6 x 6 DSP-Are you warming up to it yet?

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun Christmas card made with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP! On Monday, I shared with you some of my thoughts and tips regarding 6” x 6” and how to get the most out it for your cards. Today’s card will show you how I used one design of DSP to make one card, which if you use all four sheets you will make four cards, and only have a small scrap of DSP to discard, or keep, that is up to you!

In last year’s Holiday Catalog, the Dashing Deer stamp set and coordinating Detailed Deer Dies were a huge hit with crafters, so I thought I would show you how to make a fun and simple card with this stamp set and DSP from this year’s Holiday Catalog. This design coordinates perfectly (to me at least) with the stamp set and dies, but you could really use this set for any of the designs from the DSP. My first cut of this DSP is along the bottom at ¾”, this is to make sure that the deer design is going the right way as this will be adhered to the inside of the card. Turn the DSP 90 degrees and cut at 4”. This will give you one piece at ¾” x 6”, one piece at 4” x 5 ¼” (the base layer), and one piece at 2” x 5 ¼” (layered on top of the base layer):

For the card front you will need:

1. Use the deer die to cut a piece out of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

2. Tie a piece of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon into a small bow.

3. Use the smallest Stitched Rectangles layering die to cut out a piece in Shaded Spruce cardstock and stamp the sentiment in Golden Glitz ink. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment, I found that you have to stamp an image more than once to get a nice image and use your heat tool to dry the ink completely.

To assemble the front:

1.Adhere the smaller strip of DSP to the middle of the base layer DSP.

2. Adhere the deer to the middle strip of DSP and use glue dots to adhere the ribbon to the lower portion of the deer’s neck.

3. Adhere the sentiment with dimensionals.

This completed base layer is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I added three of the 4mm Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to the deer antlers:

For the inside, I again used my Stamparatus to stamp the inside sentiments, in case I needed to stamp the accent stamp again in the gold and stamp the sentiment more than once in Cherry Cobbler ink so you can see it thru the gold ink. The ¾” x 6” piece of DSP is adhered along the bottom of the cardstock, trimming off the excess:

Isn’t this a fun and quick Christmas card to make? If you did not want to use the 2” strip of DSP as another layer, you can easily combine it with another 2” strip design and use a piece of ribbon to cover the middle where the two pieces meet, giving you another four cards! Even though these cuts for the DSP are simple, you can easily dress up the card with die cuts and embellishments, there’s no limit to the possibilities!!

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Christmas Holiday Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp it Group’s Christmas Holiday Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

My Christmas card that I am sharing with you is very easy to make, but will make such a “WOW!” statement! When I saw the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle in the Holiday Catalog, I knew I just had to have this for my cards. I just love the sentiments and the coordinating dies and when you add your favorite DSP, ribbon, and embellishments, your cards are sure to be treasured this holiday season.

I first started with the snowflake die, cutting out two pieces from a Silver Foil Sheet. I then used a Stampin’ Sponge with liquid glue to spread the glue on half of the die cut snowflakes, sprinkled Ice Stampin’ Glitter, and then repeated the process on the other half of the die cut snowflake. TIP-I protected my work surface by placing the Silicone Craft Sheet under the die cut when sponging the liquid glue and sprinkled the glitter over the die cut snowflake with a scrap piece of paper underneath, to easily pour the excess glitter back into the container. Set the two die cuts aside to dry:

The base layer is this design from the Mercury Acetate Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, cut at 3” x 5”:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. Two of the die cut snowflake pieces with the Ice Stampin’ Glitter

2. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink and cut out with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die.

3. Use the second smallest Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a layering piece for your sentiment out of Night of Navy Cardstock.

Adhere the DSP to the Mercury Acetate Sheet and then use your Fine Tip Glue Pen to place dots of glue in strategic places on the back of the die cut snowflake pieces to adhere to the DSP:

Adhere the Stitched Rectangle Die cardstock pieces together and then adhere to the card front with dimensionals, one on each end. 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 then use your Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the two Night of Navy cardstock snowflakes. This ties the snowflakes from the card front to the inside, you can always cut a few more to add if you like:

I chose to adhere the glitter to the snowflake pieces to really give them that look and feel of snow, and I just love how it turned out. I did first try using the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the glitter, but that was a little daunting, so I then tried with a sponge and liquid glue and that worked so much better! I also used a small paint brush to gently brush off any excess glitter before adhering the die cut snowflakes to the card front. If you are on the fence about Ice Stampin’ Glitter, I really like it! Sure, it’s a little messy, but it’s not your typical glitter that gets all over the place by just opening the lid! Lol 

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST NAME and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop Tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Pam Nichols  
3. Luly González  
4. Tina Wardell  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Danette Herrera  
7. Lori Mueller  
8. Kim Quade  
9. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
10. Linda Cullen  
11. Karen Page  
12. Gigi Melone

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Not your typical fall card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful fall themed card, but not your usual fall themed colors! As I am wrapping up my Thanksgiving cards, I wanted to use one last design from the Come to Gather DSP and keep up with the color combo of Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock (which I love). I also wanted to incorporate the Silvery Shimmer Metallic Ink into the card, since I’ve used the gold and copper inks in previous cards, and this worked perfectly to give the embossed cardstock a “distressed” look!

The base layer is this design from the Come to Gather DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” (vertical cut):

For the card front you will need:

1. Cut a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock at 3” x 4 ¼”, emboss with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder, use the Silvery Shimmer Metallic Ink pad and “drag” it across the embossed cardstock, speed up the drying with your heat tool, and then use the Jet Black Stazon pad to “drag” the pad across the embossed cardstock.

2. Cut a piece of the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon to tie into a double knot, trimming off any excess.

3. Use the third smallest layering Rectangle Stitched Framelits to cut out from Whisper White cardstock. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the jug in Pretty Peacock ink, coloring in with Light and Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, and used the Color Lifter just in the middle of the jug to make it lighter. I used a post it note to cover the jug before stamping the wheat stamp in Pretty Peacock in the middle and then in Mint Macaron on the sides, first and second generation stamping on each side:

The stamped and colored cardstock is adhered on top of the embossed cardstock and use a glue dot to adhere the knotted ribbon:

The base layer DSP is adhered to a Mint Macaron cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The embossed cardstock piece is adhered on top with dimensionals:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, and adhere a coordinating piece of ¾” x 4” DSP at the bottom:

What I love about this card is the colors, but, you can make this card for any occasion by using a different sentiment on the inside! So, even if this design from the Come to Gather DSP is not your favorite or used for your fall and Thanksgiving cards, you can easily use this design for any other occasion!

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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Thankful for you!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful Thanksgiving card make with everything from the Annual Catalog! This card was a two-fold challenge for me, one-create a card with Terracotta Tile, and two-use products from the Annual Catalog. I will have to admit, figuring out colors to use with Terracotta Tile for a Fall/Thanksgiving themed card was more of a challenge! In the end, I love how Terracotta Tile pairs with Merry Merlot and adding just a pop of yellow and green keeps the fall theme!

The base layer for this card is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and then the next layer is this design in Terracotta Tile from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

For the card front you will need:

1. On Old Olive cardstock, stamp the leaf in Mossy Meadow ink three times and punch out with the Leaf Punch.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the third largest rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. Use the second largest rectangle to cut out a layering piece on Merry Merlot cardstock.

3. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the first flower stamp in Terracotta Tile ink, use a sponge dauber with Merry Merlot ink on the detailed flower stamp, and use a sponge dauber with Daffodil Delight ink for the flower center to create two flowers. I fussy cut these out of the cardstock, use a sponge dauber with Terracotta Tile ink around the edges, and then lightly went over the whole flower with Wink of Stella:

Adhere the base layer and DSP together, adhere the sentiment and layering piece together, and then adhere the sentiment piece to the DSP:

I positioned the flowers around the sentiment piece and then inserted the leaves to where I wanted them underneath the flowers. I removed the flowers, adhered the leaves in place with glue dots, and then adhered the bottom flower with snail and the top flower with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to a Merry Merlot cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I added three of the copper Designer Elements along the bottom:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and then adhere a ½” strip of the same design DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess (this from a 1” strip that I had from cutting the front piece, cutting in half):

Don’t you love the colors use for this card? They are “fall like” colors, but not typical colors you may use for your Fall/Thanksgiving cards and crafts. On top of all that, it was created with products that you probably already have on hand from the Annual Catalog! 

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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Happy Fall Harvest Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and colorful fall themed card! Have you checked out the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks in the 2019 Holiday Catalog? I used one of those masks to create this colorful background and combined it with stamps and dies from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog! When I first created this background layer, I was really just experimenting with the masks to see what I could create with them, and since I liked this one so much, I completed a card with it! 

The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first colored the cardstock with Sponge Brayers and Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Merry Merlot inks. I then placed the mask with the trees on top (use a piece of tape to secure the mask) and then used a Sponge Brayer with Early Espresso ink to color in the trees:

For the card front you will need:

1. Enough Linen Thread to tie around the base layer three times.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut out with the second smallest rectangle die from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.

3. Use the detailed leaf die from Seasonal Layers to cut out three leaves, one each from Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Merry Merlot cardstocks. Place a 4mm Gold Glitter Enamel Dot at the base of each leaf:

First start with wrapping the thread around the base layer three times, secure to the back with Snail, the sentiment is adhered on top of the thread with dimensionals and each of the leaves are adhered with a glue dot:

This completed piece is adhered to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink and the small leaves in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Merry Merlot ink:

Isn’t this a stunning card that is so easy to make? I just love the colors used for this card and it was so easy to tie all of them together for the front and inside of the card! Decorative Masks are really a fun and easy way to create a background and then just add a sentiment!

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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Wishing you well

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy card made from the Come to Gather Suite! I can honestly say that Stampin’ Up! hit it out of the park with the Come to Gather Suite for your fall themed cards and projects! I just love the rich jeweled toned colors used for the Designer Series Paper! Since this DSP is 12” x 12” and has 12 sheets (2 each of 6 double sided designs), you can use this one design of DSP to create 6 quick and easy cards!

The base layer is this design, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front you will need:

1. 2 pieces of Gold Shimmer Ribbon, each piece long enough to go across the DSP, horizontal and vertical.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, use the second smallest rectangle die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out, and then use the background stamp in Sahara Sand ink to fill in.

3. Use the smallest leaf die to cut out of Gold Foil, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot cardstock. Before cutting, spritz the Cajun Craze and Merry Merlot cardstock with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (a spritzer filled with Rubbing Alcohol and a few drops of paint).

First start assembling the card front with the ribbon, use your grid paper to help keep the lines straight, use a small bit of snail on the back of the ribbon to adhere to the DSP, and then on the back of the DSP to adhere the ends of the ribbon:

The sentiment is adhered on top of the ribbon and then the leaves are adhered to the corner of the sentiment, fanning them out, but keeping the “stems” lined up:

This piece is then adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I added a large Gold Glitter Enamel Dot to the middle of where the stems meet:

For the inside sentiment, cut at piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, use the leaf stamp in Sahara Sand ink, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and then adhere a coordinating strip of DSP along the bottom, ¾” x 4”:

Isn’t this a great fall themed card?? I chose these sentiments because you can send a card to let the recipient know that you are thinking of them, for a variety of reasons, birthday, Thanksgiving, etc. With this simple layout, you can make 6 of these cards by cutting your 12” x 12” DSP like this:

1. Figure out the direction (if it matters) you want your DSP-horizontal or vertical, then cut 1 ½” off the bottom. Measurement: 1 ½” x 12” and 10 ½” x 12”.

2.  Take the 10 ½” x 12” piece of DSP and cut at 4” along the 12” side of the DSP. Measurement: 4” x 10 ½” and 8” x 10 ½”.

3. Take that 4” x 10 ½” and cut it in half along the 10 ½” side. This will give you two pieces measuring 4” x 5 ¼”. 

4. Repeat on the 8” x 10 ½” piece of DSP, cutting at 4”, and then at 5 ¼”. You will have six pieces of DSP measuring 4” x 5 ¼”.

5. Cut at 1 ½” x 12” strip of DSP at 4”, giving your three pieces measuring 1 ½” x 4”.

5. Cut the 1 ½” x 4” piece in half along the 1 ½” side, this will give you two pieces measuring ¾” x 4”. Repeat this step on the rest of the strips and you will have six pieces measuring ¾” x 4”.

This basic cut is a great way to use up that DSP (no more hoarding!) and you can dress the card front up or down with other products (punches, dies, ribbon, embellishments) without trying to figure out how to use up a whole bunch of little pieces! You can even take two of the base layers, cut them each diagonally, and use each side of the DSP design! Even easier is to use one piece and measure a cut across and flip one side over! So many easy possibilities!!

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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Fun alternative with the new Mercury Glass Acetate Sheets!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which pairs the Sea of Textures stamp set and Under the Sea dies with the Mercury Glass Acetate sheet, which will be available September 4thfrom the Holiday Catalog! These super cool acetate sheets come in four sheets, two sheets each of two designs, with a faux mercury glass finish! These are perfect to give your holiday cards and crafts a different look, but I thought about what you could use them with outside of the holiday catalog? One design is more of a “cracked glass” and the other design is more of a “splatter/bubble”, so I thought it would be fun to pair this with the Sea of Textures stamp set and coordinating dies! 

The base layer is this design of the acetate sheets, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. TIP-the back of the acetate has a thin layer of film and should be removed:

For the frame, I cut a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and used the third largest mat frame from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (keep that cut out center piece for another project!):

For the card, you will need the following: 

1. stamp the octopus on Whisper White cardstock, inking in Soft Sea Foam and then use a sponge dauber with Granny Apply Green ink around the edge.

2. use the seagrass die to cut out 2 each of Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green cardstock.

3. use the coral die to cut out two from Vellum cardstock, stamp the coral stamp twice in Calypso Coral ink on Calypso Coral cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die. 

4. stamp the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the single non-layering Rectangle Stitched Framelit.

5. Use the large and small sand dollar die to cut out one each in Very Vanilla cardstock, use a sponge with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, and then color the starfish with a Terracotta Tile Stampin’ Write Marker.

6. Use the Classic Label Punch to create a “post” with Crumb Cake cardstock.

You will need to put aside the sentiment, post, sand dollar, starfish, and coral, these will be for the inside:

Stamp the seagrass on each side in Granny Apple Green ink, adhere the octopus so that it’s just under the frame to the acetate, and then adhere the frame on top:

I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the seagrass in each corner, the stamped coral piece in the left corner, the vellum coral and starfish in the right corner, and the sand dollar to the upper right corner:

This completed piece is adhered to a Soft Sea Foam cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the leftover pieces in the bottom left corner:

Don’t you just love this new Mercury Glass Acetate?? This is super fun to use and definitely gives your cards and crafts a new look!! 

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! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

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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