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Monday, November 29, 2021

Bright Baubles, Delicate Baubles Dies, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I'm playing with the "Bright Baubles" set again. Well, not really again, I haven't played with it for a while so I thought I should get it out and see what I can create with it.  Here's how I made today's card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pacific Point card stock. Before I taped it on top of the card base, I die cut the solid bulb image from the "Delicate Baubles" die set and I set it aside.

Then on top of the Pacific Point card stock is a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock that I textured with a snowflake background. I didn't have anything current that would work, so this is what I used. I glued it in place on top of the Pacific Point piece. I prefer to glue because there's so much texture that I'm never sure if I get enough tape on it to hold it in place. But I do know the glue will hold it. I prefer to use the Tombow Mono glue because it doesn't not warp your card stock. I have a love hate relationship with this glue. I love how it holds but I hate it when I get it on my fingers because I find it difficult to get off.

Next I die cut the "Joy" bulb from the "Delicate Baubles" die set. I did use a double sided sticky sheet on my Basic White card stock to make this a sticker instead of something I needed to try to tape or glue in place. It saves SO much time and it's a lot cleaner too! I set this piece on the Pacific Point solid bulb. I added Dimensionals behind it and set it aside.

I cut a 1" x 5" strip of Pacific Point card stock and glued it to the front of the card about 1" up from the bottom edge of the embossed piece.  I wanted that area to have something but what? I thought ribbon might be pretty but I wanted some lacy ribbon.  So I took out my "Natures Thoughts" die set from the "Positive Thoughts" bundle and I die cut the fun border strip using the sticky backed card stock to make it into a sticker too. I cut the piece to fit my area. I cut the left piece so it was three bumps long. I removed the backing and set it in place on the left side of the card. Then I removed the backing on the remainder of the other piece and set it on the right. 

The bulb was placed over the the Pacific Point strip.  A bow was tied and set in place with a glue dot and the card was done.

Did you ever get that panicked feeling when you go to open the card and it won't open because you are trying to open the fold?  I did. I don't often check when I'm putting a card together, I just assume I have it right. I did have it right!  My card was folded so perfectly that the ends matched exact that it was difficult to separate them.  I caught a break there!! LOL

This was a very fun and easy card to make. I do like how it looks. I think that border strip piece fit this card perfectly!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to see today's Christmas card,

1 comment:

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Very pretty! I love the color of blue you used and that "Bauble" is so delicate!