Sparkles Christmas Buddies #160 and Presents

Welcome to the November Sprinkles Christmas Buddies challenge!  This month’s challenge theme, chosen by Dawn, is presents.  I hope you will visit the challenge page to find some inspiration so you can play along with the challenge.

Here’s my card:

My card for this challenge was inspired by Jackie Beers of Blue Line Stamping, a fellow InKing Royal Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  I saw the blog post for this card and was intrigued.  While I chose to use a ribbon to keep the card closed, Jackie used a sentiment panel and two rectangles on dimensionals to keep hers closed.  I think I like hers more than mine.  However, I do absolutely love this DSP from the Whimsical Trees suite, partially because it’s non-traditional colors and partly because it all reminds me of Dr. Seuss, especially the mistletoe DSP I used on this card.


I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am that Jackie included all the measurements on her blog!! Once you have the pieces trimmed down, it’s just a matter of folding. HINT: My card uses mats for all the layers. DON’T do that. I learned the hard way. It makes the card too thick and more difficult to close. Therefore, I am giving the measurements of the card for which I tried to make a video, except I broke my phone instead. OOPS!

  • The Misty Moonlight base measure 4-1/4 by 11 inches. Then, score the base at 1-1/4 inches, 5-1/2 inches (halfway), and 9-3/8 inches.
  • Trimming your paper for this card is made a bit easier because all the pieces are 4-1/8 inches tall.
  • You will need a piece of white cardstock for the inside measuring 3-3/4 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
  • In my card below, there are two pieces of the presents DSP (designer series paper):
    • The first piece measures 1-1/8 by 4-1/8 inches.
    • The second piece measures 3-3/4 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
    • While you have that DSP out, trim a piece to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I also have two pieces of the mistletoe DSP:
    • The first piece measures 1-1/2 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
    • The second piece measures 3-3/4 inches by 4-1/8 inches.

Measurements and Directions:

  • I used ribbon to tie this card, but the next one will have tabs just like Jackie’s. I trimmed two of the presents to 1 inch square pieces. Since these would be the tabs holding the card closed, I also trimmed two pieces of cardstock to 1 inch squares. Then, I simply glued the layers together.
  • The greeting I used on this version comes from the Whimsical Trees stamp set.
  • For my next version of the card (just like Jackie’s), I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies to crop out a sentiment panel. I also trimmed an additional piece of cardstock to attach to this sentiment panel for stability.
  • From the pictures below, you can see how the pieces get attached. If my pictures don’t help you, please visit Jackie’s page. I was able to follow her pictures relatively easily.

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