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Tidings & Trimmings -- May Your Days Be Merry & Bright

Hi There!

Today's post is the second 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 little over a week 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 #2.  When Stampin' Up! presented this card design, the three rectangles of Designer Series Paper were adhered to 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.

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The Evening Evergreen card front was embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  The mistletoe branch image was randomly stamped across a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  The strip was adhered across the horizontal center of the card front.  The three rectangles of Designer Series Paper were adhered to the cardstock strip.  

The "May Your Days Be Merry & Bright" greeting was stamped on Basic White cardstock and punched with the Essential Tag punch so that the narrow part of the tag is to the left of the greeting.  A 1/4" handheld circle punch was used to punch a hole at the narrow end of the tag.  Evening Evergreen Chevron Woven ribbon was threaded through the punched hole and tied off near the edge of the tag using Linen Thread.  The ends of the Linen Thread were trimmed close to the knot.  The tag was adhered at the center of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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A narrow strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Designer Series Paper.  The strips were adhered along the bottom edge of a panel of Basic White cardstock with the right, bottom, and left edges of the strips flush with the right, bottom, and left edges of the panel

The "Wishing You A Joyful Christmas And Happy New Year" sentiment was stamped near the upper center of the panel using Evening Evergreen ink.  The panel was adhered centered at 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 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"; Cherry Cobbler:  1" x 5-1/2", 3/8" x 5-1/4"; Evening Evergreen:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  3 @ 1-3/4" x 2-1/2", 3/4" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave ribbon:  5"; Linen Thread:  4"

Here's the same card design in the portrait orientation.

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The difference between the landscape and portrait orientation is the orientation of the cardstock strip and greeting tag.  The cardstock strip was adhered at the vertical center of the card front.  The greeting was stamped so that when it was aligned in the punch the narrow end of the tag is above the greeting.

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The process for creating the inside and envelope of the card is the same.  The only difference is the measurements for the cardstock and Designer Series Paper strips adhered along the bottom of the Basic White panel.

Card Measurements

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

Four cards were made using this card design:  two in the landscape orientation and two in the portrait orientation.  Here is a second card in the landscape orientation.

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Here is a second card in the portrait orientation.

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As I mentioned earlier, Stampin' Up! set up these card designs for use with any set of Designer Series Paper.  I hope that you'll be inspired to 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; Cardstock:  Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Sahara Sand, Soft Succulent; Designer Series Paper:  Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6"; Embellishments:  Evening Evergreen Chevron Weave ribbon, Linen Thread; Tools:  Essential Tag punch, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  1/4" handheld circle punch

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