Thursday, November 18, 2021

Sending You Peppermint Kisses

Hello my crafty friends! I have a super cute Christmas Card to share with you today! :-D YAY!!

It's from the Gingerbread & Peppermint collect and I just love it! This is the epitome of what I think of, when I think about Christmastime.  It's got the classic Christmas Colors, peppermints, gingerbread, snowflakes, and cookies! :-D

To make this card, you'll need: 

* Real Red Cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4") for the card base
* Basic White Cardstock 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" for front layer
* Old Olive Cardstock 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" for inside layer
* Basic White Cardstock 5 1/4" x 4" for inside panel
* Old Olive Cardstock scrap cut with 4th smallest Scalloped Layering Circles die
* Basic White Cardstock scrap cut with 4th smallest Layering Circles die 
* Green Polka Dot DSP 5 3/8" x 1 3/4"die cut with the basic borders dies
* Brown Plaid DSP  5 3/8" x 3 1/8" 

Once you've die cut the edge of the Green Polka Dot DSP piece, go ahead and layer it to the backside of the Brown Plaid DSP piece. 

Stamp about a 1" length of tiny peppermints along one edge of the 5 3/8" Basic White panel. Then, attach the DSP pieces to the front of it.  Tie a length (approx 21") of the Real Red Ruffled Ribbon, into a bow, around the whole piece. Attach the entire thing to the card base. 

For the inside,  stamp Happy Holidays in Old Olive ink on the 5 1/4" piece of Basic White Cardstock.  Stamp some peppermints in Real Red ink on the bottom corner to help tie in all the colors and theme. 

Once you've got the panel stamped, layer it to the 5 3/8" Old Olive piece and then attach the whole piece to the inside of the card base. 

I love that Stampin' Up does neat things like making elements of our Designer Series Papers able to be die cut with the coordinating dies. It's so much fun! This collection has quite a few pieces that match up to be die cut! LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOVE that!!

I layered the die cut cookies to the card front and popped the mitten cookie up on dimensionals to add a bit more texture to the card. 

The sentiment was stamped in Old Olive ink onto the Basic White circle. Then, I inked up the mini snowflake cluster in Real Red, making sure to only ink up the row of three snowflakes.  By omitting certain parts of a stamp for inking, you really can create a wider range of possibilities. It feels like you get more out of your stamps when you think outside the box like this. 

I used dimensionals between each of the two layers of the sentiment piece when attaching it to the card base. 

To finish things off, I added just a few little Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I liked having just a little bit of sparkle on this card. 

I hope you enjoyed today's project! It's DEFINITELY beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And I am SO READY!! :-) 

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Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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