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 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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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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Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Thanksgiving Theme 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!

For my card, I chose to combine products from the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog to create this fun and easy Thanksgiving Card. The new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint was a must for me, not just to create fun snow accents, but I immediately thought of the Country Home stamp set, specifically the stamp with cotton stems, and what a fun way to accent this stamp! Combining Copper Foil with the beautiful colors from the Come to Gather DSP will certainly make your card stand out!

I first started with the jug and fall flower stamps on Very Vanilla cardstock in Memento Ink. TIP-Use your Stamparatus to help these images line up on your cardstock:

Color in the leaves with Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, the flowers and “berries” with Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends, and color the “flower head” (not sure exactly what this is called) with Light Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends. The jug was first colored along the outline with Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and then I used Light Soft Suede to blend with the Dark Soft Suede, to bring the border of the jug together. Use the Dark Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends in the very middle and then Light Pumpkin Pie around the Dark Pineapple Punch. I went back and forth between Light Pumpkin Pie and Dark Pineapple Punch coloring in until I achieved a “coppery” look. If you need to add any more brown, use Light Soft Suede:

This completed piece is “fussy” cut out and I used my heat tool with the puff paint on the cotton buds:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. A 2 ¼” piece of Copper Foil Sheet and embossing with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder. The foil sheet is slightly longer because it will lose some length (very slightly) from the embossing folder.

2. A 2” piece of Come to Gather DSP, in this design.

3. The completed jug.

4. A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and cut out with the largest die from the Stitched Labels Dies:

The base layer is Merry Merlot cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, the card will open from right to left. First adhere the embossed foil sheet to the card base and then adhere the DSP. (Sorry the picture is a little blurry!):

I adhered the sentiment and flower jug with dimensionals to the foil and DSP layer and added three of the smallest Holiday Rhinestone Jewels in Pumpkin Pie:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp and color the jug the same way as you did for the card front, and stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink:

Don’t you just love this card?? I really love the combination of the colors used! If “fussy cutting is not your thing” (totally understand!), you can cut the cardstock out with one of the Stitched Nested Labels and still stamp and colors as I did. I would also flip the sentiments, using the smaller inside sentiment on the card front and then the large card front sentiment on the inside! 

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!

This Month’s Giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Halloween 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. Tina Wardell  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Pam Nichols  
6. Dawn Seelhoff  
7. Rachael Rife  
8. Kim Quade  
9. SHANNON LORENZ HATCH  
10. Karen Page  
11. Lori Mueller  
12. Gigi  
13. Danette Herrera  

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