I’m not sure where the weekend went, but I’m pretty sure it decided to clock out early. We’re still awaiting the arrival of a big rain and wind storm. There’s still more we want to get done outside before we hunker down to ride out the worst of the weather. On the plus side at least it’s not snow that will need shovelling! So while we get on with our preparations you to get to enjoy today’s project. It’s a simple Christmas card created using the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set.
My project began with the Peaceful Place 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), as it helped me decide my colour scheme of blacks and greys. Using my Paper Trimmer I first cut and scored some Basic Gray Card. Then, after folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder and set the card base aside.
Next I cut a 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the Peaceful Place DSP, followed by a 2-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Gray Granite Card. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the DSP onto the left side of the card, before adding it the card base.
Now it was time for some stamping using the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set. Sadly this set will be retired on January 3rd when the current Mini Catalogue period ends. It’s a lovely set and I really wish I’d got it earlier.
For my coordinating feature I decided to make use of part of the triple tree image in the stamp set. Using Tuxedo Black ink I inked up the pair of trees on the left of the stamp and stamped on the left-hand side on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I inked up the two trees again and stamped one on the right-hand side of the envelope.
I repeated the trees on a 4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Basic White Card then glued this inside the card base,
Now I was ready for the sentiment and I chose “May you enjoy the peace of this beautiful season”. Using Tuxedo Black ink again I stamped it onto Thick Basic White Card.
Once stamped, I cut out the sentiment using the Label Me Lovely Punch. which is great for larger sentiments. Then I added it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally for some extra shine I add a line of three silver circular embellishments from the Clear & Silver Epoxy Essentials pack. With that my card was complete.
I actually didn’t use a whole lot of the DSP and in fact it was a bit that was left over from an earlier card project. So that means you could make four of each from one single 12″ x 12″ sheet of the Peaceful Place DSP. You’ll find that first card in my blog post Snowflake Wishes for winter thanks.
For another project using the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set see my earlier blog post Peaceful Place for Christmas cards.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set and coordinating Cabin Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included both options below in case you want to explore this further.
RETIRING LIST SNEAK PEEK – On December 1st Stampin’ Up will start it’s Last Chance promotion featuring products that are retiring from the January to December 2021 Mini Catalogue. I can tell you now that the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set, coordinating Cabin Dies, and Peaceful Place DSP are all on the Retiring List. What’s more, none of these are being reduced in price (except the French language version of the stamp set). This means you’ve nothing to gain by waiting until the promotion starts to get these items. So if they’re on your wish list and you don’t want to be disappointed, please order them now before they sell out.
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