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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Santa's Delivery, Santa Express, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! Fall Catalog 2022

This card was a "must make" when I saw it. I saved it for a later date because I had a couple other ones I wanted to make first. I think it was all the red and then the white circle that drew my attention to this card. You can see the original card here. I'm trying my hardest to use up that package of Designer Series Paper (DSP) because we all know that when the catalog ends the paper retires. I have so much retired paper and then the colors change and I don't have the colors to go with the retired papers so I'm trying really hard to use it up. Wish me luck because it will be a first for me!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Poppy Parade card stock and taped it to the front of the card. Then I cut the DSP from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package at 3-3/4" x 5" and taped that to the Poppy Parade layer.

I die cut a circle from the "Layering Circles" die set using Basic White card stock and the largest circle in the set. 

I die cut the train from the "Santa Express" DSP and set it on the circle using Dimensionals. Then I taped that to the front of the card about 3/8" from the left, top and right edges of the DSP.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped using Garden Green ink on a 3-3/4" x 3/4" piece of Mint Macaron card stock. I was going to change it to Granny Apple Green but it stuck out like a sore thumb, even though there was Granny Apple Green on the bottom part of the train. But the Mint Macaron can be found on the mittens so I stuck with that color. I taped the strip in place on the front of the card about 1/2" from the bottom edge of the DSP.  

A white bow was tied and glued in place and the card was done.

This was a very fun, quick and easy card to make. Plus it's so bright and colorful. It screams Christmas!!

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

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,
Wanda

Monday, November 28, 2022

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

I saw this card on Pinterest a few days ago and had left the window open on my computer and then my computer decided it was time to update something and I lost the photo. Fortunately it did it's thing shortly after I was done making the card. The only think I changed was the words. 

I think this die cut wreath from the "Santa Express" bundle is SO darn cute and that's why I was thrilled when I saw this card on Pinterest.  This card was easy to make and quick to put together. The dies are from the "Santa's Train" die set. 

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

I cut a 3-3/8" x 4-5/8" piece of Basic White for the layer. And on top of that is a 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Santa Express" 12" x 12" package. I taped the DSP to the Basic White piece.

Next I die cut the stitched rectangle. I used the largest one in the grouping of four in the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits" set. I took a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock and cut a layer for the rectangle that is about 1/8" wider all around. I taped the Basic White piece to the Granny Apple Green piece.

I die cut three wreaths using Granny Apple Green card stock and three ribbons using Poppy Parade card stock. I glued the wreaths in place using a dot of glue at the top to start with. Once they were set, I lifted them up a little and using a toothpick with glue on it, I ran it across the backside of the wreaths and pressed them down.

The ribbons were set in place using a small Dimensional. Then the panel was set in place on the front of the card making equal space on the left, top and right sides.

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" bundle and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink. I die cut them with the smallest die in the same die set and from the same grouping of four dies. The words were set in place using Dimensionals.

Red rhinestones were added to the center of each bow. A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside and the card was done. 

See, I told you it was easy to make and quick to put together.

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

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Penguin Place, Framed Florets, Caroling Mice, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I remembered that the "Penguin Place" set was brought back from last year. I thought it was such a fun set. There was a punch for the penguin but not for his hat or scarf. I've gotten spoiled by all the dies and punches but it wasn't bad to fussy cut so I decided I'd give my card idea a try and this is what I came up with.

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. I die cut the oval from the "Framed Florets" die set from the center of that piece. Then I taped that piece to the front of the card.

Next I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Painted Christmas" 12" x 12" package. I taped that on top of the Poppy Parade piece. I also die cut another oval using Basic White card stock.  I took the Basic White ova framed piece and traced the inside on a piece of scrap paper. I fussy cut around it about 1/8" but realized later I could have gone a bit bigger, like 1/4". I did this so I could glue the frame and circle back together with some stability to the piece.

I took the Basic White oval and sponged some Pear Pizzazz ink over it and then I took the snowflakes image from the "Penguin Place" set and stamped them using Pear Pizzazz ink. Unconventional snow and snowflake colors  but it fit with the background colors in the DSP. After stamping the snowflakes I glued the oval to the fussy cut oval. Then I added glue close to the inner part of the oval frame and added that to the fussy cut oval to make one solid piece. 

The penguin was punched out and the eyes and beak were stamped on using black Memento ink for the eyes and Mango Melody for the feet. The had was stamped using Poppy Parade and the scarf was stamped using Garden Green. Both were fussy cut. The feet were punched out from a scrap piece of Mango Melody card stock. The penguin was glued together, a couple of Dimensionals were added to the back and it was set aside.

I remembered I had a tree left over from the "Caroling Mice" set so I thought I'd use it on this card. I colored it with the dark Soft Sea Foam Blends pen and then with the Soft Sea Foam marker. I taped it to the oval and then the penguin was set in place. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the oval piece and it was set in place on the front of the card about 1/4" from the edge of the DSP and equally spaced on each side.

I colored the snowflakes and tree with my Wink of Stella pen to give the card a bit of shimmer.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped using Poppy Parade ink. I took my Poppy Parade marker and ran it along the edges of the word piece that I had die cut using the smallest stitched frame die in the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits" set. The word piece was set in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

It's festive looking!  I often wonder why penguins are a part of Christmas. They do not live at the north pole! Something for you to ponder!! LOL

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

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Caroling Mice, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022 Catalog

Do you ever wonder why you bought a certain stamp set?  I'm not sure why I bought the "Caroling Mice" set. Maybe because I thought it was cute and I didn't think beyond how I was going to use it. I am struggling with this set and I decided to take the set out today and make a card. This is what I came up with. 

The base of the 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. I die cut the lacy oval from the center of the piece using the "Framed Florets" die set. I taped the Poppy Parade piece to the front of the card.

Next I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Celebrate Everything" 12" x 12" stack and I taped it over the Poppy Parade piece.

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped on a piece of Basic White card stock using black Memento ink. Then I die cut them using the oval die from the same die set. I made sure the words were higher up on the  oval so I had room for the mouse.

The mouse is from the "Caroling Mice" set and was colored in using Blends pens. I used both light and dark Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Gray Granite, and dark Petal Pink. I fussy cut the mouse and added Dimensionals to the back. I set it aside.

I taped the word piece to the center of the card. Then I used some post it tape to set the Poppy Parade oval around it. It took a bit of adjusting to get it equally around the oval. Then I glued the Shaded Spruce oval frame on top of the Poppy Parade frame. I used glue because I wanted it to get in between the openings in the frame so it would glue both down at the same time. It did in several places but not all of them. So I gave it a few minutes to set up and then lifted up the larger loose areas and added some glue to make sure it would stay.

Once the gluing was done I set the mouse on top of the oval so I could see where to stamp the musical notes. And after they were stamped I added the mouse and the card was done. 

I think I should have colored in the musical notes, they look kind of blah sitting there as they are.

This was a fun card to make and maybe sometime soon I'll play with the image that has the trio of mice.

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

Friday, November 25, 2022

Grassy Grove, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

I had to make one more card using the deers from the "Grassy Grove" bundle. I found another card on Pinterest, though it was not made using Stampin' Up! images, I used what I had and converted it. I forgot to add the link to the original card. You can see it here

The base of the 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 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the top focal piece.

The left and bottom edges of the focal piece were masked off at 3/4" each. 

Taking my Blending Brush I scrubbed on some Flirty Flamingo in the bottom corner. Then I scrubbed on some Mango Melody and using the brush almost dry of Mango Melody, I continued to scrub more up into the sky, making sure I kept it at an angle.  

The tree from the "Grassy Grove" set was stamped using black Memento ink.  I didn't add snow to this one because the sky didn't look like it is snowing, it looks like the sun is setting.

I die cut the smaller deer for this card. The larger deer was just a bit too big for the words I wanted to add.

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using black Memento ink and then the deer was added using a couple of small Dimensionals.

I added Dimensionals to the back of the focal piece and set it in place on the front of the card base and the card was done.

This was a very quick and easy card to make and I got what I was looking for. 

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

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Grassy Grove, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card

While looking in Pinterest I ran across a card that I thought was very pretty but nothing on it was by Stampin' Up!, my preferred stamps to use. SO I used what I had to make this. I was going to say I had gotten out my "Grassy Grove" bundle but we all know I never put it away from yesterday's card!!! LOL You can see the original card here.

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

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the front focal piece. Actually I cut three that size. One I die cut a circle in it, centering it as much as I could. I used the largest circle from the "Layering Circles" die set. I used removable tape and affixed it to the focal piece. I took my blending brushes and first scrubbed on some Daffodil Delight ink. Then I scrubbed on some Pumpkin Pie ink and then a little bit of Cajun Craze. All of this was done on the right side of the circle. And on the left side, I scrubbed on some Balmy Blue, then some Soft Succulent and a little bit of Smoky Slate on the lower left side and up about half way. 

Next I die cut the deer from the "Grassy Grove" bundle using Basic Black card stock.  

The trees are also from the "Grassy Grove" set and were stamped using black Memento ink.

For the word piece, I tore a piece of Basic White card stock, the third one I had cut at 4" x 5-1/4". I don't always like the way the tears look so I make sure my piece is long enough to rip up another line. It took three tries before I got a line I liked. It was a bit long but it's okay, I just lined it up with the focal piece and cut off the excess. On that torn piece I stamped the "Noel" from the "Framed & Festive" set using black Memento ink.

For the snow I used some white acrylic paint and a kitchen stainless steel scrubber. I had cut it in half because I thought the scrubber was a bit too big and if I was going to ruin it I'd rather ruin a smaller piece. I spread some white acrylic paint on my silicone mat and then dabbed the scrubber in it and then tapped it onto the card stock. It gave the piece a snowy look.  I set it aside to dry a bit before I finished the card. I did use my heat tool to help it dry faster.

Once the paint was dry I added Dimensionals to the back and set the piece in place on the front of the card base. Then I added the word piece using Dimensionals and then the deer was added with Dimensionals. And the card was done.

I do like how this turned out and I was glad I could somewhat replicate the card that caught my eye on Pinterest.

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Framed & Festive, Grassy Grove, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

So today I thought I'd give the "Grassy Grove" set another try using some Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I thought would look wintery.  I think I have my mind set on making this layout for our Christmas cards.  I suppose I could always go though my stash and find some wintery retired DSP too and I may just do that.  But for today I used some DSP from the "Pretty Prints" 12" x 12" package. I saw a card on Pinterest using Basic White for the front of the card. You can see that card here. I didn't have the DSP they used. It was SO pretty.

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

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic Gray for the layer. I wasn't sure what I wanted there but I knew Basic White would be too bright and my first thought was Basic Gray but after seeing it all done I'm thinking Soft Succulent might have been a better choice. But it's done and it's Basic Gray!

A 5" x 3-3/4" piece of DSP from the "Pretty Prints" package was cut and taped to the Basic Gray piece. 

Then I cut a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" piece of Basic White card stock and used the die from the "Grassy Grove" bundle. I glued that to the DSP. I glued around the border area (on the backside) and on some of the wider areas. I set the die cut piece in place.

Then I die cut the two deers and glued them in place on the front.

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using Evening Evergreen ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the smallest rectangle in the "Rectangle Stitched Framelits" die set and the second smallest die was used to cut the Evening Evergreen layer behind it. I taped the two layers together and set the piece in place using Dimensionals. 

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was added to the inside and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I'm hoping that the DSP in the background looks like snow. Kind of? LOL

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

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Grassy Grove, Framed & Festive, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

When I saw this card on Pinterest I knew I just had to make it. And I knew I had most of the items to make this card so here it is. You can see the original card here. 

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

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of gold foil card stock. I die cut the two deers from the center of the gold foiled piece. Then I glued the gold foiled piece to the front of the card.

A 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Designer Series Paper (DPS) from the "Lights Aglow" 6" x 6" stack was cut and glued on top of the gold foil piece. I used glue because I've had issues with the tape not sticking so well to the gold foil. I suppose if I ruffed up the gold foil a bit the tape would adhere better but I don't like to do that because I sometimes would ruff up areas that showed. So glue works best for me.

Then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic Black card stock and I die cut the forest image using the die from the "Grassy Grove" bundle.  I glued that in place just a round the border and a few dots in some of the larger areas in the trees.

The deers were glued in place in the center of the card.

I die cut a stitched rectangle from the "Rectangle Stitched" Framelits die set. I had used the second smallest on the smaller grouping of four dies. And I used the smallest one in that grouping for the words.

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using Versa Mark on a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock. Then gold embossing powder was sprinkled over it and it was heat set. Then it was glued to the gold foiled rectangle. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the upper part of the card. I centered it by eyeing it. I didn't measure.

I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White to the inside and the card was done.

I REALLY like the looks of this card and if I had a lot of gold foil card stock, I think I would be making these for our yearly Christmas card. But there's not enough of the DSP in that stack. UGH!!  There goes that idea! Oh well.  LOL

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

Monday, November 21, 2022

Framed Florets, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I made this card for a very special friend for her milestone birthday. I just thought it was pretty and I knew she'd like it. You can find the original card here. I changed the card base on mine.

The base of the 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 Soft Succulent card stock and a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Evening Evergreen card stock for the layers. I taped them together and then I taped them to the front of the card.

The flowers are from the "Fitting Florets" 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper package. The front of the card was created using a combination of die cut and fussy cutting.

The pieces were set in place on the front of the card. I kind of followed the way they were set on the original card.

The little hearts are die cut from the one oval frame in the set using Blushing Bride and Lovely Lipstick card stock. I used glue to set them in place.

The words are from the "Framed Florets" set and were stamped using Evening Evergreen ink. I die cut them using the stitched square from the "Stylish Shapes" set. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card.  And the card was finished.

What was fun about this card was that I was able to use some of the floral designs that were cut off on the edges. I never think to use a half of a flower or a half of a design. I think it's great that these can also be used on a card.

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

Sunday, November 20, 2022

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

Sweet and simple or simply sweet?  I found this card on Pinterest and what caught my eye was all the fun die cuts on the left side, plus the colors. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. The original card used a fancy fold and I didn't want to do that, so I modified the card. 

A 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Soft Succulent card stock was cut for the layer.  And the two open leaves were also die cut from the center of that piece of card stock (no one will ever know there's card stock missing from the center, it's covered by the card base and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer.

The DSP is from the "Fitting Florets" set and was cut at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I taped the DSP to the Soft Succulent piece and then I taped those to the front of the card.

Next I stamped the words from the "Framed & Festive" set using Evening Evergreen ink. Then I die cut them using the pretty framed die from the "Framed Florets" die set. I found this die a bit more difficult to work with because of all of the open areas. I taped the word piece in place and glued the frame around it, trying not to get too much glue on it and on the openings.

Then I die cut two of the longer leaf clusters. They were glued in place near the center of the left side and then the Soft Succulent leaves were glued on top. I did cut the ends of the leaves a bit, I thought they were a little too long. 

A bow was tied and glued to the side, covering the ends of the leaves. A "Gold Adhesive-backed Swirls" embellishment was set in place on the left side and the card was done.

Super quick and simple. And not to mention sweet!

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

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Forever Fern, Happiness Abounds, Framed Florets, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I think it's fun that I can bring in some stamp sets that I already had and use them with the new ones. I am loving the "Framed Florets" bundle and mixing it with my other sets makes it an even better purchase!! I found this card on Pinterest. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Starry Night card stock. I often forget that I have in colors to play with too. I have not used this color in a while, a long while. 

The layers were cut as follows. The Orchid Oasis card stock was cut at 4-3/4" x 3-1/2".  And the Basic White piece was cut at 4-5/8" x 3-3/8". I taped those two layers together. 

I took two pieces of Basic White card stock that measured 3-3/4" x 4".  I die cut the oval from one of the pieces and I stamped on the other.

I tried to stamp the tall leaf cluster from the "Forever Fern" set and stamped it in the center of the 3-3/4" x 4" piece of Basic White card stock using Starry Night ink. And I used the more rounded leaf image and stamped it using Orchid Oasis ink. Then I die cut the piece using the oval die. 

The words are from the "Happiness Abounds" set and were stamped using Starry Sky ink. I used my paper cutter to trim them to 1/2" wide and about 3-3/8" long. 

I tied a white bow and I was now ready to assemble the card. 

I had cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the inside and I taped that in place.

I took the two taped layers and set the stamped leaves on it, centering it as close as I could by eyeing it. Then I glued the oval frame around it.

Dimensionals were added to the back of the word piece and it was set in place on the front of the card on the lower part of the oval.

The bow was glued and tucked under the bottom left corner of the word piece. Then the whole thing was set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals and the card was done.

This is a super easy and quick card to make. I like the looks of it and that's why I just had to make one.

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

Friday, November 18, 2022

Santa's Delivery, Rings of Love, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

I found today's card on the Internet and the minute it popped up I knew I had to make it. I had most of the stuff so I jumped right in. You can see the original card here. I did change it a little because of not having everything! There are instructions on how to make it at the link, so here's how I made it.

The original card was made using a half-sheet of Mint Macaron card stock but I decided to use a half-sheet of Basic White card stock and a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mint Macaron card stock. I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White for the top layer.  On that top layer I die cut the oval frame with the hearts. Then I die cut the oval white frame.

Next I die cut the oval tree piece using Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Rings of Love" 12" x 12" package. It's retired but I had a lot of sheets left over and this card really appealed to me. I was glad I ran across it because it allowed me to use this DSP on a Christmas card. I used my Blending Brush and scrubbed on some Night of Navy ink to make the sky blue. 

I fussy cut the house, tree and bushes from the same DSP package.

I taped the tree oval on the front of the card and then I glued on the oval ring. The house went on next and the shrub to the right of the house. I tucked it behind the house a bit. I added the tree on the left and the shrubs in the front were added.

The words are from the "Santa's Delivery" set and were stamped using Night of Navy ink. I die cut them using the rectangle die from the "Mini Pocket Envelope" die set. I took my dark Mint Macaron Blends pen and colored around the edges so it popped better on the card. I set the words in place using Dimensionals.

I took some ribbon that is actually Soft Succulent and not Mint Macaron but it was light enough and blended well. I glued it in place just under the bottom right corner of the word piece and the card was done.

This was a very fun card to make. I love the colors and I especially love that I could use more papers in that package.

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

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,
Wanda