Holly in Foil

I have been thrilled with the Mini Catalog this year and all of the Punch Bundles.  There is one that I was not sure of, and now Love!!  It is the Happy Holly-Days Bundle.  This bundle makes for a more elegant Christmas card and that is usually not really my style.  However, I have used the stamp set a couple of times without being elegant, and now have a Bundle card for you.  I hope you like it.

 

Stampin' Up!, Happy Holly-Days, Green Foil, Jackie Beers

 

The Bundle

The Happy Holly-Days Bundle is the star of the show.  I was not sure how I would use the Holly punch originally.  It is one of the border punches.  The border punches are easy to line up to continue the pattern for the length of your cardstock.  As soon as I punched this edge, I knew I was now in Love with the detail of this punch.  And as an added bonus, I now have holly pieces that could be used in a shaker card or as confettii!

This stamp set has a variety of sentiments for the inside and outside of the card.  Of course I did not use any of them on the front!  It also has the bird image and the holly image.  I decided I wanted both of those even with the holly border.  They are both stamped and colored using a variety of Stampin’ Blends, which are listed in the Supply List.   I fussy cut both with my Paper Snips and layered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Paper

The stamps and punch are obviously the main products of this card.  But I wanted to use the Green Foil as well.  The shine seemed to be a perfect fit for the Holly.  To offset the brightness of the Green Foil, I paired it with Cherry Cobbler and a layer of Basic White.  I debated on adding a Cherry Cobbler layer underneath the holly punched area, but decided the white looked better.

Finishing

The final touch of this card was the Glittered Organdy Ribbon.  Surprisingly the glitter has a bit of red in it.  Or it just picks up the color from the cardstock.  Regardless, that is a great added bonus.  I made a double bow with the ribbon to give this bird a bit of larger piece to perch behind.

 

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Pals September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Sentiment as a focal point.” We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My first idea for this challenge sadly does not photograph as well as I had hoped.  It really sparkles in person, but not in the picture.  As a result of that,  I have two cards to share with you.  They are the same layout, and same stamps, but totally different in color.  Even though the photo is not great, I still wanted you to see the first version.

Here is the colorful version.

 

Stampin' Up!, Heartfelt Wishes, Heartwarming Hugs, Jackie Beers

 

And here is the more subdued, but shiny, version.  There are sparkles in the DSP, they just do not show here.

 

Stamps

The star of the show is the sentiment, so I wanted one that really stood out.  This Merry Christmas from the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set definitely does that. I used shades of a red for both cards.  The first card is stamped using Real Red Ink.  The second is stamped using Merry Merlot Ink.  I added the small sentiment onto the base of the card using the same ink on each version.  I like the unexpected position of that second sentiment.

Paper

The colorful version of the card is made using one piece of the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper.  This is one of the Returning Favorites from last year’s Holiday paper.  The polka dot is the reverse side of the red.  For the second card I used two different sheets of the Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper.  I love the softness of the gray.  And the sparkle in the larger piece is very pretty in person.

Finishing Touches

Both cards have the banner and I bet you were wondering how that was made since the Banner Triple Punch retired.  I marked the center point and used the Tailor Tag Punch to make that point.  It is actually very easy to achieve.  Both cards needed a bit of bling.  I think that is usually the case.  The first has Basic Pearls that I colored using the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  For the second one, and to go along with the silver foil that is in the DSP, I added Rhinestones.

Measurements

The measurements are exactly the same for both cards.

  • the base cards are 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded
  • the tag layer is 3 X 4 7/8 prior to punching the end
  • the large DSP layer is 3 X 4 7/8  (the bright card has a white layer that is 3 1/8 X 5)
  • the sentiment strip is 7/8 X 4 7/8

 

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 13th. Our theme will be Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects when participants showcase fun fold cards or 3D items that will be great for any occasion. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE
  4. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin
  5. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  13. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  21. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards
  22. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  23. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  25. Kim Webb at Just Paper, LLC

 

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Gingerbread Tag

It is the time of year for Gift Tags.  I enjoy making different ones for my Christmas Gifts.  I should do it all year long.  And the joy I find in making tags can be turned into a really cute card.  That is what I have to share today.  A Tag Card duo!

 

Stampin' Up!, Frosted Gingerbread, Gingerbread and Peppermint, Tailor Made Tags, Jackie Beers

 

Dies

I do not normally begin the narrative with the Dies used in projects.  But since they are really the star of the show I will make an exception for you.  The tag is from the Tailor Made Tags Dies.  It is a stand alone die set and has two different designs of tags with a 4 sizes of each design.  The one I used is the largest of one design.  I believe the stitching is perfect and adds Just Enough!

To carry on with more dies, the second set of Dies is from the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle.  The bundle  includes the sentiment on the tag also.  The dies are various cookies with an intricate top layer and solid base layer.  It may not show in the photo but the intricate red top portion is die cut using the Red Foil. (The Red and Green Foil was a Returning Favorite in the Mini Catalog.)  I know the white base is supposed to be a cookie.  But I thought a Cinnamon Cider cookie would get lost in the paper.  So please pretend for me that you think it is a cookie!!

Stamps and Paper

The sentiment is from the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle as well.  I love when there is a mix of fonts included in one sentiment.  It is stamped in Early Espresso, as that is one of the colors in the DSP.  The inside sentiment is from the set also.  To carry on the cookie theme it is a perfect match.  Because who doesn’t like icing on their cookie….or on anything!!

 

The DSP on the front and the inside are both from the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6X6 Designer Series Paper pack.  Actually the inside is the strip I cut off of the front.  This is the reverse side of the cookie print.  So naturally it coordinates perfectly.  The final touch is a little ribbon pull made with the Real Red Sheer Ribbon.

 

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Rudolph

For today’s card I have joined together a few different products.  I love using dies with other stamps and paper than the ones they are designed with.  It is another great benefit of Stampin’ Up! products to play mix and match.

 

Stampin' Up!, Peaceful Deer, Cabin Dies, Peaceful Prints, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

My Rudolph is from the Peaceful Deer Bundle.  It is a punch bundle, so one I had to have.  Rudolph is stamped using Cinnamon Cider Ink, punched with the matching punch, and then gone over with Wink of Stella for some shine to his coat.  And surprisingly it really brought the words out more than they were without it.  That’s a Win/Win.  His antlers are punched as well and are added with a single glue dot.  It is placed at the top of his head and then both are pressed onto it.  And I had to give him a Red Rhinestone nose!!

Dies and Paper

The trees are from the Cabin Dies from the Peaceful Cabin Bundle.  They are one long piece that fits perfectly to the size of the card.  Of course in the woods with Rudolph I needed some snow.  This gorgeous piece of DSP is from the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper.  It is one of the FREE items (with a $50.00 purchase) in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  To match the brightness of the colors of the DSP, I chose Shaded Spruce for the trees and card base.  I haven’t used it in a bit and here it was the perfect choice.

Measurements

  • card base of Shaded Spruce is cut 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • White layer is cut 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP is cut 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • For trees scrap is 5 1/4 X 2 1/2
  • Deer scrap is 4 X 2 3/4
  • scrap of Soft Suede for antlers.

 

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Sweet Stockings

The number one item on my list when I first saw the Mini Catalog was the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle.  And of course the matching Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper to go along with it.  Today’s card is a fun and simple one using those items.

 

 

Paper

The hardest part of planning this card was choosing the DSP.  The Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper is perfection on every piece.  They all make me Smile!  And you know that is my goal in card making.  This piece is a great one with all of the different animals peeking over the tops of the stockings.  I didn’t really want to cover the paper with a focal point so I could allow the paper to shine.

Stamps and Dies

Both the sentiment and the stocking are from the stamp set.   And thankfully the banner is one of the Dies.  I love banners/tags for a focal layer on a card.  The stocking is stamped and die cut with the matching Die.  I colored it using Stampin’ Blends.  The banner is cut with a Die as well.  I love the stitching around the edges.  To mimic the stocking cuff look, I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Basic White and trimmed it to fit the top of the banner.

The finishing touch is one of the Metallic Pearls for the nail holding up the stocking!

Measurements

  • The base of Cherry Cobbler is cut 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded in half
  • The Old Olive layer is cut 4 X 5 1/4
  • The DSP layer is cut 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • The Old Olive for the banner die cut is 2 1/2 X 3 3/4
  • The White for the sentiment is 1 X 2 1/4

 

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Polished Ornament

Until a couple of years ago, I was one who always used traditional colors for Christmas.  That changed with a ribbon I found that had Red and ,in Stampin’ Up! colors, Granny Apple Green.  I was immediately drawn to it, and that ribbon changed my opinion of Christmas Colors.

Based on my new found love of “different” colors, the Whimsey & Wonder Designer Series Paper was right up my alley.  Today’s card is there as well.

 

Stampin' Up!, Bright Baubles, Whimsey & Wonder, Polka Dot, Jackie Beers

 

Paper

The stamp should be the star of the show, and it is, but the paper is just so very pretty!  This piece from the Whimsey & Wonder Designer Series Paper is amazing!  In trying to decide colors, I placed it next to Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, and Misty Moonlight.  They all were awesome and each gave a little bit different look.  I ended choosing the Polished Pink for the brightness.

Since this card was for my Stamp Club to make, I needed to stretch the DSP.  To do that I embossed a piece of Soft Succulent with the Dots Embossing Folder.

Stamps

The stamp set is the Bright Baubles and is a Bundle.  I love the possibilities with this Bundle.  My plan is to make tags for my Christmas gifts this year using the different ornaments and inserts.  The one I chose for this card is pretty simple.  It was stamped using Polished Pink Ink and colored with Polished Pink and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends.  The finishing touches are a Polished Pink Jewel from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels, and a glittery ribbon.

Measurements

  • The Polished Pink card base is 4 1/4 X 11 scored and folded at 5 1/2
  • The DSP is cut to 5 1/4 X 2 3/8
  • The Soft Succulent is cut to 5 1/4 X 1 5/8 (The piece is actually 5 1/4 X 3 1/4 and embossed with the Dots Embossing Folder and then it is cut at 1 5/8. So you get two pieces from one use of the folder)
  • A Basic White piece is cut 5 1/4 X 4 and used to easily layer the DSP and Embossed pieces. They totally cover the White.
  • A 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 piece of Basic White was used to stamp the ornament and then die cut.

 

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