In my blog post yesterday I showed you a pretty little gift tag using a small scrap of Beary Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP). However I’d jumped the gun a bit because I’d ended up with the scrap while working on my “24 cards in 24 hours” marathon last weekend. So today I thought it made sense to show you how to make that card. Believe it or not with some careful cutting I was able to create the card and tag using one 6” x 6” piece of DSP.
BEARY CHRISTMAS QUARTER SHEET
This card all began with the Beary Christmas DSP and the scenic pattern of multiple polar bears among the trees. I started by cutting the 12″ x 12″ sheet in half vertically at 6″. Then I cut the right-hand portion in half horizontally at 6″ and kept the bottom 6″ x 6″ section. From that I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ strip off the top, before finally cutting the remaining 3-3/4″ high piece in half vertically at 3″. With this cut done I set aside the right-hand section and began making my card using the piece with the sitting and standing bears.
I decided to trim this piece of DSP down to 2-3/4″ wide by 3-5/8″ high with the bears centred on the piece. Then I cut a 2-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Basic White Card and mounted the DSP on top with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I picked up the 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of DSP and glued that to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. I removed the excess paper with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
At this point I decided that I wanted my A2 card base to be Misty Moonlight. So using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
To provide somewhere to write a message I needed a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then from the scrap of DSP that was left I used my Paper Snips to carefully cut out the blue Christmas tree with the star. Finally I glued the tree in the bottom right-hand corner of the Basic White layer before fixing it inside the card base.
BEARY CUTE SENTIMENT
Now I was ready for the sentiment and I chose “Christmas is better together” from the Beary Cute Stamp Set. With the fold of the card base at the top I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right-hand corner using VersaMark ink. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with white powder from the Basics Embossing Powders pack. After tapping off the excess, I removed a few stray specks then melted the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Once the embossing had cooled I was ready to finish the card. So I went back to the piece of DSP on the Basic White mat and attached it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. With that my beary cute Christmas card was complete.
I simply adore this card and can’t believe I was able to get the perfectly placed bears in their little scenes from just one quarter sheet of the Beary Christmas paper.
Now we’ve come full circle as I was left with a scrap of DSP with a hole where I’d fussy cut the tree. This piece had two bears with gifts and that’s what I used to create yesterday’s coordinating gift tag.
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. Unfortunately the Beary Cute Punch is currently out of stock however more are expected at the warehouse around November 6th. This means if you want the discounted bundle you’ll need to wait until then to place your order. If it comes back into stock sooner I’ll be sure to let you know.