Cards

1 stamp, 3 Ways: Merry & Bright Card Trio

By  Carolyn King 

sizes: tree card, 3-1/2"x5-1/2"; others, 4-1/4"x5-1/2"

Materials

  • SENTIMENT CARD:
  • Cardstock: red; cream
  • Decorative Paper (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Silver metal: bookplate; brads
  • Red grosgrain ribbon
  • TREE CARD:
  • Cardstock: red; olive green; white
  • Decorative Paper (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Red grosgrain ribbon
  • Red glitter glue
  • WINTER CARD:
  • Cardstock: red; white
  • Figgy Pudding Silent Night patterned (BasicGrey)
  • Snowflake Rub-Ons (Me & My Big Ideas)
  • Light blue mini brads (Queen & Co.)
  • Transparency film
  • Sheet dot white ribbon (May Arts)

Tools

  • FOR ALL CARDS:
  • Punchy Words stamp set (Gina K. Designs)
  • Stampin’ Write Markers (Stampin’ Up!): Real Red; Old Olive; Blue Bayou (Winter only)
  • Cuttlebug Die Cutter & Embosser (ProvoCraft)
  • Nestabilities Small Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies (Spellbinders)
  • Circle punch, 1-3/8” (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • SENTIMENT CARD:
  • Slit punch (Stampin’ Up!)
  • TREE CARD:
  • Craft punches (Stampin’ Up!): Slit; Small Star
  • WINTER CARD:
  • Got Snow? stamp set (Gina K. Designs)
  • Ink pads: black; VersaMark (Tsukineko)
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Liquid Appliqué (Uchida)
  • Copic Markers, assorted (Imagination International)
  • Detail scissors
  • White gel pen
  • Sentiment Card
  • 1. Make red card base. Cut slightly smaller patterned paper piece; adhere to card.
  • 2. Color sentiment stamp with markers; stamp cream cardstock. Punch sentiment into circle.
  • 3. Die cut slightly larger red scalloped circle; adhere sentiment.
  • 4. Cut 2"x4" striped paper strip and mat on larger red piece near top. Use slit punch to make scalloped bottom border. Wrap center with ribbon.
  • 5. Adhere sentiment circle to bookplate; attach to strip with brads. Adhere strip to card.
  • Tree Card
  • 1. Make red top-fold card base. Cut slightly smaller green and patterned paper pieces; adhere to card.
  • 2. Hand cut tree shape from folded green card stock. Use green marker to color "celebrate" stamp; randomly stamp tree as shown. Adhere tree to card with foam squares.
  • 3. Color sentiment stamp with markers; stamp white cardstock. Punch sentiment into circle.
  • 4. Die cut slightly larger red scalloped circle; adhere sentiment. Adhere circle with foam squares.
  • 5. Use slit punch to punch slits on both sides of card near top. Tie ribbon around card front.
  • 6. Punch red star and adhere to card with foam square. Apply glitter glue; let dry.
  • Winter Card
  • 1. Make red top-fold card base. Cut two slightly smaller paper pieces; adhere one inside card.
  • 2. Die cut circle from same place on card front and second paper piece. Insert brads in paper corners and adhere ribbon from opening down around bottom edge. Adhere paper to card front.
  • 3. Die cut slightly larger transparency circle and larger red scalloped circle. Die cut opening-size circle from center of scalloped circle; draw stitching with white gel pen.
  • 4. Stamp black Snow Fun image on white cardstock; color as shown. Cut out image with detail scissors. Cover image with VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder; heat set. Apply Liquid Appliqué to snow; heat set until puffy.
  • 5. Apply snowfl ake rub-ons to transparency circle; adhere to card, overlapping opening. Adhere stamped image inside opening. Adhere red circle to card with foam square, overlapping transparency.
  • 6. Color sentiment stamp with Stampin' Write markers; stamp white cardstock and punch into circle.
  • 7. Die cut larger red scalloped circle; adhere sentiment with foam square. Add stitch lines. Adhere to card with foam square.