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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Framed & Festive, Framed Florets, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

Today I thought I'd make a Christmas card using a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Fitting Florets" 12" x 12" package. I have to admit, I do prefer the floral images in that set over the others. But none the less, this card was still fun to make.

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Sweet Sorbet card stock and die cut the oval frame from the "Framed Florets" die set. I wanted to do this first so I didn't waste any card stock. When you do this make sure you cut it from the center of the card stock.

My DSP on the bottom is from the "Fitting Florets" package and measured 3-7/8" x 2-1/2".  You can make a lot of cards using this layout and one sheet of the DSP, 18 to be exact!! That would be half my Christmas card list this year!! Hmm, may have to rethink our Christmas card!

I took a piece of Basic White card stock and die cut the bottom edge using a die from the "Basic Borders" die set. I set it up so the right side measured 2-3/4" when cut and the left side measured 3-1/2".  You have a little wiggle room because the DSP is a bit longer than you need.  Or you can die cut it close to the end, glue it to the DSP and trim it to fit. But wait until you texture it before you glue it. I textured mine using the "Painted Texture" embossing folder. 

The DSP was taped to the bottom are of the Sweet Sorbet layer and the Basic White textured piece was glued in place on top of that.

The words are from the "Festive & Framed" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink and then die cut with the same die as the Sweet Sorbet oval. I put the Sweet Sorbet oval and frame back together, I turned them over and used scotch tape to hold them back together. 

The word piece was taped on top of the Sweet Sorbet oval and Dimensionals were added to the back. I didn't press down on the oval piece, I wanted to make sure I could slip some fun leaf pieces under it. The top one is Night of Navy and the bottom ones are Basic White and both are from the "Festive & Framed" die set. 

I had colored three crystal rhinestones using my dark Balmy Blue Blends pen and I set them on the card for a bit of sparkle. The card needed something.  And that finished it off.

This was a fun card to make though I prefer something more festive for my Christmas cards.

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


mudmaven said...

Gorgeous! Those papers are absolutely wonderful and I love what you have been doing with them. ~chris

KardsbyKadie said...

Perfect Wanda!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I saw that paper was going to make pretty Christmas cards and you created a really lovely one!