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Tidings & Trimmings -- It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Hello!

Today's post is the third of a series of four posts that showcase four card designs using the Tidings of Christmas Suite.  This project was presented by Stampin' Up! a couple of weeks ago as a set of 14 cards that used six 6" x 6" pieces of Designer Series Paper, a piece of Basic White cardstock and assorted colors of cardstock for card bases (using the colors contained in the Designer Series Paper), a punch, and coordinating ribbon.  I took that project and stepped it up a bit.  To download an instruction sheet for the entire set of stepped up cards, click here.

As with anything Stampin' Up! does, there's a good reason for introducing this project to demonstrators.  A selection of Designer Series Paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is 15% off through August 2nd:  Beauty of the Earth, Bloom Where You're Planted, Hand-Penned, In Good Taste, In The Wild, Pansy Petals, Sweet Symmetry, Tidings of Christmas, and You're A Peach.

The cardstock and ink colors used for this project use the colors included with the Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent.

This is card design #3.  When Stampin' Up! presented this card design, the two large rectangles of Designer Series Paper were adhered to the card front, the narrow strip of Designer Series Paper was adhered over the seam where the two large rectangles of Designer Series Paper meet in the middle of the card front, the greeting was stamped on a piece of cardstock and punched to create a tag, a piece of ribbon was attached to the tag, and the tag attached to the card front.  Three cards were made using this design.

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This card begins with a rectangle of Designer Series Paper adhered to a panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock with the top, left, and right edges of the Designer Series Paper 1/16" from the top, left, and right edges of the panel.  A second rectangle of Designer Series Paper was adhered to the panel of cardstock with the bottom, left, and right edges of the Designer Series Paper 1/16" from the bottom, left, and right edges of the panel.  A narrow strip of Designer Series Paper was adhered across the two rectangles of Designer Series Paper so that the right and left edges of the Designer Series Paper strip are flush with the right and left edges of the two rectangles of Designer Series Paper and centered over the area where the bottom of the top rectangle and top of the bottom rectangle meet on the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the Soft Succulent card front.

A piece of Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave ribbon was folded into a "Z" and adhered to the card front centered in between the right and left sides of the card front.

The "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" greeting was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink and punched with the Everyday Label punch.  The greeting label was adhered at the center of the card front (over the ribbon "Z") using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The "Wishing You A Joyful Christmas And Happy New Year" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of a panel of Basic White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The mistletoe branch image (but not the stem) was inked with Cherry Cobbler ink and stamped above the center of the sentiment using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The three leaf outline image was stamped to the left of the mistletoe branch with the end of the leaf stem at the bottom of the mistletoe branch.  The three leaf filler image was inked with Soft Succulent ink, stamped off on a piece of scrap paper, and stamped over the three leaf outline image.  The same process was repeated for the two leaf image and two leaf filler image on the right side of the mistletoe branch.

A narrow strip of Evening Evergreen cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Designer Series Paper.  The strips were adhered along the bottom edge of the panel with the left, bottom, and right edges of the strips flush with the left, bottom, and right edges of the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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A piece of Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim the excess Designer Series Paper away from the envelope flap using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

Card Measurements

Basic White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Evening Evergreen:  3-5/8" x 5-1/8", 3/8" x 4"; Soft Succulent:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  2 @ 2-12" x 3-1/2", 3/4" x 3-1/2", 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6; Evening Evergreen Chevron Woven ribbon:  11"

The second card was made exactly like the first with a couple of exceptions:

  • The card base is Misty Moonlight 
  • The mat for the Designer Series Paper is Soft Succulent

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Card Measurements

Basic White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Misty Moonlight:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Soft Succulent:  3-5/8" x 5-1/8", 3/8" x 4"; Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  2 @ 2-12" x 3-1/2", 3/4" x 3-1/2", 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6; Evening Evergreen Chevron Woven ribbon:  11"

The third card was made exactly like the first with a couple of exceptions:

  • The card base is Cherry Cobbler 
  • The mat for the Designer Series Paper is Sahara Sand

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Card Measurements

Basic White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Cherry Cobbler:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Sahara Sand:  3-5/8" x 5-1/8", 3/8" x 4"; Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  2 @ 2-12" x 3-1/2", 3/4" x 3-1/2", 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6; Evening Evergreen Chevron Woven ribbon:  11"

Stampin' Up! set up these card designs for use with any set of Designer Series Paper.  I hope that you'll be inspired to take advantage of the great sale on Designer Series Paper (OR dig into your stash of paper) and make some cards!

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used to make these cards

Stamps:  Tidings & Trimmings; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent; Cardstock:  Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Sahara Sand, Soft Succulent; Designer Series Paper:  Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6"; Embellishments:  Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave ribbon; Tools:  Everyday Label punch; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope

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Karen in Florida

Lovely cards! This DSP is sooo pretty. I wish it came in 12x12.

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