Festive Friday

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Festive Friday

Now that we’re into September, Christmas is only just around the corner & I know if I want to be on top of it all I need to start making my cards now! So, for today’s project I’m using the Perfectly Plaid Bundle and coordinating Wrapped In Plaid DSP to create a simple card to kick off my Christmas crafting with – you always need to warm up first 😉

I picked up my Perfectly Plaid Bundle as part of a Wrapped In Plaid Suite Bundle. Suite Bundles are an easy way to purchase a coordinating group of products with only one code to enter for everything – I think this is such a great idea, you only need to add ink & cardstock and you’re ready to create!
Little Paper Party, Perfectly Plaid Bundle, 1
I’m quite fond of plaid papers – especially at Christmas and  was thrilled to see one in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue so decided to use this as the background for today’s card. I used a die from my stash to cut a 8.5 x 12.9cm layer with a stitched detail around the edge and then an edgelit (Stitched Basic Edges from MFT) to create a subtle curve on a contrasting DSP pattern and a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock.

I layered these onto a Shaded Spruce piece just 0.5cm bigger to add a small border all round and then to a Cherry Cobbler card base.

Little Paper Party, Perfectly Plaid Bundle, 3

One of the trees from Perfectly Plaid was heat embossed in white on more of the Wrapped In Plaid DSP and punched out with the coordinating Pine Tree Punch. I wanted to pop this up on my card front so decided to add a cardstock layer behind it for some extra stability.

The sentiment was heat embossed as well and I used my Stamparatus to make sure I got it straight & centred. I decided not to add any extra embellishment to my card front as there is a lovely sparkle & shine from the gold in the top layer of DSP and heat embossed elements, this also keeps it pretty flat, which is great for postage 🙂

Little Paper Party, Perfectly Plaid Bundle, 5

To finish off the inside I added more cardstock layers and the same tree in the middle. As I wanted the sentiment to stand out well I stamped the tree twice on scrap paper before stamping on this layer. The sentiment was stamped several times in Momento Black ink to make it more intense and this is really where the Stamparatus comes into it’s own, it’s perfect for this sort of thing 🙂

I was really pleased with my first play with the Perfectly Plaid Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP. This would be a great design to make in bulk once you had your stamps set up in your Stamparatus and you could make the layers even simpler by leaving out the die cutting – they would look just as nice, I just have a thing for stitched edges 🙂

Cheers,
Karen

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