Mix it up Monday!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a super cute card featuring the Silver & Gold 6” x 6” Specialty Paper and created with four different stamp sets, hence the “Mix it up Monday”! Not only did I use one stamp from four different sets, but can you believe that I used one from the new Halloween Scary Cute stamp set and one from the Christmas to remember stamp set? This card is a great reminder how you not only can make more out of your holiday stamp sets for non-holiday cards! When I was working on my card for this last Saturday’s blog hop, I used one of the sentiments from the Christmas to Remember stamp set and immediately thought the little fairy silhouette stamp would pair perfectly with the “magic is in the air” sentiment!

The base layer for the card front is this design from the Silver & Gold 6” x 6” Specialty Paper, which I cut into three pieces, first piece is ¾” x 6” (for the inside), second is 4” x 5 ¼” (for the base layer), and the final 2” x 5 ¼” I set aside to use for another time:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. I cut a 13” piece of the Black & White Gingham Ribbon and used glue dots to adhere to layers to create a faux bow.

2. Use the second from the largest circle Stylish Shapes Die to die-cut from a piece of matte finish Silver Specialty Paper.

3. Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the girl fairy stamp from Scary Good in Blackberry Bliss ink (sometimes you have to stamp more than once to get a nice solid image), used the third from the largest circle Stylish Shapes Die to die-cut out, and used the little star stamp from Nothing’s Better Than to stamp in Petal Pink ink, stamping fully inked and then stamp again.

4. On a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, the sentiment from Christmas to Remember is heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and die-cut out with the smaller long banner die from Stylish Shapes Dies.

After adhering the layered circle die-cuts, adhere to the base layer as shown, use a glue dot to adhere the faux bow next to the circle die-cuts, use mini dimensionals to adhere the die-cut embossed sentiment over the faux bow, and snip the ends of the ribbon. This completed piece is adhered to a Blackberry Bliss cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Blessings of Home in Blackberry Bliss ink, stamp the stars around the sentiment as shown, and adhere the ¾” x 6” strip of DSP along the bottom, snipping off the excess:

For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, I used my Stamparatus again to stamp the girl fairy in Blackberry Bliss ink and stamped the stars again in Petal Pink ink as shown:

Isn’t this the cutest card, perfect if you need a little girl birthday card! The Silver & Gold Specialty Paper that I used today is from the current SAB catalog, which you can earn for FREE with a qualifying $50 (USD) product purchase now thru August 31st, 2022, or while supplies last! If you are on the fence about this paper, it is thinner than SU! cardstock, which won’t add extra bulk to your cards for mailing and it is easy to color, which is great for creating your own DSP! My next blog post will feature this, so be sure to check that out!

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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!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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