For those who love traditional, red & green Christmas cards, the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper is for you! Today’s card combines it with the In The Pines Stamp Set. I began with a Mossy Meadow card base (8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″) topped with one of the twelve designs of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper (5 1/4″ X 4″). I added a second layer of tiny dots to frame the pine trees (4 1/4″ X 3″).
Next, I stamped three trees from In The Pines on Whisper White Cardstock. I used Garden Green Ink, but I wasn’t thinking, and should have used Mossy Meadow Ink, because it coordinates with the designer paper. But, you probably can’t tell the difference, so no biggie, right?
The trees have a stamp that colors them, which I stamped using Pear Pizzazz Ink. You can view the complete stamp set in my Product List to better understand what I mean.
Then, I used a Stitched Rectangles Die (1″ X 2 1/4″) to cut the three trees, and I placed them in the middle of the dotted paper. I glued the middle tree first, which helped make the borders even, and the dots can be used to keep the rectangles straight.
The sentiment, “Christmas Cheer” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. I stamped it in Real Red Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, used the smallest Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting, and attached it with Mini Dimensionals. If you have the supplies in my Product List, this would be a “quick & easy” card.
Now it’s your turn to be inspired by this weeks Global Design Project sketch. Come play along by hanging your card in our gallery.
My September Host Code Gift
Add my Host Code (NBMV2SUR) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of September, and I will send the Linen Thread to you in October.
My September Drawing Prize
This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired,100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in September.
You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner October 1st.
Stampin’ Up! always comes up with fabulous reasons to join. But, if you join Stampin’ Up! in the month of September, you’ll reap the benefits of a special deal! Check out the ULTIMATE STARTER KIT!
In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 you choose $125 worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for your personal use, or to share a card making time with friends.
There are videos showing how to assemble the cards. Contact me, and I’ll send them to you.
Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.
Thank you for stopping by! May we move gracefully into Fall!