We’re back on that weather roller coaster with temperatures well below the average for this time of year. Yesterday we also had more snow to replace the stuff that washed away by last week’s rain. Sadly with the temperature currently at minus 9, this lot won’t be melting anytime soon. It looks like we’ll be out with the shovels and snowblower this time around. Still, it does look very Christmassy. In fact it inspired me to leave quite a bit of white around the jingle bells paper on today’s project.
I began with a piece of Thick Whisper White Card cut and scored using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I cut a piece of the jingle bells design from the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the DSP to a layer of Shaded Spruce Card. Finally I attached the layered DSP to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
JOY AND LOVE
The joy and love sentiment comes from the Mistletoe Season Stamp Set and I stamped it onto Thick Whisper White Card using Tuxedo Black ink.
Using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform I cut out the sentiment with the #2 oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (counting from the smallest up).
Then on the back of the sentiment I attached a folded piece of Gold 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon using a Mini Glue Dot. Finally I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix the sentiment to the DSP panel and the card front was complete.
I decided to use the jingle bells motif as the coordinating element on my project. This was helped by the fact that there are two jingle bell images in the Mistletoe Season Stamp Set.
I wanted the two bells to overlap so I began by using a 1/2″ punch to punch out a scrap of paper. Then I placed the punched circle in the centre towards the top of a layer of Whisper White Card. Next, using Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped one of the bell images onto the card with part of the bell overlapping onto the scrap paper. When I removed the scrap paper I had only a partial bell image on the card.
Then I took the other bell image and stamped that using Tuxedo Black ink so that it filled the gap in the first image left by the scrap paper. Now I had two overlapping bells.
Using the same process I then stamped two bells in the centre of the flap on a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
All I needed to do now was to colour the bells using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I began with light Calypso Coral over the whole image, then added some dark Real Red around the bottom areas. I completed my colouring using light Real Red.
With liquid glue I fixed the Whisper White layer inside the card base and my project was complete.
A card design like this one would be great to make in bulk. At 3″ x 4″ you can get 12 pieces from each 12″ x 12″ sheet of DSP, and with 12 sheets in a pack, that’s 144 cards! Me, I’ll have to stop making cards to go and move some snow. But first I think I need coffee and some nice warm porridge.
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
- Mistletoe Season Stamp Set
- 1/2″ Circle Punch