Wednesday, November 29, 2017

No time to craft

Having just got back from a week in the UK I've discovered that I have a lot of 'boring stuff' to deal with.  You know the kind of things, dealing with letters and e-mails, balancing the chequebook, laundry etc.  I had hoped to do some crafting yesterday late afternoon / evening but hubby had plans to shop and by the time I got home I was wiped out.  This means. unfortunately that there's no Watch on Wednesday video tutorial today, but I do plan to get one done in the next day or so, so keep an eye out for that.

In the meantime I've a simple Christmas card design that's quick to make.

I began this project by using my Stampin Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Garden Green Card, then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create the card base.  Next I used Garden Green ink to stamp the background image from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set over the front.  I used the same stamp and ink to stamp over the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope too.

With a dark coloured card base, a lighter inside was essential and so I took a layer of Whisper White Card and used Garden Green ink to stamp around the edge with the background stamp.  Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the layer inside the card base.

For the sentiment I used Garden Green ink to stamp 'May your Christmas sparkle with joy and happiness' from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Card then punched it out using the Pretty Label Punch.  I also punched out a piece of Red Glimmer Paper and cut it horzontally through the centre with my Paper Snips so I could attach the two halves to the back of the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals to create a mat effect.

The main panel of the card is a piece of the Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack attached to a layer of Cherry Cobbler Card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) then the layered sentiment was fixed directly on top.

I wrapped three lengths of the Red Mini Tinsel Trim around the DSP layer and secured them on the back with a little Tear and Tape Adhesive before adding the assembled piece to the card front at an angle with Stampin' Dimensionals.

To finish off I added a sprinkling of silver sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment using Mini Glue Dots.

So that's it, quick and easy and a great way to use up any of that Designer Series Paper I know you still have.

Well I'm off to put another load of washing in the machine, but I do hope you'll come back tomorrow for another dose of papercrafting inspiration.


Here's a list of all the Stampin' Up! tools and materials I used to create today's project.  Click on a link for more information and from there you'll be able to add the item to your online shopping bag if you wish.  All Stampin' Up! products purchased through my online store can be shipped anywhere in Canada.

BUNDLE BONUS - the Pretty Label Punch I used for today's project can be purchased by itself, but you might also be interested in the coordinating stamp set called Label Me Pretty.  I didn't use this stamp set today but if you do decide you want both items you'll save 10% if you buy them together using the single bundle code.  You'll see that I've included a link to the wood-mount and clear-mount bundles so you can easily look at your options.




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