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Tidings & Trimmings -- Noel

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Today's post features a bonus design that uses three leftover pieces of Designer Series Paper after completing the previous 13 cards that showcase four card designs using the Tidings of Christmas Suite.  This project was presented by Stampin' Up! a few 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, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent.

When Stampin' Up! presented this card design, the three leftover pieces of 3/4" x 3-1/2" Designer Series Paper were cut in half into six 3/4" x 1-3/4" pieces, arranged into two rows of three, and adhered at the center of the card front.  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. 

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This card begins with a Cherry Cobbler card base with the card front embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  A strip of Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger strip of Soft Succulent cardstock with the left and right edges of the cardstock flush with the right and left edges of the Designer Series Paper.  A piece of Evening Evergreen Open Weave ribbon was wrapped around the strips and tied into a bow at the left side of the strips.  The strips were adhered across the center of the card front.

A piece of Sahara Sand cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock.  The six pieces of 3/4" x 1-3/4" Designer Series Paper were adhered to the Sahara Sand cardstock:  the first piece was adhered near the upper left corner of the Sahara Sand cardstock with the left and top edge of the Designer Series Paper 1/8" from the left and top edge of the cardstock; the second piece was adhered near the upper right corner of the Sahara Sand cardstock with the right and top edges of the Designer Series Paper 1/8" from the right and top edges of the cardstock; the third piece was adhered near the lower left corner of the Sahara Sand cardstock with the left and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper 1/8" from the left and bottom edges of the cardstock; the fourth piece was adhered near the lower right corner of the Sahara Sand cardstock with the right and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper 1/8" from the right and bottom edges of the cardstock; the fifth piece was adhered centered between the first and third piece with the right and left edges of the Designer Series Paper lined up with the right and left edges of the pieces above and below it; the sixth piece was adhered centered between the second and fourth piece with the right and left edges of the Designer Series Paper lined up with the right and left edges of the pieces above and below it.  The cardstock was adhered to the card front with the right edge 1/8" from the right edge of the card front and centered over the strips with ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The "Noel" image was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink.  The image was punched with the "straight" edge oval of the Double Oval punch.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was punched with the scalloped edge oval of the Double Oval punch.  The Basic White greeting was adhered at the center of the Cherry Cobbler oval and adhered at the center of the six pieces of Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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A narrow strip of Soft Succulent cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Designer Series Paper.  The paper strips were adhered along the bottom edge of a panel of Basic White cardstock with the left, bottom, and right edges of the strips flush with the left, bottom, and right edges of the panel.  The "Wishing You A Joyful Christmas And Happy New Year" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the panel using Evening Evergreen ink.  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 away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

The Designer Series Paper Sale ends on Monday, August 2nd.  I hope you'll take advantage of the opportunity to purchase some great paper at a 15% savings:  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.

Robertssiggy

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, 2" x 3"; Evening Evergreen:  2-3/4" x 4"; Sahara Sand:  2-5/8" x 3-7/8"; Soft Succulent:  1-1/2" x 5-1/2", 3/8" x 5-1/4"; Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper:  6 @ 3/4" x 1-3/4", 1-3/8" x 5-1/2", 7/8" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6; Evening Evergreen Open Weave ribbon:  19"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Tidings & Trimmings; Inks:  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 Open Weave ribbon; Tools:  Double Oval punch, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope

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Susan K

I love this, Mickey. Clean and simple and shows off the pretty DSP. Thanks for the good instructions and measurements.

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