Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A Hometown Christmas Framed Art Sampler

Hi Crafty Friends!
I am really enjoying all the Halloween and Fall projects that I've been working on, but you know I love Christmas projects. If you're making a handmade Christmas, you do need to start working kind of early so that you can have fun getting things done. So, so that you have time to order supplies and get to work, I'm sharing my Christmas Sampler early.

Oh Stampin' Up! you have done such a good job with your Holiday catalog this year. Isn't this piece just lovely? I mean, I love it but I hope you do too. Here are the measurements and then we'll get to the details. And for fun, I even made an assembly time lapse video, scroll down for the video.

Measurements in inches:

Mossy Meadow, 3@ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8, 3@ 2 3/8 x4 7/8 
Festive Farmhouse DSP, Plaid DSP, 2@ 2 1/4 x 2 1/4, 1@ 2 1/4 x4 3/4 
Festive Farmhouse DSP, Wood DSP, 1@ 2 1/4 x2 1/4, 2@ 2 1/4 x 4 3/4 
Gray Granite, 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 
Cherry Cobbler, 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 
Whisper White, 9 x 9

Very Vanilla Cotton Twine, 9”
Cherry Cobbler Cotton Twine 8”
Striped Burlap Trim, 3”

Sled (Alpine Adventure stamp set) and Deer (Dashing Deer stamp set) stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and cut out with their dies.

Presents (Festive Farmhouse DSP), 1@ 3/4 x 3/4, 1@ 1/2 x 1/2, 1@ 3/4 x 1 1/4. 
Alpine Sports Dies, 1 Gold Foil bow, 1 Mossy Meadow bow.

Detailed Deer Dies, flowers, 4 in Daffodil Delight, 1 in Cherry Cobbler (one here, two on the wreath, one on the tree, and one on a present).
Pretty Pines Dies, pine boughs in Mossy Meadow, 2 of each size, 1 berry stem in Cherry Cobbler.
Whisper White embossed with Woodland Embossing Folder, 2” circle punch.

Christmas Bulb Builder Punch, 2 in Daffodil Delight, 2 in Cherry Cobbler, 1 in Mossy Meadow, 1 in White, 6 Gold Foil ends

Tree (Winter Wood stamp set), stamp it twice in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla, die cut (In the Woods dies) separately using the 2 tree dies, use dimensionals in between. Make a barrel for the tree, Crumb Cake 1 x 1 1/4, edges angled, embossed with Corrugated Embossing Folder

Sprig Punch, 3 punched in Mossy Meadow, 1 cut in half, add pearls.
Gray Granite circle, 1 3/4“ circle punch. 
Color the stamp with your Stampin' Write Markers.

Blizzard Die, 1 set of snowflakes in Whisper White, sprinkle them all around.

I've also decided that I love this project in the ash gray frame from Michael's. 
The frames I use are 9x9 Belmont shadow Box Frames.

And here's your how to assemble video!

Thanks so much for checking out my blog today! I hope it was helpful to your Christmas creating. Questions or comments, all are appreciated.

And as always, Stay Crafty!


  1. Absolutely beautiful!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Hi Kathryn. Thank you! You are so very welcome. Thanks so much for checking out my project.

    2. Spectacular!! I love when people give the sizes ands directions. (Muahhhhh) Thank you soooo much!!! We're making these as a group of demonstrators holiday play date in November after on stage!

    3. Janine, you are so welcome! I'm happy when I get to inspire and help out. I'm often inspired by others, so it feels good to give back. Have a great time at your event. I'm looking forward to On Stage.

  2. This is just gorgeous, my kind of Christmas colours. Thanks so much for sharing all this information - very kind and generous of you.

    1. Thank you and you're welcome! I'm so glad that you like the project.

  3. This is adorable! I saw it on Pinterest and this has to be the cutest Stampin' Up! sampler I've seen! Love it!

    1. Thank you so much Kris! It's one of my favorites so far.

  4. This is so lovely! I actually cased it with a few changes as I didn't have the sets and made it with my card class for Christmas. All the ladies loved it. Thank you so much for creating it.

    1. You are so welcome Rebecca. And changing it up as needed is the perfect thing to do. I'm glad that your ladies enjoyed making a sampler.