Of all the stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up! August to December 2020 Mini Catalogue one of my favourites has to be “Wrapped In Christmas”. With the exception of one tiny decorative image, this is a sentiment only stamp set and it’s gorgeous. Each sentiment is a good size and perfect for a focal point on a card. They’re also different shapes too, some long, some tall, some plainer and some very fancy. I can see this being a set I’ll use over and over again this season. Today I wanted to make a simple card using just stamps, ink and paper.
I began by choosing one of the beautiful patterns from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I cut the piece 3-3/4″ x 5″ then cut a layer of Misty Moonlight Card 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ to go underneath.
With that done I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Night of Navy Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the DSP to the Misty Moonlight layer. Then I attached it to the front of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of the DSP and glued it along the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then I glued a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Misty Moonlight Card up against the edge of the DSP. After that I used more liquid glue to fix the assembled piece inside the card base.
Finally I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the DSP and glued it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then with Paper Snips I trimmed the paper to shape using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Now that I had created a coordinated look with the DSP it was time to turn my attention to the sentiment.
I chose the elegantly scripted “Christmas Blessings to you and yours” from the Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set.
Using Night of Navy ink I stamped it onto a 1-1/4″ x 5″ strip of Whisper White Card. Then with liquid glue I mounted it onto a 1-3/8″ x 5″ piece of Misty Moonlight Card.
Finally I added the layered sentiment onto the front of my card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was complete.
I love how this project turned out. The sentiment is simple but elegant, and while the paper is busy it doesn’t overwhelm the design. This is also a great layout if you want to make a stack of Christmas cards. What do you think?
For more projects using the Wrapped In Christmas Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
- Pull out those friends and family photos
- Just Jade and Mint Macaron combination
- Winter snow for winter occasions