Techniques

Peaceful Deer -- Merry Christmas

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There's lots going on in the Stampin' Up! world right now.  The July - December Mini Catalog AND Sale-A-Bration launched on August 3rd.  This is a great opportunity for you as you have the opportunity to earn some great FREE Sale-A-Bration items that coordinate with some of the fun items in the July - December Mini Catalog.  Today's post is a great example.

The Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper is available for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a merchandise order of $50 USD.  The paper was designed to coordinate with the Peaceful Deer stamp set, but the great prints are just a wonderful set of backgrounds for a wide variety of Christmas cards.  You can see one of the prints used on the card front, inside the card, and on the envelope flap.  

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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.  A piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon was adhered across the panels with the ends folded to the back of the panels and adhered in place.  The bottom edge of the ribbon is 1-1/4" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper.  The panels were adhered at the center of the Gray Granite card front.

Balmy Blue ink was applied to the upper 2/3 of a piece of Basic White cardstock to create a cloudy sky with the assistance of a torn piece of scrap paper and a Blending Brush.  To do this, place the torn piece of scrap paper across the cardstock, ink the Blending Brush with Balmy Blue ink, and then brush the ink in light circles across the torn edge of the paper.  Move the torn paper down about an inch, tilt it slightly, and apply the ink again.  Keep moving the torn paper down the cardstock until a cloudy sky is created.

Ink the largest and tallest of the pine trees with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunk with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the tree along the left side of the cardstock with the base of the tree 7/16" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Ink the larger of the two tree images with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunks with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the trees to the right of the tall tree with the base of the trees 5/8" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Ink the smaller of the two tree images with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunks with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the trees to the right of the larger two trees image with the base of the trees 1" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Ink the three tree image with Garden Green ink, apply ink to the tree trunks with the brush tip of the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, and stamp the trees along the right edge of the cardstock with the bottom edge of the trees 15/16" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.  Add a line of shading below the bottom edge of the trees using the side of the brush tip of a Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker.  Stamp the ground lines three times in the open areas of the cardstock, inking the stamp with the brush tip of the Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker:  once between the grouping of trees on the right and left, a second time along the right side of the cardstock 1/2" above the bottom edge of the cardstock, and a third time near the lower left of the cardstock with the left end 3/8" from the left side of the cardstock and 1/8" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.

Mat the Basic White cardstock with a slightly larger mat of Gray Granite cardstock and a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock.  Adhere the panel to the cardfront with the bottom edge of the Basic Black cardstock 1/4" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper and the left and right sides of the Basic Black cardstock 3/8" from the left and right sides of the Designer Series Paper.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the standing and laying down deer images on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Apply LT Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend Marker to the inside of the ears of the deers.  Apply LT Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Marker to the deer bodies:  for the standing deer, the face, body, and the near facing legs; for the laying deer, the face, body and the near facing legs.  Using Paper Snips, cut out the deer and adhere to the cardstock.  Place the bottom of the laying deer 1/4" above the bottom edge of the cardstock and the tail 1-1/4" from the left edge of the cardstock.  Adhere the standing deer to the left of the laying deer using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals with the tail 3/8" from the left side of the cardstock and the back hooves 1/8" above the bottom edge of the cardstock.

Using the brush tip of the Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker, ink the greenery for the neck wreath image.  Using the brush tip of the Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, ink the bow in the neck wreath image.  Huff on the stamp to remoisten the ink and stamp the image on a piece of Basic White cardstock.  Using Paper Snips, cut out the neck wreath and adhere to the neck of the standing deer.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the bunny on Gray Granite cardstock.  Apply LT Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend Marker to the inside of the near facing ear.  Apply LT Gray Granite Stampin' Blends Marker to the body and opposite ear of the bunny -- but not on the tail.  Using Paper Snips, cut out the bunny and adhere near the lower right corner of the cardstock with the bottom of the bunny 1/4" above the bottom edge of the cardstock and the back side of the bunny 3/8" from the right side of the cardstock. 

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp "Merry Christmas" on a strip of Basic White cardstock.  Cut banner tails into the right side of a strip of Real Red cardstock.  Adhere the greeting to the Real Red banner with the greeting centered between the top and bottom edges of the banner and the right end of the banner 1/16" from the right end of the banner.  Adhere the banner to the Basic White cardstock with the right end of the banner flush with the right edge of the Basic Black cardstock and the top edge of the Real Red banner 3/16" from the top edge of the Basic White cardstock.

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Adhere a narrow strip of Basic Black cardstock behind the right edge of a strip of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the strips along the left edge of a panel of Basic White cardstock with the top, left, and bottom edges of the strips flush with the top, left, and bottom edges of the panel.  Adhere the panel at the center of a slightly larger mat of Basic Black cardstock and adhere at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.

Using Garden Green ink, stamp the "Wishing You A Wonderful Year And Friendships Dear" sentiment at the upper center of the Basic White panel.

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Apply a piece of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap of a Medium Basic White Envelope.  Use Paper Snips to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.

The Peaceful Deer stamp set has a coordinating punch called the Deer Builder punch.  The stamp set and punch are sold as a bundle in the July - December Mini Catalog.  I'll be back early next week with a idea for using the Bundle.

Here's hoping the roofing noise will be finished tomorrow and we can return to some quiet for the weekend...as long as the current Tropical Storm stays in the Gulf of Mexico.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic Black:  3-3/8" x 4-3/8"; 2 @ 4" x 5-1/4", 3/8" x 3-7/8"; Basic White:  3" x 4", 1" x 1", 3/8" x 2-1/8", 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; Crumb Cake:  2-1/4" x 3-1/4"; Gray Granite:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 3-1/8" x 4-1/8", 1-1/2" x 1-1/2"; Real Red:  1/2" x 2-5/8"; Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 3/4" x 3-7/8", 2-1/4" x 6"; Gold Shimmer Ribbon:  7"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Peaceful Deer; Inks:  Balmy Blue, Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Blends Markers:  LT Crumb Cake, LT Flirty Flamingo, LT Gray Granite; Stampin' Write Markers:  Neutrals (Early Espresso, Sahara Sand), Regals Garden Green, Real Red); Cardstock:  Basic Black, Basic White, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Real Red; Designer Series Paper:  Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Gold Shimmer Ribbon; Tools:  Blending Brushes; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Post-It Notes


Bright Baubles -- Merry & Bright

Hello!

The construction craziness is in full swing again.  This time, it's the roof.  Late last week was the tear off, repair of water damaged areas, and application of the waterproof barrier.  This week is inspection of the work to date, installation of the metal roof, and then the final inspection.  Historically, next week begins the most intense part of the hurricane season and the tropical cyclones are already lining up in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa.  Needless to say, we really want the roof finished this week.  The doggies just want all the banging over their heads to end.

I'm sure you've seen lots of blog posts, videos, and tutorials for using the Stampin' Blends with mists and drops of 99% Alcohol to create vivid movements of ink on Vellums, Foil Sheets, and Window Sheets.  If you haven't, you can view a great video tutorial by Lisa Curcio here.

Today's post uses Stampin' Blends Markers, Stampin' Spritzers with 99% alcohol, and Vellum cardstock.

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This card begins with a panel of wood-textured paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.  It's hard to see in the photo, but the wood grain embossing really adds something special to the wood grain paper.  The embossed paper was adhered at the center of a slightly larger panel of Shaded Spruce cardstock.  

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Two ornaments were created for the card front using the Delicate Baubles dies.

Round ornament

  1. Apply scribbled splotches of Dark Real Red and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends Markers to Vellum cardstock
  2. Holding Stampin' Spritzer with 99% alcohol about 18" above the vellum, spritz a mist of alcohol over the vellum and wait a minute or two to allow the alcohol to move the ink around.  The mist creates little circles in the ink and blurs the edges of the colors together.  If the colors aren't blended well enough, add another spritz of alcohol
  3. Dry the alcohol with the Heat Tool on the lowest setting and held at least 12" above the vellum.  The closer the heat tool gets to the vellum, the more likely it becomes that the air from the heat tool will move the alcohol around.  This can be a good thing if you need a little assistance blurring the edges of the colors
  4. Once the vellum is dry, assess the mix of the colors.  If necessary, add more ink or alcohol, as desired
  5. Die cut the vellum and a piece of Basic White cardstock with the "solid" round ornament die.  Die cut a piece of Gold Metallic paper using the snowflake detailed die.  Adhere the Vellum (ink side up) to the Basic White cardstock with the adhesive behind the darkest areas of the ink.  Adhere the detailed snowflake at the center of the vellum using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Punch a hole at the top of the ornament using a 1/8" handheld circle punch
  6. Die cut the ornament hanger from Real Red cardstock and thread through the hole.  Adhere the bow to the neck of the ornament using a rolled up mini glue dot.  Adhere the ornament at the right center of the card front with the bottom edge of the ornament 1-1/4" above the bottom edge of the Designer Series Paper and the right edge of the ornament flush with the right edge of the card front.  The top of the ornament hanger was folded over the top edge of the Shaded Spruce cardstock and adhered at the back of the cardstock

Oblong ornament

  1. Apply scribbled splotches of Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends Markers in the lower 2/3 of the Vellum cardstock, a splotch of Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers at the top of the Shaded Spruce, and splotches of Dark Balmy Blue and Light Night of Navy around the Shaded Spruce and Daffodil Delight
  2. Holding Stampin' Spritzer with 99% alcohol about 18" above the vellum, spritz a mist of alcohol over the vellum and wait a minute or two to allow the alcohol to move the ink around.  The mist creates little circles in the ink and blurs the edges of the colors together.  If the colors aren't blended well enough, add another spritz of alcohol
  3. Dry the alcohol with the Heat Tool on the lowest setting and held at least 12" above the vellum.  The closer the heat tool gets to the vellum, the more likely it becomes that the air from the heat tool will move the alcohol around.  This can be a good thing if you need a little assistance blurring the edges of the colors
  4. Once the vellum is dry, assess the mix of the colors.  If necessary, add more ink or alcohol, as desired
  5. Die cut the vellum and a piece of Basic White cardstock with the "solid" oblong ornament die.  Die cut a piece of Gold Metallic paper using the tree w/stars detailed die.  Adhere the Vellum (ink side up) to the Basic White cardstock with the adhesive behind the darkest areas of the ink.  Adhere the detailed snowflake at the center of the vellum using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Punch a hole at the top of the ornament using a 1/8" handheld circle punch
  6. Die cut the ornament hanger from Real Red cardstock and thread through the hole.  Adhere the bow to the neck of the ornament using a rolled up mini glue dot.  Adhere the ornament at the left side of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the bottom edge of the ornament flush with the bottom edge of the Shaded Spruce mat and the left edge of the ornament flush with the left edge of the card front.  The top of the ornament hanger was folded over the top edge of the Shaded Spruce cardstock and adhered at the back of the cardstock

Stamp "Merry & Bright" on a strip of Basic White cardstock using Shaded Spruce ink and adhere to a slightly larger mat of Real Red cardstock  Punch the right and left ends of a strip of Shaded Spruce cardstock with the banner tail slot of the Banners Pick A Punch.  Adhere the greeting centered on the banner.  Adhere the banner to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the top edge of the banner 1/4" from the top edge of the Designer Series Paper and centered between the right and left edges of the Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the panel at the center of the Real Red card front.

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For the inside sentiment area of the card, the round ornament was used again.  This time, the detailed ornament image was stamped on Vellum cardstock using Versamark ink, covered with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder with the excess powder tapped back into the container, and the Heat Tool used to melt the embossing powder.  Now it's time for the fun stuff.

  1. Place the vellum embossed side down on the work surface
  2. Apply scribbled splotches of Dark Daffodil Delight and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends Markers to the Vellum cardstock
  3. Holding Stampin' Spritzer with 99% alcohol about 18" above the vellum, spritz a mist of alcohol over the vellum and wait a minute or two to allow the alcohol to move the ink around.  The mist creates little circles in the ink and blurs the edges of the colors together.  If the colors aren't blended well enough, add another spritz of alcohol
  4. Dry the alcohol with the Heat Tool on the lowest setting and held at least 12" above the vellum.  The closer the heat tool gets to the vellum, the more likely it becomes that the air from the heat tool will move the alcohol around.  This can be a good thing if you need a little assistance blurring the edges of the colors
  5. Once the vellum is dry, assess the mix of the colors.  If necessary, add more ink or alcohol, as desired
  6. If there is no ink in the ornament cap, apply Dark Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Marker to the ornament cap
  7. Die cut the vellum and a piece of Basic White cardstock with the "solid" round ornament die
  8. Die cut the ornament hanger from Real Red cardstock.  Adhere the bow just above the neck of the ornament using a rolled up mini glue dot.  Adhere the ornament at the upper center of a panel of Basic White cardstock.  The top of the ornament hanger was folded over the top edge of the Basic White panel and adhered at the back of the cardstock

Using Real Red ink, stamp "Sending" and "To You & Yours" on a strip of Basic White cardstock.  Using Paper Snips, trim the cardstock around "Sending" and "To You & Yours".  Using Shaded Spruce ink, stamp "Joy" on a strip of Basic White cardstock.  Using Paper Snips, trim the cardstock around "Joy".  Adhere the words to the center of the ornament using Mini Glue Dots.

Which do you like better?  Having the alcohol ink facing up (card front) or facing down (inside of card)? 

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Using Shaded Spruce ink, stamp the oblong ornament along the left front side of the Medium Basic White ornament.

Have you given this technique a try yet?  It's a whole lot of fun and each creation that you make is unique.  Just make sure that you are working in a well ventilated area.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Basic White:  2@ 3" x 3-1/4", 3" x 3-1/4", 7/16" x 2-13/16", 4" x 5-1/4", 1/2" x 4-1/4"; Real Red:  4-1/4" x 11 scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 1/2" x 2-7/8", 2-3/4" x 4-1/4"; Shaded Spruce:  4" x 5-1/4", 5/8" x 4"; Vellum:  2 @ 3" x 3-1/4", 3" x 4-1/4"; Gold & Rose Gold Metallic (Gold):  3" x 3-1/4", 3" x 4-1/4"; In Good Taste Designer Series Paper:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Bright Baubles; Inks:  Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Versamark; Stampin' Blend Markers:  Balmy Blue (DK), Daffodil Delight (DK), Night of Navy (LT), Real Red (DK), Shaded Spruce (DK), Smoky Slate (DK); Cardstock:  Basic White, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Vellum; Designer Series Paper:  In Good Taste, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty; Tools:  Stampin' Spritzers, Metallics Stampin' Emboss Powders (Gold), Heat Tool, Banners Pick A Punch, Delicate Baubles dies, Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  1/8" handheld circle punch, 99% Alcohol 


Bright Baubles -- Wishing You A Merry & Bright Christmas

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The July - December Mini Catalog sales period begins today and that means that there's a whole lot of Holiday goodness available.  If you are on my mailing list, you should have received your catalog in the mail a couple of weeks ago.  If you are not on my mailing list, you can see the catalog at the Stampin' Up! Store or by clicking on the Catalogs hot link at the top of this page.  If you'd like a paper copy of the catalog, please email me by clicking on the email link on the right sidebar of this blog post.

The last couple of weeks I've been sharing a series of cards made using the Tidings of Christmas Suite from the Annual Catalog.  Now that we have the new Mini Catalog, there's a whole lot more Christmas fun to explore.  I'm beginning with the Bright Baubles Bundle.  I just love the detailed ornament dies in the Delicate Baubles dies.

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This card begins with a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with the pine bough embossing folder from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folders.  Note that this folder is not wide enough to emboss the entire panel, so I aligned the embossing folder with the right side of the panel which left a 1" area along the left side of the panel un-embossed.  A narrow strip of Real Red cardstock was adhered behind the right side of a strip of Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper.  The paper was adhered along the left side of the panel with the top, left, and bottom sides of the paper flush with the top, left, and bottom sides of the panel.  The panel was adhered at the center of the Real Red cardstock card front.

A piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock was die cut with the oblong ornament solid die and adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals with the bottom point of the ornament 1/2" above the bottom edge of the Crumb Cake panel and the widest part of the right side of the ornament 5/16" from the right side of the panel.  A piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock was die cut with the Merry & Bright detailed ornament die and adhered at the center of the Pear Pizzazz solid ornament using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive (OR you can apply Adhesive Sheets to the back of the cardstock prior to die cutting the ornament, peel off the adhesive cover, and adhere the die cut to the solid ornament).  A bow made from Real Red Sheer ribbon was adhered at the top loop of the ornament using a Mini Glue Dot.

The "Wishing You A" greeting phrase was stamped on a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink.  The greeting was matted with a slightly larger mat of Real Red cardstock.  Stampin' Seal was applied to the back of the Real Red cardstock behind the "Wis" of "Wishing" and a stack of two Mini Glue Dots was adhered behind the "A" of the greeting phrase.  The greeting phrase was adhered near the top left corner of the card front with the top edge of the greeting phrase 3/8" below the top edge of the Crumb Cake panel and the left edge of the greeting phrase 7/16" from the left edge of the panel.

The "Christmas" greeting phrase was stamped on a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink.  The greeting was matted with a slightly larger mat of Real Red cardstock.  The greeting phrase was adhered near the lower right corner of the card front using two sets of two stacked Mini Glue Dots with the right edge of the greeting phrase 1/16" from the right edge of the Crumb Cake panel and the bottom edge of the greeting phrase 1/4" above the bottom edge of the panel.

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A narrow strip of Real Red cardstock was adhered behind the right edge of a strip of Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper.  The strips were adhered along the left side of a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock with the top, left, and bottom edges of the strips flush with the top, left, and bottom edges of the panel.  The " 'Tis the season to be jolly" sentiment, from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set, 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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The envelope flap of the Medium Very Vanilla envelope was embossed with the pine bough folder of the Wintry 3D Embossing Folders.  To do this, line up the fold line of the envelope flap with a long edge of the embossing folder and carefully place the embossing folder cross-wise on the plate of the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (the body of the envelope is lying outside the embossing folder) and then place the 3D embossing folder plate over the envelope and embossing folder.  Note that normally embossing folders are rolled into the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine fold first to minimize torqueing the folder which will cause the folder to split at the fold.  

I'll be back soon with another idea for the Bright Baubles bundle.  In the meantime, take some time to look through the July - December Mini Catalog for some great ideas for your holiday crafting.

Robertssiggy

Card Measurements

Crumb Cake:  4" x 5-1/4"; Evening Evergreen:  3-1/4" x 4-1/4"; Pear Pizzazz:  3-1/4" x 4-1/4"; Real Red:  2 @ 3/8" x 5-1/4"; 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2 along the 11" length, 7/16" x 1-5/16, 7/16" x 1-9/16"; Very Vanilla:  3/8" x 1-1/4", 3/8" x 1-1/2", 4" x 5-1/4"; Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper:  7/8" x 5-1/4", 3/4" x 5-1/4"; Real Red Sheer ribbon:  8"

Supplies I used to make this card

Stamps:  Bright Baubles, Holly Jolly Wishes; Inks:  Evening Evergreen; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Painted Christmas; Embellishments:  Real Red Sheer ribbon; Tools:  Delicate Baubles dies, Wintry 3D Embossing Folders, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Tidings & Trimmings -- Noel

Hello!

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


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