Christmas

Carols of Christmas -- Peace on Earth

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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.

When you look at this card at first glance you will likely be reminded of the card in my last post as it takes advantage of "white space" to make an elegant statement.

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This card begins with a card base of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock.  A panel of Very Vanilla cardstock was swiped with the Embossing Buddy and the starry swoop from the Star of Light stamp set was stamped twice using Versamark:  the first stamping has the larger part of the swoop at the upper right corner with the smaller part of the swoop pointing toward the lower left corner, and the second stamping has the larger part of the swoop at the lower left corner and the smaller part of the swoop pointing toward the upper right corner.  [Tip:  When using photopolymer stamps, be sure to place the Stampin' Pierce Mat below the cardstock to achieve the best stamped images.]  The stamped images were covered with Copper Stampin' Emboss powder, the excess tapped back into the container, and the image heat embossed with the Heat Tool.  You can see in the photo below what the panel looks like after it has been embossed.  Don't worry about the overlap of the images at the center as that will be covered up.

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The embossed panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Fresh Fig cardstock.  A length of Copper Trim was wrapped around the center of the two panels (each wrap is about 1" apart) and tied into a bow near the right center of the panels.  The panels were adhered at the center of the card front.

The "Peace on Earth" sentiment from the Carols of Christmas stamp set was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Fresh Fig ink.  The words were cut out with Paper Snips:  "Peace", "on" with the lines to the right and left, and "Earth"; trimming closely to the inked areas.  A piece of Copper Foil Sheets was die cut with the Big Shot using the largest of the circle Stitched Shapes Framelits (2-7/8").  The die cut circle was adhered to the left center of the card front with the left edge of the circle 1/8" from the left edge of the Very Vanilla embossed panel.  The "on" with the lines to the right and left was adhered across the center of the circle die cut.  Then the "Peace" and "Earth" were adhered above and below the "on", respectively, using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was stamped with the "May your Season be Peaceful, your New Year be Bright" sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set using Fresh Fig ink.  Once the ink was completed dry (just a couple of seconds), the area was swiped with the Embossing Buddy and the star/cross/diamond/dots image from the Carols of Christmas stamp set was stamped three times around the sentiment using Versamark ink.  The stamped images were covered with Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, the excess tapped back into the container, and the images heat embossed with the Heat Tool.

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The envelope flap of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope was randomly stamped with the star/cross/diamond/dots image and the 4 dots in the shape of a diamond image from the Carols of Christmas stamp set using Fresh Fig ink.  [Tip:  Place a scrap sheet of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to ensure that the images stamp only on the envelope flap.]

I love the elegant look of this card and that it uses non-traditional colors to convey a Christmas greeting.  I'll be back soon with the instructions for the final card I designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits.  That card is all about creating a Winter scene with the thinlits.  I hope you'll stop by to visit!

Card Measurements -- 

Fresh Fig:  4-1/8" x 5-3/8"; Very Vanilla:  4" x 5-1/4", 2-1/2" x 3"; Thick Very Vanilla:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Copper Foil Sheets:  3-1/4" x 3-1/4"; Copper Trim:  20"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Carols of Christmas, Star of Light; Inks:  Fresh Fig, Versamark; Cardstock:  Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla, Thick Very Vanilla, Copper Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Copper Trim; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Carols of Christmas -- Deck the Halls

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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


Peace This Christmas -- A Remake

Hi There!

I hope that you had a good week and are looking forward to a fun Summer weekend.  In this area, there's lots of Back To School shopping going on as the kids are returning to school in a couple of weeks.

Today's post is a remake of a Christmas card that I designed for my Stamp Clubs last year using the Peace This Christmas stamp set--you'll see that card at the bottom of this post.  Fortunately, this stamp set carried over to the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog as I just love the images and script used for this stamp set.  The card you see here is identical in design to the one made in 2016.  The remake replaces Retired items with Current items--I'll identify those when you see the original card.

When I design Christmas cards, I look for a simple design that lends itself to easy reproduction but still contains lots of pretty eye-catching elements.  If the card is mail-able with one stamp that's a huge bonus.  I think this card hits all the criteria.

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This card begins with a card base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  A piece of Be Merry Designer Series Paper was adhered along the left side of a panel of Garden Green cardstock with the top, left, and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper 1/8" from the top, left, and bottom edges of the panel.

The "Peace Joy & Love" image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The evergreen sprig was stamped below the "Love" using Garden Green ink.  The cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using a plain edge oval die (2-3/8" x 3-1/4") from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The plain oval was matted with a Cherry Cobbler scallop oval die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding scallop oval layering die (2-5/8" x 3-1/2") from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The same scallop oval die was used to die cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheets.  This die cut was adhered behind the Cherry Cobbler die cut so that 1/8" of the Gold Foil scallop oval extends beyond the left side of the Cherry Cobbler scallop oval.  The oval layers were adhered to the card front centered between the left and right sides and just a smidge above center (the bottom edge of the Cherry Cobbler scallop oval is 1" above the bottom edge of the Garden Green mat.

The Embossing Buddy was swiped across a piece of Whisper White cardstock and the pine cone image stamped on the cardstock twice using Versamark ink (re-inking the stamp prior to stamping the second time).  The images were covered in Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, the excess tapped back into the container, and the powder melted with the Heat Tool.  The pine cones were cut out with Paper Snips.  The stems of the pine cones were adhered at the center of the evergreen sprig using Mini Glue Dots.  A piece of Gold 1/8" ribbon was tied into a bow and adhered over the top of the stems using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The "May all your Christmas wishes come true" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The sprig of mistletoe tied with a bow image was inked with the brush tip of the Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker for the mistletoe, Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker for the bow, and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker for the greenery.  The image was stamped to the left of "May".  [Tip:  When inking images with Stampin' Write Markers, be sure to "huff" on the stamp to remoisten the ink prior to stamping.]

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The sprig of mistletoe tied with a bow was stamped at the center of the Medium Whisper White Envelope flap using the same inks as used for the liner.

Here is the card I designed for the Stamp Clubs in 2016.

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It's pretty easy to identify the differences:

  • The This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper used for the 2016 card is now Retired (2016-2017 Annual Catalog)
  • The card base, panel, and focal point mat colors are reversed as the Designer Series Paper for the 2016 card had a Garden Green background color and the Designer Series Paper for the 2017 card has a Cherry Cobbler background
  • The cardstock used for the focal point, pine cone, and liner (not shown) is Very Vanilla
  • The envelope used for the 2016 card (not shown) is Very Vanilla
  • The Stampin' Write Marker used for the greenery on the sprig stamped on the liner and envelope flap (not shown) uses Mint Macaron ink which is now Retired

The Be Merry Designer Series Paper has background sheets in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green.  So if you decided to use a predominantly Garden Green background paper all you need to do is swap the card base, large panel, and focal point mat colors.  That gives you the potential for quite a few cards when you purchase the Designer Series Paper and the coordinating cardstock package.

Card Measurements for the 2017 card -- 

Cherry Cobbler:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3" x 4"; Garden Green:  4" x 5-1/4"; Whisper White:  3" x 4", 2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Gold Foil Sheets:  3" x 4"; Be Merry Designer Series Paper:  2" x 5"; Gold 1/8" ribbon:  6"

Card Measurements for the 2016 card -- 

Cherry Cobbler:  4" x 5-1/4"; Garden Green:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3" x 4"; Very Vanilla:  3" x 4", 2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Gold Foil Sheets:  3" x 4"; This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper:  2" x 5"; Gold 1/8" ribbon:  6"

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for the first displayed card --

Stamps:  Peace This Christmas; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Versamark; Stampin' Write Markers:  Regals (Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green); Subtles (Wild Wasabi); Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Be Merry; Embellishments:  Gold 1/8" ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Ovals Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

Supplies I used for the second displayed card -- 

Stamps:  Peace This Christmas; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Versamark; Stampin' Write Markers:  Regals (Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green); [Retired] 2015-2017 In Color (MInt Macaron); Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  [Retired] This Christmas Specialty; Embellishments:  Gold 1/8" ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Ovals Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Flurry of Wishes Jumbo Sized

Hi There!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends.  I was fortunate to have my youngest son and his family visit for Thanksgiving week.  We were very busy with a young family that includes a 2 year old.  We took him to Disney's Animal Kingdom, the Brevard Zoo, an inflatable playground, and did lots of other stuff around the house that included watercolor painting and colored pencils.  It was so fun!  Here is Landon feeding the Lorikeets at the Brevard Zoo.  Don't you just love that face???!!!

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It was definitely hard to say goodbye.  Unfortunately, after they left I came down with a bad cold that turned into a sinus infection.  So I've spent the last week medicating and putting the house back together.  I also used the time to start some of my Christmas and December birthday shopping and shipping.  So lots of time with packing boxes, tape, and trips to the Post Office and UPS.  It's a process...

I was able to sneak in some time last week to complete a consignment project for a retiree organization that I belong to.  The assignment:  make a Christmas card that a large group of people could sign for a very special person who donates time to the organization (and a whole lot of other organizations, too).  Here's what I came up with.

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Don't worry, you're not seeing a funky photo, this card is oversized.  The card base is a full sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" Pool Party cardstock folded in half.  A panel of Island Indigo cardstock was cut slightly smaller than the card front and adhered to the center of the card front.  Then a panel of Silver Foil Sheets was cut slightly smaller than the Island Indigo panel and adhered at the center of the Island Indigo panel.

Now we'll talk about the stamping.  A piece of Shimmery White cardstock was brushed with the Embossing Buddy and the two largest snowflakes from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set were randomly stamped across the cardstock using Versamark ink.  The images were covered with Clear Stampin' Emboss powder and set with the Heat Tool.  The Watercolor Wash background stamp was inked with Pool Party ink and then lightly misted with water using the Stampin' Spritzer.  The image was stamped at the center of the Shimmery White cardstock.  The Watercolor Wash image was inked and misted again to stamp above the first image and then a third time to stamp below the image.  A paper towel was brushed across the embossed snowflakes to remove the ink from the embossing and the Shimmery White panel was set aside to dry.  (Or you can speed up the process by using the Heat Tool on the low setting.)

Scraps of Shimmery White cardstock were stamped with the two smallest snowflakes using Pool Party ink and punched from the cardstock using the Snow Flurry punch.  The "Sending a Flurry..." sentiment was stamped on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock using Island Indigo ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the Lots of Labels Framelits.  The next size larger framelit was used to die cut a piece of Island Indigo cardstock.  The Shimmery White label was adhered at the center of the Island Indigo label and 3/16" holes were punched at each outside edge of the Shimmery White label using the Crop-A-Dile.  Stampin' Dimensionals were placed at the four corners of the back of the Island Indigo label. 

Once the "washed" Shimmery White panel was dry, it was adhered to the center of a slightly larger piece of Island Indigo cardstock.  A length of Silver Metallic Thread was wrapped into loops and the center of the loops adhered to a couple of Mini Glue Dots placed where the approximate center of the label will reside on the front panel.  The loops were gently pulled apart with the fingertips and then the label was adhered to the front panel.  Two pieces of White 3/8" Glitter Ribbon were threaded through the holes at each side of the label and the ends adhered to the back of the Island Indigo panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the Silver Foil Sheet panel.

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This photo gives you a better view of the label and if you look closely, you can just barely see the Silver Metallic Thread .  I promise you it looks a whole lot better in real life.  (If you click on the picture it will open in a larger window.)  The Shimmery White punched snowflakes were adhered randomly across the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Island Indigo cardstock slightly smaller than the sentiment area.  A piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with my favorite greeting from the Versatile Christmas stamp set using Island Indigo ink.  More of the punched Shimmery White snowflakes were adhered at the top right and lower left corners using Fast Fuse.  The Whisper White panel was then adhered at the center of the Island Indigo panel.  A punched Shimmery White snowflake was adhered near the sentiment with a Stampin' Dimensional.

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Rather than make an envelope for a card this size, I reached into my envelope stash for a silver foil-lined white envelope I purchased for cards of this size from my local office supply store.  The second largest and two smallest snowflakes were stamped at the lower left front corner of the envelope using Pool Party ink.  The "Merry Christmas" sentiment was stamped over the snowflakes using Island Indigo ink.

I've had the Watercolor Wash background stamp since this year's Stampin' Up! Catalog went live in June.  I've been seeing so many great ideas using this stamp and realized that a card of this size could easily handle the color wash background I envisioned with the emboss resist technique to show off the beautiful large snowflakes in the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.  Using the wash with the Shimmery White cardstock adds an extra element of lushness to the card because the shimmer from the cardstock comes through any ink you put on the cardstock.

I delivered this beauty late last week and was sad to part with it.  However, I feel better knowing that soon it will be going to an excellent home.

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Flurry of Wishes, Versatile Christmas, Watercolor Wash; Inks:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Versamark; Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  White 3/8" Glitter ribbon, Silver Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin' Spritzer, Snow Flurry punch, Embossing Buddy, Clear Stampin' Emboss powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits, Crop-A-Dile (retired from Stampin' Up!); Office supply store:  White silver foil-lined envelope for an 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card


Wondrous Wreath Remake

Hi There!

I was going through a box of projects that I've made in the last couple of years but had never posted on my blog.  I was looking for ideas for some simple Christmas cards.  Here's a card that I designed for my 2014 Christmas card classes.

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I really like the simple design of this card because it allows you to focus on the wreath.  Here's the inside of the card.

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I love the simplicity of the greeting, too.  Since some of the items used on this card are no longer available, I decided to remake the card using supplies that are currently available.

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Both cards are essentially the same; just a few subtle differences.  The remade card begins with a card base of Cherry Cobbler.  A piece of Old Olive cardstock was embossed in the Big Shot using the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions embossing folder.  The edges of the embossed cardstock were sponged with Old Olive ink and the inked sponge rubbed lightly over the raised stars to bring them into higher relief.  A strip of Merry Moments Designer Series Paper was adhered horizontally across the center of the embossed panel.  Then a length of Gold 1/8" ribbon was wrapped around the panel and Designer Series Paper strip and knotted at the right side of the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the card front.

A piece of Kraft Corrugated Paper was die cut in the Big Shot using the Deco Labels Collection Framelits and adhered at the left side of the card front.  The wreath images from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set were stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock with Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, and Cherry Cobbler inks (it's a three-step stamping technique) and the wreath die cut in the Big Shot with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  The wreath hanger was die cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock and adhered at the top center of the Corrugated Paper (about half of the hanger was snipped off) and the wreath positioned centered over the circular area of the Corrugated Paper and adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The bow image was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock, die cut with the bow die, and adhered at the top center of the wreath using a Mini Glue Dot.  The "Noel" was die cut from Gold Foil Sheets and adhered to the wreath with rolled up Mini Glue Dots placed under the "N" and the "L".  

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The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A piece of Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (the reverse side of the paper used on the card front) was adhered along the left side of the liner.  A piece of Gold 1/8" ribbon was adhered on the right and left edges of the paper with the ends of the ribbon folded over to the back of the liner.  The greeting was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Old Olive ink.

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The envelope flap of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope was embossed in the Big Shot with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions embossing folder.  

So, which card appeals to you?

Robertssiggy
Supplies I used for these cards --

2014

Stamps:  Wondrous Wreath; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Trim the Tree Stack, Under the Tree Specialty; Embellishments:  Gold 1/8" ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Party Pennants Bigz L die, Multi-Purpose Platform, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions embossing folder, Magnetic Plate, Wonderful Wreath Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope

2015

Stamps:  Wondrous Wreath; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Corrugated Paper, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Merry Moments; Embellishments:  Gold 1/8" ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions embossing folder, Magnetic Platform, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Wonderful Wreath Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope