I’m really excited to share today’s card with you. This idea has been floating around in my brain for a while now, and I had some time to put my idea down on paper. It came out just as I had imagined – even better. It all starts with Stampin’ Up!’s Large Letters dies and ends with a wonderful Christmas greeting. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Large Letters Framelits Dies. You need these. That’s all I can say. I’ve been promoting the benefits of the Large Letters Framelits Dies since they debuted in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog, and I keep coming up with more reasons. I cropped a bunch of H’s and O’s with the Large Letters Framelits (and a handful of stars from the Christmas Stockings Thinlits so that “HO” wouldn’t translate to “OH”). Here’s a peek at that bundle that you really need (can I say that enough?):
- Faux Embossing. Since I used tone-on-tone Real Red for this background, it might look like my letters are created from a Textured Embossing Folder – that’s not the case, though. I cropped the letters, lined them up and glued them down. I love the effect of this technique – Mom shared a video with you. If you missed her video, you can click on this picture to see the original post that shared her video:
- A Sweet Sentiment. I love that this card features only two colors – Real Red and Whisper White. I didn’t want to cover up the faux embossed background too much, so this small, slender sentiment was perfect for my card. I layered this sentiment (from Hang Your Stocking) with red and white layers from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to create the perfect, ruffled sentiment for this card.
Stamp Sets: Hang Your Stocking Papers: Real Red, Thick Whisper White Inks: Real Red Accessories: Large Letters Framelits Dies, Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Thoughtful Branches. For a limited time (August 2 – August 31), customers can now order the AMAZING Thoughtful Branches bundle – if you don’t have it yet, you definitely want it. To read more about this incredible, new bundle, CLICK HERE.
2016 World Card Making Day Event – November 4 (Friday before On Stage in Atlanta). For the fourth year in a row, Pam Morris and I are hosting a World Card Making Day in Atlanta for our demonstrator friends. This year, we are hosting the amazing event on November 4 (a month after World Card Making Day) to coordinate with the Stampin’ Up!-sponsored event that will be there the following day. We’d love for you to join us! To read more about the event and register, CLICK HERE.