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Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Delicate Ornament for My Cousin!

I am barely getting started with my 2016 Christmas card needs.  I am starting with the cards that I have to mail long distance and out of state.  This one is for my cousin who lives midway across the United States in Colorado.

I was late placing my order for this year's Stampin' Up Christmas products; therefore, none have yet arrived.  So, I am using products from last year's stash, starting with the Delicate Ornaments die set and the Oh, What Fun! stamp set.  After choosing the Merry Moments plaid paper, it was easy to choose the rest of the papers I wanted to use: Old Olive and Real Red cardstock, Red Foil and Gold Glimmer papers, and a mini red print from Merry Moments as well.

I placed my red foil ornament onto a Lots of Labels die-cut of the Merry Moments plaid matted with a Gold Glimmer layer.  To achieve the gold layer, I die-cut the glimmer paper with the next larger framelit than that used for the plaid.  Then, I re-cut the gold piece smaller, using the same die, to fit more closely around the plaid die-cut, leaving only a 1/16" bordered edge all the way around (see card picture below).

I used the same mat idea under my sentiment by first stamping the sentiment with Always Artichoke ink onto Old Olive cardstock, and then cutting it with the label die from the Project Life Cards & Labels framelit set.  Next, I measured and cut a matching piece of Gold Glimmer using my paper cutter so that it was slightly larger than my sentiment die-cut (see card picture below).  I finished off the card using the red mini print as a center panel dressed up with Gold Glimmer scalloped edges.

I am pretty happy with my results, and now I'm ready to send it off on its long trip across the U.S.A.  Take a peek below at the finished card inside and out.




Ingredients:  Stampin' Up products:  Cardstocks--Old Olive, Real Red, Gold Glimmer.  Pattern Paper--Merry Moments dsp.  Stamps--Oh, What Fun!  Ink--Always Artichoke.  Dies--Delicate Ornaments; Lots of Labels framelits; Project Life Cards & Labels framelits; Top Note BigZ die (retired).  1/8" Red Stripe Ribbon.  Scallop Edge punch (retired).  Other products:  EK punch--Victorian Photo Corner.  Size: 4-3/4" x 6."

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