Mornin’, y’all – welcome to another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. We’re doing a Theme Hop and today celebrates Winter Holidays! That kind of leaves things wide open, so I’m betting you’ll see all sorts of projects today. Do take the time to check them all out when you’re done here! 🙂
Even with all the possibility of “Winter Holiday” – I went pretty old school. It might have been because on Sunday morning, we went and had breakfast at Cracker Barrel. And they had the whole Country Store decorated for Christmas! And boy do they do it up! All the pretty things, all of which are right up my country-inclined-alley, made my vow to DE-clutter and DE-stuffify…..waiver dangerously! Only Wayne, giving me the “you’ve got to be kidding me” eyeball, kept me from adding more stuff to my Christmas stash. 🙂
So, when I got home and started working on my card plan for today, I was definitely thinking “CHRISTMAS!”. Making a Christmas card seemed like a much more “sane” option than putting up my Christmas tree!! 🙂 As a result, I pulled out some Reason for the Season, my Swirly Scribbles and Pretty Pine Thinlits, and a few more goodies to make this card. Take a look-see:
I used a sketch design from Viva La Verve to help with the layout of this one. This is their first sketch for October:
To start off, I embossed a panel of Whisper White card stock in the Holly TIEF and matted it on a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. Then I laid down two strips of Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape.
The next layer is some Cherry Cobbler plaid paper from the Warmth & Cheer DSP stack, matted on Cherry Cobbler and SNAILd over the Washi Tape.
I cut two “wreath” shapes from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits – one in Basic Gray and one in Emerald Envy – then used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card. Next came a couple of pine boughs, from the Pretty Pines Thinlits, in Emerald Envy and two Cherry Cobbler berry die cuts.
I used the Reason for the Season stamp set for my sentiment, stamping it on a piece of Whisper White in Cherry Cobbler. I cut the end with my Banner Triple Punch and matted it on Cherry Cobbler – which I’d also punched. I adhered it with Liquid Glue.
The final piece of the puzzle is the poinsettia! I cut a bunch of the smallest petals in the Festive Flower Builder Punch from Whisper White card stock. These are the ones where there are two petals punched at the same time, so I cut them all apart. Then I flicked all the edges with a Cherry Cobbler-inked sponge. Using my stylus, I curled each petal.
I cut a small circle of Whisper White card stock with my 1/2″ Circle punch and then began adhering the petals to the circle with Liquid Glue. I just kept adding and turning the flower until I got what you see in the picture above!
The center is also punched with the Festive Flower Builder Punch, from a scrap of Daffodil Delight card stock. I cut two of them and adhered them with some Liquid Glue. To finish it off, I added a Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shape. And that was it for the card front.
On the inside, I repeated the Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape running vertically up the long side of a Whisper White panel.
I SNAILd the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Basic Gray card base. I also SNAILd the card front on – the flower is plenty of dimension, all by itself! And that was it for the card.
I kept it simple for the Whisper White Medium Envelope, running Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape across the front…
…and adding some more of the Cherry Cobbler Warmth & Cheer DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! A poinsettia for Christmas. I love how all the different elements came together, united by the colors in the Warmth & Cheer DSP. Hope you like! 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.
Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale
1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!
Item # Product Name
141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645 Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660 Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654 Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630 Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640 By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986 Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981 Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?
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CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); Swirly Scribbles die cut
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (mat for front DSP panel); 1 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for sentiment banner); Pretty Pines die cuts
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment banner)
Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack: 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (front DSP panel); envelope flap
Emerald Envy Card Stock: Pretty Pines and Swirly Scribbles die cuts
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