Unwrapping Creativity: Transforming Stampin’ Up’s Rustic Christmas Kit into a Treasure Trove of Cards and Gift Card Holders

RUSTIC CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN KIT ALTERNATES

'Tis the season of joy and giving, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than with heartfelt handmade cards and unique gift card holders? Today, I'm thrilled to share a mega collection of festive creations, all crafted by repurposing the elements of the Stampin' Up Rustic Christmas Countdown Kit. This kit, with its versatile components, proved to be a gold mine for unleashing creativity and turning a single box into a plethora of stunning projects.

Arrow Fun Fold Series - Part 2: In the spirit of innovative card designs, one of the standout alternates is the Arrow Fun Fold Series. The Rustic Christmas Countdown alternate is also Part 2 in my series on Arrow Fun folds. Did you catch the video class this past weekend? Click here.

Cascading Pleats Fold with a Video Tutorial: For those who appreciate the art of paper folding, I've included a mesmerizing Cascading Pleats Fold. The accompanying video tutorial ensures that even the most intricate folds are a breeze to replicate. This project not only showcases your crafting skills but also makes for an unforgettable holiday keepsake.

Quick and Easy Wow Holiday Cards: For the busy holiday season, I've curated a set of four quick and easy wow holiday cards. These cards can be used as delightful greetings on their own, or by simply adding the kit's envelopes to the inside, they transform into stylish and practical gift card holders. The perfect solution for those last-minute gifts that still carry a personal touch.

Decorative Tree-Clip Gift Card Holders: Imagine adorning your Christmas tree with not just ornaments but also charming gift card holders. I've created a set of holders that can be easily clipped onto your tree, adding a touch of festive flair. These decorative holders are not just a practical solution for gift giving but also double as delightful decorations, ensuring your tree is both stylish and functional.

Conclusion: The Rustic Christmas Countdown Kit from Stampin' Up has proven to be a crafting gem, allowing for the creation of a myriad of projects from just one box. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a novice, the versatility of this kit opens the door to endless possibilities. So, grab your crafting supplies, dive into the world of repurposing, and let your imagination run wild this holiday season. After all, there's nothing quite like the joy of giving and receiving handmade treasures from the heart. Happy crafting!

RUSTIC CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN KIT ALTERNATES

‘Tis the season of joy and giving, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than with heartfelt handmade cards and unique gift card holders? Today, I’m thrilled to share a mega collection of festive creations, all crafted by repurposing the elements of the Stampin’ Up Rustic Christmas Countdown Kit. This kit, with its versatile components, proved to be a gold mine for unleashing creativity and turning a single box into a plethora of stunning projects.

  1. Arrow Fun Fold Series – Part 2: In the spirit of innovative card designs, one of the standout alternates is the Arrow Fun Fold Series. The Rustic Christmas Countdown alternate is also Part 2 in my series on Arrow Fun folds. Did you catch the video class this past weekend? Click here.

  2. Cascading Pleats Fold with a Video Tutorial: For those who appreciate the art of paper folding, I’ve included a mesmerizing Cascading Pleats Fold. The accompanying video tutorial ensures that even the most intricate folds are a breeze to replicate. This project not only showcases your crafting skills but also makes for an unforgettable holiday keepsake.

  3. Quick and Easy Wow Holiday Cards: For the busy holiday season, I’ve curated a set of four quick and easy wow holiday cards. These cards can be used as delightful greetings on their own, or by simply adding the kit’s envelopes to the inside, they transform into stylish and practical gift card holders. The perfect solution for those last-minute gifts that still carry a personal touch.

  4. Decorative Tree-Clip Gift Card Holders: Imagine adorning your Christmas tree with not just ornaments but also charming gift card holders. I’ve created a set of holders that can be easily clipped onto your tree, adding a touch of festive flair. These decorative holders are not just a practical solution for gift giving but also double as delightful decorations, ensuring your tree is both stylish and functional.

Conclusion: The Rustic Christmas Countdown Kit from Stampin’ Up has proven to be a crafting gem, allowing for the creation of a myriad of projects from just one box. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a novice, the versatility of this kit opens the door to endless possibilities. So, grab your crafting supplies, dive into the world of repurposing, and let your imagination run wild this holiday season. After all, there’s nothing quite like the joy of giving and receiving handmade treasures from the heart. Happy crafting!


INSTRUCTIONS

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 ARROW FOLD VIDEO

This video shares how to make the Arrow Fun Fold Technique.

CASCADING PLEATS VIDEO

This video features the Rustic Christmas Countdown kit and the Cascading Pleats Fun Fold Technique.


PROJECT PHOTOS

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A beautiful holiday display of projects I've created all from 1 box of the Stampin' Up Rustic Christmas Countdown kit as alternates to the kit.

A beautiful holiday display of projects I’ve created all from 1 box of the Stampin’ Up Rustic Christmas Countdown kit as alternates to the kit.

The fun gift card holders attach to your tree for decorations and gifts all in one.

The fun gift card holders attach to your tree for decorations and gifts all in one.

All of these projects coordinate with no effect. Perfect for gift giving.

All of these projects coordinate with no effect. Perfect for gift giving.

A couple of fun fold cards I created with the Rustic Christmas kit. Cascading Pleats and Arrow Fun fold.

A couple of fun fold cards I created with the Rustic Christmas kit. Cascading Pleats and Arrow Fun fold.

 

ARROW FUN FOLD CARD PHOTOS

This is an arrow fancy fold. It is part 2 in my series on the Arrow Folds from the video class. See the video above for more.

This is an arrow fancy fold. It is part 2 in my series on the Arrow Folds from the video class. See the video above for more. Click here for more in the series.

I used the Stampin' Up Wanted To Say Dies for the words on the wreath.

I used the Stampin’ Up Wanted To Say Dies for the words on the wreath.

I used the envelopes in the kit for the background printed paper.

I used the envelopes in the kit for the background printed paper.

 

HOLIDAY QUICK CARDS & GIFT CARD HOLDERS

This set of beautiful holiday cards are super quick and easy to create with die cuts from the kit. I only added white card stock and a word stamp set.

This set of beautiful holiday cards are super quick and easy to create with die cuts from the kit. I only added white card stock and a word stamp set.

Here's a view of the gift card holder attached to the inside.

Here’s a view of the gift card holder attached to the inside.

   

 

GIFT CARD HOLDERS

The gift card holders were super easy to put together with pieces from the kit. I also added some optional velcro to keep them closed.

The gift card holders were super easy to put together with pieces from the kit. I also added some optional velcro to keep them closed.

The clothespins come in the kit.

The clothespins come in the kit.

  

 

CASCADING PLEATS CARD

I did a separate video class on the Cascading Pleats technique and used the Rustic Christmas Countdown kit as my sample card in the class.

I did a separate video class on the Cascading Pleats technique and used the Rustic Christmas Countdown kit as my sample card in the class.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Mariette Desrosiers says

    hello Tamy
    I really appreciate your tutorials, it’s very helpful, your creativity is always there, thank you for your generosity to share with us
    Have a great Holidays

    • Thanks so much for the kind words, Mariette. You have a wonderful Christmas and new year yourself!