I’ve got a super simple card for you on this Monday morning! I had a busy week-end doing a first for me….and maybe my stampers too….a combination Countdown to Christmas Kickoff In-Person and Zoom Retreat! It was an all day Saturday event (10am-5pm) and I had 4 In-Person stampers and 1 virtual. It took a little ingenuity with my Apple TV, Iphone and Ipad, but it worked and everyone was able to see and interact with each other. There were lots of projects – A One Sheet Wonder, 4 gift card holders, 1 treat holder/stocking stuffer, 3 boxes and 1 decorated Mini Paper Pumpkin box with 4 note cards inside. Phew! So today I am taking it easy with a simple card project.
I used both the Winter Snow Embossing folder and the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing folder.. These two embossing folders are great compliments to each other when you want to create a quick winter scene. You can find both of these new embossing folders in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog.
To make the forest, I embossed a piece of 5 1/4” x 4” piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the Evergreen Forest Embossing folder. Then I used a sponge dauber and my Shaded Spruce ink pad to lightly dab on some green for the trees. I started with a just a little ink on the dauber to give each tree a soft color and then went back and added more to the trees in the front. This helped to give a little dimension marking the darker trees look like they were closer up and the lighter trees like they were more in the distance.
I then used one of the Stitched so Sweetly dies and chose the part of the trees that I liked the best and using one of the rectangle dies in the set, I die cut that area. I mounted it with dimensionals onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that was embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing folder. A little Shaded Spruce Cardstock mat helped bring out the green in the trees. All that was left was to add a sentiment. You could use just about any sentiment from Happy Birthday to Thinking of You.
Since I had Christmas on the brain from Saturday, I choose one of the greetings from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. This is a great stamp set to have on hand because there are sentiment for just about every Christmas card, gift tag or treat holder that you’ll make during the holiday season. Making it even easier, I used the Banners Pick-A-Punch to make my sentiment tag.
If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need:
- Whisper White Thick Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Score and fold at 4 1/4”
- Shaded Spruce Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”
- Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5” x 3 3/4” and two pieces cut 5 1/4” x 4” (one for trees, one for inside of card, plus a piece cut 2 3/4” x 1/2”
- Embossing Folders: Winter Snow and Evergreen Forest 3D
- Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set
- Ink: Shaded Spruce
- Sponge Daubers
- Adhesive: Stamp & Seal, Dimensionals
- Stitched so Sweetly Dies (optional) (4” x 3”)
Since I already had my sponge dauber and ink pad out, I decided to add a little color to the Whisper White piece on the inside of the card.
Watch for more details on November 3rd for how you can purchase the Curvy Celebration products! If you want a little hint as to what is part of the Curvy Celebratons check out this blog post: Let’s Get Curvy! In the meantime don’t forget about Stampin’ Up’s Designer Series Paper Sale.
STOCK UP ON YOUR FAVORITES!
Stock Up and Save! During this incredible sale October 1-31st, you can get a 15% discount on select papers from the current catalogs. This is a great time to stock up and save on your favorite paper designs and there is no limit to how many you can purchase.
- 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Papers – Artistry Blooms, Forever Greenery, Peony Garden, Whale of a Time, In Good Taste, Playing with Patterns and Playful Pets
- Aug-Dec Mini Catalog Papers – Tis the Season, Poinsettia Place, Trimming the Town, Plaid Tidings, Toile Tidings, Heartwarming Hugs, Magic in This Night and Snowflake Splendor.
You can download a PDF of the complete list with photos here! Designer Series Paper Sale
CAN YOU SMELL THE GINGERBREAD? It’s time to order the Jolly Gingerbread November Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit contains enough supplies to make 15 gift card carriers. Or if you prefer, this kit can also be used to make traditional cards or gift tags! So many possibilities! You can customize this kit for your own Christmas crafting! To make sure you get this one of a kind kit….you must subscribe by November 10th!
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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 OCTOBER HOST CODE: DV2GXA22 and choose me as your Demonstrator when prompted.
If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code 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!
These are the products I used for today’s project. Click on any item to order or for more information!