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Tidings & Trimmings -- Merry & Bright

Hello!

Today's post is the fourth 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 #4.  When Stampin' Up! presented this card design, one of the two large rectangles of Designer Series Paper was adhered to the card front, the second large rectangle was folded in half and cut into a heart, the heart was then cut into a smaller heart and the two hearts were adhered to the right of the first rectangle with the smaller heart nested inside the larger heart (reversing the paper to show both sides of the paper used for the heart), the greeting was stamped on cardstock, punched out and a piece of ribbon attached to one side of the punch to create a tag, and the tag adhered to the card front.  Three cards were made using this design.

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To begin, randomly stamp the filigree star image over the card front using Versamark ink.  Adhere a rectangle of Designer Series Paper at the center of a slightly larger mat of Sahara Sand cardstock and attach to the card front so that the left edge of the Sahara Sand mat is 3/8" from the left edge of the card front and the top and bottom edges of the Sahara Sand mat is 5/16" from the top and bottom edges of the card front.

Place both solid star dies (large and medium) from the Christmas Trimmings dies, the smaller die centered inside the larger die) on a rectangle of Designer Series Paper and die cut using the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  Adhere the larger star to the card front with the left side of the star slightly overlapping the Designer Series Paper rectangle and mat.  Apply Stampin' Dimensionals at the center and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals at the points of the smaller die cut star and adhere at the open center of the larger star.  Note that the stars show one side of the paper for the large star and the reverse side for the smaller star.

Place a piece of tape or Washi tape over the "May Your Days Be" part of the "May Your Days Be Merry & Bright" greeting.  Ink the greeting with Evening Evergreen ink, remove the tape and then stamp the greeting on Basic White cardstock.  Punch the greeting with the Label Me Fancy punch and adhere to the Designer Series Paper rectangle with the left edge of the greeting label 1/8" from the left edge of the Designer Series Paper and the top edge of the greeting label 3/4" from the top edge of the Designer Series Paper rectangle using Stampin' Dimensionals.

A bow was created with Soft Succulent Open Weave ribbon and adhered below the greeting label using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.

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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 Evening Evergreen ink.  A narrow strip of cardstock was adhered behind the right edge of a strip of Designer Series Paper.  The strips were adhered along the left edge of the panel with the top, left, and bottom edges of the strips flush with the top, left, and bottom 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 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"; Misty Moonlight:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Sahara Sand:  2-7/8" x 3-5/8", 3/8" x 4"; Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  2 @ 2-3/4" x 3-1/2", 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Soft Succulent Open Weave ribbon:  9"

The second card uses Soft Succulent for the card base and greeting label.  Evening Evergreen cardstock was used to mat the rectangle of Designer Series Paper.  Evening Evergreen Open Weave ribbon was used to create the bow below the greeting label.

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Card Measurements

Basic White:  4" x 5-1/4"; Evening Evergreen:  2-7/8" x 3-5/8", 3/8" x 4"; Soft Succulent:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 2" x 3"; Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  2 @ 2-3/4" x 3-1/2", 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Evening Evergreen Open Weave ribbon:  9"

The third card uses Cherry Cobbler for the card base.  Soft Succulent was used for the greeting label and mat for the rectangle of Designer Series Paper.  Evening Evergreen Open Weave ribbon was used to create the bow below the greeting label.  Note that the smaller star inside the larger star does not use the reverse of the piece of Designer Series Paper used for the larger star as the reverse of the paper for the larger star did not provide a significant contrast for the smaller star.

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Card Measurements

Basic White:  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; Soft Succulent:  2" x 3", 2-7/8" x 3-5/8", 3/8" x 4"; Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  2 @ 2-34" x 3-1/2", 2" x 2" (smaller star), 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Evening Evergreen Open Weave ribbon:  9"

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:  Evening Evergreen, Versamark; 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 Open Weave ribbon, Soft Succulent Open Weave ribbon; Tools:  Label Me Fancy punch, Christmas Trimmings dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope

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