Friday, December 2, 2022

Global Stamping Friends December Blog Hop Season of Wonder

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends December Blog Hop as we wrap up 2022 with the theme of "Season of Wonder". With the holidays upon us, now is the perfect time to create beautiful handmade projects to share with family and friends. We will be sharing projects and ideas to inspire you and help spark your creativity for the holiday season. 
So it's December 2nd and the panic has started to set in because suddenly you have so much to do and so little time to do it. Stress levels are going up and you still want to create some Christmas cards for family and friends. Don't worry, you can still do it. My Christmas card today is a beautiful clean and simple design that is easy to duplicate and will provide you with a way to create a bunch of wonderful cards in a relatively short time. For this card design, I chose to use the retiring Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper (which is currently discounted 60%) and combined it with the Framed & Festive stamp set and Framed Florets Dies. The simple detail on the frame and the elegance of the Gold embossing helps take this design to the next level and the pretty Gold bow adds the perfect finishing touch. With all the wonderful designs in this paper pack, you could create 6 cards from each 12"x12" sheet of designer series paper, which means you could create as many as 72 cards from this one pack of paper. The sentiments in the Framed & Festive stamp set provide you with a variety of options to personalize your cards. Plus, you can enjoy some creative therapy to help relieve the stress in your life. 
Products Used:
Framed & Festive stamp set (item #160888)
Framed Florets Dies (item #160623)
Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper (item #156292) - Retiring
Evening Evergreen Cardstock (item #155574)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Gold 3/8" Satin Edged Ribbon (item #159555)
Mini Glue Dots (item #103683)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Medium Oval Frame die cut with the Framed Florets Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Large Oval die cut with the Framed Florets Dies
Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper
Card Front = 5 1/4" x 4"
There is something so satisfying about being able to create a lot of beautiful cards in one cardmaking session. The best way to succeed is to prepare each part of the card in advance so that you can use the "assembly line" method to complete your cards. Let me explain how this works. To start with, decide which cardstock colors you want to use for your card bases and oval frames. Hint: use the colors listed on the back of the designer series paper pack to help you pick coordinating colors. Go ahead and cut and scored the number of card bases you will need for the number of cards you plan to create. Remember, for each sheet of cardstock, you can get 2 card bases. Then die cut your coordinating frames so you have one for each card base. For the designer series paper, cut your sheets into 3 strips of 4" and then cut each strip twice at 5 1/4" to get 6 card fronts from each sheet. Remember that each sheet has two designs, so you could choose to use different sides to give you even more variety for your card designs. Next, die cut your Basic White cardstock using the large detailed oval frame to get the large oval for your sentiment. Heat emboss the sentiments onto the Basic White oval (you can also choose to stamp with a coordinating color of ink to save time) and then attach the oval frame to the Basic White oval. The last step is to tie your bows, one of each card and have them in a pile ready to add to your completed card design (if you are mailing your cards, you may choose to skip this step). 
Now you are ready to assemble your cards. Adhere the card front to the card base, then attach the completed oval to the center of the card. Add the bow if you choose and you are all done. If you have chosen darker colored cardstock for your card bases, I would suggest cutting a layer of Basic White cardstock, measuring 5 1/4" x 4", and adding it to the inside of your cards so that you can add your sentiment and message. This is a wonderful way to create your Christmas cards and you can even make it a family event. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design help inspire you to create your own beautiful Christmas cards to celebrate the season. There are so many wonderful options to explore. Don't forget to check out the retiring products from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and save up to 60% on select products on the Last Chance Retirement List. These products are available only while supplies last, so don't wait to place your order. 
Now it's time to visit Jan's blog and see what she has created to share with us. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Love your tutorial in mass producing Christmas Cards Tricia. It's a lovely card too!💕

    1. Thank you Jan. I love being able to mass produce cards that don't have to look exactly alike.