Christmas

Bright Baubles -- Sending Joy

Hello!

Sale-A-Bration ends in just a few more days on September 30th; so I wanted to share another Christmas card using a couple of Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase:  Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper and Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper.  Each one of these great items requires a $50 USD merchandise purchase.

Nothing says Christmas like sparkle and shine and the Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper is just the ticket for adding bling to this Christmas card.

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This card begins with a panel of Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Sahara Sand card front.  A strip of Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly wider strip of Real Red cardstock (with the top and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper flush with the top and bottom edges of the cardstock) and adhered along the vertical center of the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper Panel (with the top and bottom edges of the strips flush with the top and bottom edges of the Peaceful Prints panel).

A piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock was die cut using the solid round ornament die from the Delicate Baubles dies.  Adhesive Sheets were adhered to the back of two pieces of Real Red cardstock and the "Joy" detailed ornament die was used to die cut the Real Red cardstock.  The adhesive backing was removed from one of the detailed ornament die cuts and the detailed ornament die adhered directly on top of the second detailed ornament die.  The adhesive sheet was removed from the bottom of the stacked detailed ornament dies and the dies adhered at the center of the Evening Evergreen ornament die.  The die was adhered at the center of the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals placed on the right and left sides of the back of the ornament (so that the dimensionals rest only on the Peaceful Prints panel).  A bow of Real Red Sheer Ribbon was adhered at the top of the ornament using Mini Glue Dots.

The "Sending" greeting was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink and matted with a slightly larger piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock.  The greeting was adhered above the ornament on the Be Dazzled strip using Mini Glue Dots with the top edge of the Evening Evergreen mat 1/4" below the top edge of the Be Dazzled strip.  The "To You & Yours" greeting was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink and matted with a slightly larger piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock.  The greeing was adhered below the ornament on the Be Dazzled strip using Mini Glue Dots with the bottom edge of the Evening Evergreen mat 3/8" above the bottom edge of the Be Dazzled strip.

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A strip of the Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper was adhered across a Basic White cardstock panel with the top edge of the strip 1-1/2" below the top edge of the panel and the right and left edges of the strip flush with the right and left edges of the panel.

A piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock was die cut using the solid round ornament die including the small insert to create a hanger opening at the top of the ornament.  A piece of Real Red cardstock was die cut using the bow with hanging thread die.  Two narrow strips of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper were adhered across the ornament with the top edge of the upper strip 3/4" from the top (curved piece) of the ornament and the bottom edge of the lower piece 3/8" above the bottom center of the ornament.  Paper Snips were used to trim the strips along the edge of the ornament.  The bow with hanging thread was threaded through the ornament hanger at the top of the ornament and the ornament adhered at the upper center of the Basic White panel with the top of the ornament (curved piece) 3/8" below the top edge of the panel and centered between the right and left sides of the panel.  The thread of the ornament hanger was folded to the back of the panel and adhered in place.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The "Wishing You A" and "Christmas" sentiments were stamped on narrow strips of Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink.  The "Merry & Bright" sentiment was stamped on a slightly wider strip of Basic White cardstock using Real Red ink.  The strips were adhered to the ornament with "Merry & Bright" across the center of the ornament, "Wishing You A" centered above "Merry & Bright", and "Christmas" centered below "Merry & Bright".

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A piece of the Peaceful Prints 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.

I'll be back in a few days with the Stamp Review Crew with a Blog Hop featuring a number of great ideas using Sale-A-Bration items.  

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic White:  3/8" x 15/16", 3/8" x 1-5/8", 4" x 5-1/4", 3/8" x 1-1/2", 3/8" x 1-3/16", 1/2" x 2-5/8"; Evening Evergreen:  1/2" x 1", 1/2" x 1-11/16", 2 @ 3" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Real Red:  2 @ 3" x 3", 1-3/8" x 5-1/8", 1-3/8" x 3"; Sahara Sand:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Be Dazzled 6" x 6" Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  1-1/4" x 5-1/8", 1" x 4"; Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 2 @ 3/8" x 3", 2-1/4" x 6"; Real Red Sheer Ribbon:  8"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Bright Baubles; Inks:  Real Red; Cardstock:  Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Real Red, Sahara Sand; Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration), Be Dazzled 6" x 6" (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Real Red Sheer Ribbon; Tools:  Delicate Baubles dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Adhesive Sheets; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


Holly Jolly Wishes -- Jingle All The Way

Hi Everyone!

We are down to the last days of Sale-A-Bration and I wanted to share another quick card made using the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper; one of the great items that you can earn for FREE with a $50 USD merchandise purchase.  But time is limited as Sale-A-Bration ends on September 30th.

When you have a lot of Christmas cards to make, an easy design with great visual impact is always a great option.  I think this card meets both criteria.

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This card begins with a panel of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock card front.

The "Jingle All The Way" greeting, from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set, was stamped at the vertical center of a piece of Basic White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Strips of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper were adhered to the Basic White cardstock above and below the stamped greeting.  The cardstock was die cut with the largest of the straight edge tags with notched top corners (2" x 3-7/8"), from the Tailor Made Tags dies, centering the greeting on the body of the tag.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon was wrapped around the tag immediately below the stamped greeting with the ends of the ribbon adhered at the back of the tag.  The tag was adhered to the card front at a jaunty angle using Stampin' Dimensionals with the top of the tag pointing toward the upper left corner of the card front.  A piece of Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon was tied into a bow and adhered at the top of the tag using Mini Glue Dots.  

Three Cherry Cobbler Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the card front to create a visual triangle for the greeting on the tag.

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The "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of a panel of Basic White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink.  A strip of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper was adhered across the horizontal center of a slightly wider strip of Basic Black cardstock with the right and left sides of the Designer Series Paper flush with the right and left sides of the Basic Black cardstock.  The strips were adhered along the bottom edge of the Basic White panel with the bottom edge of the Basic Black cardstock 1/8" above the bottom edge of the panel and the right and left edges of the strips flush with the right and left 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 Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

As you can see, the great designs in the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper carry the weight for this card.  The contrasting colors of the Buffalo Checks in the Garden Green print (with the trees) and in the Cherry Cobbler print (all over checks) certainly make the statement with some very small accents with Rhinestones and ribbon to draw the eye to the greeting on the tag.  When you are making a bunch of cards at one time, simple is always best.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 4"; Basic White:  2-1/4" x 4-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Cherry Cobbler:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 2 @ 1-3/8" x 2-1/4", 7/8" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon:  8", 3-1/2"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Wishes; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Cherry Cobbler; Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic ribbon, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Tools:  Tailor Made Tags dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope


Holly Jolly Wishes -- 'Tis The Season To Be Jolly

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As promised, today's post features another idea for using the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set with the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks.  The Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper is also used for the Buffalo check and fun Deer accent.  You can earn this great pack of Designer Series Paper with a merchandise purchase of $50 USD while supplies last or prior to the end of September, whichever comes first.  I just love that the deer that you see on the card front was punched from one of the fun prints contained in the Designer Series Paper using the coordinating Deer Builder punch.  

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Matte Finish (white) Embossing Paste was applied over the diamond dot pattern mask from the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks.  To do this, center the Garden Green cardstock panel at the center of the Silicone Craft Sheet.  Place the mask over the cardstock and anchor in place with repositionable tape or Washi tape.  Pick up some embossing paste with the palette knife and close the embossing paste jar.  Working quickly, use the palette knife to spread the embossing paste evenly over the cardstock.  Immediately remove the mask and wash off the excess embossing paste from the mask, palette knife, and silicone craft sheet with clear water.  Set the panel aside to dry -- it takes about 30 minutes.

Mat the embossed panel with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock and adhere at the center of the Cherry Cobbler card front.  Adhere a strip of Buffalo Check paper with a slightly larger mat of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The right and left ends of the strip are flush with the right and left ends of the mat.  Adhere the strips along the center of a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock.  The right and left ends of the strips are flush with the right and left ends of the Basic Black cardstock.  Adhere the strips across the embossed panel with the bottom edge of the Basic Black mat 1-3/8" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel and the right and left ends of the strips flush with the right and left sides of the embossed panel.

Die cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the 2-7/8" straight edge die from the Layering Circles dies and mat with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock die cut with the 3-1/16" scallop circle die.  Adhere a Wonderful Snowflake at the center of the Basic Black circle and adhere the circles to the card front with the bottom edge of the scallop circle 1-1/16" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel and the right edge of the scallop circle 1/8" from the right edge of the embossed panel.  Stampin' Dimensionals were used for the part of the circles above the horizontal strips and Stampin' Seal for the part of the circles on top of the horizontal strips.

The " 'Tis The Season To Be Jolly" greeting was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut with the 1-5/8" straight edge circle die and matted with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock die cut with the 1-3/4" scallop circle die.  The greeting circles were adhered at the lower right corner of the larger circles using Stampin' Seal for the part of the circles on top of the larger circles and a Stampin' Dimensional for the part of the circles over the embossed panel.  The bottom edge of the greeting circles is 1-5/16" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel and the right edge of the greeting circles is 1/16" from the right edge of the horizontal strips.

As mentioned above, one of the prints in the Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper contains Buffalo Check deer on a Basic White background with scattered Basic Black snowflakes.  The Deer Builder punch was used to punch one of the deer from the printed paper.  The Deer Builder punch was also used to punch a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  The paper deer was adhered to the Basic Black deer using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The deer was adhered near the upper left of the Basic Black/Cherry Cobbler/Snowflake circle using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Three small Cherry Cobbler rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the embossed panel to create a visual triangle around the circles.

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A strip of Garden Green Buffalo Check tree print was adhered near the bottom edge of a panel of Basic White cardstock with the bottom edge of the strip 3/16" above the bottom edge of the panel and the right and left edges of the strip flush with the right and left edges of the panel.

The Deer Builder punch was used to punch the deer from the Buffalo Check print paper from the Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper and adhered near the lower left corner of the panel with the outer edge of the left leg 3/8" from the left edge of the panel and the lowest hoof 1/4" above the bottom edge of the panel.

The "Fa la la la la La La La La" sentiment was stamped to the right of the deer using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

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A piece of the Buffalo Check deer on Basic White background with scattered Basic Black snowflakes 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.

Please come back to visit to see posts featuring cards for the G'day Fri'Yay Challenge (Friday, September 3) and Stamp Review Crew featuring the Beauty of Friendship stamp set (Monday, September 6).

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  4" x 5-1/4", 2" x 3", 1" x 3-7/8", 3" x 3"; Basic White:  2" x 2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Cherry Cobbler:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 2" x 2", 3/4" x 3-7/8"; Garden Green:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration):  2 @ 2" x 3", 5/8" x 3-7/8", 7/8" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Wishes; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green; Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Wonderful Snowflakes, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Tools:  Adorning Designs Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Silicone Craft Sheet, Deer Builder punch, Layering Circle dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Repositionable Tape or Washi Tape


Holly Jolly Wishes -- It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Hello!

One of the most recognizable symbols of Christmas, and Winter in general, is the snowflake.  We don't see snowflakes in East Central Florida; however, most folks in Florida arrived from other places and most of THOSE places are very familiar with the sparkly, fluffy flakes.  In fact, I was born in one of those states that have snow and I've seen pictures of me standing in snow as a very young child.  Then my family moved to Florida and Winter became green and warm until I joined the US Navy.  I saw snow in the Rockies near Lake Tahoe, in the hills and valleys of Maryland, the foothills of the Appalachians, and coastal Virginia.  After I left the Navy, vacations took me to the Colorado Rockies and the Inside Passage of Alaska.  In every place, the snow was spectacular, but I was definitely NOT a fan of the cold and slush, slipping and sliding. 

I'll stick with portraying snowflakes on Christmas cards.  

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One of the items you may not have noticed in the July - December Mini Catalog is the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks.  I just love masks as they are so versatile.  You can sponge color, brush color, mist color, or use embossing paste.  For this card I used the snowflake mask with Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  

To begin, a panel of Misty Moonlight cardstock was placed on the Silicone Craft Sheet.  The snowflake mask was placed over the cardstock and repositionable tape used to hold the mask in place over the cardstock and Silicone Craft Sheet.  Shimmery White Embossing Paste was spread over the mask onto the cardstock and smoothed flat with the Palette Knife.  Note that you need to work quickly as the embossing paste is drying as you work.  In addition, keep the lid secured on the embossing paste while working to keep it from drying out.  Immediately remove the mask by lifting straight up and then quickly wash off the mask, Palette Knife, and Silicone Craft Sheet to remove the excess embossing paste.  If this isn't done immediately, it will NEVER come off of the mask and knife and will be difficult to remove from the craft sheet.  Set the cardstock aside to dry.  Depending upon the thickness of the embossing paste, the paste should be dry within 30 minutes.

The embossed panel was matted with a slightly larger panel of Soft Succulent cardstock.  A piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock was die cut with the 1-3/4" x 3-1/8" scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contour dies.  The die cut was adhered near the lower right corner of the embossed panel with the right side of the die cut 3/8" from the right side of the embossed panel and the bottom edge of the die cut 5/8" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel.  A piece of Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon was wrapped around the panels and tied into a bow near the right side of the embossed panel.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-3/8" above the bottom edge of the embossed panel and the knot of the bow is 7/8" from the left edge of the embossed panel.  The panels were adhered at the center of the card front.

The "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" greeting, from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Misty Moonlight ink.  The greeting was matted with a slightly larger piece of Soft Succulent cardstock and adhered at the center of the Evening Evergreen die cut using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Three small Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the card front to create a visual triangle around the greeting.

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The snowflake mask was placed over a piece of Basic White cardstock and adhered in place with repositionable tape or Washi tape.  A Blending Brush and Misty Moonlight ink were used to apply ink to the cardstock through the mask.  Because the intent is to create a soft background, ink the Blending Brush, brush off on a scrap piece of paper, and then apply the brush to the mask and cardstock in a light circular motion.  The snowflake panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

The "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" sentiment was stamped on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink.  The sentiment was matted with a slightly larger piece of Soft Succulent cardstock and adhered at the upper center of the snowflake panel.

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If you compare the snowflakes on the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope to the snowflake panel for the inside sentiment area of the card, you can see the difference between a soft background and a strong background.  The difference is the amount of ink on the Blending Brush and the amount of ink applied to the cardstock through the mask.  

For the envelope flap, a piece of scrap paper was placed between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope.  The snowflake mask was placed over the envelope and held in place with repositionable tape or Washi Tape.  The Blending Brush was used to apply Misty Moonlight ink through the mask to the envelope flap.

I'll be back soon with another project using a mask from the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks and the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic White:  1-3/16" x 2-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 3"; Evening Evergreen:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 2" x 3-1/4"; Misty Moonlight:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Soft Succulent:  4" x 5-1/4", 1-5/16" x 2-5/8", 1-1/8" x 3-1/8"; Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon:  18"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Wishes; Inks:  Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight; Cardstock:  Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Soft Succulent; Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon; Tools:  Adorning Designs Decorative Masks, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Silicone Craft Sheet, Blending Brushes, Scalloped Contour dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Repositionable tape or Washi tape, scrap paper


Peaceful Deer -- Oh What Fun

Hello!

As promised, I'm back with another card made using the Peaceful Deer stamp set paired with the Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper.  This time, I'm adding the coordinating punch for the stamp set, the Deer Builder punch, and another Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper, Be Dazzling 6" x 6".  Each of the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper packs are available for FREE with a merchandise order of $50 USD.  In addition, you can purchase the stamp set and coordinating punch as a Bundle for a 10% savings.  

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This card begins with a panel of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic White cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Basic Black card front.

A piece of Basic Black cardstock was die cut using the 3" scallop circle die from the Layering Circles dies.  A piece of Be Dazzling 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper was die cut with the 2-5/8" circle die.  A piece of Real Red cardstock was die cut using the 1-7/8" circle die.  The Be Dazzling circle was adhered at the center of the Basic Black scalloped circle and the Real Red circle was adhered at the center of the Be Dazzling circle.  

The "Oh What Fun" leaping deer was stamped on Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The deer was punched with the Deer Builder punch and adhered at the center of the circles using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

A snowflake from the Wonderful Snowflakes was adhered at the lower right corner of the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper with the longest points of the snowflake on the right and bottom flush with the right and bottom edges of the Basic Black card front.  A second snowflake was cut in half.  One half was adhered near the upper right corner of the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper with one of the long points extending above the top edge of the panels to be flush with the top edge of the card base and the long points at the right side of the snowflake 1/8" from the right side of the Designer Series Paper.  The remaining half snowflake was adhered along the left edge of the Designer Series Paper with the long points of the snowflake flush with the left side of the card base.

The circles were adhered to the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper with the top edge of the Basic Black scalloped circle 5/8" below the top edge of the Designer Series Paper and the left and right sides of the scalloped circle 3/8" from the left and right sides of the Designer Series Paper.

A large, medium, and small Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper to create a visual triangle around the circles.

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The "It's The Best Time Of Year" sentiment was stamped on a strip of Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The sentiment strip was matted with a slightly larger strip of Real Red cardstock.  The sentiment was adhered at the upper center of a panel of Basic White cardstock.

A narrow strip of Basic Black cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper.  The strips were adhered along the bottom edge of the Basic White 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 Peaceful Prints 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.

I love the simple design of this card.  I would definitely consider this design where I needed to make a large stack of cards for a specific event...like Christmas.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3-1/4" x 3-1/4", 3/8" x 4"; Basic White:  2" x 3", 2 @ 4" x 5-1/4", 1/2" x 2-1/2"; Real Red:  2-1/2" x 2-1/2", 3/4" x 2-3/4"; Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 3/4" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Be Dazzling 6" x 6" Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper:  3" x 3"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Peaceful Deer; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Real Red; Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration), Be Dazzling 6" x 6" (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Wonderful Snowflakes, Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Tools:  Deer Builder punch, Layering Circles dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope