Are you like me in that you have a hard time tossing out little scrap pieces of Designer Series paper? They’re so pretty and I just know if I toss them I’m gonna need just a small piece for something. Well, this time I made a plan and I purposefully created a card that uses small strips of the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack. I paired it with the “Merry & Bright” sentiment from the Festive Phrases stamp set and I’ve got an adorable card.
Today’s Color Palette
⦁ Garden Green: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
⦁ Whisper White: 5-1/4″ x 4″ and 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
⦁ So Saffron: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
⦁ Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack: five different prints, cut each 15/16″ x 3-3/4″
⦁ Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon: 6″
⦁ Attach Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper pieces to 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock with Snail.
⦁ Attach So Saffron card stock to the previous layers with Snail
⦁ Wrap the Quilted Christmas Ribbon over the previous layers and secure it on the back side with Mini Glue Dots.
⦁ Using the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits cut out the second from the larges square.
⦁ Use the Stampin’ Write Markers to color directly on the stamp coloring “Merry &” in Real Red, “Bright and the light strings” in Garden Green and the “lights” in Crushed Curry. Moisten the marker ink on the stamp by breathing heavily with your mouth and stamp this on the Stitched Shapes square.
⦁ Color over the lights with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
⦁ Attach sentiment with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
⦁ Add a medium sized Rhinestone Basic Jewel to “dot the I” in the word Bright.
You know me and how much I love a bargain, right? Well, my favorite bargain in the world of paper crafting is all of the fabulous bundles in our catalogs, such as the Snowflake Sentiment Bundle which feature the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and the beautifully detailed Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies. As with all of our bundles, the Snowflake Sentiment Bundle is offered at a 10% savings when the items are purchased together.
Snowflake Sentiments Bundle
This card is so stunning in person, but unfortunately the sparkle of the Dazzling Diamonds banner and the thin strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper doesn’t photograph well. I started with a regular 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base of Night of navy and folded it in half. Next, I used the snowflake edge from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits die and came up with this delicate snowflake border. I have found that for thinlits that are very detailed like the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, I have a much easier time getting the die cut to release from the card stock when I use the Precision Platform with the Big Shot. By attaching a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card, it really made the snowflake border pop. A few Night of Navy snowflakes from the Snowflake Sentiments were randomly stamped on the left side of the card. After stamping the sentiment, also from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, on Whisper White card stock, I cut it out with the Big Shot and the Layering Ovals Framelits and placed that on top of a Night of Navy oval cut from the Stitched Shapes Thinlits.
Are you ready for cuteness Overload? My team member Tammy Dahlke made this Christmas tree using all Stampin’ Up! product!, yes, that’s right…ever bit of this tree except the Styrofoam base is product from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! Let’s take a closer look!
Tammy used two packages of the Green Sprigs (featured on page 12 of the Holiday catalog) and poked them into a 6″ Styrofoam base. Next she decorated the tree with some of the Silver Mini Tinsel Trim (page 21) and the silver Mini Ornaments (page 12). Next she added some of the Christmas Around the World Embellishments (page 29) and some swirly sprigs she die cut from Gold Foil Sheets with one of the dies from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies (page 35). The finishing touch is is a wooden star which comes from the Hearts and Stars Elements (page 196 of the Annual catalog). And of course she couldn’t stop there. Nope! She even made the tiny presents under the tree with the Year of Cheer Designer Series Specialty Paper (page 37). Unbelievable and so darned cute, right?
A behind the scenes look
Here you can see how she constructed the Christmas tree out of a cone shaped piece of Styrofoam. Are you ready to give it a try? Here’s the supply list!