Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop - Christmas in July

Welcome back to the 2015-2016 Stampin' UP Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! 
I am so blessed that I get to create and inspire with these amazing Stampin' UP products and share with you all here! Remember that every other Thursday, all 20 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Please keep hoppin' thru them do not want to miss anyone of these amazing ladies!
(Thank you all for the overwhelming response to our Artisan blog hop for the Thoughtful Branches Introduction!!! We were on cloud nine all day!!!)

This week we are showcasing our Artisan projects for the Stampin' UP Facebook Page this month. For this project, the team was to focus on "Christmas in July" using the Peace for Christmas Stamp Set and the This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper. Many papercrafters actually start making their numerous Christmas cards in the summer and for this reason, our team was given the task to showcase these amazing new products from the Stampin' UP Annual Catalog. It is a great idea to get them done before the mad rush of the holidays, so come get inspired!
Here is my main card design. Just 4 simple layers. I mixed the Peace for Christmas Stamp set with the Gold Metallic Foil Doilies, the Gold 1/4" Natural Trim Ribbon and the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. To get the different colored greenery, just stamp twice with Garden Green Classic Ink Pad to get a bold and then light color. I stamped the greeting first, next the greenery and then line up your Lots of Labels Framelit Dies and roll thru the Big Shot.
Then I took this lovely pattern from the This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper and made a custom envelope with the Envelope Punch Board. My flipgram shows how it works. I punched two holes near the point with the 1/8" circle handheld punch first. Then attach a length of the trim with glue dots to the bottom. Pull ribbon thru the holes and make a bow. Add your tag to complete your envelope gift package. You could add a giftcard inside the card and place in this envelope for an extra special Christmas surprise!
Here are some more card ideas using these same products. Don't forget to dress up those envelopes too! Just add a strip of the DSP and trim to the shape of the flap.

I must say this Christmas Designer Series Paper is fantastic! You get 4 sheets of each pattern and that is perfect to mass produce several Christmas cards. Be sure to order soon!

Thanks for stopping by here and if you leave a comment then thanks for truly making my day!
Inspire. Create. Share. That's what I love to do.

Now on to one of my dearest friends.....Connie Collins! She will blow your mind!

Stampin' UP Supplies List
Peace for Christmas Stamp Set 
Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set
This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper
This Christmas 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock Pack
Basic Black Cardstock
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
Garden Green Classic Ink Pad and Write Marker
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad and Write Marker
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad
Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
Metallic Foil Doilies
 Gold 1/4" Natural Trim Ribbon
Lots of Labels Framelits Dies
Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Big Shot
1/8" circle handheld punch
Envelope Punch Board


Shannon Lane said...

Just gorgeous, Cindy - you hit the mark every single time!

Jenn said...

Lovely card Cindy, and that matching envelope is such an extra special touch!

Connie Collins said...

Cindy, great cards and I love the coordinating tags. They are all beautiful.

Connie Collins said...

Ooops...I meant to say envelopes! hahaha!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous cards Cindy. Love how you coordinated the envies too.

Amy O said...

Beautifully done, Cindy! I always forget how adding the piece of dsp to the envelope flap makes such an impressive difference, and this lightweight paper is perfect for it.

C. M. Taylor said...

All are nice but I love the design you chose for the last card the best. Thank you for sharing.

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