Happy Christmas Eve, y’all! I know you’re all busy and getting ready for the Big Day tomorrow! Me, too! I’ll be off to the grocery to pick up the Prime Rib for dinner and a few extra little ingredients for my part of Christmas Dinner. Everyone’s coming here this year, so….it’ll be a big day!
Finn’s in for a big party – he’ll be so excited – maybe I need to put a diaper on him! He still has a little trouble keeping everything…in?…when he gets excited. And the whole group showing up is for sure going to be pretty exciting!
Want to know what is not exciting? When you want to stay outside longer and your mom wants you to come in. That happens sometimes. 😉
Just say no!
See him there? Laying down on the seat and peeking out at me? Yea. That’s how he shares with me that he’s happy where he is, thank you very much!! Little stinker!
My card for today is a serious nod to the day. I used some non-traditional colors and the wonderful Star of Light stamp set and matching framelits to make this Christmas Eve card. Take a look-see:
The layout was inspired by the sketch from Can You CASE It this week:
And my color scheme comes from the My Favorite Things color challenges:
I also got some inspiration from a card in the Holiday Catalog – y’all need to be sure that you’re looking at all the samples in the catalog, okay? The Stampin’ Up! designers are seriously talented folks and you can get some really superb ideas from them!
I started with a panel of Marina Mist card stock and cut a piece of Vellum card stock the exact same size. I didn’t adhere them together until the very end – cuz I wanted to have all my embellishments on the vellum – thus showing me exactly where I could put my adhesive and have it hidden.
First off, I used one of the dies in the Starlight Thinlits to cut a design in the Vellum.
Next up is a length of Silver 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon – I snipped some banner ends in it and then adhered it directly to the Vellum with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
Using two of the star images in the Star of Light stamp set, I heat embossed three of them with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Peekaboo Peach, then cut them out with their matching dies in the Starlight Thinlits. They, too, are adhered directly to the Vellum with Liquid Glue.
The large star is a double cut. One is a plain Star of Light star cut from Marina Mist card stock – it became the shadow. Over that, I heat embossed the large and intricate image in White on Pool Party card stock and then cut it out. I used Liquid Glue to adhere them together and to wind several loops of Silver Metallic Thread around on the back. The final product was adhered to the card front with more Liquid Glue.
Then I cut the smaller intricate star from some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and adhered it next to my large star.
The final piece was the sentiment. I stamped the Star of Light sentiment in Peekaboo Peach on Whisper White and snipped banner ends. I edged the banner with my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker and then popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
At that point, I turned the Vellum over and wherever there was something on the front – I put Liquid Glue – keeping it light enough that it wouldn’t smoosh out and be visible on the front. Then I carefully aligned the Vellum over the Marina Mist panel and secured it in place.
On the inside, I took the “swoosh” image from Star of Light and inked it with Smoky Slate. Then I stamped it off once and stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel. Over that, I stamped the large intricate star in Pool Party – also stamping it off once first. Finally, I stamped the second sentiment in Peekaboo Peach.
I matted the panel on Marina Mist and then into my Smoky Slate card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another stamped-off-once Smoky Slate “swoosh” and a full-strength Pool Party intricate star on the front…
… and a full-strength Smoky Slate “swoosh” on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Celebrating the miracle that occurred this night – the beautiful Star of Light stamp set and Starlight Thinlits does a perfect job! Hope you like.
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!
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2017 Occasions Catalog Shares Still Open!
The new catalog goes live on 4 Jan 17 and buying shares (a little bit of all the new ribbons, trims and embellishments) is a great way to get a little taste of everything! If you were to buy one of every paper, trim and embellishment, you’d spend over $150! Click right here to check out the shares that are available and get your order in now!
Year End Closeouts and 2017 Holiday Catalog Retiring Products
Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and they’ve got some great deals to offer you! The Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Head over to my online store to check out all of those great deals now! And shop early as many of the deals are only available while supplies last!
Enjoy Christmas Eve, folks. I have a card to share tomorrow – but I’m going to keep it short and sweet!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Smoky Slate Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Marina Mist Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and mat for inner liner); Starlight die cut
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner); 3/4″ x 2″ (sentiment banner)
Pool Party Card Stock: Starlight die cut
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: Starlight die cut
Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: Starlight die cuts
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