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Arrange a Wreath with Joy Die!

Joy dies

If you want to make a lot of cards and you don’t have a lot of extra time, you can always use “Arrange a Wreath with a Joy Die“! The Wreath Builder Dies (#152722) that coordinates with the “Arrange a Wreath” stamp set (#152587) are very easy to use! They can be purchased as a bundle (#154109) as well – 10% savings!

Card Base:

  • Start by cutting Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650) @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scoring it @ 4-1/4″.
  • The next step was to fold on the scoreline and burnish with a Bone Folder.
  • The second layer of Early Espresso Card Stock (#119686) is cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and attached to the Very Vanilla layer with your choice of adhesive.
    • Note: I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue for my card!
Wreath & Joy Dies

Decorating the front:

  • Use the Wreath Builder Dies to cut a “sprig” wreath from Crumb Cake Card Stock (#120953) and attach over the Early Espresso Card Stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Cut a “leaf” wreath out of Champagne Foil Sheets (#144748) and attach over the Crumb Cake Card Stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Now, it was time to create the “Joy” greeting.
    • Cut a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet to fit the Foam Adhesive Sheet (#152815), peel the cover layer from the adhesive sheet, and attach the Champagne Foil Sheet.
    • Use the Joy Die (#153530) with Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out the thinnest word “Joy” (there are 3 to pick from!).
    • Note: Even though the layer was quite thick, with a bit of patience, I succeeded in getting the word out of the adhesive-foil layer.
    • Taking the back cover off of the adhesive layer was easy and attaching the “raised Joy” in the centre of the wreath completed the card front.

Your “Arrange a Wreath with a Joy Die” card is now complete!

I’ve been learning to add a greeting or image to the inside layer of my cards so for this one, I picked a Christmas greeting and stamped it with Early Espresso Classic Ink. I also stamped an image on the coordinating envelope. You can use wreaths like these for so many occasions like this one and this one.

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Perfectly Plaid Christmas Tree

I love how easy it is to make beautiful cards with just a few tools like a Tree Punch, a Winter Snow Embossing Folder, a Curvy Die, and, of course, a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! Thanks to Sue Mohr for sharing this design for a Perfectly Plaid Christmas Tree. Now I’ll tell you how I did this!

I chose a Designer Series Paper that had the colours I wanted for my trees. This time it was Heartwarming Hugs DSP (#153492) because I could pick from Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz as well as Real Red and Whisper White!

Did you know that, by cutting a strip of DSP slightly larger than the punched image, you can use the Tree Punch (#149521) alternating from either side and get a LOT of trees per strip?

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Tree

I cut my Mossy Meadow card stock (#133676) at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored it at 4-1/4″, folded and burnished with my Bone Folder (#102300). I also cut a Whisper White card stock (#100730) layer at 5-1/4″ x 4″ before using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and a Curvy Die (#154319) to make a curved cut near the middle.

Before leaving the table that holds my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, I embossed the top piece of Whisper White card stock with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder (#153577) – gotta love those snowflakes!!

I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach these Whisper White layers over the card front. I wanted a sliver of Mossy Meadow to show between the cut edges so the top and bottom borders are a little bit smaller than the side borders but I think they still look just fine.

Because I don’t put glue near the edge that has the tiny holes, I could have tucked the tree trunks under the “snowbank” for a more realistic look – maybe I will do that next time!

I stamped “Merry Christmas” with Real Red Classic Ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle Die (#151820) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. The trees and the greeting were attached over the “snowbanks” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used Real Red Classic Ink (#147084) to stamp a verse on the inside Whisper White layer (cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″) and attached it with Stampin’ Seal.

For some added coordination, you can add a 6″ x 2-1/2″ strip of DSP to the flap of the envelope with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and trim with Paper Snips to match the flap shape.

The Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set & Punch are returning products that I used for this card and this card and combined it with the Merry Moose set for this card!

Now it’s your turn to make a Perfectly Plaid Christmas Tree and share it with me!

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