Holiday Ideas

By Debbie Grommet Bosskut Design Team

This box highlights the new Pinecone cutting file by Judy Stark available at Also from Bosskut is the Circle Florette .

When getting ready to cut the florette. I ungrouped the image and removed the center so that I would have a round background then regrouped to keep it together when moving. I did draw out a circle to fit inside to give the pinecone a framed look.

I did not create the pattern for this box but when you have a Gazelle you can turn any pattern you have into a cutting file. Turn on your grid under view and use it to aid in measuring also it helps keep lines straight and you can create just about anything.  The hidden box was created by Heather Perreaux.  Here is a link to the instructions

Top View
Hidden Box Opened.

The little pinecone is only an 1″ tall and 3/4″ wide. Amazing. The total box is 3″x3″
Now that I have made a cut file for it, I can cut them quickly without all the measuring . Happy Crafting Debbie

BURNISHED Velvet Snowman Tag
by KATIE P. Bosskut Design Team



Hi everyone!  I hope you’re enjoying the hop so far!  There’s so much
inspiration!  Are you familiar with the Burnished Velvet technique?  Terri with
Boss Kut has done a series of videos that tell you what you’ll need and just how
to do it.  You can view them in Terri’s YouTube channel.
I chose to work with the new Melting Snowman Tag.  After I opened the file in
Funtime, I simply pulled the “arms” off (cause I wanted them as a layer, not cut
as part of the design) and changed the line colors so the pieces could all be
cut separately without disassembling the shape.  I added my adhesive to my
cardstock and loaded my mat.  Be sure you do test cuts, as Terri suggests in the
video.  You don’t want to wast a bunch of your adhesive, or time!  I cut the
inside pieces on Pressure 1 then cut the outside on the highest pressure.  That
was it!
So after I got it cut it was time to glitter!  I used my paper piercer to
“weed” the pieces…just like you would a garden, you remove the cover to expose
the area you want to work on.  I glittered one color at a time…the hat band,
the nose then all my black pieces.  After I applied each section of giltter, I
pulled out my Copic to color the sections.  Yes, you read that right! I colored the glitter with my Copics!
The hat band was colored with R29,
the nose YR18
and the rest with 100 Black.
Super easy!  Here’s a pic of what the process looks like…
So fun! After I was done coloring, I cut the charm mat (included in the file)
and the arms and finished assembling the tag.  I added some Canvas Corp Cord to
the top and tied it to a gift bag.
Isn’t he cute?!  I LOVE snowmen and this file makes a perfect tag to hang
on a bag or add to a gift.  Don’t you think?!  Here’s a closer view of the tag
so you can see all the sparkle and shine…

The best part is that the glitter won’t come off onto everything!


Snowman Poop
By Lori m. Bosskut Design Team

What are holidays if not for having a little fun? Here’s a quick and cute gag gift to pass along to someone special.

Using one clean empty jar, a few cotton balls, ribbon, poem found on the internet and some really cute bosskutdiecuts , a little assembly and this is what I put  together.

The holly leaves, snowmen and the pine needles are a few of the new diecuts at  “Adorable”!       Happy Holidays!

By Linn Cole Bosskut Design Team

Today’s project is just a card with a Pointsettia on it! Although it is not just any old Poinsettia….it is a Bosskut Poinsettia! I LOVE this Diecut! I have made it in pearlized white, red, green and yellow and every size possible! So I just had to show the Poinsettia one more time! I also cut out my “Merry Christmas” too, added a few jewels in the center and Viola! Happy crafting !


Wooden Santa Plaque
By Lori m. Bosskut Design Team

Using one of those wooden plaques found at the store, I added a little holiday paper and then glued and Mod Podged it for durability. Next I added, “# 0873 Santa Head”, Which came from Isn’t he the happiest Santa you’ve ever seen?

The Ho Ho Ho, was cut out on my Gazelle using a TTF font already installed in my Funtime program.

Love, Love, Love, his cute face and deep blue eyes. For the beard I added some liquid pearls to give it texture, a little cotton the brim of his hat and on the tassel.

by Phyllis Parkins

I altered this Journal for a very special new little granddaughter that I have.  Actually I have 3 new grandchildren. My daughter Heather and her husband Darin are adopting a little boy and his two sisters. They were in the need of a home and in foster care so Heather and Darin heard about them and stepped up to the plate and they have now joined their family.  They  already had 3 boys and now have 4 boys and 2 girls.

I wanted to make Phoenix a Journal so she could write about her feelings and thoughts , hoping this would help her with the transition.  I found the Journal at Hobby Lobby and it was just what I was looking for.  Then I watched one of Suzanne Deans new videos (I’m a big fan of hers) of her coloring this fairy (from Wee Stamps) and had to have it for the Journal it was just perfect.  I loved the colors she used.

I colored the image with my copics and then cut a simple frame and mat and the title on my Gazelle. Next I sprayed the picture with a coat of acrylic sealer as I wanted to Modge Podge the cover for durability. Then I gave it 2 coats of modge podge and added some of our brass charms and crystals. (watch for our antiqued brass charms that will be available in 2012).





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71 Responses to Holiday Ideas

  1. Francine Howard says:

    Love all the projects but the box project is what caught my eye. :)

  2. Linda Milroy says:

    Wow, gorgeous projects I especially love the first box. So neat the way it opens. Thanks for much.

  3. Rita Barakat says:

    Wow! That first box is the coolest! What lovely work ladies!

  4. charlene says:

    such fun things today!

  5. Melissa says:

    The secret box is awesome!!

  6. Judy O'Brien says:

    Love the secret box!

  7. That medallion cut is fabulous! thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  8. Tonya Turvold says:

    Such great ideas! I love making hang tags for my Christmas packages. I just wish I had more time this year. Being in college is rough when you have three children and have been out of school for 19 years.


  9. Efrat S. says:

    Love the box. What a great project.

  10. f lynn rush says:

    wonderful projects. thank you for sharing. rush88888 at gmail dot com

  11. Chris Mead says:

    I loved the secret box, and snowman poop is just too funny!

  12. Caroline D. says:

    Cute and fun projects!! I color glitter with my copics too! :o )

  13. Britt says:

    WOW I love those sparkly snowmen and your secret box is awesome!

  14. kacee says:

    oh very pretty coloring!! Great job!

  15. Rufus says:

    Wow, all the projects are such fun. The pinecone box is just adorable! Loads of inspiration.

  16. Jamie Hensley says:

    Blog hops are so much fun, and I love to see all the great projects. That box is off the charts!


  17. BJ says:

    Wow, what a great group of inspirations! They were all my favorites. I must find time to do a few.

  18. Peggy Allen says:

    Great projects. The box is amazing.
    Christmas blessings,

  19. Marilyn Nimmo says:

    Amazing projects. As I scrolled down, I would think — this is my favorite. Then I would get to the next one, and it would be wonderful too! LOVED them all!

  20. Wowzas!!!! Great projects!!! I love that melting snowman and have the perfect sentiment to use with him. Go figure he was combined with burnished velvet…. My fave technique!!!! :)

  21. Naomi Hanson says:

    I love all these projects!!! I don’t have enough time in the day to try them all out!

  22. McStamper says:

    Great projects.

  23. Such great projects. I especially love that elegant Poinsettia!!!

  24. Pati L says:

    wow, what great projects!! That is one heck of a box, very cool! I love the poinsettia and the fonts. Love the journal. Thanks for sharing all of this inspiration!

  25. Janet A Smith says:

    Love that different box and the granddaughter should love that altered journal, so pretty.

  26. S Best says:

    That secret box is AMAZING!!!!! Love it!

  27. Linda Carson says:

    Get out!! That pinecone box is amazing!! It’s a gift that keeps giving! Each project is fabulous!

  28. TX JennyWren says:

    Cute secret box. Love the pinecones. All the projects are great!!

  29. Jeanne says:

    Projects are great…I really love the box.

  30. Ruza Rebel says:

    OH MY!!! That box is awesome! TY for the link to the tutorial! I will definetely have to try this! Love all the other projects shared today! What an awesome week of inspiration! TFS!

  31. LorraineN says:

    Oh wow, what gorgeous and diverse creations! Love them!

  32. Celeste Weber says:

    I’m off to make the box!! Love it!

  33. Carolyn McCravy says:

    The poinsettia card is my fave…the box is so cute and very clever…cute projects!!

  34. Trisha says:

    Fabulous projects. My favorite is the pinecone secret box and I also love the journal. Thanks for such great projects. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  35. Deb Long says:

    Thank you for these amazing, inspirational projects!

  36. Wow! One cool project after another! I am getting some great ideas! Thank you!

  37. Joe says:

    Great ideas! I like that secret box.

  38. Jan Schultheis says:

    All great projects, a lot of work in the box project.

  39. Beverly U says:

    The snowman poop gag gift is hilarious and is the perfect gift for someone I know! Thanks

  40. Marilyn C. Lojek says:

    great projects – neat techniques

  41. Rita S says:

    cute projects, but I absolutely love the hidden box, going to try it tonight! TFS

  42. Becki Wagner says:

    The pinecone box is amazing! Great job on all the projects too!


  43. debb says:

    wonderful projects- I love that box pattern!

  44. Erika Bardo says:

    These are darling projects…especially the gag gift. So cute!

  45. Elise Gray says:

    Nice Projects – thanks for sharing these great ideas!

  46. Katherine says:

    Love the projects! Thanks for sharing!!

  47. Marda says:

    Love all the projects and the box is so tiny and cute! Will be sorry when the blog hop is over, so many creative projects and done on the Gazelle!

    An amazing machine.

  48. Alice Carman says:

    Loving all the creations! TFS

  49. Betsey in SC says:

    More GREAT Projects – I love Debbie’s Box (Thanks for the link) and Lori’s Snowman Poop the best.

  50. Sharman says:

    MORE amazing projects. I love them all AGAIN. You girls do such good work.

  51. TonyaKaye says:

    Wow all the wonderful creative ideas. Keep ‘em coming ladies!

  52. Marla H. says:

    What amazing projects. I was really drawn to that fun box. Thanks for sharing the link for those that dont have one of these amazing Gazelle machines. They really can do great things!!

  53. LOVE that secret box!!! Too cool! So much fun…lovin’ all the inspiration!

  54. Polly says:

    Just want to thank you and all for this fabulous blog hop. So many ideas, will be coming back in days to come just to look over ideas and try them. Todays are no exception.

  55. Raven says:

    Great projects today…well everyday. LOL

    The secret box is perfect for little gifts. I’m making the girls some bottlecap necklaces and this would be great to wrap them up in. Any chance on sharing the cut file?

    The journal is precious and girl young or old would appreciate one.

  56. lisa808 says:

    I’m going to have to give the secret box a try! tfs

  57. Wonderful projects! Thanks for another good day of inspiration.

  58. Sharon Peele says:

    Beautiful work on all the projects!! The box is awesome!! I am headed over to splitcoast stampers (after the hop) and check it out!! Thanks for the inspiring me!!

  59. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Nice. Great colors and patterns. And idea…

  60. B. Poteraj says:

    How cute. I would love to make that for my niece.

  61. Wendy Crowe says:

    Wow! The secret box is so cool! I love it! I would never suspect it opens up like that! Very neat!

  62. Lori m says:

    Fabulous, just amazing projects and gift ideas, thank you all.

  63. Cyndee Scholet says:

    LOVE the pinecone box! Lots of lovely projects!

  64. That secret box is so neat – I can’t wait to make one for each of my grandsons! I love your fairy journal too – such a cool idea for a little girl.

  65. Lynda says:

    Super cute projects…love all the snowmen!!!

  66. Miriam Prantner says:

    I just saw my first secret box the other day, and I’m in love with them. Love your take on the project. Great work by all, these are great ideas for the holidays!

  67. Judy Tesla says:

    Great projects everyone!

  68. Jeneen Odendahl says:

    I love all your projects but my favorite is that cute pinecone box. Adorable!

  69. Sara Tanner says:

    That box is AWESOME!!! I will defiantly try miking it, very cool. The journal is also cute as are the cards. Love these projects.

    Thank you for sharing. :)

  70. DB says:

    So creative. The pinecone secret box and the journal are so pretty!

  71. bobbie dovin says:

    great projects love them all!!!!!!

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