Today I am sharing with you one of the easiest and probably one of the fastest to make cards that I have done in a while. It’s simple, but looks like you worked harder than you did. In fact it will probably take me longer to write this blog post than it took me to make the actual card.
And it is all due in part to the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine and the Trimming the Tree Designer Series Paper. As a demonstrator, I was able to purchase the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine a month early. Starting today, you can purchase this handy dandy machine TODAY!! It comes with everything you need to cut and emboss! It takes up a smaller footprint (when opened) on your craft space than the old Big Shot, but this one folds up too….giving you more crafting space and easier to transport to workshops and events!
I used both die cuts and embossing on this card. The Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper is a fun set of papers with houses, trees, whimsical designs, stripes, snow, wreaths, and even little sentiments to cut and use!…..a little bit of everything for your winter cards.
The Coming Home Stamp Set and the matching Home Together Dies are the perfect compliment to this paper. You can stamp the house images in your choice of colors and then die cut them for use on your cards, but did you know that you can die cut the houses and trees directly from the paper?
How cool (and super fast) is that? And if you don’t happen to have a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine yet, (or have the old Stampin’ Up Big Shot) you can always use Paper Snips and do a little fussy cutting. Most of the lines are straight, no nothing intricate about the cutting. Can you tell which ones were die cut and which ones I fussy cut??
So now I have more houses to make more cards! Hmmm….what should I do with them? So many possibilities!
You can see it a little bit in the picture above, and more in the picture below. I embossed the Whisper White Cardstock layer on the front of the card with the Winter Snow 3D Embossing Folder. It’s the perfect background for this winter themed card. And all it took was a quick run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!
Every have trouble getting adhesive on small and skinny surfaces….like the word Merry above? Putting glue on something like that is near impossible to do without getting glue all over your fingers…..unless you use adhesive sheets! Adhesive sheets are large pieces of Adhesive backed paper. All you do is cut a piece the same size as the cardstock that you want to cut. Peel off the protective layer and place your cardstock on the adhesive sheet. DIe cut your shape. The adhesive sheet should be on the back, the cardstock face-up. When you are ready to adhere it to your card, simply peel off the back layer and adhere it to the card front.
If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need:
Stitched Shapes Dies (Did you notice I cut off a tiny bit from the bottom?)
Coming Home Dies
Winter Snow Embossing Folder
Merry Christmas Dies (retired) – Word “Merry)
Whisper White Thick Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4″ x 11″; Score and fold at 5 1/2″
Misty Moonlight Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4″ x 4″
Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5″ x 3 3/4″ (Emboss);
Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper – Cut one house, one large tree and two small trees
Adhesive: Dimensionals, Stampin’ Seal, Adhesive Sheets (for Merry Die Cut)
Old Olive Gold Trimmed Ribbon
I was right….it took way longer to write this blog post than actually making the card! You can check out more details on the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog on pages 170-172.
The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is available to order!
As a Demonstrator, I was able to pre-order one during the month of August. .and I can’t say enough good things about it! It’s easy to use, easy, smooth sending the dies and embossing folders through the machine and best of all it folds up so it takes up a smaller footprint on my craft desk….leaving me more room to create! There are also easy instructions right on the base plate of how to make the “sandwiches” for both die cutting and embossing. Plus all the plates are numbered, so there is no confusion of what to use! You can find it in the Annual Catalog on pages 170-172. Presently only the larger Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is available. The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is not available yet…but it’s coming in the next few months!IF YOU NEED SUPPLIES SO YOU CAN MAKE TODAY’S PROJECT or any other crafting project, please click HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours! If your order is less than $150, please use my SEPTEMBER HOST CODE: UNQRYYHUand choose me as your Demonstrator when prompted.If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code during the month of August. I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me!If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own. Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice. Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator during check-out so you can receive your gift from me!Need Help Placing an Order? please contact me at email@example.com and I will be happy to assist you!Just want to know what I used today? Click on any item and it will take you to my Stampin’ Up Online Site where you can purchase these items or get more product information.