Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments Christmas Card for the Krew Retreat

I am so excited! I leave tomorrow for a Stampin’ Retreat with 11 other team members from Amy’s Inkin’ Krew in Blue Ridge, GA. As part of our festivities, we are doing a Shoebox Share where we bring card kits for a card we designed for each of the ladies in attendance. We will go home with 11 different cards! How fun! This is the card I made. It features the Merriest Moments Bundle (Merriest Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set + Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder and 16 coordinating dies) from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog. I hope you enjoy the card!

The Paper Cuts

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock:  4 1/4″ x 11”, scored at 5 1/2” (card base)
  • Basic White Cardstock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front panel) and 3″ x 5″ (stamping/die cutting)
  • Be Dazzling 6×6 Specialty Paper*: 1″ x 2 1/2″ (die cutting)

The Creating

I ran the Basic White panel through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine inside the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder with the stitched rectangle die in place inside the folder [Be aware: I have seen videos stating the folder is not made to support this rectangle die at the same time as embossing, recommending the embossed image be die cut thereafter. I have found that the die snugs in place and it has not damaged my folder in any way with repeated runs. However, use together at your own risk.]

I placed the embossed panel on the card front, ensuring even margins, and lightly marked the top left and bottom right corners of the die cut opening with a pencil. I then used the marks to line up the stitched rectangle die on the card front, secured it in place with correction tape, and passed it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. There are two stitched rectangle die cuts left – one for the inside of this card and one for another project.

I stamped the sentiment on stitched rectangle die cut in Pear Pizzazz Ink. I stamped the leaves on the envelope with Pear Pizzazz and the poinsettias with Petal Pink Ink. On the Basic White 3″x 5″ panel, I stamped the large and small poinsettias in Petal Pink Ink, and two leafy sprigs and two smaller fir sprigs in Pear Pizzazz. I die cut these with the coordinating dies. I also die cut the small blooms from the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper* from Sale-a-bration.

I adhered the embossed panel to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I inserted the sentiment die cut through the opening on the front of the card so that it was perfectly in place, opened the card front and marked the left edge of the die cut lightly with a pencil. I stamped the images to the left of the mark as shown. All pencil marks were erased. I closed the card front, applied the glue to the back of the sentiment die cut and inserted it through the opening to adhere it into place.

On the front, I popped on the leafy die cuts with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used a Stampin’ Dimensionals on the lower right corner of the poinsettia and liquid glue where it touched the leaves. I tucked the fir die cuts in, trimming with Paper Snips if needed. I added the sparkly blooms with Mini Glue Dots and embellished with three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card! If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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* As of the posting of this blog, the Sale-A-Bration Be Dazzling 6×6 Specialty Paper has sold out. If you do not have it you may cut the small blooms from Crumb Cake Cardstock and add some Wink of Stella for a similar substitute.

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    Stampin’ Up! Christmas to Remember Card

    I used the Stampin’ Up! Christmas to Remember Bundle from the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog which opens for customer orders tomorrow. Sale-a-bration (Round 2) free product bonuses also begin, so I also used the Be Dazzling 6″x6″ Specialty Paper that is free with a $50 order. If you need a paper catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure and don’t already have a dedicated Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I’d love to send you one. Just drop me an email with your name and address. Without further ado…on with the card!

    The inspiration for the colors for this card come from the coordinating Painted Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. I used pieces to accent the envelope and inside of the card. Here’s a look at the gorgeous dies in the Christmas Pinecone Dies and the sentiments in the Christmas to Remember Stamp Set.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ (base) and 2″ x 9/16″ (sentiment)
    • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ and the more solid large die (w/solid pinecones)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 3 1/2″ x 4 6/8″ (front panel)and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Soft Succulent Cardstock: more open large die (w/pinecone detail)
    • Early Expresso Cardstock: (2″ x 5″) 3 large solid pinecone die cuts and 5 small solid pinecone die cuts.
    • Painted Christmas 12″x12″ DSP: 4″ x 1/2″ (inside strip) and 2 1/4″ x 5 3/4″(envelope flap)
    • Be Dazzling 6″x6″ Specialty Paper: (2″ x 5″) 3 large pinecone detail die cuts and 5 small pinecone detail die cuts.

    The Creating

    I used the Stamparatus to stamp the sentiments with Real Red Ink. I restamped them a couple of times to get the ink coverage and color depth I desired.

    I adhered all the layers on my card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (except the front sentiment which is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals) because I like the application control and the placement wiggle room it affords. A good alternative if you are not a fan of liquid glue is to back the cardstocks with Adhesive Sheets before die cutting which will make them like stickers with a peel off backing.

    The Be Dazzling 6″x6″ Specialty Paper is so pretty, but be aware that it is quite thick and will need a couple of passes through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. I passed it through to the back and then back to the front, then being careful not to let anything slip, flipped the part of the sandwich with the clear plates on either side 180 degrees and passed it through again…upside down if you will. That sequined sparkle is worth the extra effort.

    Wouldn’t this also be cute with a few Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels sprinkled around?

    Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

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