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!