Today’s gate fold Gingerbread Christmas card is sweet as can be. A gate fold card offers something a little different, while still fitting in our medium envelope.
The card base is cut lengthwise from 8 1/2″ X 11″ Merry Merlot cardstock, measuring 4 1/4″ X 11.” Scoring each end at 2 3/4,” makes the two sides meet in the center.
I decorated each side with my own DSP, created with the Buffalo Check background stamp. Using my Stamparatus, I inked the stamp with Merry Merlot, and stamped on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I trimmed two pieces, 2 1/4″ X 4,” and glued them to the card front.
My gingerbread friends (Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamp set) were created by stamping them in Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White cardstock, and using the Cookie Cutter punch for cutting. These good friends look alike, and think alike. Can you believe they picked out identical tree gifts (Tranquil Tide cardstock) for each other?
Before looking inside, check out the corner detail (Detailed Deer die set) made of sugar (Sparkle Glimmer Paper).
Now for the inside, where the Whisper White cardstock measures 5 1/4″ X 4.” I stamped the sentiment from the Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamp set in Crumb Cake ink, “Wishing you a season as sweet and joyful as the friendship we share.”
This picture will show you where my gingerbread friends found their Christmas trees; cropped right from a die in the Hometown Greetings die set.
The Merry Merlot rectangle (Swirly Frames stamp set) completes the look for the inside of today’s gate fold card.
Two challenges were my inspiration for today’s card. The theme “Sweet Treats” at Paper Players:
And, the colors at Global Design Project:
This is a busy time of year! If you’re like me, you’re thinking about Black Friday sales. Stampin’ Up! is having one you won’t want to miss.
Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!
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Clicking on my “Shop”button will take you to the sale on November 23rd. Start making your list! See you there!
I was in the mood for a “quick & easy” Christmas card today. The Detailed Deer dies create beautiful cards, without needing much in additional elements.
Copper Foil Deer
This deer was cut from Copper Foil, and then rolled through the Big Shot with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. To coordinate with his Copper fur, I found a piece of Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper in Merry Merlot with copper highlights. I cut a 2″ strip of the DSP, and used the Banner Triple Punch on the bottom. For the top, I used a die from the Botanical Tags die set.
I wanted to use a tag on today’s “quick & easy” card, because of the challenge at Global Design Project.
The Joyous Noel DSP has some Gray Granite also, so this is the color I chose for layering on the Merry Merlot card base. For some extra dimension, I embossed the Gray Granite layer with the Simple Stripes embossing folder.
The sentiment, “Tis the Season,” from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, is stamped between the lines in Merry Merlot ink. To complete the design, I added three Copper Foil doodads from the Detailed Deer die set.
A Detailed Deer could combine with all of the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper to make a stack of “Quick & Easy” Christmas cards. I’ll be making more of these!
Thanks for visiting today. Keep scrolling to see my short supply list.
Fall is in the air, and falling leaves are absolutely gorgeous! I used 8 colors of ink and 17 small leaves on today’s Anniversary card.
The Very Vanilla envelope is embossed by the Petal Burst embossing folder, matching the Very Vanilla card base.
Fall in Love
This card began with the fabulous tree from In The Woods die set. I die cut three trees from Wood Textures Designer Series paper, and layered them for thickness. As I was positioning them on a panel of Sahara Sand cardstock, I noticed they formed a heart shape. I decided to take this one step further, and use a die to cut a definite heart. To give this Sahara Sand panel some texture, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Subtle Textured embossing folder.
The Beautiful Bouquet stamp set has the small leaf I needed to stamp my colorful leaves. The leaf colors are: Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Mango Melody, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, and Cajun Craze.
I used the die from the Bouquet Bunch die set for cutting the leaves. To make the leaves appear as floating, I placed each leaf on half of a Mini-Dimensional.
I was excited to find the perfect sentiment for a couple celebrating many years together. The sentiment is in the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, “Love isn’t in the falling…..It’s in the staying there.” I stamped it in Soft Suede ink right on top of the Subtle Textured embossing.
Before beginning today’s project, I had two challenges in mind; Paper Players theme challenge, “Trees and Leaves,” and Global Design Projects theme challenge, “Fall in Love.”
Thank you to the designers of these two challenges for the inspiration.
Thank you, also, my friends, for stopping by my blog. I hope I was an inspiration for you. My supplies for today’s card are listed below, with the exception of the heart die, and are available in my store.
Enjoy the beauty of Fall leaves!
The stamp set with the envelope liner, is how I thought of the Beautiful Promenade set, page 107 of the annual catalog. The liner was definitely my incentive for purchasing it. However, since working with the bundle, I’ve discovered other wonderful things about it.
For instance, the circular, geometric die is amazing! Doesn’t it look like a bowl for my floating flower in this card? This was purely by accident. I’ll be doing a lot more die cutting with this gem!
And, How about the pretty flower and leaves?! I love that they have dies for quick and easy card making.
Another great thing are the sentiments. Today’s project is a sympathy card, and the the sentiments in the Beautiful Promenade stamp set are perfect. I stamped “You’re stronger than most” on the front, and “…but even the strong need a shoulder to lean on. I’m here for you,” on the inside.
This picture also shows the die for cutting the envelope liner. The striped liner is a piece of Regals 6X6 Designer Series Paper. It’s nice to have sympathy cards on hand, and ready to send.
I used the Subtle Textured embossing folder for added interest, surrounded by a Blackberry Bliss border from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. The final touch was the three, little pearls.
The colors were inspired by this week’s Global Design Project color challenge.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. Remember, there’s more to something than the lining.
Time passes quickly, and it’s been three months since I first played with this Bubble Over Bundle at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Salt lake City. This Bundle was at the top of my list, and I’m still having fun creating with it.
I first stamped the smaller of the two bottles in the Bubble Over stamp set, and the five bubbles, in Daffodil Delight ink. The Bottles & Bubbles die set has the dies for cutting. The five bubbles are on one stamp, and the die cuts them out separately.
Next, I stamped “Your kindness is most refreshing” in Dapper Denim ink, and used the bottle label die from the Bottles & Bubbles die set for cutting.
If you order the stamp set and die set together, they are called a Bundle. And, if you order this way, Stampin’ Up! rewards you with a 10% discount. I’m all about the discount, so I bought the Bundle.
All of this bubble action seemed to call for the Sequin embossing folder, which I used to emboss the Whisper White background. I layered this on top of striped Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper on a Thick Whisper White card base.
I wanted the bottle to stand out (literally), so I placed it on dimensionals on top of a 2″ banner that I cut with the Triple Banner Punch. I embossed the banner for interest, and raised it even higher on Adhesive Strips.
Both embossing folders, the Sequins and the Simple Stripes, are in the Occasions catalog.
I embellished it a bit by adding a bow of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, which looks like Dapper Denim. Right? And, if you’re wondering, I purposely frayed the ends. I’m a neat freak, so this wasn’t easy. If you see a touch of shine, it’s from the Clear Epoxy Shapes making more bubbles.
Some cards call for a certain sentiment on the inside, so I added, “May your day BUBBLE OVER with happiness” in Dapper Denim ink, along with some stamped bubbles in Daffodil Delight. This lead to completing the envelope flap with dotted Melon Mambo Designer Series paper.
All of this resulted from inspiration I received from two challenges.
The colors are from Global Design Project.
And, the sketch Design is from FabFri.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. “May your day BUBBLE OVER with happiness.”
This Global Design Project sketch greeted me this morning:
The little bird from Petal Palette wanted to take part. She is a domestic bird, so she said she’d be happy sitting on a hoop in a cage I could design for her.
You are simply Amazing Birthday Card
This amazing little bird from the Petal Palette Bundle (stamped and die cut) wrote “amazing” on this birthday card. I wish you could see how amazing it is in the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!
I just love paper words, and I cut the Powder Pink “YOU” from the same die set. “Celebrate” is the third word in the set, and the great news is, that it’s a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. And, not only that, it will carry-over to the annual catalog! YAY! Everyone can order it Jan. 3rd.
I stamped “are simply” from the co-ordinating, Amazing You stamp set.
The black and white stripe “cage” is from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, and I chose a Powder Pink card base to go with it. One of my favorite outfits when I was a working girl at Nordstrom was this pink, black and white combo. The blazer was a wool, pink and black windowpane pattern, and this project takes me back in time.
The 2″ strip of Whisper White cardstock is embossed with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders, and the “hoop” was cut with two Layering Circles dies.
The Organza Ribbon was the final touch to complete my outfit, I mean sketch.
I feel like my Nordstrom ensemble is complete! Thanks for sharing my memory.