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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Window Christmas Quilt Card

The idea for this card came from a Stampin' Success magazine demonstrators receive, although I tweaked it a little.

I found that a large Post-It note was a big help in lining things up just the way I wanted them. I also discovered that the stamps used have to line up just right, so be sure you turn the stamp according to the way the square was cut from the front of the card.

The first step on this card was to place the framelit on the 4-1/4" x 11" card base just below the score line (5-1/2"). There is a Whisper White liner inside the card (4" x 5'1/4"). I used the layering square framelits for cutting my Whisper White and Real Red card stocks for inside the card. When I finished stamping and adhering the unit, I lined them up beneath the "window" and firmly pressed a Post-It note across the window and stamped piece. Leaving it attached, I ran snail across the back of the Real Red scalloped square and then closed the card, pressing firmly. Remove the Post-It and attach the dsp and ribbon. Stamp the verse inside the card.






Products Used:
Christmas Quilt Bundle, 146026, $45.75
     Christmas Quilt photopolymer stamp set (16), 144793, $21.00
     Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (15), 144673, $30.00
Real Red 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 102482, $8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), $9.00
Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, 144617, $9.00
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad, 126949, $6.50
Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad, 141396, $6.50
Emerald Envy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (10 yards), 144190, $8.00
     (The satin ribbon on this card is retired)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 143263, $110.00

Monday, November 6, 2017

Quilted Christmas Card

I tried to design a fairly easy card for my stamp class using the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies that coordinate with the Christmas Quilt stamp set. Using a 3" wide piece of Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper in the middle of my card enabled me to turn the quilt square on its point and have the gingham show through. Because the gingham design occurs in both Real Red and Garden Green in the paper stack, some attendees made red with green cards while others made green with red, as seen in my sample below. I precut the quilt square and saved the small pieces that we then added to the quilt to make the "star" stand out.  When everything was attached to the card front, we ran it through the Big Shot using the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Everyone was amazed what a difference that finishing touch made. Unless your Big Shot is loose, you need to be careful not to fold the card around the folder; line up the score line with the edge of the folder before running through the Big Shot.

Note: To cut out the square, you need to use both the designed framelit and the plain square. I put both framelits on my card stock at once and then ran them through the Big Shot for cutting.


[Sorry; it looks like I placed this card in my scanner rather crookedly, but you get the idea.]

Products Used:
Christmas Quilt photopolymer stamp set (16), 144793, $21.00
Quilt Builder Framelits Dies (15), 144673, $30.00
     [Bundle and save: 146026, $45.75]
Garden Green 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 10254, $8.00
Real Red -1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 102482, $8.00
Whisper White -1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (48), 144617, $9.00
Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 144687, $8.50
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 143263, $110.00

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Musical Season

I tried to resist purchasing yet another Christmas stamp set, but I just had to have this one. We made this card as well at my October stamp class.

Berry Burst, one of our in-colors, seemed to fit the designs of this stamp set, so I used that for all the stamping except the Sheet Music, which was done in Basic Black, of course. I stamped the pattern around the edges of the 4" x 5-1/4" Berry Burst card stock using the same color ink. I then added the 3" x 4" "Sheet Music" to the center. After stamping the instruments in Berry Burst on Whisper White, I cut them out using the coordinating dies. The new Champagne Foil was perfect for the French Horn.

Products Used:
Musical Season rubber stamp set (7), W 144814, $25.00; C 14411, $18.00
Musical Instruments Framelits Dies (6), 144677, $29.00
     [Bundle and save: W 146045, $48.50; C 146049, $42.25]
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Berry Burst 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 144243, $8.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 121045, $8.00
Champagne Foil 12" x 12" Sheets (2), 144748, $4.00
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad, 14403, $6.50
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink Pad, 140931, $7.00
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 143263, $110.00

Friday, November 3, 2017

Night in Bethlehem

I have seen so many impressive cards made with this set and its accompanying dies, but this is the one I designed for my October stamp class.

One thing you should know: the village of Bethlehem stamp does not fit the Edgelits Dies. Looking at the catalog now, I think I could actually have stamped the village above and behind the die-cuts.

The first step in making this card was to sponge some Soft Sky and Crumb Cake inks on the front of my Whisper White card. Next we stamped the greeting in Night of Navy ink. While we were at it, we used the same ink to stamp Mary and Joseph on a scrap piece of card stock so we could cut them out with a framelit. The stars were then stamped with Smoky Slate ink. Since I pre-cut the Bethlehem Edgelits, all we had to do was attach them. I glued down the taller of the two "villages", and mounted the smaller one slightly below the first using Stampin' Dimensionals (the minis were a real help on some of the smaller parts). I glued the heads of Mary and Joseph to the buildings and added mini dimensionals on lower portion.

Products Used:
Night in Bethlehem rubber stamp set (8), W 144809, $29.00; C 145282, $21.00
Bethlehem Edgelits Dies (t), 144676, $32.00
     [Order Bundle and save: W 146043, $54.75; C 146044, $47.50]
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 120953, $8.00
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad, 126975, $6.50
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad, 126970, $6.50
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad, 131203, $6.50
Stamping Sponges (3; I cut mine into 4 wedges), 141337, $3.50
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, 143263, $110.00

Thursday, November 2, 2017

More Christmas Elegance

Another simple but elegant card. As you can tell, I just love the metallic foil snowflakes. For this card, I chose to use silver and Night of Navy (the package of Foil Snowflakes includes 12 of silver and 12 of gold). The silver snowflakes stamped on the Night of Navy card stock are actually stars from The Night in Bethlehem stamp set, but I think they easily pass for snowflakes.

I cut the silver foil snowflake in half to place against the 2" x 5-1/4" strip of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper on the 4" x 5-1/4" Night of Navy card stock. A piece of 1/8" silver ribbon covers the "seam" and adds the extra special touch the card needed. I chose to use "peace" from the Christmas Quilt stamp set because a snowy day always seems so quiet and peaceful to me.

Products Used:
Night in Bethlehem rubber stamp set (8), 144809, $29.00; C 145282 $21.00
Christmas Quilt photopolymer stamp set (16), 144793, $21.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Night of Navy 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 100867, $8.00
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad, 126970, $6.50
Year of Cheer 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper (12), 144640, $13.00
Foil Snowflakes (24), 144748, $4.00
Silver 1/8" Ribbon (10 yards), 132137, $5.00

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Easy Christmas Elegance

Want a super easy but elegant Christmas card? This one fits the bill perfectly. All you need to do is adhere a 2" x 5" strip of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper on a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock after stamping y our greeting in Night of Navy ink. Mount that on 4" x 5-1/4" Night of Navy card stock and adhere to a Whisper White card front. Add a gold Foil Snowflake and a large rhinestone and your card is finished—except for your inside greeting.


Products Used:
Musical Season rubber stamp set (7), W 144814, $25.00; C 144811, $18.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $9.00
Night of Navy 8-1/2" x 11" card stock (24), 100867, $8.00
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad, 126970, $6.50
Year of Cheer 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper (12), 144640, $13.00
Foil Snowflakes (24), 144748, $4.00