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Navy & Silver Christmas!

Navy & Silver Christmas

We all have our favourite colours for Christmas cards, decorations, and home decorations like the Navy & Silver used in this Christmas card! If you haven’t figured it out already, I’ll tell you that mine is “Blue”!! Combining it with Silver, White, or Navy is a great way to share it. When I found this card shared by Amy Koenders (Thanks, for sharing, Amy!) I knew it would be another one that I would add to my collection. I love the results – especially the silver star!

To begin with…

I decided this would be best in portrait mode having the fold at the top. My cousin loves to display her cards by slipping them over the slats in her window blinds so this design will definitely work for her! To start with, cut the Night of Navy card stock (#100867) at 11″ x 4-1/4″, score it at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with a bone folder.

Adding the Designer Series Paper….

The gorgeous Snowflake Splendour Designer Series Paper (#153512) gave me lots of colour and design choices, so because I was sticking with the “Navy & Silver”, I choose this one and cut it at 4″ x 3-3/4″. I cut this layer size is shorter than usual. After I cut with the Curvy Dies (#154319-only available in a bundle) & the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653), I will attach pieces near the top and the bottom leaving the middle area open to allow the Curvy Christmas stamp set (#155364) greeting to be placed there.

Embossing the greeting….

I still have an Embossing Buddy (retired by Stampin’ Up!) so, especially when using a dark cardstock like Night of Navy, I always wipe it over the area that I want to stamp with Versamark and embossing powder. With this design, I figured out where the image will be then did my stamping & embossing before attaching the cut DSP. I really like that the stamps in the Curvy Christmas stamp set (#155364) are photopolymer so they can be shaped to match the opening. I stamped “Thinking of you at Christmas” with VersaMark Ink (#102283), sprinkled Silver embossing powder (#109131) over it, and melted that with Heat Tool (#129053).

Assembling the pieces….

Using my favourite adhesive, Liquid Multipurpose Glue, I attached the DSP to the card front. To add the Glitter Star Ornaments (#153543), I found that a couple of Mini Glue Dots worked best. The thickness of the star will result in extra postage if the card is mailed in Canada so I think I will keep this card for hand delivery! Of course, I needed Whisper White cardstock (#100730) cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside layer because I don’t have a silver gel pen to write on dark card stock!

You can see another Navy & White Christmas card here and a fancy fold card stamped in Blue & White here!

Spinner Card with a Snowflake!

Spinner Snowflake

Have you ever wanted to make a unique card that “does something” when it’s taken out of the envelope? My Mom would always giggle (I can hear her now! ?) when she managed to “trick” someone – I thought of her when I saw this Spinner Card with a Snowflake! The “trick” part is that you twist the snowflake around & around before closing the card and placing it in the envelope. Then, when the card is taken out of the envelope, the snowflake will automatically spin!! I hope you’ll make one just to see it work!!

I started by cutting Whisper White card stock at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded and burnished. The Snowflake Splendor DSP (Designer Series Paper) was cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and temporarily placed, without adhesive, on the card front.

With the card base “open”, I placed the Layering Circle Die that I had chosen on top of the DSP and proceeded to use the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out the DSP and card stock at the same time. I saved the DSP circle to place on the inside of the card base so it was seen through the “circle window” – more about how I did this later! ?

Referring to the size of the cut-out “window circle”, use the So Many Snowflakes Dies with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out 2 identical snowflakes. When deciding on which snowflake to use, you want to make sure they do not touch the edges of the circle so that they will have room to spin! Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the 2 snowflakes together but remember to place a length (approx. 6″) of Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread in between the snowflakes first!

Turn the DSP layer over, place a Stampin’ Dimensional at the top, and at the bottom of the “circle window” opening. Place the completed “snowflake – twine” layer in the circle by stretching the twine and attaching it to the 2 Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now you can add a multitude of Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the completed DSP – snowflake layer to the front of the card base.

Using the same Layering Circle Die and the next size larger Layering Circle Die, I cut a “ring” out of Pacific Point card stock. After the snowflake has been attached between the DSP and the card base, this “ring” will go around the “circle window”, over the DSP to give the card front a more finished look.

If you like, you can use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the DSP circle inside the card base so it shows through the circle. To do this, I opened the card base, laid the DSP circle over the “circle window” with the correct side showing through the “circle window”, applied the Liquid Glue to the back side, and closed the card base over it. Hope that makes sense to you! ?

Products used in this project:

  • Stamps:
    • no stamp set used
  • Ink
    • no ink used
  • Paper, including cutting instructions:
    • Whisper White card stock – (#100730)
      • 1 @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; score @ 4-1/4″ – card base
    • Snowflake Splendor Paper (DSP) – (#153512)
      • 1 @ 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Sparkle Glimmer Paper (retired)-(Blue #153513) – scraps for snowflakes
    • Pacific Point card stock – (#111350)
      • 3″ x 3″ (approx.) – decorative
  • Accessories:
    • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653)
    • So Many Snowflakes Dies – (#153560)
    • Layering Circle Dies – (#151770)
    • Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired)-(Linen Thread #104199) – 6″
    • Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems – (#153547)

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OnLine Class – 4 Cards & A Matching Box

Box for Cards

I’m so excited to finally announce that 
Registration is open for my 
“4 Cards & A Matching Box to House Them!” Online Class!

OnLine Class - 4 cards & a box

As you probably already know, I LOVE sharing creative projects!  When this “so cute” little box with it’s matching cards was shared with me, I KNEW I just had to create some way of sharing it with everyone.  Since COVID has caused me to postpone in-person classes, I’ve decided that sharing via an on-line recorded video package would be the best!   

This class is designed to take very little time and still result in a great big “WOW” factor when completed!  Even though I’ve used Christmas season papers in my samples, I’m sure you’ll be able to adapt it to any occasion so I hope you make lots of sets! 

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • 5 step-by-step videos to show you how I put each project together
  • full list of supplies used
  • suggestions for alternative designs
  • complete Imperial measurements for each project
  • lifetime access to your individual PDF page, including videos

Now it’s time to start working on handmade gifts
and I’d love to help you with them so for more details about  
“4 Cards & A Matching Box to House Them!” Online Class….


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