Happy Friday! I hope you’ve been having a good week. I know I don’t usually post on Fridays, but I needed to change my Facebook Live from Thursday to Friday. I am still not 100% after my back issues, so I’ve been taking it easy. So were you able to watch my live while I created my alternates for this all inclusive kit? If not, you can catch the replay over on my YouTube Channel here. While you’re there, please be sure to give my video a thumbs up and if you aren’t a subscriber yet, I would love it if you subscribed today.
Did you know that Stampin’ Up! releases a new kit each month? The kit we are playing with today, the Christmas Everywhere Kit, was released back in September. It is a Christmas card kit that makes 9 cards, 3 of 3 designs. And I have to say, I just love the retro feel of the stamp set. We even used it for one of our club cards last month, which I showed in the video.
Let’s look at the first alternate.
Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Thick Basic White cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Kit card base cut at 5″ x 3″ and 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
- Basic White cardstock cut at 5″ x 2 3/4″
I took one of the card bases from the kit and cut it apart for my alternate, which is something I really like to do. I then attached the 5×3 layer to the card with Stampin’ Seal. Next I took the white layer and tore it in half the long way to create snow banks. . I attached one on the card base and before adding the second, I stamped the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink. I then stamped the trees on the card base layer. I stamped the tree on a scrap of white and fussy cut it, added dimensionals and attached it to the card. I tied a bow in the Silver and White Ribbon, tied a bow and attached it with a Mini Glue Dot. Next I added tow of the Sparkle Gems in silver for my bling. In the video I used one of the tree die cuts instead of stamping/fussy cutting one to save time and show you that how cute the die cut tree is.
For the inside, I added the 1/2″ strip of the card base and stamped the sentiment just above it.
You could use one of the envelopes from the kit or stamp one of our Medium Basic White envelopes to coordinate. Now let’s look at the second card:
Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Blueberry Bushel cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Card base from the kit cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ cuttin both the front and back of the cardbase
- Merry Bold & Bright DSP 2 cut at 5 1/4″ x 2″
- Basic White cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ for the inside
I love how this kit coordinates with the Merry Bold & Bright DSP pack, which sadly, is no longer available. I started by attaching the strip of DSP to the card base layer with Stampin’ Seal. Next I took the white layer from the kit and stamped the tree image in Blueberry Bushel ink over the preprinted trees. Then I stamped additional trees in Pool Party and Granny Apple Green inks. I then stamped the snowflakes in Blueberry Bushel ink. I added that layer with dimensionals to the card base layer and added a sstrip of the Silver & White ribbon and attached it all to the card front with Stampin’ Seal. Next I stamped the sentiment on one of the kit tags and added it to the card front with more dimensionals. I added a faux bow and sprinkled on quite a few of rhinestones for my bling.
For the inside, I repeated the card base and DSP layers and attached them to the inside. I stamped the tree in in Granny Apple Green ink, colored it in with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and then stamped the tree over it in Blueberry Bushel ink. I then stamped the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel ink.
Again, you could use one of the kit envelopes or stamp one of your own to coordinate. Now let’s look at card number three:
Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Granny Apple Green cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/4″
- Kit card base cut at 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
- Merry Bold & Bright DSP cut at 2″ x 5 1/4″
- Basic White cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
The die cuts in this kit are adorable and these are perfect for those that live in warmer climates. After I trimmed all my layers, I cut my card base on the scoreline down 2″ and then trimmed it off. I added the card base layer with Stampin’ Seal. In the video my card base layer is trimmed to 2″ x 5 1/4″ so that the Granny Apple Green card base shows better. I then stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink on one of the kit labels. I added it to the card front with dimensionals. I then added the 2 palm trees with Mini Glue Dots and since the are attached near the space that was cut off, only add the adhesive on the tree trunks. For my bling, I colored some rhinestones with the Darl Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blends Marker and sprinkled them on the card. I thought they imitated the glitter dots in the palm trees.
For the inside, I attached the DSP layer to the top half so that when you close the card, it looks like part of the card front. I stamped my sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink and added the cactus die cut and attached it to the inside.
Isn’t that a fun card? I really love all three of my alternates! Be sure to watch my video as each of my cards turned out a little different than these picures. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I was able to inspirte you today.This kit is so fun! Even if you don’t have it on hand right now, you could always add it to your stash and get a head start on next year’s cards! Just head over to my online store here to shop. When you order $45.00 or more by next Wednesday, December 13th and use Host Code D9HZYRGS, I’ll add you to the list to get the project packets from next week’s Stamp Club event. I hope you have a fabulous day and an even better weekend!