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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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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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! 

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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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!!

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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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! 

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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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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