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Cardinal Wall Hanging Christmas Gift

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Aren't these fabulous?  This was one of the projects my customers made this year at my Christmas Gifts Stamp Camp.  Here are the supplies you need:


  • 2-1/2" Circle Punch/Bird Punch/1/4" Circle Punch
  • Christmas Greetings Stamp Set
  • Sizzix Alphabet Dies/Large Scallop Die/Clear Circle Die
  • Very Vanilla/Cherry Cobbler/Early Espresso CS Jolly Holiday DSP
  • Early Espresso Ink Pad/Early Espresso Marker
  • Vanilla Wide Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Sponge/Linen Thread/Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Gold Jingle Bells
  • Metal Wall Hanging
  • Craft Bond Adhesive


  •  Adhere Jolly Holiday DSP to Metal Hanging Piece with Craft Bond



  • Use Sizzix Machine with Alphabet Die Cut and Clear Circle Die Cut
  • Adhere "JOY" to Circles


  • Punch out Cardinal and Wing in Cherry Cobbler
  • Punch out at least 4 leaves in Old Olive



  • Sponge edges of Very Vanilla Circle and Bird with Early Espresso Ink
  • Stamp phrase in Early Espresso Ink
  • Punch out several Cherry Cobbler Circles with 1/4" Circle Punch
  • Trim off edges of two leaves


  • Adhere leaves on bottom of circle
  • Pop up cardinal with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Adhere berries around cardinal
  • Mount on Early Espresso Large Scallop


  • Adhere JOY to bottom of hanging (depending on size you may need to squeeze!)
  • Adhere Cardinal piece with Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Tie Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon to back of wall hanging (Mine had picture hanging hardware)
  • If your wall hanging doesn't have picture hanging hardware, you could punch holes through the top with a CropADile
  • Tie gold bells with Linen thread on one side

Ta-Da!  Perfect item to share with a loved one this holiday season!

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Dasher Short Graduated Accordian Fold Technique

It is easy to get stuck in a creative rut…many crafters have a difficult time moving away from tried and true formats, colors, and even stamp sets!  Ok, I don't think my Dasher stamp set EVER leaves my stamping table during the holidays, but I wanted to show my stampers a unique fold for Christmas cards.

I learned this fold technique from Pat Huntoon/Technique Junkies!  I taught my stampers this technique at our November Technique Tuesday class.  They LOVED it!





Here are some basic instructions for this card:

8-1/2” x 10-1/2” Card Stock Base
Dasher/Lovely as a Tree/Grateful Greetings/Christmas Greetings Stamp Sets
Card Stock for Layers (I used Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Real Red)
Ink Pads (I used Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, and Real Red)
Ruler and Pencil/Scoring Tool
Paper Trimmer
Bone Folder
Big Shot/Big Shot Scallop Circle
2-1/2" Circle Punch
Paper Piercing Tool/Real Red Brads
  • Measure 3 inches on the short edge of the 8-1/2” x 10-1/2” card stock and make a pencil mark.
  • Measure 5-1/2” along the opposite site and make a second pencil mark.
  •  With paper trimmer, cut from one mark to the other, resulting in a diagonal across your paper.
  • Score the card stock at 3-1/2” and 7” horizontally.
  • Fold your card stock along the score lines (valley fold, then a mountain fold).
  • Make inserts for the layers using the same method – just cut off ¼” inch off the bottom and one side.
  • Use die cut for Scallop with Real Red card stock.
  • Stamp Dasher image on Very Vanilla; punch out with 2-1/2" Circle Punch and sponge edges with Soft Suede.
  • Attach Dasher piece to Real Red scallop and attach with adhesive on the bottom only and place on top section.
  • Stamp Merry Christmas in Soft Suede on front.
  • Stamp pine tree from Lovely as a Tree in Always Artichoke on Very Vanilla slanted piece.  Add phrase in Real Red.
  • Attach slanted piece to back and then use paper piercing tool to add brads.
Make sure to use your bone folder for crisp folds.
Great for a photo card! (Either for the inside "empty" space or even the front circle)
You can get 2 cards from each sheet of card stock.
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