I had to work unexpectedly on Friday and Saturday which was a shame as my latest Stampin’ Up! order was due. It was here when I got home Friday but I had no time to play until today. So when I was thinking of a Simple Sunday project I couldn’t help but reach for the new stuff. In the end the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set and coordinating Tidings of Christmas paper provided the inspiration I needed.
TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS
The Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) is a pack of 48 double-sided 6″ x 6″ sheets (12 different designs). This gave me the opportunity to create another in my series of 6×6 designs. Each of these cards uses just one 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP to create the card, and decorate the inside and the envelope too!
From the DSP pack I chose a sheet featuring a variety of leaves and berries. The background of the design is in Evening Evergreen but it was the addition of Misty Moonlight that caught my eye. So from there I began my design process.
From the DSP sheet I first cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece. I fixed this to the flap of a Basic White Envelope using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ strip of the DSP and glued that down the edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. Along the inner edge of the DSP I then added a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Sahara Sand Card.
Finally I cut the remaining DSP into two pieces so I had one 3″ x 4-1/4″ and one 3″ x 1-3/4″. These two pieces would be used for the front of the card.
Before going any further I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Misty Moonlight Card. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then with liquid glue I fixed the Basic White layer onto the inside of the card base.
TIDINGS & TRIMMINGS
Now I was ready to work on the front of my card and started by mounting the DSP onto Sahara Sand Card. For the larger layer I cut my card 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″ and glued the DSP onto it with the leafy pattern showing. Then I glued that directly onto the card front.
Next I cut a 1-7/8″ x 3″ piece of Sahara Sand Card for the last piece of DSP but this time glued it with the other side (herringbone pattern) showing. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the assembled piece on top of the DSP already on the card base.
With the DSP in place I turned to the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set and chose “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” sentiment. Using Evening Evergreen ink I stamped it onto a 1-1/4″ x 2-3/8″ piece of Basic White Card. Then I mounted it onto a 1-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Sahara Sand Card before adding it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I added three Cherry Cobbler embellishments from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack and my card was done.
I love these 6×6 designs, they’re quick and easy, but make the most of the DSP where the card front, inside and envelope all coordinate. Using this design you’ll be able to get 48 cards from one pack of DSP. What’s more, as there’s 12 different patterns in the pack, you won’t end up with a stack of cards all looking the same. That’s definitely a win-win. What do you think?.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Christmas Trimmings Dies (not used today). Placing my order using the single “bundle” item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option.