Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope you are enjoying your week. It’s that time of year where the hustle & bustle is starting to take over! With that in mind, I wanted to share two sweet & simple cards with you using the Sweet Stockings and Christmas to Remember stamp sets. I taught a class last week at one of our local retirement homes and these were the two cards they created. The ladies had a blast! I hope you caught my Facebook Live this morning showcasing these cute cards, but if not, you can watch the replay over on my YouTube Channel here. And while you’re there, I would be honored if you liked the video and subscribed to my channel. So let’s look at card one using that gorgeous Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP and the Christmas to Remember stamp set.
Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Mint Macaron cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP cut at 3″ x 5 1/2″ and 3″ x 3″
- Basic White cardstock cut at 3″ x 3″ and 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside
That DSP is absolutely stunning and I thought it would be perfect for this class. It does all the work for you in the looks department! I just attached the DSP to the front using my Stampin’ Seal. The 3″ x 3″ piece of that DSP is actually the same pattern that I attached with the back side showing. I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas to Remember set in Mint Macaron ink on the lower right hand corner and then attached it with more Stampin’ Seal. Then I took one of the Wonderful Snowflakes die cuts and added it to the card front with a dimensional. If you look close, the center of the snowflake is the same shape as the dimensional. Since the DSP has that gorgeous shine from the foil to it, I didn’t think the card needed much in the way of bling, so I just added one of the Pool Party colored rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone set. Just the perfect touch!
For the inside, we stamped another sentiment from the same stamp set and then added some snowflakes from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set. Both are stamped in Mint Macaron ink.
And we stamped more snowflakes on the envelope flap so that it all coordinates, although adding some more of that beautiful paper would really tie everything together.
Now let’s look at the second card using the Sweet Stockings stamp set.
Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Thick Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 3 3/4″ x 5″ for the inside
- Sweet Stockings DSP cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ for the inside
The ladies fell in love with the dogs and cats on this paper! The DSP is attached to the Cherry Cobbler layer with Stampin’ Seal and then both layers attached to the card front. The sentiment, which is from the Sweet Stocking stamp set, is stamped in Merry Merlot ink on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and then punched with the Everyday Label punch. I like using Merry Merlot for sentiment stamping as it is even bolder then Cherry Cobbler; purely personal preference. The label is added to the card front with dimensionals. I then added a bow tied in the Cherry and Gold Ribbon with a Mini Glue Dot. Then some of the gold Holiday Rhinestones are added to give the card some bling.
For the inside, I stamped the sentiment and the Santa Hat, both in Merry Merlot and attached the Very Vanilla to the Cherry Cobbler layer and then to the inside of the card.
Then the ladies were able to choose either the dog or the cat image to stamp on the envelope. My sample is stamped with Early Espresso, but I just kept to the one color, Merry Merlot, for the ladies as I thought it made it easier.
Aren’t those adorable? We had so much fun at the retirement home! The ladies made sure to let me know they want me back in January, just in time to create Valentine cards. I think it’s going to be fun! I hope I was able to inspire you today. If you would like to purchase any of the items, just head over to my online store here to shop. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great rest of your week!