Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! For today’s blog hop, I am sharing one of the last Christmas Cards for this season since I will need to send them out soon! I used the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas bundle with the Wrapped in Plaid specialty designer series paper to make a sparkly card. The bundle includes the Christmas Layers dies and it has some snowflake dies – one with a cluster of snowflakes and two individual snowflakes. I used these to create my card today.
We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using:
I started by die cutting 5 snowflake clusters using the Christmas Layers dies from Sparkle Glimmer paper and arranging them to cover a panel of Wrapped in Plaid DSP. I adhered the snowflakes with multipurpose liquid glue and trimmed the ends, using some of the trimmings to fill in bare spots. I ran a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock through the Country Floral embossing folder and adhered it to the bottom of a Cherry Cobbler card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the snowflake covered DSP panel to the card front with dimensionals.
I made a layered die cut sentiment label, starting out by stamping the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on a strip of Whisper White. I cut it out with the large label die from the Merry Christmas dies. I cut the long label from the Stitched Labels dies out of Gold Foil using the two step die cutting technique so it would be longer than the Whisper White label and adhered it to the back with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut the large label from the Detailed Bands dies from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and adhered it to the back of the layered label with multipurpose liquid glue.
I cut the two small leaf clusters from the Christmas Cardinal dies out of Shaded Spruce card stock. I cut the two swirl flourishes from the Christmas Cardinal dies out of Gold foil. I arranged the large flourish and leaf cluster and adhered it behind the top left of the layered label with a glue dot. I arranged the small flourish and leaf cluster and adhered it behind the bottom right of the layered label with a glue dot. I cut out the two small snowflakes using the Christmas Layers dies from Sparkle Glimmer paper and adhered them to the label with multipurpose liquid glue. I finished it off by adhering the label to the card front with dimensionals.
I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the greeting from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on a panel of Whisper White. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of Wrapped in Plaid DSP and adhered to the inside of the card.
I love the Wrapped in Plaid DSP with the touches of Gold Foil and I love it in combination with the elegant Country Floral embossing and Sparkle Glimmer snowflakes. And while the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Christmas stamps and Christmas Layers dies will be carried over (Yay!!), they will no longer be available as a bundle with the 10% discount.
On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Kristi Gray
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Eva Dobilas
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Cherry Cobbler – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4 (card base), 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed strip)
- Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 1 1/2″ x 3″ (label)
- Sparkle DSP – 5″ x 8 1/2″ (snowflake die cuts)
- Gold Foil – 3″ x 4″ (die cuts)
- Shaded Spruce – 2″ x 3″ (die cuts)
- Wrapped in Plaid DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front), 1/2″ x 5″ (inside trim), 2″ x 3 1/2″ (label)