Curvy Classic Christmas Card Sneak Peek

Classic Christmas card, anyone? Today’s card offers another sneak peek of the some of the products in the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle that will be available to purchase 3 November – 4 January. I used the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper and Curvy Christmas stamp set to create a fancy gate-fold card. 

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Here’s my Curvy Classic Christmas Card:

Fancy Gate Fold Christmas Card made with the Curvy Christmas stamp set, Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels #stampcandy

 

Fancy Gate Fold Christmas Card made with the Curvy Christmas stamp set, Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels #stampcandy

 

Fancy Gate Fold Christmas Card made with the Curvy Christmas stamp set, Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels #stampcandy

 

Fancy Gate Fold Christmas Card made with the Curvy Christmas stamp set, Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels #stampcandyS

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Cherry Cobbler card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, then scored at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″
  • Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) layers cut to 3-5/8″ x 1-5/16″ (3 pieces)
  • Cherry Cobbler CS layer cut to 3-3/4″ x 1-7/16″ (3 pieces)
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 3-7/8″ x 1-9/16″ (3 pieces)
  • Sahara Sand CS layer cut to 4” x 1-11/16” (3 pieces)
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Curvy Christmas stamp set:

  • sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink onto one of the DSP layers
  • twigs in Shaded Spruce ink, and stars in Cherry Cobbler ink, onto the Whisper White CS for the inside

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the folds in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • DSP layers glued onto the Cherry Cobbler CS layers
  • Cherry Cobbler CS layers glued onto the Whisper White CS layers
  • Whisper White CS layers glued onto the Sahara Sand CS layers
  • the three layer stacks lined up evenly onto the front of the card base – there should be 1/8″ around the edges and 1/8″ between the stacks
  • top and bottom stacks glued (left side only) onto the left side of the card front
  • center stack glued (right side only) onto the right side of the card front
  • 3 Shaded Spruce rhinestones applied onto the DSP layers using my Take Your Pick tool
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Sweetest Bermuda Bay & Granny Apple Green

For today’s cards, I used the Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Border Dies) to make just the sweetest Bermuda Bay & Granny Apple Green Christmas holiday card. These may not seem like very traditional Christmas colors, but I think they work, don’t you? I got my inspiration from a card on page 73 of the August – December 2020 Mini Catalog.

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Here’s what I made:

I made two different cards. They have different sentiments, and the holly leaves and pine sprigs are colored differently. Which do you like better?

Sweetest Time stamp set, Sweetest Borders Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, sponge daubers, Christmas holiday card #stampcandy #handmadecards #christmascards #holidaycards #stampinup

 

Sweetest Time stamp set, Sweetest Borders Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, sponge daubers, Christmas holiday card #stampcandy #handmadecards #christmascards #holidaycards #stampinup

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Here’s how I made the Sweetest Bermuda Bay & Granny Apple Green card:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White Thick CS layer cut to 5-1/2″ x 3″

Stamped with the Sweetest Time stamp set:

  • sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS (I used a different sentiment on each of the two cards. I used the same color ink, and the same die to cut both.)
  • candles in Bermuda Bay ink onto a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS
  • candle flames in So Saffron ink
  • NOTE: On one I stamped the flames on the same CS as the candles, then fussy cut around them. On the other one, I fussy cut only the candles and adhered them onto the card, then stamped the flames above them, which I found to be much easier.

Cut using the Sweetest Borders Dies:

  • the Whisper White Thick CS layer using the holly border die
  • 2 holly leaves and a pine sprig from a scrap of Whisper White Thick CS

Cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies:

  • sentiment

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • the 3 candles

Colored using Sponge Daubers:

  • all die cuts in Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green inks
  • NOTE: I made two cards. On one I colored all the holly in Bermuda Bay and the pine sprigs in Granny Apple Green. On the other one I did the opposite.

Colored using a Stampin’ Blends Marker:

  • white ribbon in Light Bermuda Bay

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • ribbon adhered onto the layer using Stampin’ Seal+, wrapping the ends around to the back of the layer
  • 3 candles glued onto the front of the card base, overlapping them slightly
  • die cut holly layer glued onto the front of the card base, over the candles, and lining up the bottom edges
  • sentiment glued over the holly layer, hiding the bottoms of the candle (On one I glued the sentiment, and on the other one I adhered it using Stampin’ Dimensionals.)
  • individual holly leaves and pine sprig glued onto the sentiment

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All is Bright with Sweetest Borders

I used the Sweetest Borders Dies and Sweetest Time stamp set along with ribbon and pearls to make this sweet holiday card. I used Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam instead of the more traditional red and darker green, for a subtler nod to the holidays. It also just happens to be one of my favorite color combos.

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Here’s what I made:

Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards

 

Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards

 

Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Petal Pink card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam CS layer cut to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 4-1/4″ x 1-1/2″
  • Soft Sea Foam CS layer cut to 4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Petal Pink CS layer cut to 3-3/4″ x 1″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 3-1/2″ x 3/4″  for the sentiment
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Sweetest Time stamp set:

  • sentiment in Soft Sea Foam ink onto the smallest Whisper White CS strip
  • holly leaves in Soft Sea Foam ink, and berries in Petal Pink ink, onto the Whisper White CS for the inside

Cut using the Sweetest Borders Dies:

  • bottom edge of the largest Soft Sea Foam CS layer using the holly border die
  • NOTE: I kept the two largest holly berry circles that came out of the die cut

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • ribbon adhered onto the top part of the die cut Soft Sea Foam CS layer using Stampin’ Seal +, wrapping the ends around to the back
  • die cut Soft Sea Foam CS layer glued onto the front of the card base, lining up the top edges
  • 2 saved Soft Sea Foam CS circles glued into their holes in the center of the die cut area
  • sentiment glued onto the Petal Pink CS layer
  • Petal Pink CS layer glued onto the small Soft Sea Foam CS layer
  • small Soft Sea Foam CS layer glued onto the larger Whisper White CS layer
  • larger Whisper White CS layer adhered onto the die cut Soft Sea Foam CS layer, over the ribbon, using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • a second piece of ribbon tied in a bow around the first ribbon, to the left of the sentiment
  • pearls applied over the “berries” in the die cut. I used 5 small, 10 medium, and 2 large pearls. The 2 large ones are on the filled in circles. You could leave out the saved circles, and let the 2 large pearls have a Petal Pink ring around them.
  • Whisper White CS with stamped holly glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Here you can see where I glued the two largest circles back in the holes for the two largest pearls:Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards

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Here’s what I used:

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Wishing You the Sweetest Time

I used the Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) to make today’s card. Even though it has a lot going on, it’s really a simple card to make. I used 2 colors of card stock, 2 colors of ink, and rhinestones. That’s it! 

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Here’s what I made:

Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards

 

Sweetest Time Bundle (Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies) #stampcandy #stampinup #handmadecards

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Whisper White Thick card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Real Red CS cut to 5-1/2″ x 2″

Stamped with the Sweetest Time stamp set:

  • sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink onto the front of the card base
  • candy canes and mints in Real Red ink onto the inside of the card base

Cut using the Sweetest Borders Dies:

  • the Real Red CS using the candy border die
  • a candy cane and a round mint from a scrap of Real Red CS

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Real Red CS border piece glued onto the front of the card base, at the bottom
  • die cut candy cane and mint glued around the sentiment
  • 3 Shaded Spruce rhinestones applied onto the front of the card base using a Take Your Pick tool

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Here’s what I used:

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Christmas Means More to a Singing Reindeer

Today I’m sharing another card I made using the Christmas Means More stamp set and ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper. I also used the Layering Ovals Dies, Peek-a-Hoot Dies, and Sweetest Borders Dies to create this fun singing reindeer. I used to do a lot of what we used to call “punch art” – creating something using punched (or die cut) pieces. I’m not sure why I stopped, because I always enjoyed it. One of my faves was this reindeer. Today I made his using die cut shapes.

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Here’s what I made:

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Singing Reindeer Card made with the 'Tis the Season DSP, Layering Ovals Dies, and Peek-a-Hoot Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Crumb Cake card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Real Red CS cut to 3″ x 1-1/2″, then scored in half at 1-1/2″
  • Crumb Cake CS cut to 3/8″ x 1″, then scored in half at 1/2″ (2 pieces)
  • Early Espresso CS cut to 3/8″ x 1/2″ (2 pieces)
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base
  • DSP strip cut to 4″ x 7/8″

Stamped with the Christmas Means More stamp set:

  • sentiment in Real Red ink onto the Whisper White CS for the inside

Cut scraps of CS using the Layering Ovals Dies:

  • Crumb Cake CS using the largest die
  • Crumb Cake CS using a middle sized die
  • Whisper White CS using a middle sized die
  • Basic Black CS using the smallest die

Cut using the Peek-a-Hoot Dies:

  • a scrap of Early Espresso CS using the larger branch die

Cut using the Sweetest Borders Dies:

  • a scrap of Real Red CS using the little circle die

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Basic Black CS oval glued onto the smaller Crumb Cake CS oval, near the bottom end, to make the head
  • Whisper White CS oval glued onto the larger Crumb Cake CS oval, near the top end, to make the body
  • bottom end of smaller Crumb Cake oval glued onto the top end of the larger Crumb Cake oval
  • Early Espresso branches glued onto the back of the head, near the top, going out to the side instead of straight up
  • small Real Red CS circle glued onto the very tip of the head, for the nose
  • reindeer glued onto the DSP layer, then excess body trimmed away from the bottom edge (leaving the sides of the body loose if you want the song book to stand out from the card front)
  • fold in the Real Red CS burnished with a Bone Folder, to make the song book
  • fold in each 3/8″ x 1″ piece of Crumb Cake CS burnished with a Bone Folder, to make the arms
  • 3/8″ x 1/2″ piece of Early Espresso CS glued onto one end of each 3/8″ x 1″ piece of Crumb Cake CS
  • Early Espresso ends rounded with Paper Snips, then a skinny V cut from the end, to make the hooves
  • front part of arms glued onto the front of the Real Read CS book, folding the rest to the back
  • adhered the song book (see 3 options below)
  • DSP layer glued onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • DSP strip glued onto the Whisper White CS for the inside
  • Whisper White CS with sentiment glued onto the inside of the card base

Adhered the song book:

The bottom of the book should be even with the bottom of the reindeer body and DSP layer.

  • First is the way I did in the first 2 photos above. Be aware that you will need to hand deliver this card, or send it in a box. 
    • back part of arms wrapped around and glued onto the back side of the reindeer body
  • Second is the way I did in the bottom 3 photos above.
    • 2 layers of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals applied along the inside of the fold in the Real Red CS book
    • back part of arms folded back and glued onto the card front, with the Dimensionals sticking to the reindeer body
    • Third is to glue the book flat. Simply fold the back part of the arms around to the back of the book and glue the whole thing onto the card front. I would suggest applying a little ink along the spine before gluing it down, so it will still look like a book.

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Maybe Christmas Means More

Today’s card has a sentiment that is from the animated short film “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” It was one of my favorite holiday shows growing up. For today’s card, I’ve paired this sentiment with reindeer instead of a Grinch. I cut the gold deer using the North Pole Wonder Dies, which is available in a bundle (save 10%) with the Wishes & Wonder stamp set. The deer in the background are on the ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper, which is one of the papers on sale this month at 15% off! 

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Here are the missing measurements from yesterday’s post:

Oops! I accidentally posted yesterday’s project missing the paper measurements. So sorry. The post has been fixed. But here are the missing measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick CS cut to 2-1/4″ x 1″
  • ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper cut to 1-1/2″ x 2″ (2 pieces)

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Here’s what I made:

Maybe Christmas Means More card #stampcandy

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Garden Green card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Real Red CS layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) layer cut to 5″ x 3″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Christmas Means More stamp set:

  • sentiment in Garden Green ink onto a scrap of Whisper White CS
  • holly in Garden Green and Real Red ink onto the Whisper White CS for the inside (I colored the stamp using Stampin’ Write Markers, then stamped the image)

Cut using the Layering Circles Dies:

  • sentiment using the largest plain circle die
  • a scrap of a Gold Foil Sheet using the largest scalloped circle die

Cut using the North Pole Wonder Dies:

  • reindeer from a scrap of a Gold Foil Sheet

Embossed using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder:

  • Real Red CS layer

Colored using a Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • filled in the holly berries for the inside in Real Red

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • embossed Real Red CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • DSP layer glued onto the Real Red CS layer
  • sentiment adhered onto the gold scalloped circle using Stampin’ Seal +
  • gold scalloped circle adhered onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • reindeer adhered onto the DSP layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals (I cut skinny strips for the legs.)
  • reindeer antlers and head glued where it overlapped the sentiment
  • 3 Red Rhinestones applied onto the card front using my Take Your Pick tool: 2 on the holly berries on the sentiment and 1 onto the gold reindeer’s nose
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base

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Here are today’s colors:

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Here’s what I used:

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