Peace on Earth for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #20

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It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Using the challenge board to choose my elements made this project easy.  Let’s face it, we spend more time trying to come up with card ideas than it takes to make the card.  Let the challenge board do the “thinking” for you.  Here’s my card.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Here’s this week’s board:

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I chose to go down the left side: peace, metallic thread, white and by adding some rhinestones I also made tic tac toe on the diagonal: peace, Free, rhinestones.  It really is so much fun and easy to create using the challenge board.  Give it a try!!!

I love to make fun fold cards and this one is actually the first fun fold style I ever made. (You can see my first fun fold card below.)  This style card is really easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of products to put together.  You need a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of cardstock for the base of the card and a 4 x 5 1/4 layer for the inside of the card. You also need 2 pieces of 4 x 3 DSP and then any shape to put on the front of the card.  Here’s how to put it all together.

Fold both 4 x 3 pieces of DSP up to the middle to create a point.  Make sure you don’t overlap.  Add a bit of glue to keep the folded pieces closed and then fold up/over.

Adhere the folded flaps to the top and bottom of the inside layer then adhere to the card base.

You can make this card with any shape added to the front. The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set was an easy choice for the “Peace” element for my card.  I love this sentiment and the large font! I stamped it using Tranquil Tide ink and cut it out using the Layering Squares Framelits. I added Silver Metallic Thread and a folded piece of ribbon behind the sentiment before adhering to the scalloped layer. It’s hard to tell in the photo but I used Clear Wink of Stella to add a little glimmer to the sentiment.

Make sure when you adhere the stamped image to the card you just put adhesive on the top flap (close to the point) so you can open the card. The inside sentiment is from Star of Light Stamp Set. I added a rhinestone to the center of the star on the inside.

Stampin Up Star of Light fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I added DSP to the envelope to coordinate with my card.

Stampin Up Carols of Christmas fun fold Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

I hope you will play along with this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  You can click Here to see what the other designers created this week to inspire you.

Here is the first fun fold card I did years ago before I had a blog. My friend, Susan Itell, featured it on her blog. You can see how you can use different shapes on the front.

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Many thanks to all who left comments on my blog yesterday! The winner of yesterday’s card is rept08.  Email me (j.stark@myactv.net) your address and I will pop the card in the mail to you. I’d love to give away more cards! Simpy leave me a comment and I will pick a random winner to send today’s card.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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C is for Christmas Cards

Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! With Christmas less than 12 weeks away it’s time to think about what card you want to make to send this year. Now is the best time to order what you need… Stampin’ Up! is offering specials on Fast Fuse, DSP, and more (*See details below)!  I send out a lot of Christmas cards so I like to start early. I make several different cards before I decide on “the one” which I will make in bulk to send.  Here’s today’s contender.

Stampin Up Holly Berry Happiness Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUP

One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! products (besides the quality) is how everything is made to coordinate. The Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder coordinates beautifully with the image from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set.  This card has everything that I feel sets it apart from store bought cards…texture, layers, embossing, ribbon, embellishments, and watercolor all in one! The fact that it is handmade from the heart…priceless! Here’s the measurements:

Card Base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Whisper White)

Layer 1 (Embossed): 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 (Always Artichoke)

Layer 2: 4 1/2 x 2 (Real Red)

Layer 3: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 (Whisper White)

Layer 4: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 (Always Artichoke)

Layer 5 (stamped panel): 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 (Whisper White)

DSP Layer: 1/2 x 2 1/4

I stamped the holly image in Always Artichoke ink and used my blender pen to color inside the leaves. The sentiment is from the Star of Light Stamp Set (another beautiful stamp set). I added matching plaid from Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper pack (part of the Buy 3, Get One Free Special going on now) to the front of my envelope. Many thanks to my friend, Rosanne Mulhern (Heartfelt Stamping), for sharing her paper saving idea! This is a great way to still add that special coordinating touch when making many cards.

Stampin Up Holly Berry Happiness Christmas card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUP

Here’s some other Christmas cards I shared previously.  You can click of any of the images to see the original post with directions.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Christmas Joy Card Idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp For inspiration and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stampin Up Watercolor Christmas card idea with Fabulous Foil Acetate - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

Joy card made using products from the Stampin Up Year of Cheer Suite. For inspiration and more visit www.juststampin.com

Do you have a favorite from today’s parade? I’m curious…How many holiday cards do you send? Do you send the same card to everyone or do you make several different cards each year?  I can’t wait to read your responses!

You can purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products used to make today’s project from my online store. Click HERE to shop or click on the images below to order.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

To get a FREE thank you gift from me, simply enter the host code below at checkout. *If you have an order over $150, DON’T USE THE HOST CODE, but get your Stampin’ Rewards AND the free thank you gifts from me!

Click HERE to Shop.

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*OCTOBER ONLINE ORDER SPECIAL…I am giving away the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE to 1 lucky winner in October!  Anyone who places an online order using the host code will be entered in a drawing to win this stamp set. The winner will be announced November 1st after all October orders are complete!

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Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting sneak peeks at new products and being able to order early. Demonstrators (and anyone who signs up between October 1st – 15th) can purchase the new Stampin’ Blends before the are released (sometime before the end of the year). You could get the Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection (all 26 colors plus the color lifter)  with “no strings attached” as part of your $99 starter kit.  I welcome hobby demonstrators! Click HERE for more information and to join my team! Questions? Email me and we can arrange a time to chat!

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