It’s a long weekend here in Nova Scotia and I’m by myself the entire time. Please don’t feel sorry for me as it means I can spend the whole three days in my craft studio! I may interrupt my crafting to feed my black cat Houdini and myself, but apart from that I’ll not leave my desk. But before I settle in I have another September to December 2023 Mini Catalogue sneak peek for you. This simple card uses the new Beary Christmas 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP).
To start I used my Paper Trimmer to cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Thick Basic White Card. Then with the long side at the top I used the scoring blade to score it at 4-1/4″. After folding the card along the scored line, I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create an A2 card base. Today’s design is a tent-fold card which means I put the crease at the top instead of at the side.
Next I chose the simple “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the new Beary Cute Stamp Set. Using Night of Navy ink I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner of the card base, with the loop of the ‘y’ about 3/16″ from the bottom edge.
Before getting to the paper I needed to cut two more pieces of card. So from Basic White Card I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece which would eventually go inside the card base. I also cut a 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Balmy Blue Card to use as a mat layer on the front.
BEARY CHRISTMAS DSP
Turning to the Beary Christmas DSP pack I chose the sheet with the polar bears floating on ice. First I cut the sheet in half from top to bottom and set aside the right-hand piece. Then from the left half I cut a 2-1/2″ high strip off the bottom, and set this aside too. Finally, measuring from the top, I cut off a 3-1/2″ high strip to use another day. This left me with a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP with the lone bear in just the right place.
Now I cut my square piece in half across the middle and trimmed the section with the bear to 5-1/2″ wide. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the paper onto the Balmy Blue Card layer lining up the top edges. Then I attached the layered pieces onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, lining the top edge against the crease.
Going back to what was left of my DSP square I trimmed it down to 2-1/4″ x 6″ and used liquid glue to fix this piece onto the flap of a Basic White Envelope. Then I simply trimmed off the excess with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Finally I trimmed the 3/4″ strip that was left to 5-1/4″ wide. I glued this along the bottom long edge of the Basic White layer, then added it to the inside of the card base. And just like that my simple Christmas card was complete.
The Beary Christmas DSP has some very cute designs balanced with other more generic patterns suitable for projects other than Christmas. Here’s a quick look at all the colourful designs. What do you think?
So with my blog post complete I’m off to play. For tomorrow’s sneak peek project I plan to showcase a new 6″ x 6″ pack of DSP. I hope you’ll drop by and check it out.
BUNDLE BONUS – The Beary Cute Stamp Set coordinates with the Beary Cute Punch (not used today). These can be ordered as a ‘bundle’ saving 10%. off the cost of buying them separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore that option.