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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Beware if you dare!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun Halloween card featuring the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder with the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies! I wanted to create a “spider web” like feeling to the cardstock after I heat embossed the spider image from the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set with the Hammered Metal EF, which is pretty close! 

The base layer is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I stamped the spider image in Versamark, heat embossed with Shimmer Black Embossing Powder, and embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder:

I used the letters from Hand-Lettered Prose to spell “beware!” cut out of Granny Apple Green cardstock and Silver Foil Sheets:

The silver foil letters are adhered behind the Granny Apple Green letters and adhered to the embossed base layer with the black mini dimensionals. This completed piece is adhered to a Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ½”:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. The spider web is heat embossed in silver, the spider is heat embossed in shimmer black, and the sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink:

Super easy card to make, right?? Cutting out the letters were pretty quick, just having to cut out two of the e’s. I used snail on the back of the cardstock letters to adhere the foil sheet letters, which also sped up the process! 

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Mirror, mirror….

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute and fun Halloween card featuring Mercury Glass Designer Acetate sheets and the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies! When I first saw the Mercury Glass Acetate sheets in the 2019 Holiday Catalog, the “cracked” design immediately made me think of a “cracked mirror” that would be perfect for a Halloween card! Since the letters from the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies are small, spelling out the word “mirror” is a fun added touch!

The base layer is Granny Apple Green cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I stamped the Crackle Paint background stamp in Versamark and then heat embossed with Silver Emboss Powder:

For the card front:

1. Use the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out the word “mirror” twice in Gorgeous Grape cardstock.

2. Use the spider die from the Wicked Dies to cut out 3 spiders from the Black Foil Sheets. For the middle of the spider, adhere the small frosted droplet from the Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets.

3. To create the mirror, use the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes dies from the Black Foil Sheets. Use the third largest oval from the Layering Ovals Dies from the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet in the “cracked” design.

To adhere the die cut letters, use the Black Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, cut in half. TIP-for the dot of the “i”, cut a mini dimensional into a ¼ and it will fit the dot. I first started at the edge of the base layer cardstock to adhere the M and the R, then worked inward to adhere the letters. HAVE FUN with this, they do not have to line up perfectly!

I used Snail to adhere the Mercury Glass Acetate oval to the Black Foil Oval and then used liquid glue on the back of the “mirror” to adhere in the middle. Since you are “sliding” the mirror into place, using liquid glue allows you to move the mirror into place and under the letters. I then used black mini dimensionals to adhere the spiders:

Adhere the completed card front base layer to a Basic Black cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. The spider web is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Silver Emboss powder and the spider and sentiment are stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Shimmer Emboss Powder. I used a Black Stampin’ Write Marker to create the web line to the spider:

Isn’t this a super cute Halloween card?? I just love the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies and that you can spell out words to create a unique card! The new Black Stampin’ Dimensionals are great to use on your darker cardstock, don’t forget to add those to your shopping list!

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Create a fun card with the Praiseworthy Prose Bundle!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which feature’s the new Praiseworthy Prose Bundle! As sad as I was when SU! retired the Letters for You stamp set and the Large Letter Framelits, I was so excited to see the new Hand Letter Prose Dies!! What is so great about these new dies, is that they are smaller and you can fit more letters on the front of your card! So, when you pair the Praiseworthy Prose stamp set with the dies, you really do have a variety of cards that can be made with this bundle!! After the card tutorial, I will share a few pictures about the dies so you can see for yourself how these are different.

The base layer for this card is this design from Mosaic Mood DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, I used the letters to cut out the sentiment in Gold Foil and Mint Macaron cardstock, which I used my fine tip glue pen to adhere the Mint Macaron cardstock to the back of the Gold Foil letter. The sentiment is stamped in Soft Sued ink (you can either use a stampin’ write marker or mask the lines and stamp with your ink pad) on a ½” x 3” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock (I always keep the strips of VV and WW cardstock when I am cutting for the inside of a card), stamping each line one at a time and I just used my snips to trim the ends at an angle. I cut three strips of Soft Suede cardstock at 5/8” x 3 1/8” to layer under the sentiments, again using my snips to trim the ends at an angle. Finally, you will need enough Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a bow around the DSP base layer:

To assemble the card front, I adhered the die cut letters across the middle of the DSP with my fine tip glue pen, tied the ribbon around the lower part of the DSP into a bow, adhered the sentiments with dimensionals, and then adhered this to the Soft Suede cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays is on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” X 5 ¼”, stamped in Soft Suede ink, and the background stamp from Praiseworthy Prose is stamped in Mint Macaron ink:

Isn’t this bundle just awesome?? I almost didn’t get the stamp set, but then I thought about it and decided to get the bundle after all because they have some great sentiments! Now, I took some additional pictures of the dies so that if you have been considering these, maybe it might help you. 

The first picture is of all the dies on a 8” x 7” Magnetic Card (from Stamp-n-Storage), so you can see that the 43 dies fit on this:

The second picture is of the Mint Macaron cardstock that I used to die cut the letters and if you notice, there is no “outline” left on the cardstock from the dies. The dies from Large Letters Framelits always left the “outline” impression on the cardstock when die-cutting:

The last picture is of a few of the dies, showing how big these dies really are:

So, you can fit more letters for a bigger saying or even a couple of words on your card front, they are very easy to use, and a little bit more affordable! I definitely recommend these dies!!

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