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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Santa's Delivery, Santa Express, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I found another card that uses the busy Designer Series Papers (DSP) that I so often struggle with.  This layout is perfect for busy DSP and I think I'm going to pull out some other papers that I found were a bit busy and see if I can't tone them down with this layout.

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 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Poppy Parade card stock for the layer. 

Next I cut a 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Basic White card stock for the layer. And the DSP from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package was cut at 3-1/8" x 4-3/8".  I taped the DSP to the Basic White piece.

I used the lacy edge die from the "Painted Labels" die set, a part of the "Painted Poppies" set and die cut two from Basic White card stock. I cut two because I needed the piece to be a bit longer than the die allowed. I just lined up the two pieces to the length I needed and glued them together. If you look close you can see the edge of the top piece on the left.

A 1-1/4" x 3-1/8 piece of Basic White was cut for the back layer of the center panel. I glued the lacy edge to the bottom of that Basic White piece. Then I cut a 1" x 3-1/8" piece of DSP from the "Santa Express" package and taped it to the Basic White piece.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut it with a die from the "Painted Labels" die set. 

To assemble the card I took the large background layers and set them in place using Dimensionals. Then I added the center strip using Dimensionals.

The words piece was added using Dimensionals and on the upper part of that piece I stacked the Dimensionals to make the label level. 

I didn't have any Poppy Parade ribbon but I did have some ribbon that was close so I tied a bow and glued it in place. I added a red rhinestone to the word piece and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I was thrilled to be able to use some busy DSP. Though this piece of DSP had mixed feelings attached to it. On the backside are some cute colored holiday dots on a white background. But since I had this piece cut in and sitting in my package I thought I'd use it for this card. And I'm glad I did because now I could see how much this layout toned down the business of the DSP.

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


Gisela said...

Stunning card. I love it. Santa can bring my presents to me anytime.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Love the dsp you used for this card. SU certainly has a lot of great papers!

KardsbyKadie said...

GREAT use for that busy paper.
I too struglle to use it.....But appreciate you sharing how to start cutting it up.
Thanks for this LOVELY share.