tag shown below.

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 5: Score the red cardstock flap at 3" and fold up as shown in the photo and set aside. Layer and adhere the green snowy paper over the red cardstock. Next adhere the cut-apart with the bells over the green snowy paper. Use dimensional foam tape to adhere the next layer, the red with trees. Adhere the final layer, the birds tag. Now, adhere this assembly to the face of the folded piece by adhering the top 3" of the layered piece to the 3" face of the folded up piece. (See the 3rd photo in Step 6.)

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 6: Cut a piece 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" and adhere underneath the flap. (This is the bottom right corner of the card if the cardstock is laid out flat.) Cut out the tag shown below and adhere about 1 1/4" from the bottom of the card and centered.

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas
This is how the easel mechanism should look.

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 7: Cut a piece 3 3/4" x 5 5/8" from the blue snowy paper and round the corners if you wish. Cut out the Christmas tree (round the corners if you wish) and the circular Greetings cut-aparts shown.

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Step 8: Open the card such that the easel mechanism is on the left and the card opens in the traditional manner. Adhere the tree cut-apart to the right side and adhere the snowy paper to the left side. Put adhesive on the back of the circle cut-apart around the edges but leaving enough room at the top so that cash or a gift card can slide inside.

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Detail the berries on the holly sprigs with Stickles to add a sparkly element to the card. That's it, all finished! The front of the card forms a pretty easel allowing the recipient to display this unique card for all to see. Inside the card there's lots of room for a personal message and a gift card too.

Easel Gift Card Holder Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Easel Card Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

Thanks so much for joining me for this long post!! I hope these tutorials give you some ideas for all your Christmas craft cards, tags and projects!

Cards & Tag Tutorial Stamperia Christmas

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6 comments:

  1. These are all so gorgeous Maggi! I thought they would be super tricky and complicated to make too but you've made it really easy to see how to make things which look so professional and elegant. Thank you for sharing xx

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  2. You take these already beautiful papers to a whole other level—a big bonus is how useful and mailable the cards are. The tag is just beyond!

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  3. Beautiful! Lovely designs and gorgeous tag and cards!

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  4. These projects are stunning...what a great set up papers with which to create. tfs

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  5. Gorgeous designs. Thanks for sharing how they came together.

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