Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a warm and cozy Christmas card featuring the Fireside Trimmings Bundle! Unfortunately, I have largely ignored this wonderful stamp set and coordinating dies, so I’m going to squeeze out a few more Christmas cards with this bundle! There are so many different ways you can build your card front with this bundle and I really like how I can coordinate it with the In Good Taste DSP! The stamp set is also a great way for you to work with your Stampin’ Blends, especially if you are just beginning with these wonderful alcohol-based markers! Start with just a few colors and then build up your collection as you color along!
The base layer is this design from the In Good Taste DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:
For the card front, you will need:
1. Stamp the fireplace in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. The fireplace is colored with Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and the inside of the fireplace is colored with Light and Dark Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends.
2. Use some of the adhesive sheet on the back of Shaded Spruce cardstock to die-cut out the holly garland.
3. The candles are stamped in Memento ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and colored with Light and Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blends, light for the candle and dark for the flame. Use the coordinating die to die-cut out.
4. The candle holders are stamped in Memento ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and colored with Light Shaded Spruce and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. Use the coordinating die to die-cut out.
5. The reindeer are die-cut out of brass Brushed Metallic cardstock. I flipped the cardstock over to die-cut the opposite facing piece and used my Bone Folder to lightly flatten both pieces out. I only did this because I thought both pieces looked funny with one puffed out and one puffed in, which is just what happens when you die-cut.
6. Stamp the trio of trees stamp in Memento ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, color the base in Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends, the trunks in Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, the middle tree in Light Shaded Spruce and the other two trees in Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends, and the star is in Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. Use the coordinating die to die-cut out.
7. Stamp the wreath in Memento ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, color the bow in Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends, randomly color in some of the leaves in Light Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends, and color the rest in Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends. Use the coordinating die to die-cut out.
8. Not shown, three of the 4mm Gilded Gems, which will go on the wreath.
I first adhered the fireplace in the middle, along the bottom, of the DSP base layer, used glue dots to adhere the reindeer on each side of the fireplace, and glue dots to adhere the candles and candle holders on the fireplace mantle. Tip-I snipped down the bottom of the candles and the top of the candle holders so they are closely together:
Remove the adhesive backing from the garland to adhere along the edge of the mantle, use mini dimensionals to adhere the trio of trees inside the fireplace, place the three 4mm Gilded Gems on the wreath, and use dimensionals to adhere the wreath as shown:
This completed piece is adhered to a Merry Merlot cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and adhere the ¾” x 4” piece of DSP along the side as shown:
What better way than to send some Christmas cheer that with this card? Making multiples of this card is super easy since the dies are small and you can run multiple dies at once, cutting your die-cutting time down!
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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!