D is for Deck the Halls with Designer Series Paper

Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I will be sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC!  Today I am sharing a quick & easy card design that showcases both sides of the Designer Series Paper (aka DSP). The Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites in the holiday catalog. One of the many things I love about Stampin’ Up! is their color coordination! It makes it quick & easy to choose the right colors for any project! Every pack of DSP has the coordinating colors on the package as well as in the catalog. (No thinking necessary! LOL) Here’s a look at the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and the coordinating cardstock (Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, and Gold Foil). Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper - For inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s my first two Christmas cards for this year.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Gold Foil accents did not photograph well but I can assure you, they make the card pop!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I love how you see the other side of the DSP when you open the card. *You can make horizontal or vertical cards using this design.

Here’s the details to make this fun card design showcasing both sides of the DSP.
Materials & Measurements

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP - Learn how to cut your DSP for card designs - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Mossy Meadow card base: 5 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, scored at 4 1/4
  • Brightly Gleaming DSP: 6″ x 6″ cut to 2″ x 6″ for envelope, 4″x 5 1/2″, 4″ x 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla card stock:  3 1/2″ x 6″ to stamp and 5 1/4″ X 4 for the inside
  • Gold Foil to punch Pretty Label Punch

Assembly

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Layer the Brightly Gleaming DSP on top of the card base so it is flush with the right side. Add adhesive as shown on the edge of the card base and DSP. (I used Tear & Tape; however, you can use Snail adhesive if you prefer.) Close card to adhere.
  •  Wrap ribbon around the cardstock and tie a simple knot.
  • Stamp the sentiment (with VersaMark) from Christmtas Gleaming and heat emboss with Copper Embossing Powder.  Cut with Layering Circles Dies or Circle Punch.
  • Punch out a Pretty Label in Copper Foil and adhere to the card. Attach the circle sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the holly in Memento Black Ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and color in with Stampin’ Blends (Old Olive and Real Red). Fussy cut it out and attach to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

  • Stamp inside sentiment on Very Vanilla Cardstock with Old Olive Ink and adhere to card. Add leftover strip of DSP on the side.
  • Stamp holly on the front of the envelope and color as above. (*Insert a scrap piece of paper inside the envelope when coloring in case the Blends bleed through.)
  • Adhere 1/4 strip of Mossy Meadow Cardstock and 2 x 6 DSP to the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s my second card using the same design only vertical.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series quick & easy Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Do you prefer horizontal or vertical cards? Go grab some DSP and give this design a try!

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Last Chance for Snowflake Showcase!

Today is the last day to get the amazing Snowflake Showcase stamps, dies, and embellishments. I love it all!  The sentiments are great and I love having matching dies!

Snowflake Showcase Limited Time Only

Stampin Up Snow is Glistening Stamp set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Snow is Glistening Stamp Set
Stampin Up Limited Edition Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set
Stampin Up Limited Edition Snowflake Thinlits Dies - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Snowflake Thinlits Dies
Stampin Up Snowflake Trinkets - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Snowflake Trinkets

 

 

Unfortunately the white velvet sheets from the collection sold out.  Don’t miss your chance to get the rest of the collection!  Here’s just two of the cards I’ve made using these stamps. (*You can click on the image to see the original post.)

Stampin Up Happiness Surrounds card idea for encouragement - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Joyous Noel, Merry Christmas to All, and Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s more inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! Design Team!

Stampin Up Snowflake Showcase Snow is Glistening Christmas Joy card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Snowfall Thinlits Dies and Snow is Glistening winter card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Snow is Glistening and Snowfall Thinlits Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Happiness Surrounds Congratulations card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Stampin Up Happiness Surrounds friend card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Snow is Glistening Fun Fold Card

I am excited to share with you today’s card which uses some of the limited edition products from the just released Snowflake Showcase.Stampin Up Snow is Glistening Fun Fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp The star of this card is the copper embossed snowflake tree from the Snow is Glistening stamp set. I may have gone a little overboard heat embossing today but I just love the look and texture of the raised images. I even heat embossed the snowflake trinket!
Stampin Up Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love how this stamp set coordinates with the gorgeous Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog. This DSP and the Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon I used on my card are from the Joyous Noel Suite (which is one of my favorites). I love the copper foil accents.

This easel fun fold is quick & easy to create! The Sahara Sand cardstock is cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2.  I adhered a 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of DSP just below the score line. The tree is heat embossed on Merry Merlot cardstock that measures 2 1/2 x 4 and layered on Copper Foil that is 2 5/8 x 4 1/8.  The layered image is adhered to the DSP only. *Don’t adhere the top portion as you want it to stand up when opened.

I wrapped the elegant ribbon around the card and tied a bow. I secured the bow at the base of the tree with a glue dot. Here’s a look at the card when it’s closed.
Stampin Up Joyous Noel and Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I love the inside of the card as much as the front! I cut the Merry die from the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies and heat embossed the greeting.
Stampin Up Joyous Noel and Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can heat emboss sentiments in any color by simply stamping the sentiment in Versamark first, then ink, then sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder. I love to watch the magic happen with the Heat Tool.  *Don’t forget to use the embossing buddy on the cardstock before you stamp to prevent the embossing powder from sticking to other areas of your card. I used Merry Merlot ink for the greetings. I wanted the snowflake to be copper so I put a glue dot on the back and used my paper piercing tool to hold it as I stamped it in the Versamark, then dipped it in the Copper Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool. The raised snowflake holds the easel card up.
Stampin Up Joyous Noel and Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I usually play around make more than one card when I’m creating and this was no exception.  I decided to switch up the sentiments and try the Merry die at the bottom.
Stampin Up Joyous Noel, Merry Christmas to All, and Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I think this card would look pretty on a mantle or side table.
Stampin Up Joyous Noel, Merry Christmas to All, and Snow is Glistening Fun Fold heat embossed Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Which one do you prefer? I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

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Heat Tool

$30.00
Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25


Remember… The Snowflake Showcase products are only available through November 30th (while supplies last). Trust me, you don’t want to miss out! I have more fun projects to share.  Click HERE to see more ideas and everything that is included in the showcase.
Snowflake Showcase header

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Have a great day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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