In my recent ABC Holiday Series I shared all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! I thought I would follow up this series with 12 Days of Giveaways! Welcome to Day 1! Today’s winner is #6! Congratulations Diane! Email me (email@example.com) your address and I will put the snowman gift card kit in the mail! I really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments. Many of you had a hard time deciding your favorite gift idea (like me)! The wine/bottle tags were among a favorite so my next giveaway will be a kit to make one! Keep reading to find out how you can win!
Do you need to get started on your holiday cards? Here’s some holiday card ideas I’ve shared (so far this season) to help inspire you. *You can click on any image to see the original post with directions.
It’s kind of obvious I love the All Around Wreath Dies and Brightly Gleaming Suite! LOL Which card is your favorite? Leave a comment and I’ll pick a random winner to be the next recipient in my 12 Days of Giveaways!
Have a great day!
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Welcome to my ABC Holiday 2019 Series! Throughout this series I have been sharing all kinds of cards, gifts, and ideas to help make your holidays as easy as ABC! It doesn’t matter how old my kids or I get; every Christmas Eve I have to read the Night Before Christmas. I just love the part where Santa calls his reindeer by name. I have two cards to share with you today featuring (yet to be named) reindeer.
These cards showcase the Tidings All Around Bundle which I am featuring this month in my FREE tutorials. I offer 3 exclusive tutorials each month with a minimum $40 or more online order. Today is the perfect day to place an order as Stampin’ Up! is having a 24-Hour Flash sale with over 50 stamp sets on sale for 15% off! (*See below for more details.) I have been playing with the wreath die all month long and it is so versatile. (I will link to my previous projects below.) First, I want to share some tips with today’s cards. If you look closely you will notice that both cards are pretty much the same except for the card orientation and different colors.
Here’s the details:
Materials & Measurements
Pretty Peacock card base: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2, 2 pieces 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 to stamp & cut wreaths, 1/4 strip for envelope
Shaded Spruce card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, 2 pieces 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 to stamp & cut wreaths, 1/4 strip for envelope
Very Vanilla: 2 cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ for front and inside of card, scrap to stamp sentiment on plaid card
DSP: 2 pieces 3/4 x 4, and either 3/4 x 4 3/8 or 3/4 x 5 3/4 for envelope
Gold or Copper Foil: 3 1/2 x 4 to cut reindeer
Copper Trim or Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon to tie bow
Very Vanilla Classic Weave Ribbon to cut Merry Christmas for sentiment on copper card
This card uses the Wrapped in Plaid 6 x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love the classic Christmas plaids with gold foil accents. I stamped the wreath from Tidings All Around on Shaded Spruce cardstock with Shaded Spruce ink and cut it out with the All-Around Wreath Dies. I also cut the “leafy” wreath in Shaded Spruce too and layered it behind the the stamped wreath. I cut the reindeer out in Gold Foil to go with the gold foil in the DSP. The wreath and reindeer are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from Tidings All Around and stamped in Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink and popped up with dimensionals. I combined two different sentiments to get Merry Christmas. I “masked” the part of each sentiment that I didn’t want by inking the sentiment first, then putting a piece of tape over the part I didn’t want to stamp on the paper. I find this much easier and quicker than masking techniques where you have to stamp then cut out the part you don’t want and cover it up on your cardstock. Sometimes I even just use a sticky note to cover the part I don’t want or put the sticky note on my paper so the inked part I don’t want is on the sticky note. It really depends on how close the sentiments are to each other which method I use. Other times I may use a Stampin’ Write Marker to just ink the part of the sentiment I want. (*If you try masking with markers make sure your stamp is clean and dry from residue.)
I added matching DSP and a strip of cardstock to the front of the envelope. I love this added touch and always finish my envelopes to coordinate.
The next card is made the same with just a few changes.
This card is vertical instead of horizontal which gives it a different look don’t you think? Also, I used VersaMark Ink and Copper Embossing Powder to heat emboss the wreath design. The reindeer for this card is cut from Copper Foil to coordinate with the copper in the DSP. Instead of stamping a sentiment I cut the ribbon from the Brightly Gleaming Suite and used that as the sentiment. (*Tip: TO keep it from fraying I used Tear& Tape on the back and didn’t remove the backing. I just added dimensionals on top of the Tear & Tape.) I love the added texture from the copper embossing powder and classic woven ribbon.
TO decorate the coordinating envelope for this card I put the DSP strip across the bottom of the envelope on the front. There are so many ways to dress up an envelope!
So which reindeer card do you prefer, Plaid with Gold Foil or Brightly Gleaming with Copper Foil? Do you usually make horizontal or vertical cards? I love hearing from you so I hope you will leave a comment below and let me know which one you like!
Have I convinced you that you need the All-Around Wreath Dies? They are so versatile and coordinate with the Tidings All Around stamp set and the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set. Here’s some other projects I’ve shared previously using these products. (*You can click on the image to see the original post.)
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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’m showcasing a fun fold card featuring the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. This gorgeous designer paper captures the wonder of winter.
The Feels Like Frost Specialty 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper features photographic imagery on one side and hand-drawn designs with silver foil on the other side. Click on the video below to see a close up of each of the 12 different designs.
This specialty paper makes a statement all on it’s own. This simple fun fold design allows it to do just that!
Here’s the details to make this simple fun fold card…
Materials & Measurements
Night of Navy card base: 4 1/4″ x 8″, scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 3/4; Scrap to die cut deer, 1/4″ x 6″ for envelope flap.
Feels Like Frost 6″ x 6″DSP: cut 2″ x 6″ from top (for envelope), cut 1″ x 4″, 2 3/4 x 4″, 1″ x 4″ *See photo above. Keep the pattern in order when you adhere it to the card base.
Whisper White card stock: 2 3/4″ x 4″ to stamp sentiment on the back.
Fold and burnish score lines going back and forth to create fun fold design.
Adhere DSP on the first, third, and last panel. *Make sure the pattern in is order.
Stamp the sentiment from Merry Christmas To All (Ink first in Versamark then with Night of Navy ink) and heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
Cut deer from Detailed Deer Dies and adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Add Clear Wink of Stella to the trees/DSP. *It’s hard to see in the photo but it really adds sparkle to the card.
Stamp sentiment on Whisper White and adhere to the back.
Adhere Navy strip and DSP to the envelope flap and trim to fit.
I love how this card turned out! It was really quick & easy to create. The bold sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set (from the annual catalog) works well with the gorgeous Feels Like Frost DSP! I added the deer for my sister. She recently moved to Charlottesville, Virginia and this reminds me of her backyard. She loves to start and end her day sitting outside feeding the deer. Here’s a picture from my recent visit.
I imagine this winter her backyard will look very much like my card! The calendar says it’s Fall but it still feels like Summer in Maryland! I like the four seasons; however, I love summer and fall most of all. Winter will be here before we know it! What’s your favorite season?
If you like this style card, you can click HERE to view another card I created using this fun fold design.
Have a wonderful day!
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