Ho! Ho! Ho!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which will be my final Christmas card I will be sharing with you for this season! If you’ve been following along, my goal this season was to use up ALL of my Wrapped in Plaid DSP and showing you how you can make the most out of your 6” x 6” DSP! With that being said, I started counting all my cards beginning with the Stamp It Group Christmas Blog Hop thru today’s card and I have made over 50 (I think it was like 52?) cards! Which isn’t too bad when you consider I only have one design (4 sheets) left of the Wrapped in Plaid DSP! I am going to make a few more cards with the last of the DSP, so I really accomplished my goal of no more paper hoarding, use it up and send it out!! Now, that DOES NOT mean I don’t have a ton of retired DSP, but I do use it up for other projects, like gift tags!

For this card, the base layer is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder:

The next layer is this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, first cut 1” off one side, turn and cut at 3”, and then cut the 1” strip in half. This will give you two pieces at 3” x 5” and two pieces at ½” x 6”:

For the card front you will need:

1. 3” x 5” piece of DSP

2. Enough Gold Shimmer Ribbon to tie around the embossed base layer into a bow.

3. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out “Ho!” three times from Gold Foil Sheets.

4. Use the puff paint along the top of the letters and exclamation point and set with your heat tool.

First tie the Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the middle of the embossed base layer cardstock and then adhere the DSP on top:

Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the letters to the DSP layer. Tip-I first lined up and adhered the top letters, then the bottom letters, and then the middle letters. I find this way easiest. This completed piece is adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, and adhere the ½” DSP strip along the bottom, trimming off the extra:

BONUS CARD:

Since you can make two of the above cards from one sheet of DSP, I decided to make an alternative card for those of you that may not have the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies. I changed this up by stamping the sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas on Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink, punch out with the 1 3/8” Scallop Punch, punch out a piece of Gold Foil Sheet with the 1 ½” Circle Punch to layer underneath, added a few Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and the single snowflake is cut from Gold Foil Sheets with the Christmas Layers Dies. The inside of the card is the same, just changed up the sentiment:

Which of these two cards are your favorite? Or both? I know that die cutting letters can be a bit tedious, but the end result is so worth it! As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I will make gift tags for myself and family members at Christmas. This is a great way to use up your paper and make room for more! What I like to do, is take a 12” x 12” sheet of DSP and cut it up into 2” x 6” strips, use different tag topper punches, the Banner Triple Punch, and then various other punches to create super cute tags! That is the key, using punches because it is so much easier to punch 12 of one thing instead running a die through your machine 12 times (you can make 12 tags from one sheet of DSP)! Next week I will begin sharing with you products from the Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs!

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Sending Joy this season

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another quick and fun Christmas card featuring the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP! Christmas is only one week away! Can you believe it?? Are you ready?? All of my packages have been mailed and only a few cards are left that I need to get in the mail! Right now, my craft room truly looks like “Hurricane Christina” has been through here! So, if you have a few last minute cards to make, then today’s card may be for you! It’s very easy to make, especially for making multiples of.

The base layer is this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, first cutting a ¾” strip off one side, turning, and then cutting at 4”. This will give you one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”, one piece at 2” x 5 ¼”, and one piece at ¾” x 6”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock at 3” x 4”, stamp the tree stamp in Versamark, and heat set with Gold Embossing Powder.

2. Use Hand-Lettered Prose dies to cut the word “JOY” out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

3. A 5 ¾” piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon to adhere across the DSP base layer.

Adhere the ribbon across the DSP, adhere the embossed cardstock (centered) on top of the base layer, and use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the “JOY” letters on top of the embossed cardstock. Tip-cutting the Mini Dimensionals in half will hide them under the letters:

This completed piece is adhered to a Shaded Spruce 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 Versamark and heat set with Gold Embossing Powder, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP across the bottom, trimming off the excess:

I just love the gold embossing with this card! This really is very easy to make multiples of with the die cut letters, you can cut the letters for each card at once with these three letters! 

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Sending you Happiest Christmas Wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a classic, yet elegant, Christmas card featuring the Wrapped in Plaid DSP with the Dashing Deer stamp set and the coordinating Detailed Deer dies! The inspiration for this card really is maximizing products you may already have and combining them with a few products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. The Dashing Deer stamp set and coordinating dies are a carryover from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and is one of my favorites! This easy to replicate card is perfect with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP by simply swapping out the colored cardstock if you want!

For this card, I chose this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and used one of my favorite cuts, one piece at ¾” x 6”, one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”, and one piece at 2” x 5 ¼”. The 4” x 5 ¼” piece will be your base layer:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. A 5” strip of the Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon.

2. Use the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock.

3. Use the second largest scalloped circle die from the Layering Circles Dies to cut a piece of Gold Foil Sheet. This will layer under the Night of Navy cardstock circle.

4. Stamp the large flourishing deer stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock in Golden Glitz Metallic ink, use your Heat Tool to dry the ink, and then cut out with the coordinating die.

5. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die. Tip-if you are making multiples of this design, it is easier to cut out the Very Vanilla cardstock first with the die, save one of the outline cutouts, and use your Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment. This way you maximize cutting your paper and are still able to get a nice and even stamped image.

I first adhered the layered circles together and then adhered the cutout deer on top with dimensionals:

I adhered the ribbon across the DSP, along the bottom, and adhered the sentiment on top with dimensionals. I then adhered the deer piece to the DSP:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I decided to add a little bit more glittery bling by adhering three of the 6mm Gold Glitter Enamel Dots around the deer:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom and snip off the excess DSP:

This really is a simple, yet elegant, Christmas card! It is very easy to replicate for making multiples of! Since I still have the 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP, I am going to use that to decorate the flap of my envelope and one of the smaller deer stamps on the front of the envelope. Pretty cards should have pretty and coordinating envelopes! 😁

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Celebrate the Season!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another great way to maximize your Wrapped in Plaid DSP by making eight cards from one design! Don’t forget about Vellum cardstock, embossing is another great way to add accent to your cards! The Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder has been very popular, especially with the foil sheets, so I decided to try the folder with Vellum. This card design uses very few products, but is sure to be a favorite of the season!

I chose this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, first cutting 1” off one end of the DSP (vertically), cutting that in half (½”), and then turning the DSP to cut at 3”. This will give you two pieces at 3” x 5” and two pieces at ½” x 6”:

The base layer is Vellum cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D EF:

For the card front you will also need:

1. The sentiment stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the second smallest rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

2. Use the leaf die from the Christmas Layers Dies to cut out two pieces from Shaded Spruce cardstock. I used a the 4mm Holiday Rhinestone Jewels, one in each color, and three of the 4mm Rhinestone Basic Jewels on each branch, on the circle part (or what I referred to as the “berry”).

First adhere the DSP to the embossed Vellum base layer and then you can hide your adhesive behind the DSP when you adhere the Vellum to your Shaded Spruce cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

I centered the die cut branches to the opposite corners, using the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere, and then adhering the sentiment in the middle with dimensionals:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink, and adhere the ½” strip of DSP on the side edge, trimming off the excess:

Can you believe that I made eight of these cards?? The most time consuming part was really cutting out the branch die and adhering the rhinestones. I did find that when I used any of the Christmas Layers Dies, if you use your Precision Base Plate instead of the Standard Cutting Pad, it is much easier to remove the cardstock from the die without tearing the cardstock, in other words, it cuts the cardstock better! On another note, after I made all these cards, I used up ALL of the Holiday Rhinestone Jewels!! For me that’s an accomplishment, I always have embellishments left over!

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Sending Christmas Cheer Bridge Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is super cute and easy Christmas bridge fold card! This design uses the Wrapped in Plaid 6” x 6” DSP that you can easily make more than one card of and use up almost all of your paper, which includes decorating your envelope! If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m on a mission to have very little, if any, products left over from the Holiday Catalog and I’m getting there!

Your card base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and along the 8 ½” side, score at 2 1/8” from each end:

You will use this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, first cutting ¾” off one side, turn 90 degrees, and cut at 4”. This will give you one piece at 3 4/” x 6”, one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”, and one piece at 2” x 5 ¼”. Take the 4” x 5 ¼” piece and cut in half along the 4” side (at 2”):

Additionally, for the card front you will need:

1. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the tree image in Shaded Spruce ink and cut out with the coordinating die. Create the snow with the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint and use one of each color in 4mm and 5mm Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels for “ornaments”. Use the Twinkle Builder Punch to punch out the largest star out of Gold Foil Sheets for the tree topper.

2. Enough Gold Shimmer Ribbon to tie around the whole card base and into a bow. This will secure the card front closing.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Classic Label Punch.

4. Use the second largest Stitched Nested Label Die to cut out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

Adhere the sentiment at the bottom of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock piece and then adhere the tree. Flip this piece over and adhere dimensionals only to one side. Tip-if you look closely, you will see the star at the bottom, I did this to make sure the dimensionals were on the left side of the image:

Adhere the DSP to each side of the card front flaps and then line up the Cherry Cobbler piece so that each pointed end is lined up with the flap openings to adhere to the DSP:

I used a strip of Tear & Tape across the horizontal middle of the card base and then placed the Gold Shimmer Ribbon on top, this will secure the ribbon in place. Flip the card over and tie the ribbon into a bow and trimming any excess off of the ends:

The inside sentiment is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink, and adhere the ¾” piece of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Super cute and easy to make, right?? I made four cards just like this, I really liked the idea of the tying the ribbon into a bow, that way when the recipient opens the card, it’s like unwrapping a present! For the remaining 2” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP, I used the envelope die from Beautiful Layers, however, if you do not have this set of dies, you can easily round the corners and maybe trim the DSP down a little more to fit on the outside (or inside!) of your envelope.

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Snow Front Bridge Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy Bridge Fold card featuring the Snow Front stamp set! If you love scenery stamp sets, then Snow Front is perfect for you! Don’t be fooled by the name, use your imagination and this set can really be used for every season. Since I really wanted to create a card featuring a scenery, I thought a Bridge Fold card would be perfect and I will share with you my experiment with puff paint and ice glitter! I typically don’t use a lot of glitter as I usually make a huge mess, however, I thought I would give glitter another try for my holiday cards and if all else fails, it would just end up in my “glitter graveyard”. Lol While the Holiday Catalog recommends using the Fine Tip Glue Pen or Shimmery Crystal Effects to adhere, I wanted to see if I could add ice glitter to puff paint before heat setting and I really like how it turned out! It gives the puff paint, or snow, kind of a “glistening” look! I also used the Fine Tip Glue Pen so you could see how that looked as well.

To create the scenery, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 6 ¾”, stamping the scenery as follows:

1. The mountains, cabin, snowman, and the “hill” stamp are all stamped with Smoky Slate ink.

2. The “trees on a hill” stamp is carefully using Shaded Spruce ink on the trees and Smoky Slate ink on the ground underneath. I found it easier to use the edge of the pad, inking with Shaded Spruce on the trees first.

3. Use the largest and smallest single trees in Shaded Spruce ink, inking only once, and stamping fully inked in the middle, second stamping on the left, and third stamping on the right.

4. The deer are stamped in Soft Suede ink.

5. I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the cabin and snowman with Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Cherry Cobbler.

I created a mask for the three mountains and used a sponge dauber to color in the sky, first with Balmy Blue, next with Highland Heather, and finally Night of Navy inks:

Before applying the puff paint or glitter, I first cut the cardstock by cutting two 1” strips off each end. This will give you four pieces at 1” x 4” and the back panel at 2 ¾” x 4”, fitting each panel of the card. I applied dots of the puff paint on the trees and roof of the cabin, Fine Tip Glue Pen and Ice glitter on the front peak of the cabin and part of the snow man, and puff paint with ice glitter on the mountains and around the cabin. First apply the puff paint and I used a small spoon to sprinkle the glitter before heat setting, each area at a time:

For the base, I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 4 ¼” x 8” and scoring at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 5 ½”, and 6 ¾”. The front panel is cut at 1 ¼” x 5 ½”, however as I was assembling the card, I actually trimmed it down to ¾” x 5 ½” because I felt it looked too big and was obstructing the cabin:

You want to fold and burnish the inner score lines inward and fold and burnish the outer score lines outward:

I used liquid glue to adhere the panels, starting from left to right. Using liquid glue gives you some wiggle room to move the cardstock before setting in place and making it easier to line up each panel:

The front panel is ¾” x 5 ½” in Night of Navy cardstock. I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1” x 5 ¼”, used the curve die from In the Woods to create that “hill or snowbank” look and stamped the sentiment in the middle in Night of Navy ink:

These two pieces are layered and adhered together and then I used Tear & Tape just on the ends to adhere to the outer panels:

For the sentiment, I cut another piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 ¾” x 4”, stamped the small tree in Shaded Spruce ink, and stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink. This is adhered to the back panel of the card:

Isn’t this an awesome holiday card?? I just love the added texture the ice glitter gives the puff paint! If you have never made a Bridge Fold card before, this will fit in a regular envelope, whether you fold it to the right or the left, and you can add a piece of printer paper (4 ¼” x 5 ½”) to cover the card front when you put it in the envelope to help protect the puff paint thru the mailing process!

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All Wrapped Up Christmas Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute card that is quick and easy to make! This card was inspired by one of the sentiments from Itty Bitty Christmas, which I used for the card front. This is another fun card using just about all of one sheet from the Wrapped in Plaid 6” x 6” DSP to create, which I’ll give you one other way to use part of this DSP at the end of this tutorial.

To start, cut this design from the DSP, ¾” from one side, turn 90 degrees and cut at 4”. This will give you one piece at ¾” x 6”, one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”, and one piece at 2” x 5 ¼”. The 4” x 5 ¼” will be the base layer:

For the card front you will need:

1. Two piece of Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon, long enough to go across the DSP vertically and horizontally.

2. Enough ribbon to create a double bow, if you are not sure how, check out this helpful video here.

3. About 6” of Linen Thread.

4. A 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink.

5. Cut a 1 ½” piece of Gold Foil sheet, punch one end with the Detailed Tag Topper Punch, adhere the sentiment piece, trim off excess foil sheet with snips or paper trimmer.

Adhere the ribbon across the DSP like a present:

Tie the Linen Thread thru the tag hole, tie into a knot, and adhere the sentiment to the DSP, laying the thread across the middle of the ribbon:

Adhere the double ribbon with glue dots in the middle of the ribbon pieces, also securing the thread, trim off any extra thread. This completed piece is adhered to a Shaded Spruce cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, and adhere the ¾” strip of DSP across the bottom, trimming off any extra:

Isn’t this a super cute card that is so easy to make?? This is a great way to use up your ribbon!! So, now you see that I did not use the 2” strip of DSP on this card, how would you use it? On your envelope!! I always decorate my envelopes and if you have the Beautiful Layers Dies, then you know that there is a die that will cut the DSP to fit perfectly on the flap of the envelope! Don’t have this die set? You can easily trim the DSP to fit the envelope flap!

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