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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Christmas Classics, Winter Meadow, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a Christmas card to share with you.  As a customer of Terri Gaines, I received a packet in the mail with the paper supplies in it to make 3 cards. She also has a PDF to download for ideas if you want. Those you can find via the link above. Terri is a wonderful demonstrator and stamper. She shares so many fun ideas, card layouts, and techniques. I love attending her Stamp-a-Stacks. Such a fun time and great cards to make. She's got a lot of different ones you get to pick from and there's always something there I just have to make! I've never been disappointed yet! Anyway, I just thought I'd wing it with the card stock and Designer Series Paper (DSP) that was sent to me. I was not able to play on the "World Cardmaking Day" but that's okay, I knew I'd have time to play a few days later. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Pretty Peacock card stock. I cut off 1-5/8" off the front right side. You can add that piece to your scrap stash! 

I took the piece of DSP in my packet and trimmed the length to 5-1/4" long. I taped that piece to the front of the card, lining it up on the top, bottom, and sides.

On the inside I took a piece of the Basic White card stock in the package and cut it to 5-1/4" x 4", I textured it using the "Snowflake Sky" embossing folder. I only textured about 1-1/2" on the right edge. I glued that piece to the inside of the card. I prefer to use glue when I texture card stock because tape doesn't always stick enough when there's too much texture. There's not enough solid space for the tape to stick to and you have a chance of the piece coming off. My rule of thumb is, if it's textured, glue it.

The words are from the "Christmas Classics" set using Blueberry Bushel ink on a piece of Basic White card stock that was in my package. I die cut them using the second smallest stitched rectangle die in the "Nested Essentials" die set. Then I used the next size larger and die cut a piece of Pretty Peacock. I did not use the other sheet of Pretty Peacock in my package, I just used some scrap that I had. I wanted to make another card using this same layout so I saved the piece sent to me.

I taped the layers together and then set it in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals. I added Small Dimensionals to the upper part of the words layer and I laid it on top of the card to see where I though it looked centered enough. Then I added some small Dimensionals to the bottom edge of the card front. I removed the backing from the Dimensionals and set the piece in place. And the card was done.

I think it has a very peaceful look to it. And I'm glad I had bought that DSP (now I have to open the package!! LOL). 

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

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

GREAT card layout.....
And the card design is PERFECT!!!