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Christmas Card CASE

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Here's another Christmas card.  This one is a CASE from the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Catalog (page 12).  My interpretation of this project has a couple of small changes; however, the basic design is the same.  CASE = Copy And Share Everything.  Why re-invent the wheel when Stampin' Up! has designers with such great ideas?

Christmas_Lodge_Tree
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The focal point image is the big, beautiful tree from the Christmas Lodge stamp set.  The tree was placed on the work surface with the rubber face up.  Lucky Limeade ink was applied to the entire stamp image then a sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink was used to add some brown to the tree trunk and ground area under the tree.  Don't worry about the Lucky Limeade ink already applied to the stamp image.  The Soft Suede ink will cover that.]  "Huff" on the stamp to remoisten the ink and then stamp the image on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use a second sponge dauber to add Old Olive ink to the tree branches and white space in between the branches to give the tree a bit of dimension.  Use the "Low" setting on the Heat Tool to dry the ink then swipe the Embossing Buddy over the tree image.  Using Versamark ink, stamp the "Happy Holidays" greeting over the tree, cover the greeting with Pewter Stampin' Emboss Powder, and tap the excess embossing powder back into the container.  Use the Heat Tool on the "High" setting to melt the embossing powder.  Mat the Whisper White panel with a Riding Hood Red panel.

Using the Scallop Trim Border punch, punch one long edge of a 3/4" x 11" piece of Lucky Limeade cardstock.  Cut a piece of the punched strip to 4 1/4" and adhere along the left edge of the Riding Hood Red cardstock so that the punched scallops peek out from the left edge.  Apply SNAIL to the remaining length of the punched cardstock strip and adhere behind the 4 1/4" strip so that the second strip extends beyond the first row of scallops and the scallops are offset from the first row.  Place a 29" length of Linen Thread over the Riding Hood Red mat next to the left edge of the Whisper White cardstock and let the ends dangle over the top and bottom edges of the focal point panel adjusting the hanging thread evenly.  Bring the dangling thread from the top down across the back of the Riding Hood Red cardstock to the bottom edge and then fold over to the top of the focal point.  Bring the dangling thread from the bottom up across the back of the Riding Hood Red cardstock to the top edge and then fold over to the top of the focal point.  Apply three Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the focal point panel to hold the Linen Thread in place.  Tie a bow on the front of the focal point panel.  Place three Stampin' Dimensionals along the back right edge of the focal point panel and adhere the panel to the Lucky Limeade card front.

Christmas_Lodge_Tree_Inside
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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock with strips of Lucky Limeade and Riding Hood Red punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch peeking out from the bottom edge of the liner.  [Note that the two rows of scallops are offset in the same manner as those attached to the right and left edges of the focal point.]  The tree branch with birds image, from the Christmas Lodge stamp set, was inked with the brush tips of Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, and Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Markers and stamped near the upper left corner of the liner.  The "a very merry Christmas to you..." greeting, from the More Merry Messages stamp set, was inked with the brush tips of Lucky Limeade and Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Markers and stamped at the upper center of the liner.

Christmas_Lodge_Tree_Envelope
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The branch with birds image was inked again with the brush tips of Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, and Early Espresso Stampin' Write Markers and stamped near the upper left corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope flap.  The "Merry Christmas" greeting, from the Christmas Lodge stamp set, was stamped to the right of the birds using Riding Hood Red ink.

This card was one of the projects for my September stamp clubs.  I've found that most folks see these projects in the catalog and think that they'd be too difficult to try to make on their own.  With a few exceptions, the projects you see in the Stampin' Up! Catalogs are designed for you to easily copy.  There are so many great ideas on the pages of the catalogs.  Just pick one and start creating!  And if you're not sure about a project element, just check out the Stampin' Supplies for that project.  You can find the supplies for any project you see in the Catalogs by going to the Stampin' Up! website and clicking on the Our Products tab and then on the 2012-2013 Catalogs on the drop down menu.  Under each of the catalog photos you'll see a Stampin' Supplies hot link. Just click on that hot link and scroll through to find the catalog page number of the project that intrigues you.

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Stamps:  Christmas Lodge, More Merry Messages; Inks:  Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Versamark; Stampin' Write Markers:  Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red; Cardstock:  Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Linen Thread; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Sponge Dauber, Scallop Trim Border punch, Embossing Buddy, Pewter Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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Adriana

Beautiful inside and out. I don't think I could rip open that envelope…. lol

kraftychic

Wow! This is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing all of the details! I really appreciate you showing the inside of the card! That seems to be where I get stuck on occasion! Thanks again!

Yapha

Gorgeous card! I love how you layered the Scallop Trim Border punch. It looks fabulous!!

Paula aka Scrapshappen

It's so beautiful! Love all the details!

Tanya Boser

Beautiful embossing over an equally beautiful lush and full tree!

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