Good morning, y’all! Welcome to another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop – this week’s theme is Elegant Christmas. Amy left that wide-open for us to interpret any way we like. So all the projects should be gorgeous – please do check out all the ladies’ blogs when you get done here!
And – send Happy Birthday thoughts to my mom today! Happy Birthday, Mom! 🙂
For me, anything for and at Christmas is better with pine boughs. I love going to Costco and garden centers at Christmas just to smell the pine. I even bought those Glade air freshener thingys that are pine scented – and plugged them in in my hotel room when I was away in Arizona at the beginning of the year. So when I walked into my room in the evening…I was met with “Christmas”! 🙂
So when I saw “Elegant Christmas”, I knew I was going to have pine boughs. And Elegant sort of immediately made me think of the Annual Catalog set – Embellished Ornaments and the Delicate Ornament Thinlits. Take a look-see:
I started with a panel of Whisper White card stock which I ran thru the Pine Bough TIEF – twice. I moved the panel in the TIEF so that I’d have pretty pine boughs all over the card front. Then I SNAILd it to a Copper Foil mat.
The ornament is two pieces, both cut with the Delicate Ornament Thinlits. The backer is cut with the solid ornament die from Copper Foil. The more intricate top piece is cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them together. I also cut a Copper Foil ornament top and the small center piece. I used Liquid Glue to adhere them – and I left it to dry while I made dinner. Cuz of how difficult it can be to adhere to Glimmer Paper! When I got back to it, I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels to the center.
I cut a few Garden Green boughs using the Pretty Pines Thinlits and uses a Sponge Dauber to brush them lightly with Whisper White Kraft Ink. I also added some “snow” with a white Gel Pen.
I adhered the longer pine bough to the card front with Liquid Glue, then popped the ornament over that with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added the last two pine boughs with Liquid Glue. Using Glue Dots, I added two Mini Pinecones, and a bow tied with three pieces of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine.
My sentiment is three die cuts from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits – I cut two in Cherry Cobbler and one in Garden Green and built it up with Liquid Glue, then added it to the card front. And the card front was done! 🙂
On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the sentiment from Embellished Ornaments in Cherry Cobbler to a Whisper White panel. Then I dry embossed the panel in the Pine Bough TIEF – twice. Using a Sponge Dauber, I brushed the boughs with Garden Green ink.
For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I inked the ornament from Embellished Ornaments in Versamark and stamped it on the envelope front, then heat embossed it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder…
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Stampers Team blogs today!
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Enjoy the Hop and I’ll see you tomorrow!
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Stitched Shapes Framelits Die Set and Matching Stamp Set Sale
These are new Circles, Ovals and Squares Framelits – 12 dies in all – that cut your shapes while simultaneously creating a hand-stitched look for your card-making projects! These will be “officially released” in the 2017-2018 annual catalog, but we get to buy them right now!
On top of that, SU! has a great 25% sale off coordinating stamp sets from 1 – 30 November! Click here to open up a PDF with the list of stamp sets that are on sale. Or – you can go right to them in my Online Store….here! 🙂
And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets sale ends 30 November, you’ll still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date! Cool, huh? 🙂
- Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning today! (will continue to be available through the 2017-18 Annual Catalog!)
- 1 – 30 November 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
- Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets): 30 November 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)
FYI, here are the measurements for the full cutout pieces for the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies:
1-3/4” x 13/16”
2-1/4” x 1-5/16”
2-3/4” x 1-13/16”
3-1/4” x 2-5/16”
The stitched embossing is approximately 1/16” from the edge of the cutout. So the dimensions are approximately 1/8” smaller than the cutouts.
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Garden Green Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); Pretty Pines die cuts; Christmas Greetings die cuts
Copper Foil: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Delicate Ornaments die cuts
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: Christmas Greetings die cuts
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: Delicate Ornaments die cuts
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