Morning, y’all – Happy Monday! It is happy, too – cuz I don’t have to work!!
Well – at least not at work work. I do have to finish the little mess I started yesterday. Decided to get brutal in the pantry. Like…if I’d forgotten I had something, it was gone! Then I happened to notice the cabinets – before I finished the pantry – and sort of went off on a tangent. My island is wide and has doors on both sides of it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have slide out shelves (don’t think they existed in the 70’s….). So…if you put something at the front of the cabinet – you can see it and even use it. Put it behind that, though….and it’s lost. I might even have found the place that socks go when you lose them in the dryer. Ravioli plate? Pasta Maker? Huh. Extra crock pot crock with no pot? Yep.
The downside of my sudden end-of-the-contemplation-and-beginning-of-the-implementation is that I ran out of steam before the completion of said implementation.
So I have a kitchen full of stuff that needs to make it’s way to the van. And I ran out of boxes.
Which means that’s on the agenda for today. Bleh…. 🙁
But, let’s talk about something fun – like my card for today, shall we? I made a Christmas Wedding card. My parents were married at Christmas and I always thought that would be a cool time of year to get married. With the church all decorated for Christmas. Beautiful!
So making a card for a Christmas wedding seemed like a really good idea. I used the new Seasonal Bells – which has both Christmas and Wedding sentiments! And I added a great sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set. Take a look-see:
I used the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #188 to guide the layout.
For my art panel, I cut a couple of Garden Green pine boughs with the Pretty Pines Thinlits and a berry sprig from a piece of Gold Foil. Then I stamped two Seasonal Bell images in Versamark on Very Vanilla and heat embossed them with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I punched them out with the matching (and bundled!) Bell Punch.
I took a small panel of Very Vanilla and stamped the Seasonal Bells sentiment in Cherry Cobbler at the bottom. Then I ran the panel thru the Big Shot in the new (Annual Catalog) Holly TIEF. Now, this is interesting. I stuck the panel in the TIEF, with the bottom right above my sentiment. When I ran it thru, there was none of the “line” that I’m used to seeing where the TIEF started. Not sure what SU! did, but…I thank them for it! 🙂 It let me drop the holly embossing right down to frame the sentiment.
I rounded the bottom of my panel with the outside rounder on my Envelope Punch Board and SNAILd it to a Cherry Cobbler mat. Then I popped it over the Garden Green panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I arranged my Pretty Pines pine boughs and Gold Foil berries and then added the bells over top – all with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Then I tied a little bow with a piece of Cherry Cobbler and Gold Baker’s Twines (you get them both, plus a Garden Green spool in the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack in the Holiday Catty) and added it with a Glue Dot. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Floral Phrases in Cherry Cobbler on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Then I stamped one of my bells on a sticky note and fussy cut it. I was making a mask – and I wanted the image line – not the image with the little extra you get when you use the punch.
Then I stamped the first bell – the one that was going to be in front – in So Saffron ink, right over the sentiment. I covered it with my mask and stamped the second bell.
For my Very Vanilla Envelope, I repeated the masked bells image in So Saffron on the front…
Et Voila! I kind of love how this turned out! The bells in Seasonal Bells are so pretty and they emboss and punch perfectly. And, of course, the Pretty Pines – my favorite – and the sheet music from This Christmas. Yep! Hope you like! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 4 1/4″)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 4″ (mat for art panel)
Garden Green Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for art panel); Pretty Pines die cuts
This Christmas DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); Envelope Flap
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (art panel)
Gold Foil: Pretty Pines die cuts
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