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Jingle All The Way

Hi there!

A long couple of days, but good news with Mom; her surgery was successful and she's settling into the healing process.  Thanks for the prayers and good wishes.  They are so very much appreciated.

Today's post presents the fifth of the five cards designed for my annual Christmas Card class.  This one features my very favorite embellishment offered in the Holiday Mini Catalog:  the Mini Jingle Bells.  They're just so darn cute!!!  And they really jingle!

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We begin with a card base of Wild Wasabi.  The lower half of a Chocolate Chip cardstock panel was embossed in the Big Shot with the Stripes Textured Impressions embossing folder and adhered to the card front using SNAIL.  A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was stamped with the ornate "Merry Christmas" from the Christmas Lodge stamp set (available in the Holiday Mini Catalog) using Cherry Cobbler ink and adhered to the upper half of the embossed Chocolate Chip Panel. 

The top and bottom edges of a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch and adhered across the Chocolate Chip cardstock panel just slightly above the center of the panel.  A piece of Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of So Saffron cardstock and adhered across the center of the Cherry Cobbler strip.

At the center of the Holly Berry Bouquet paper, a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Quilted Satin ribbon was folded into a bow shape.  A Wild Wasabi button from the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons was threaded with a piece of Early Espresso/Whisper White Baker's Twine looped to hang the Mini Jingle Bells.  Here's how it's done:

1.  Apply Sticky Strip to Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Quilted Satin ribbon as shown in the diagram below.  Remove the center adhesive cover from "Front Site of Ribbon" and place ribbon at the center of the Designer Series Paper.  Remove the adhesive cover from the center at "Back Side of Ribbon".  Fold the right side of ribbon to the center and press the end into the Sticky Strip (making one of the Sticky Strips at one end of the "Front Side of Ribbon" visible).  Remove the adhesive cover and fold the remaining end of the ribbon over to cover the Sticky Strip (making the remaining Sticky Strip at the end of the "Front Side of Ribbon visible)

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2.  Thread Early Espresso/Whisper White Baker's Twine through Wild Wasabi button with ends of twine at front of button.  Knot the twine.  Using a Dental Floss Threader, thread a Mini Jingle Bell onto each tail of the twine.  Bring each tail of twine up into a loop and cross the loops to create a "bow" with one Mini Jingle Bell in each loop.  Snug up the "bow" and adjust the bells in the loops, as required.  Knot the ends of the twine on the front of the button and push a tail back through a button hole to the back of the button.  Tie the tails and knot to secure the Baker's Twine and snip the ends close to the knot.  Remove the Sticky Strip cover on the ribbon and press the button into place at the center

(click on card to see larger image)

The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with Very Vanilla cardstock.  Narrow strips of Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper were adhered to the top and bottom edges of the liner to bring the fun colors from the front of the card to the inside of the card.

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The back flap of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope was stamped with the ornate "Merry Christmas" from the Christmas Lodge stamp set.

I have a few more Christmas Cards to share with you and we'll be making Gift Card Holders and tags this weekend at the SASS Stamp Club.  I look forward to sharing these projects with you.


Stamps:  Christmas Lodge; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi; Designer Series Paper:  Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty; Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Quilted Satin ribbon, Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons, Early Espresso/Whisper White Baker's Twine, Mini Jingle Bells; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Sticky Strip; Tools:  Paper Cutter/Scorer, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Scallop Trim Border punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Stripes Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Dental Floss Threader


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That is adorable! I love how you put the bells through the button!!

Cheryl Hamilton

Gorgeous card, Mickey! You are full of ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

Tiffany Bauer

This card is absolutely gorgeous!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #46 with a link back to your blog on 12-11-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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Thanks and take care
Tiffany Bauer

Cindy E.

Thank you for the instructions on the bow/button/bells - love it!

Paula aka Scrapshappen

Glad to hear your mom is doing well. And I love all the details on this great card!

Heidi Baks

I love the bells with the button!


Another wonderful card!

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