Stamp Review Crew Bonus Hop -- Carols of Christmas
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Carols of Christmas -- Deck the Halls

Hello!

Tropical Storm Emily went through our area yesterday and brought us a bunch of rain.  Today it's bright and sunny again.  Very thankful that it was just rain--no winds, no debris, no one hurt, no property damage.  A big win for us!

Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Stamp Review Crew Bonus Hop featuring the Carols of Christmas stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

This is the first card I made with the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits.  To get in the "spirit", I went with the classic Christmas colors of Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green.

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This card begins with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  A panel of Whisper White cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and matted with a slightly larger panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  [Tip:  Use Multipurpose Liquid adhesive to adhere embossed cardstock to flat cardstock.]  These pieces were adhered at the center of the card front.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the "Deck the Halls" image using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The embellished straight line image was stamped above "Deck" and below "Halls" using Garden Green ink.  The cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the squares from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (2-5/8" x 2-5/8").  The square was matted with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the scalloped square framelits from the Layering Squares Framelits (3" x 3").  These pieces were adhered at the upper center of the card front with the top, left, and right edges of the scalloped square 1/2" from the top, left, and right edges of the embossed Whisper White cardstock.  [Tip:  Use Multipurpose Liquid adhesive to adhere the flat cardstock to the embossed cardstock.]

Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers were used to ink the three leaf holly (Garden Green) with berries (Cherry Cobbler) image and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  This process was repeated 5 more times.  [Tip:  Be sure to "huff" on the stamp after inking with markers and prior to stamping to remoisten the ink.]  Each of the images were die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Card Front Builder Framelits.  The holly pieces were adhered at the top right and lower left corners of the "Deck the Halls" Whisper White square.  For each corner, the first two were adhered slightly overlapping each other at the corner of the square using teeny, teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The third piece was adhered with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional immediately to the right of the first two pieces in the lower left corner and immediately to the left of the first two pieces in the upper right corner.

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The three ornaments image with the long and narrow ornament hanging lowest was inked with Stampin' Write Markers and stamped near the top left corner:  Basic Black for the strings, Garden Green for the ornament tops, and Cherry Cobbler for the ornaments.  The "Best Wishes for the Season" sentiment, from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set, was stamped near the upper center using Garden Green ink.

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The three ornaments image with the long and narrow ornament hanging lowest was inked with Stampin' Write Markers and stamped near the top left corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope flap:  Basic Black for the strings, Garden Green for the ornament tops, and Cherry Cobbler for the ornaments.  The three ornaments image with the long and narrow ornament hanging highest was inked with Stampin' Write Markers and stamped to the right of the previously stamped image on the envelope flap:  Basic Black for the strings, Cherry Cobbler for the ornament tops, and Garden Green for the ornaments.  The first image was re-inked and stamped to the right of the second image and the second image was re-inked and stamped to the right of the first image stamped the second time to create a row of hanging ornaments.

I love that this card came together so quickly.  It's certainly a candidate for an assembly line card; especially if you can bribe a young, strong person to roll the Big Shot for you for the embossed and die cut pieces.  The best part?  It mails with one stamp!  Woohoo!

Card Measurements -- 

Cherry Cobber:  3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"; Whisper White:  4" x 5-1/4", 3" x 3", 3 @ 2" x 3"; Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Carols of Christmas, Holly Berry Happiness; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; Stampin' Write Markers:  Regals (Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green), Basic Black; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform and Magnetic Platform, Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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