Posts Tagged With: This Christmas DSP

Stampin’ Up! Special Reason Birthday

Hey, y’all!  Hope your weekend is going well.  We’re back to cold-ish.  Not as bad as it was a few weeks ago, but…cold for us.  I suppose it’s only to be expected!  Being January and all.

Finn LOVES the cold!  We have a hard time getting him to come in – we’ll look out and he’s chilling on the golf cart seat!  With the wind blowing his fur.  Goofball.

Saturday, though, when he was inside, he was defnitely wanting some lap time. Every time I looked up, he was standing by the chair giving me…the look. So we did a lot of cuddling!

I pulled his collars off to give his little neck a break – they get itchy, you know!  He loves to chew chains.  Have I told you that?  No?  Well – he does.  We do not know why.  So I’ll hand him his martingale collar – which is part chain and part nylon strap.  And he carries it around and lays down and chews it.  

And brings it with him to my lap!

This was half in – half out.  🙂  Look at those little feet and that freckly nose!

My card for today uses one of my very favorite-est bundles in the Occasions catalog – the Special Reason bundle.  I have all my fingers and toes crossed that this one carries over.  Y’all cross everything, too, okay?  For this card, I used just the Special Reason stamp set and the coordinating Stylish Stems Framelits.  And I pulled in some This Christmas DSP.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Endless Thanks This Christmas Pines!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.  My goal – yes, I actually have a goal – is to finish the living room re-arrangement that I started on Friday.

I’ve now officially annexed half of my living room as my craft area.  When Wayne gets home tonight, he’s gonna be….a little surprised. 😉

Now, to be fair, I have a really large living room – so there’s space.  It just doesn’t look like anything you’re likely to see in a design magazine, you know?  And yes – I have an extra bedroom that I could set up in – but…I’m not a fan of being “off in a corner”.  I don’t need quiet to work – I like the television yakking in the background and activity around me.  Keeps me going!

Also – Martha Stewart never comes to visit and it’s my living room.


My card for today depends on texture and a fun fold for its interest.  I made a thank you note, using the Endless Thanks stamp set, adding some This Christmas DSP in a fun drapery fold, some Pretty Pines boughs and some texture from the Pine Bough TIEF.  Take a look-see:

I used a tutorial from the Split Coast Stampers website to make my This Christmas fun fold.  You can check it out right here.

I started by cutting a piece of This Christmas DSP to 7 3/4″ x 3″.  Then I cut the angle, per the tutorial.  I made y’all a template:

Make a mark 1 1/2″ down the right side, and 3″ over from the bottom left corner, and use your trimmer to cut from point to point, to create the angle.

Then use your trimmer or Simply Scored Board to score at 3″, 3 1/2″, 5″ and 6 1/8″.  Make an accordion fold – folding the 3″ as a valley and then alternate mountain and valley.  Use a little SNAIL or Fast Fuse to adhere the folds down to the paper.

I wanted my fold to be card-front sized, so I trimmed the un-folded side to make it be 4″ wide.

For the card front itself, I ran a panel of Garden Green card stock thru my Big Shot in the Pine Bough TIEF.  Then I used SNAIL and Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the folded This Christmas DSP to the panel.

I ran a length of Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon around the panel, topping it with a length of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim and securing them both in the back with scotch tape.  Over that, I ran some Linen Thread and Garden Green Baker’s Twine.

I stamped my Endless Thanks sentiment in Early Espresso in the unembossed portion of the card front.

For my embellishment, I cut a couple of pine boughs with my Pretty Pines Thinlits in Garden Green and Crumb Cake.  I also cut a small “bow” and some berries from Cherry Cobbler.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the ribbon…

The last little touch was to make a bow from Linen Thread and Garden Green Baker’s Twine, capturing a couple of Mini Pinecones as I tied the bow.  I used a Glue Dot to adhere it over top of the card stock bow.  And that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut two pine boughs from the corner using my Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Then I used SNAIL and Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to my Garden Green mat.  I made sure to get Liquid Glue on each of the little “needles”, to ensure the card stock was thoroughly adhered to the mat.

I SNAIL the liner into my Crumb Cake card base and added the card front with SNAIL as well, and the card was done!

On my Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I used the two Very Vanilla pine boughs that I’d cut from the inner liner, and adhered them with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to the front…

…and added some more of the sheet music from This Christmas to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Sorry to keep using this piney set, but… I really love it!  And, I think it really shows that the same bundle can make so very many different kinds of “looks”, don’t you?!  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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Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); Pretty Pines die cuts

Garden Green Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner); Pretty Pines die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: Pretty Pines die cuts
This Christmas DSP: 3″ x 7 3/4″ (drapery fold); envelope flap

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