Here's another project from the Christmas Card class. You'd think after designing the first card that I was on a roll, but you'd be wrong. I was in a design stall. So to get my Mojo back, I went to my "never fail"-"go to" design. I figured I'd need to go with something easy to get rolling again, so I went with the "roll" and selected the Jolly Jingles Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel.
With all those wonderful Christmas sentiments, it's pretty easy to get the point across with this card; so that means you can have some fun with the paper and embellishments. I chose the Candy Cane Specialty Designer Series Paper to take advantage of the bright red embedded glitter stripes on this sheet. The striped paper and stamping (using Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock) were sponged with Wild Wasabi ink and mounted to a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock (the edges also sponged with Garden Green ink). Pieces of Whisper White and Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon were threaded through opposing buttonholes of a Garden Green button from the Candy Cane Big Designer Button assortment. The ribbons were pulled taut and the button was pressed in place on the seam between the Whisper White cardstock and the Designer Series Paper with Mini Glue Dots. The ribbon edges were slightly overlapped and then folded to the back of the Wild Wasabi cardstock. (Small pieces of Sticky Strip hold the ribbon ends in place on the back of the Wild Wasabi cardstock.) The Wild Wasabi cardstock was then adhered to the Baja Breeze card base, the edges sponged with Baja Breeze ink.
A coordinating strip of Candy Cane Specialty Designer Series Paper was sponged with Baja Breeze ink and then adhered to the left side of a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then the remaining edges of the Whisper White cardstock were sponged with Baja Breeze ink prior to adhering the Whisper White cardstock to the interior of the card.
Creating a coordinating envelope for this card took only a few seconds with the Jolly Jingles Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel. Just open the envelope flap to lay it flat on your work surface, line up the wheel with the fold, and roll! Of course, you'll want to make sure that you have your printing right side up before you roll that wheel. Just sayin'... (We won't get into how many envelopes were ditched when a certain Stampin' Up! demonstrator was not paying attention late one evening.)
If you need to make quite a few of a single card, this design is one that you'll want to keep handy. To see other examples of this card design, click here and here and here and here and here and here. It's easy to see why it's my "never fail"-"go to" design.
[Important Note: Unfortunately, the Candy Cane Specialty Designer Series Paper is no longer available for purchase. However, you can download a digital version of this paper for use with My Digital Studio or with your own photo/digital scrapbooking applications. You could print the paper, mount it to the cardstock, and then add the stamping, ribbon and button! You could even replicate the embedded red glitter with some Sticky Strip and Red Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter.]
Stamps: Jolly Jingles Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel; Inks: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Wild Wasabi; Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi; Designer Series Paper: Candy Cane Specialty; Embellishments: Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Candy Cane Big Designer Button Assortment; Adhesive: SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip; Tools: Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge, Jumbo Wheel handle; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope