Welcome to the Make My Monday #161 challenge!  Meg chose shabby chic or vintage for this two-week challenge.  When you are finished here, I hope you will hop over to the challenge blog to see all the creations by the design team members.  They are all gorgeous!

Here’s my card:


I’ll admit, this one had me stumped for a couple of weeks.  I couldn’t decide what to do.  I finally just started going through my DSP (designer series paper) stash and found this cabin pattern from the Peaceful Place DSP.  When I looked at the reverse side of the paper, my thoughts came together and I started working on my card.


Measurements and Such:

  • The Basic Gray base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I started with a 4-1/4 inch by 5-1/2 inch piece of white cardstock for the background. After running it through the Cut and Emboss machine using the Wintry 3D embossing folder, I trimmed it down to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I started with a 4-1/8 inch by 5 inch piece of DSP. In order to achieve a “shabby” look, I tore the cabin DSP starting about 2-1/2 inches from the 5-3/8 inch side.
  • Then, I tore another piece so I could use the reverse side of the paper.
  • Next, I used the Basic Gray ink pad and added ink to the all the sides of the DSP and cardstock that would show. I wasn’t neat about it at all because I wanted the variations to add to the shabby chic look.
  • After I layered the two pieces of DSP on the embossed white cardstock, I wrapped a piece of the black glittered organdy ribbon around the cabin side of the card. I tied it in a simple square knot because I thought it would work with the look I was trying to achieve.
  • Next, I stamped “Merry Christmas” using my very favorite Christmas sentiment from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set using Basic Gray ink. I quickly added some clear embossing powder to the sentiment and then heat set it. The embossing powder wasn’t an even layer, but I kind of like the shabby look of it.
  • I used the multipurpose liquid glue to adhere one of the Wonderful Snowflakes to the DSP. Then, I added dimensionals under the sentiment and adhered it down.

Finishing Touches:

  • I trimmed a piece of the cabin DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap, which I adhered and trimmed. Since I needed a circular seal for the envelope, I punched a 1 inch circle from the DSP and ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker maker. The cabin DSP is on the envelope flap and the randomly sparkly DSP is for the envelope seal. Matchy-matchy.
  • Next, I used the largest snowflake from Merry Snowflakes and stamped three partial snowflakes on the edges of the front of the envelope using a stamped-off Basic Gray image.
  • The white cardstock for the inside panel measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I also stamped three partial snowflakes on the edges of this cardstock.
  • Finally, I used one of the sentiments from Merry Snowflakes and stamped it in Basic Gray on the inside panel.
  • After adhering the inside down using multipurpose liquid adhesive, I’d finished this card/envelope/envelope seal coordinated set.

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