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Friday, December 23, 2022

Framed & Festive, Sweetest Christmas, Santa Express, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I'm sure the majority of you have all of your Christmas cards done by now. I have but I'm still playing with the holiday stamp sets because I don't have anything new to play with yet. I will be placing my order on January 4th and then in the meantime I will still have to play with what I have.  How horrible is that?  LOL  

Today's card was fun and easy. I took a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock and cut off 2-1/4" on the front. I put that piece in my scrap tote because I won't be using it for this card.

Next I cut a 1-3/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Shaded Spruce card stock for the layer on the left side. And I added a 1-1/2" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package. The two pieces were taped together and then taped to the front flap.

A 3" x 3" piece of Basic White card stock was cut for the focal panel and a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Shaded Spruce was cut for the layer. Before taping them together  I stamped the words from the "Framed & Festive" set using Shaded Spruce ink. Actually I used Garden Green and then realized the card stock is Shaded Spruce.  Because I used my Stamparatus for my words I was able to just clean the stamp and ink it with Shaded Spruce and stamp over the Garden Green.  No one will ever know!! I love using the Stamparatus! 

The candy cane is from the "Sweetest Christmas" 12" x 12" DSP package and was die cut using a matching die. I do not have the DSP or the die, my candy cane was from a kit I had received from Terri. I had used the candy canes for other cards and I wanted to see if I could use them up. I have one left and two days before Christmas!!  I may just make another card like this and use it next year. So back to the card. I added Dimensionals behind the candy cane being careful not to get any where it could stick the card shut.

I set the stamped square piece in place using Dimensionals on the left side only. I didn't want to tape the card shut. 

Then the candy cane was added. On the upper left part of the candy cane I stacked two Dimensionals so the thickness would be the same as the candy cane on top of the focal square. That part of the candy cane seemed to need a bit more support and doubling the Dimensionals did the trick. 

And for the final touch, I tied a bow and affixed it to the candy cane and the card was done.

Now I'm off to bake some pies for Christmas eve!  SO much still to do!

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

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