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Wrapped in Plaid, Pine Tree Punch

Today I tackled a spinner card and it was such FUN to do. Yes, a bit tricky, but after doing a Pinterest search for a video, I figured it out. One thing to remember is whatever you want to spin, it mustg be a reversible image. There are some things I have to learn about this new computer too, like how to load my own video onto this site… And this card with the spinning tree is cute! Until I learn how to do that – still shots of the card are what I have.

The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler. Additional card stock used is Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP. Other supplies include: Pine Tree Punch (a carry over item to 2020 BTW!), and 2 3/8″ Stitched circle die, clear thread, Tear ‘n Tape, Tombow glue and Toile Tidings Glitter enamel dots, and finally Glimmer dots from the Christmastime Is Here Suite.

Christmastime Is Here!

Hello Readers! Sending Christmas cards has been one of those responsibilities that was once a chore… Why is it not a chore now? I make all my own cards of course and what is fun is to lay them all out on the table (they are all different as mass producing is just not my thing). Next I review my list of folks to whom we send cards. I write each name on little sticky notes and then comes the fun – who gets each card? It brings a smile to my face as rarely when I’m making Christmas cards do I think of who is to receive it. Putting those little sticky notes on each card is like a little prayer of thanks for that individual or family. I have to share part of my pile of sticky notes once the cards were addressed – ‘cuz I didn’t think of it until late that this might be a fun thing to share.

Isn’t that a fun pile?

Today’s cards are favorites (well, recent favorites). They are both made with the Christmastime Is Here Suite of products.

The first card is landscape style and begins with a card base of Poppy Parade followed by a layer of Whisper White then the DSP and a strip of Poppy Parade. On top of this is the flower diecut from another piece of the DSP. Isn’t that beautiful? Under it is a different diecut that I simply cut into two pieces to place where I wanted them. The ribbon and additional embellishments are also from the suite. The last thing I did was use Wink of Stella on the flower. Wherever there was a darker shade, I used the Wink of Stella to highlight it. It doesn’t show in the card but it looks really nice.

This second card is portrait style: Thick Whisper White card base, 1 1/2″ strip of DSP from the suite with gold foil on each edge: same lattice style diecut separated, ribbon and embellishments – all from the suite.

Christmastime Is Here products are a limited edition to the SU! line. If you are anxious to get this suite, I encourage you to do it now! Go to my online store and purchase it soon.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this fun post. Remember to use my HOST CODE if your purchase is less than $150 so I can send you a free SU! product of your choice. This HOST CODE is good until Dec 4: FV493V6A

Happy shopping and remember to make someones day more beautiful by sending them one of your cards!

Christmastime Is Here DSP

I just love this card; maybe because it is not the traditional fold, maybe ‘cquse of the colors, who knows, but I like it and hope you do as well. This could be a gift card holder or what I made of this one is simply a card.Either way, I’ll give directions for both.

Here are the deets:
Poppy Parade – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Mossy Meadow – 3 1/2″ x 4″ + scrap for the Beautiful Boughs diecut
Soft Seafoam – 3 1/4″ x 7 1/2″, scored at 3 3/4″ (if for a gift card: 3 1/4″ x 9 3/4, scored at 3 3/4″ & 7 1/2″)
Very Vanilla – 3 x 3 1/2″ (cut 2, one for inside) + scrap for the Beautiful Boughs label
Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″

Instructions are pretty simple:
* Adhere Mossy Meadow piece to the Poppy Parade
* Adhere the Soft Seafoam piece to that
* Adhere Very Vanilla to that
* Adhere the Christmastime Is Here Specialty DSP to that.
* Create the desired diecut from Mossy Meadow and adhere with Tombow glue
* Stamp Sentiment (mine is from Playful Penguins stamp set from the Holiday catty) and using dimensionals, adhere over the diecut.
* Attach a “bauble” with linen thread. (This pinecone is a retired item, but it could easily have been a jingle bell from the holiday catty!)
* Stamp desired sentiment onto the Very Vanilla CS for the inside and adhere with Tombow glue
DONE!!!
Here’s a picture of the card with the jingle bell:

Here is picture of the inside simply stamped and used as a gift card holder:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a wonderful time with family and or friends for Thanksgiving. Our celebration will be Sunday as family is scattered this year (😞) Nevertheless – we are grateful for all around us and for family scattered hither and yon. Blessings on all of you as you continue about your day/ week.

Dashing Deer Wrapped in Plaid

Hi Everyone, It’s been a couple of days since I posted and I wanted to touch base again. Today’s card is simple and elegant and was our project for class Monday night. Each person’s was a bit different as the various patterns of Wrapped In Plaid DSP made it distinctive.

Here’s the card:

Isn’t it elegant? I like that it has no sentiment on the front, just the simple beauty of the deer.
Here are the deets:
Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Wrapped In Plaid DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
Shaded Spruce – 3′ x 4 1/4′
Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 4″ (cut 2 of these, one for stamping and die cutting the deer), 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside.

Instructions:
* Adhere the Wrapped In Plaid DSP to the Whisper White CS.
* Adhere the other Whisper White CS piece to the Shaded Spruce. Add dimensionals to the Shaded Spruce and adhere to the card.
* Stamp the deer in Cherry Cobbler. I used my stamparatus since sometimes I want to ink and stamp the deer again and this makes it so easy to do! Using your favorite die cutting machine, cut out the deer. Place on dimensions, including the legs. Yes, it does mean you have to cut dimensionals apart, but it’s worth it for the stability. Adhere the deer to the card.
* Make a bow and adhere with glue dots. For this card the bow is a non-SU! product, but linen thread could have been used and that would have looked great too.

For the inside I used a scrap from cutting down the 6 x 6 DSP (about 3/4′ x 4″) to the bottom of the additional pice of Whisper White. Stamp your favorite greeting and voila – done!
Dashing Deer

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like the card. If you have any questions, comments, please leave a message and I’ll get back to you. If you wish to place an order, please use my HOST CODE:FV493V6A if your purchases are under $150. (This HOST CODE is good until Dec 4.) If the order is over that amount, SU! will allow you to order additional goodies for free :o) Using the HOST CODE for purchases of $50-$149 will get you a free $10 product of your choice. Let me know what that item is and I’ll get it ordered for you. One free product / month/ customer.

Happy crafting – may you touch someone in a beautiful way by sending one of your fabulous cards to them!

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