Christmas Bells for ctd619 and PP517

Sundays are usually the day during which I am supposed to be working on lesson plans. I did get that done, but I also got to relax by creating two cards. This card meets Color Throwdown #619 for aqua, red, and silver, which ends tomorrow at 6 pm.. It also meets The Paper Players #517 for a clean-and-simple holiday card.

Without further ado, here’s my card:

Here are the ctd619 and PPT517 challenge banners:

Measurements and More

  • I used Real Red for the card base, trimmed to 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Pool Party mat is 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I cropped the square out of the middle of the mat layer using the largest Stitched Shapes square.
  • I used two pieces of Whisper White, one for the inside and one for the outside. Before trimming the outside piece, I ran it through the Big Shot using the brick and mortar 3D embossing folder. Then I trimmed it to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches, which is the same size as the inside piece.
  • A third piece of white cardstock was enough to stamp the bells and the sentiment. I used Versamark to stamp the bells using my Stamp-aratus, then added silver embossing powder and heat set it. The Stamp-aratus also helped trememdously when I stamped the sentiment in Real Red. Then I added clear embossing powder and heat set the sentiment. I trimmed the sentiment block to 2-1/4 inches square.
  • By the way — do you recognize the sentiment on the front? Yes, it’s from It’s a Wonderful Life and is just one of four movie quotes in the Christmas Means More stamp set.


  • The Sounds of the Seasons die set contains a die for the single bell. However, I had to fussy cut the pair of bells, which wasn’t difficult at all and only took a few minutes.
  • I used the Pool Party sheer ribbon to thread through the holes I made in the bell rings.
  • Next, I put dimensionals under the sentiment block and the bells. I had to be careful with the placement under the pair of bells so it would overlap the sentiment block. There’s multipurpose liquid adhesive in the corner of the sentiment block to adhere the bells.
  • After putting everything together on the front, I decided that it needed something, but I had to keep it clean and simple. Therefore, I used the clear Wink of Stella pen to paint random bricks.
  • There are times that i don’t want a lot of white space on the inside of the card, and this was one of those times. I used the snowflakes, stamped in Pool Party, from Frosted Foliage to form a frame around the Merry Christmas sentiment on the inside. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red to coordinate with the front sentiment.
  • Next, I stamped some Pool Party snowflakes on the front, bottom, left corner of the envelope. I also stamped snowflakes on the envelope flap.
  • With that, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!


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Feels Like Frost for the July InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Christmas in July. Demonstrators have been able to order new products from the upcoming August-December Mini Catalog, so prepare yourself for a gorgeous mix of new products, products available in the Annual Catalog and returning favorites. What fun! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

When I firt started working on my blog post cards, I thought I would definitely use the Feels Like Frost DSP. For some reason, I wound up creating three cards using the same DSP pattern in three different layouts.

Here are my cards:

Why Glitter? Why Three Cards?

Believe me, I am not usually a fan of glitter. It gets everywhere, even when it’s been pieces of specialty designer paper. However, this Balmy Blue glitter paper doesn’t shed at all. As you can see, I used my trimmer on the glitter paper. Happily, I didn’t have any stray little pieces of glitter anywhere. Score!

If you did not get the Feels Like Frost DSP last year, you are in luck this year! This paper is one of my all-time favorite DSP collections and I think it’s just stunning! The coordinating colors are: Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White. Click on the following picture to get a closer look at this DSP:

After I finished the first card, I had leftover pieces and thought that I could do something else with the strips and the leftover glitter paper. Then, after I finished the scrappy technique card I thought I should create something that would allow the DSP to do all the work. That’s why I created three cards.

First, the Commonalities

All three cards have the basics in common. First, all have a Pretty Peacock base cut to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-11/2 inches. Second, all have a Seaside Spray mat cut to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. Third, all have a Whisper White piece of cardstock for the inside cut to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I also put a 3/4 inch by 4 inch scrap piece of matching DSP on the bottom of the inside white piece. Just as on the outside sentiment, all three have the same sentiment on the inside. I used the Cherish the Season stamp set from the mini-catalog for the sentiments.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment on Pretty Peacock using VersaMark ink. Remember to wipe down the cardstock with your embossing buddy first Since I didn’t have to worry about trying to line everything up perfectly, I could stamp it multiple times. Then, I covered each sentiment with white embossing powder and heat set it.

The Seaside Spray metallic ribbon is just as beautiful as the DSP. I am so glad it carried over! Last Christmas, I went through a roll and a half of it. I have already ordered two rolls from this year’s annual catalog. Beautiful!

This sentiment fits perfectly in the stitched rectangle die. I wanted something additional for the sentiment, so I cropped two of the trim for each sentiment. I did have to overlap the trim pieces to get the length I needed, then trimmed it down. The sentiments on the scrappy and the DSP card are rasied on dimensionals.

Differences Explained

First Card

The first card has a 1-1/4 inch by 4 inch piece of the Balmy Blue glitter paper on the left side. I trimmed the DSP to 3-1/2 inches by taking 1-1/4 inch off each side, which allowed for a 1/4 inch overlap under the glitter paper. Next, I wrapped the Seaside Spray around the front so that it covers the border between the two papers. I slid the sentiment under the ribbon right up against the glitter paper and used liquid adhesive to attach it.

Second Card

When I finished the first card, I had two 1-1/4 inch strips of the DSP and a 6 inch by 1-1/4 inch piece of glitter paper. Therefore, I thought I would try to use the leftovers for a scrappy card. I trimmed each of the leftover strips diagonally. Since the pieces were shorter than the Seaside Spray mat for this card, I decided to use a piece of white cardstock under my diagonal cuts. I trimmed the white cardstock to 3-3/8 inches by 5-1/8 inches. This gave me just enough room to have a very thin white line showing between the DSP and the glitter. Once again, I wrapped the Seaside Spray ribbon but horizontally this time and tied it in a square knot. The sentiment is straddling the ribbon using dimensionals.

Third Card

This DSP deserves to be the focal point of a clean card, and that’s what I did for the third card. I trimmed the DSP to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches and centered it on the Seaside Spray mat. Once again, I wrapped the ribbon around the bottom of the card, where it wouldn’t interfere with the DSP. The sentiment block is straddling the ribbon and popped up on dimensionals. Using the rule of threes, I knew that I needed something to balance the card on the top of it. Therefore, I used three of the new clear Elegant Faceted Dots on the top, right-hand corner.

Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King at Stamp with Brian. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  3. Janneke Dijkstra-de Jong at Happy Stampin
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  14. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d also love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!


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