Hello friends, today i am sharing some alternative projects I have made using the Stampin Up Rustic Christmas Countdown Kit. I really love this kit and the elements in it, but thought I would get more use from it using the elements this way. Firstly, let’s have a look at the kit as it comes in the box.
There are instructions included to make up this countdown calendar.
I made a video showing what’s in the kit, as well as a look at the projects I made.
My Rustic Christmas Countdown Kit Christmas Cards
Here’s a look at some pictures of the alternative projects I have made using the kit contents. First up I made these three Christmas cards. I have used the Distressed Tile Embossing folder from the Stampin’ Up! September to December Mini Catalogue on each of them (view this and the other products I have used today by clicking on the links at the end of the post. The base cardstock is from L-R Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake, which all coordinate with the elements in the kit (Old Olive is another coordinating colour). For the sentiments, I have used the Brightest Glow stamp set which is in the Annual Catalogue as a carry over from last years Christmas releases.
Now, lets have a closer look at each of the cards. The twine is included in the kit. I love how it curls randomly to give extra texture to your card. The sentiments are stamped in Pebble Path ink. I have used one of the dies in Stylish Shapes to cut out the centre circle.
Next we have this one. Again I have used the Stylish Shapes dies for the sentiment. On this one you can also see how I used a sponge dauber to ink the edges of the embossed layer in Pebbled Path ink.
Finally we have this one. I think this is my favourite of the three cards. I love the way the twine curls around. You can see I have also inked the edges of the die cut bow. For the sentiment shape in this one, I just used a circle punch.
My Rustic Christmas Countdown Kit Memory Keeping Projects
I also used some of the elements in the kit to make a couple of memory keeping projects. The first is a 12×12″ scrapbook page about last Christmas night. I have added just two things on this one. The first one is some background stamping in Crumb Cake using the Joy of Noel stamp set. The second one is some strips of the Joyful Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper has four different designs with gold foiling. I have used the music patterned sheet on this one as it adds to the joyful theme of the page.
The second memory keeping project is a work in progress. I am making a December Daily like Christmas notebook, based on the theme of the projects started by Ali Edwards. I got a travellers notebook from Etsy and will have a double page spread for each day in December to record various fun things, traditions and notes. Here’s a look at the first three double pages I have prepared ahead of time. If you would like to follow along with this project in December with me, follow my Facebook Business page as that is where I will be posting the completed pages.
I think the pockets from the kit are going to be particularly useful. I have popped a few into cards for holding gift cards, and in this project I will use them for journaling, receipts or extra photos.
Again I have used the Joy of Noel stamp set for some additional stamping.
Where can I buy the Stampin’ Up! Rustic Christmas Countdown Kit?
You can find the Rustic Christmas Countdown kit in the Kits Collection section of my online Stampin’ Up! store. You can either purchase them online there, or you can also contact me by phone or email and order them directly with me and pay by direct deposit or credit card. You can view the other products I have used, by viewing the links at the end of the post.
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