One of my favorite cards from last year’s Christmas Stack-a-Stack was this card.
You can see it HERE.
The Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set and the Merry Christmas Dies are still available in the Annual Catalog if you don’t have them…and need them!
I came across it in my box of Christmas cards, and it decided to case myself! I thought the banners would be a great canvas to place the copper Cheers die cut on.
I used the Stampin’ Up Sip Sip Hooray and the Cheers to you Bundles on this card with the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper.
When I stamped the champagne flute with the “liquid” image that goes in the glass, I wasn’t feeling it. So I pulled out my retired Confetti Stars border punch and filled the glass up with “bubbly” stars! I added a copper flute behind my stamped flute to jazz it up, too.
I love making fun fold cards..trying to find ways to make a card just a little different from the regular design. I used the Stampin’ Up Path of Petals Bundle to make one this wedding card.
The front of the card shows off the detailed Blushing Bride oval floral die cut that I embossed with the Subtle EF. I placed it on the Smoky Slate card base around the die cut 1-7/8″ x 2-3/4″ oval. The Best Wishes sentiment that sits on a 1″ x 2″ oval framed by a Smoky Slate scallop oval. I added a Blushing Bride oval frame to the back of the opening on the Smoky Slate card base by die cutting a larger oval (2-1/8″ x 3″) around a smaller oval (1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″).
When the card opens, you can see the pretty Scripty embossed panel that the sentiment sits on.
When you open the card, there is an open area for the sentiment and a place to site you message.
You could easily attach a pocket for a check, cash or gift card on the back of the embossed panel.
Smoky Slate Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ on the 11″ side
Cut the gray scallop oval around the Blushing Bride sentiment oval out of the Ooal cut out of the front of the card base
Blushing Bride die cut on front: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Cut the Blushing Bride sentiment oval out of the negative from the oUtside large floral die cut
Blushing Bride Oval Frame: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
Whisper White inside: 4″ x 10-1/2″ scored at 5-1/4″
My mom needed a thank you card for a person who LOVES flowers so I pulled out my Stampin’ Up Path of Petals Bundle. I think I fulfilled her request with this card:)
There are so many colors to work with in this pattern in the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. I was happy to use my Rococo Rose ink and Scalloped Linen Ribbon. I did use Old Olive as my green even though Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow are listed on the package. I also used So Saffron as my yellow instead of Daffodil Delight ink. I used the Classic Label Punch to punch out the sentiment, and the slanted edges lined up nicely with the circle.
The DSP on the front of the card is 3-3/4″ x 5 with the Night of Navy border being 3-7/8 x 5-1/8. My first plan was to have a tight border around the DSP but it slid in the corner as I had it sitting on my desk. I kinda liked the look so I slid the DSP down into the right lower corner of the Night of Navy panel. I was trying to be crafty by not wrapping the ribbon on both sides of the DSP, I think it may look like I just ran out of ribbon…lol.
I added some of the DSP to the inside and kept a larger border like the front.
The inside panel is 3-3/4″ x 5″.
I just had to make a Christmas poinsettia card so I pulled out my Nature’s Root Dies and made one. They really look like poinsettia leaves! I am imaging them in white and pink, too. And after getting a swap in the mail using the gorgeous sentiment in the Greatest Part of Christmas Host set, I could not wait to use it! I love big bold sentiments, don’t you?
I remember stampers using the leaf stamps and the dies to create poinsettias last year when the Rooted by Nature stamp set was released. I thought, oh my gosh, I can’t die cut all those leaves!!! And, that would be after I had embossed them all! So, I thought, maybe just fussy cut them with scissors? YES, and it was so easy…actually, my scissors just glided along the embossed groove that made the outline of the leaf. I mean, it was almost like I could have done it with my eyes closed…well, not really…but you get the point. I had them all cut lickety-split! I mean, it was really easy, friends:)
I found it easier to create the two layers of red flowers by adhering each leaf to a main cardstock circle so I had a base in the middle with the leaves going around it like rays of the sun. First, I made the larger layered flower with a circle under it to place dimensionals on, and then I did the same with the smaller flower with a smaller circle under it to attach dimensionals as well. I then adhered the layered poinsettia to the card and slipped in the green leaves. The Subtle embossing folder is perfect to finish off a plain panel on a card…just the right touch:) Of course, stamp first then emboss…and you may want to do a quick cleaning swipe across the inside of the embossing folder in case any ink transferred onto it. That has happened to me before:(