Winter Wonderland for the Sparkles Christmas Challenge # 156

Welcome to the first Sparkles Christmas Challenge for 2024! We, the design team, look forward to the New Year of challenges and hope to see your creations each month. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the creations from the rest of the design team members. Debs is our host for challenge #156 and she chose Winter Wonderland.

Here’s my card:

I know that it’s supposed to be a Christmas card, but I need to mail a card out and, because of the time of the year, I need a New Year’s card. However, it definitely is a winter wonderland fun fold using the now retired One Horse Open Sleigh DSP (designer series paper) and silver trimmed ribbon. While this card may look like it took a long time to create, I’d put it in the easy-peasy category. There are no dimensionals, no cropping dies or punches. I adhered all the DSP using multipurpose liquid adhesive. The DSP does all the work!

Measurements and Assembly:

  • The Misty Moonlight cardstock base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 2-1/8 and 3/8 inches. That leaves the center panel measuring 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
  • This card used two pieces of the 6 x 6 inch DSP, and I was able to line everything up on the outside and inside so it all flows.
  • The two DSP panels for the outside measure 5-3/8 by 2 inches.
  • There are two panels on the inside with the same measurements.
  • The middle panel measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I trimmed a piece of Misty Moonlight 6 x 6 inch DSP to6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Each piece of ribbon measures about 7-1/2 inches long. I adhered the end of each piece using tear & tape adhesive so that the ribbon goes off the sides of the front panels.
  • The two sentiments, stamped in Misty Moonlight ink, were stamped directly on the DSP.
  • That’s it – easy-peasy, just don’t tell anyone and it will be our secret!

I hope you all have a very safe, healthy, and happy 2024!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Year!

Sue

Christmas Forest for Make My Monday #215

Welcome back to the bi-weekly Make My Monday challenge # 215. Our host for this time, Caz, chose Oh Christmas Tree or Christmas Forest for the theme. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the projects created by the rest of the design team. We’d love to see your interpretations of our theme in our gallery!

Here are my cards:

I used two sheets of the One Horse Open Sleigh 6 x 6 inch DSP (designer series paper) after I found a video tutorial from Rachel Tessman of stamp your art out with Rachel. I watched the whole video first and absolutely fell in love with her cards!! Once I started, I just kept going and created 10 of the 16 cards I need for friends at work in one night. This card makes such an impact, and is just stamping, trimming, and scoring. My top card base is Real Red as is the ribbon and ink. The bottom card base is Mossy Meadow and ink. I used Pebbled Path jute twine, which is one of the colors in the DSP. The sentiments come from the Brightest Glow stamp set.

Rachel’s video is so easy to follow. I am so thankful that she put the measurements and supplies in a PDF. The link to her blog post is here, and you can find the PDF link on her blog.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Home for the Holidays with the November Pals’ Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Home for the Holidays. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I first thought I wanted to make a double z-fold card, but using the whole cabin on the front would’ve been difficult. I just made a little adjustment, and came up with this idea.

Here’s my Home for the Holidays fun fold card:

Measurements:

  • The Boho Blue base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches. Score at 2-1/8 and 4-1/4 inches.
  • You will need another piece of Boho Blue measuring 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
  • Trim the 6 x 6 inch One Horse Open Sleigh DSP (designer series paper) to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I used the 1-7/8 by 5-3/8 inch piece with two trees for the right side of the inside. I trimmed another piece to the same measurements for the left-hand side as well.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches.
  • Trim a piece of coordinating DSP to 6 inches by2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Finally, I punched a 1-inch circle from a coordinating piece of DSP for the envelope seal. To create the seal, run your 1-inch circle through a XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

Putting the Card Together:

  • Burnish all folds using a bone folder.
  • After wiping the front of the cabin piece of DSP with your embossing buddy, stamp the sentiment in VersaMark ink.
  • Cover the sentiment with white embossing powder and heat set with your heat tool.
  • Both the inside and outside sentiments come from the Brightest Glow stamp set. I used Misty Moonlight ink to stamp the inside sentiment.
  • I wanted to keep this card as clean and simple as possible. Therefore, I didn’t use any dimensionals. Instead, I adhered everything using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Adhere the cabin DSP to the separate piece of Boho Blue cardstock.
  • Then, add liquid glue to the front flap of the basic z-fold card and adhere the cabin DSP/cardstock piece to the front fold.
  • Adhere one of the 1-7/8 by 5-3/8 piece of trees DSP to the left inside of the card.
  • Adhere the second piece of trees DSP to the right side of the white cardstock Adhere the cardstock to the inside of the card.
  • Finally, don’t tell the recipient how basic the card really is.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop next month, when our theme will be Winter Wonderland.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<<<——YOU ARE HERE!
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping 
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  10. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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Here’s an up-close look at this adorable bundle:

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One Stencil, Sentiment, & Image Card for Two Challenges

Welcome to the bi-weekly Cardz 4 Galz challenge #208. Our host for this challenge, Dawn, chose using a stencil, image, and sentiment for the theme. I added embossing to the three parts of this challenge, as well as creating a fun fold card, thanks to the tutorial by Susan Campfield. The possibilities are endless for the way this card can be created, and you can find Susan’s video here. I followed Susan’s measurements and directions for creating this card, and also included minor changes. I didn’t want the back of the DSP to show, so I added the embossed layer of Misty Moonlight cardstock. You can find my measurements and directions below. Just don’t tell anyone that if you can score, fold, and adhere elements together, this card is relatively easy.

When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team members created. There’s always loads of inspiration and we’d love to see your takes on the challenge theme. So, please be inspired, create, and upload your stencil, image, and sentiment card to the challenge gallery.

Here’s my squeeze box fun fold card:

I used the snowflake decorator mask for the stenciling, the Brightest Glow and Hope and Peace stamp sets for the sentiments, and the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP (designer series paper) for this fun fold. In addition to the Cardz 4 Galz challenge, I am going to enter this to the current Creative Creases challenge.

You can use the following measurements and directions to create your own squeeze box fun fold card! Let’s get started!

Measurements:

  • I used three pieces of Misty Moonlight cardstock. Each measures 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 11 by 4-1/2 inches, scored in half at 5-1/2 inches .Score again at 2-3/4 inches from either end.
  • The DSP on the front is from the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP pack and measures 5-1/2 by 3-1/4 inches.
  • Each DSP piece for the inside folds measures 2-5/8 inches by 4-5/8 inches. I used one piece of the One Horse Open Sleigh DSP and trimmed it down to use the focal image of this piece of DSP.
  • Trim a piece of coordinating DSP to 2-1/2 by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Punch a 1-inch circle of DSP for the envelope seal. Run it through the XYRON create-a-sticker to finish the seal.
  • I stamped the sentiment banner on vellum cardstock and adhered it to a scrap of white cardstock.
  • That’s it for the measurements. Next, let’s put the card together.

Stamping, Embossing, Stenciling, and Assembly:

  • After running one piece of the Misty Moonlight cardstock through your Cut & Emboss machine using the Snowflake Sky 3D embossing folder, trim it to 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inches.
  • Adhere the piece of the DSP you cut for the front to the embossed Misty Moonlight cardstock using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • On one side of each of the remaining two pieces of Misty Moonlight DSP, use the snowflake stencil, a blending brush, and Misty Moonlight ink to create the snowflakes. I found it easier to just stencil the whole side of the cardstock even though part of it would be covered.
  • Outline the two pieces of DSP for the inside using a Misty Moonlight Stamping Write Marker.
  • Stamp your chosen sentiments on two panels of the inside “squeeze box” piece of cardstock.
  • Adhere your outlined DSP pieces to two of the “squeeze box” panels.
  • Line up the inside cardstock panels with each of the two pieces of the Misty Moonlight cardstock and adhere using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • Adhere the front panel that you created to the front of the Misty Moonlight panel using liquid glue.

Finishing Up:

  • Use your embossing buddy to clean off your piece of vellum cardstock.
  • Stamp your chosen sentiment using VersaMark ink.
  • Cover the sentiment with copper metallic embossing powder and heat set it with your heat tool.
  • Crop both the sentiment vellum panel and a scrap piece of white cardstock using the Tailor Made Tags die set.
  • HINT: I’ve found the easiest way to adhere vellum to cardstock when you can’t hide the adhesive behind other elements is to spread a layer of glue all over the cardstock. I use a make-up sponge to adhere a layer of liquid glue. Don’t skimp on the glue, but don’t overload it either.
  • Line up the vellum cardstock with the white cardstock to create your tag.
  • Thread a length of copper ribbon through the whole in the tag and tie it off. Use a glue dot on the back of the ribbon to hold it in place.
  • HINT: This ribbon is a bit stiff when taken off the roll. I used my fingers the way you’d use scissors if you were using curling ribbon. It was much easier to work with the ribbon when I’d removed the stiffness of the ribbon.
  • This card will be hand-delivered so I was able to use dimensionals under the sentiment. If your card has to be mailed, use liquid glue to adhere the sentiment to cut down on a bit of bulk.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.

Now it’s your turn:

I really hope you watch Susan Campfield’s video or just use my measurements and directions to create your own squeeze box fun fold card. Don’t forget to upload your project to the Cardz 4 Galz and Creative Creases challenge sites.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

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