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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6 x 6 DSP-Love it or Leave it?

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute Christmas card made with the Wrapped in Plaid 6” x 6” Specialty Designer Series Paper! When I started planning what products I wanted to purchase for each holiday, I chose the Wrapped in Plaid DSP because I felt it was so versatile and would coordinate with the stamp sets and dies for my cards. Now, for some people, they steer clear of 6” x 6” DSP and it’s usually because they don’t feel they can get the most out of this size of DSP, versus 12” x 12” DSP. I will admit, I was the same way for the longest time, until I sat down and figured out a few measurements that worked for my card making needs and I felt I was getting the most use out of the paper with very little (if any) scraps left over. I used to keep every little bitty scrap, NOTHING was discarded, on the hopes that I would someday find a use for it. That only left me with a ton of scraps that I never, ever, used. So, it was time to think smarter and to really let go of those little pieces, you know what I mean- ½” x 2” will not find a future use, so is it really worth keeping??

The Wrapped in Plaid DSP comes in 48 sheets (4 each of 12 double-sided designs), so you could make as few as 48 cards or as many as 192 cards, with very little scraps if any, and it really depends on how you cut the cardstock. For today’s card, I cut one piece of DSP that I was able to make two cards out of and to achieve that, I first cut a 1” strip of DSP off one side, turned the paper 90 degrees, and cut in half at the 3” mark. So, you have two pieces measuring 3” x 5” and then I cut the 1” piece in half at the ½” mark, now you have two ½” x 6” strips, which are used for inside the card.

The base layer is Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder (don’t forget to spritz with water first!), and then spritzed with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. The next layer is this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, measuring 3” x 5”:

Additionally, for the card front you will need:

1. Enough of the Shaded Spruce/Gold Striped Ribbon to adhere across the DSP, at least 6”.

2. Use the Starburst Punch to punch out a piece from the Gold Foil Sheet.

3. Use the 2” Circle Punch to punch out a piece from Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the cabin image in Crumb Cake ink and then stamp it again on masking paper, fussy cut out, and cover the cabin before you stamp the tree. Stamp the smallest skinny tree in Shaded Spruce ink and then keep stamping (without re-inking) to fill in the tree area around the cabin, remove the mask when done stamping.

4. Use the tree die from In the Woods to cut out of Shaded Spruce cardstock. I used puff paint around the popped-out parts of the tree and then around the sides. The easiest way to do this, is to do about half of the popped-out part first, then the other half, one side of the tree, and then the other. Since this is a lot of heat setting with your heat tool, I have an old bamboo cutting board to protect my work surface that I use. After I completed setting the puff paint, I used a few of the Holiday Rhinestone Jewels to look like lights or ornaments in the tree.

Adhere the ribbon to the middle of the DSP and then adhere the DSP to the embossed cardstock card base:

Adhere the layering circle images together and adhere to this and the tree to the DSP with dimensionals. This completed piece is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”. Stamp the sentiment from Winter Woods in Cherry Cobbler ink and the same tree stamp from the card front in Shaded Spruce ink three times (there is enough ink on the stamp). Finally, adhere the ½” x 6” piece of DSP along the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock, trimming off the excess DSP and yes, discarding:

Isn’t this an awesome Christmas card?? You could use this exact card for almost all of the DSP, maybe change up some ribbon if you wanted to use another color (Cherry Cobbler, Gold, Whisper White) that you have on hand. Think about it, if you cut all of the DSP the way I did for this card, you could make 96 Christmas cards! Now while I don’t need to make 96 cards, my goal this season is to use up this ONE pack of DSP, one card at a time!! 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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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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