Last year Stampin’ Up! released a project kit called Christmas Countdown. And I was thrilled when it came back this fall in the August-December Mini Catalog. The kit includes a sturdy white box of 25 mini drawers, the decorative pre-cut papers and stickers to add to the white drawer fronts, and directions for assembling as shown.
AND because the drawers are double-sided, you can decorate one project kit TWICE!
Today I’m sharing how I combined it with the Poinsettia Place Designer Paper, the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Vellum, and the Beaded Pearls – products from the Poinsettia Place Suite.
Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.
Directions (with Measurements)…
- The box itself measures 11-3/16″ x 11-3/16″ x 2-3/16″. And each drawer measures 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ x 2-1/16″. So I cut my designer paper pieces to 2″ x 2″.
- Then I used the smallest of the Layering Circles Dies and cut a notch almost 1/2″ down. Tip…cut one that lines up great and then use that as a template for cutting the rest. I stacked my template one on top of 3 other paper, put the die in place, then cut them all at once.
- After cutting the 2″ x 2″ panels, cut the Plush Poinsettias. Attach these to the drawer panels using Glue Dots in the centers of the flowers. Trim off the excess. Then add the excess petal pieces to the adjacent panels using sponged on Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
- Embellish with Beaded Pearls and Pearls.
- Then fill the drawers with whatever suits your fancy.
I think I may use mine as a game to make our Christmas Eve a little more fun this year since we more than likely won’t be able to celebrate with the relatives because of the pandemic. My plan is to gather up pairs of treats/candy and fill the drawers randomly one item in each drawer. Then I’ll have my boys and husband play the matching game to see how well they can find matching pairs. They’ll get to keep the pairs they find. But in the end everyone will win, because I’ll bring out even more treats to eat so no one feels like someone else got more candy.
Lovin’ this Poinsettia Place designer paper? You may want to wait to purchase it until October when several packs of select designer series paper go on sale for 15% off.
OCTOBER DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE
We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper. And during this incredible sale in the month of October, we can all enjoy a 15% discount on select paper packs! It’s a great time to stock up and save on some of the most popular paper designs!
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- Sale begins October 1, 2020 at 12 AM Mountain Time and ends October 31, 2020 at 11:50 PM Mountain Time (phone in orders end 6:50 PM).
- All order types qualify for this promotion.
- There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
- Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
- Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
- Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
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SEPTEMBER’S GET & GO STARTER KIT PROMOTION
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STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE NEWS
Click here to see these offerings in the online store. You can also find them on pages 170-172 in the 20-21 Annual Catalog. This machine and other related products weren’t quite ready with the launch of this publication. In fact there are still some COVID-19-related delays with the mini machine. But the larger Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and its replacement plates are now available! Click here to learn more.
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A PEEK AT OCTOBER’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The “Joy to the World” Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards (four each of two designs), and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community. Not only will you get a head start on your holiday crafting, you’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! After you receive their kits, join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this month’s kit. Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam
ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve September 2020 Playing With Patterns Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the Flowers for Every Season Suite will be available October 1st! AND these tutorial bundles (July-December) now include links to instructional videos!
AUTUMN 2020 MEGA TUTORIAL BUNDLE!
I took part in another mega tutorial bundle group where everyone involved contributed a project tutorial using Autumn-themed products from the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog. Each project includes instructions, photos, imperial and metric measurements, and complete product lists. Click here to learn how you can get this entire bundle of 82 great ideas.
MY ONLINE PAPER CRAFTERS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS
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