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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Add a little shimmer and texture to your card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cut winter themed card featuring the Snow Front stamp set! Adding a bit of shimmer with the Wink of Stella pen and some texture with Shimmery Crystal Effects is a great way to accent to your Christmas cards. Keep in mind, that when you use Shimmery Crystal Effects, you need to set your project aside to let it dry. But, don’t let that deter you from using this awesome accessory from the Holiday Catalog!

To make the scenery with the Snow Front stamp set:

1. cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 ¾” x 4”. 

2. The mountain, snowman, and both tree stamps (first, second, and third generation stamping) are stamped in Gray Granite ink.

3. The cardinals are in Cherry Cobbler ink.

4. The lake is in Balmy Blue ink, stamped off once. 

5. I used the Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends around the lake and the Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends around the mountain tops and side of the snowman. 

6. The sky is filled in with an Aqua Painter and Balmy Blue ink.

7. The lake is filled in with Shimmery Crystal Effects. Set this aside for an hour or so, which you can go about making some other cards, take a shower, clean your house, take a nap or ?? LOL

The base layer is Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D EF, spritzed with water first. The next layer is this design from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, cut at 3” x 5”. You will need enough Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon to tie into a bow around the embossed base layer:

Adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, high enough to allow room for the ribbon to be tied into a bow:

Once the Shimmery Crystal Effects is dry, adhere the cardstock to the DSP with dimensionals. I then used some Wink of Stella on the mountains, cardinals, and snowman:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas in Cherry Cobbler ink, and adhere a ½”x 6” strip of DSP along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

Don’t you love the added element of crystal effects? While it does take a bit to dry, you can easily do this part first, get the rest of the card cut and assembled, and then just add the scenery. Another thing, the way I cut this DSP, 1” off one side, turn 90 degrees and cut at 3”, and cut the 1” piece in half, will give you cut DSP for two cards out of one piece of DSP. 

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More fun Christmas card making with 6 x 6 DSP!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun, but simple card made with the Wrapped in Plaid 6” x 6” Specialty DSP and the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle! This week I’ve shared some simple cuts to get the most out of your 6” x 6” DSP and today I’m adding some additional elements with four different punches. The cut for the DSP is the same as my previous blog post, so you can make four cards out of four pieces of DSP. Itty Bitty Christmas is a must if you are looking for a variety of sentiments and the detailed dies that are a part of the bundle can add a simple, but elegant, detail to your card. 

With this design from the DSP, you can cut the design any which side and it will not matter if your card base is landscape or portrait. You start by cutting ¾” strip off one side, turn the DSP 90 degrees, and cut at 4”. You will end up with 3 pieces measuring 4” x 5 ¼”, 2” x 5 ¼”, and ¾” x 6”. This will be your base layer:

For the card front:

1. Use the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink.

2. Use the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment piece.

3. Use the detailed star die to cut out of a piece of Gold Foil Sheet. You will also want to use the single star die to cut a piece from the Gold Foil Sheet for the inside of the card.

4. For the 2” strip of DSP, use the Banner Triple Punch on one end and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch on the other end.

5. Cut a piece of Braided Linen Trim long enough to tie thru the top of the tag top of the DSP.

The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 4” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. Adhere the DSP to the card base, tie the linen trim thru the tag top, and then adhere the tag to the middle of the DSP base layer:

Adhere the gold foil star die cut out to the DSP layers using your Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhere the scalloped layers together, and use a dimensional to adhere on top of the die cut stars. I used three of the 6mm Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to add some extra gold to the card front:

For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink, adhere the ¾” strip of DSP along the bottom and trim off the excess, and adhere the single foil star with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

Lots of elements on this card that are easy to make! If you are looking for a stamp set bundle that easily coordinates with DSP, Itty Bitty Christmas is definitely worth looking at! Lots of sentiments and you can change up the look with the coordinating dies. If you have the Big Shot Precision Base Plate, I highly recommend using this to cut out any paper, makes it much easier to get those little pieces out! I hope you have enjoyed this week of 6” x 6” DSP cutting, since this is my only DSP for my holiday card making, I will always share how I cut this paper. Keep it simple and DSP can be your friend, no matter the size! 

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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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