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Clean and Simple Christmas Card

November 23, 2013

It’s always kind of ‘fun’ to challenge my library stampers with the first card and then follow up with a much easier card for the second one.  Well, that’s what I did this week.  It did my heart good to hear the ooohs and aaaahhhs when they saw this clean Whisper White Christmas card.

Supplies:

  • Stamp Set:  More Merry Messages (126400-w–not shown in the 2013-14 Annual Catalog or the Holiday Catalog)
  • Card Stock:  Whisper White (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and 5-1/4″ x 4″), Red Glimmer Paper (about 1-1/4″ square)
  • Ink:  Smokey Slate
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Glue Dot, Dimensionals
  • Accessories:  Silver 1/8″ Ribbon (2-1/2″ and enough to form a small bow*)

Here’s the card I took and had prepared for the group:

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Step 1: cut out the star (one tip facing UP) from the Circle Card Thinlits die set, placing it in the center top to bottom and about 1-1/4″ in from the right edge.

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Position a piece of Red Glimmer paper (Snail adhesive) on the card front in the same position as the star.

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Put little dots of Tombow Multi-Purpose adhesive on one side of the 2-1/2″ piece of Silver Ribbon, and gently position the ribbon above the tip of the star, tucking about 1/2″ over to the backside of the layer.

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Stamp your greeting to the lower left of the punched out star with Smokey Slate classic ink.  

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More Merry Messages stamp set (126400)

Flip the 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of card stock over and add about 8 Dimensionals.  Attach the layer to the card front.

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Attach the bow in the proper position with a Glue Dot.

Consider using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score a line about 1/8″ in from all four sides of the layer before adding the Dimensionals and attaching it to the card front.  Be sure to click on this last photo to compare the two cards differentiating that embossing.

*TIP FOR THE BOW:  I always leave my ribbon attached to the roll when making a bow.  I make a “bunny ear” in each hand and adjust the “ears” to the appropriate length:

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and then tie them in a knot, left over right.  I am left-handed so your preferred knot might be right over left.  Whatever works for you!  It was hard to get a clear photo of this move (below).

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This way much less ribbon is wasted and the bow usually turns out pretty cute!

If you don’t have the More Merry Messages stamp set, think about adding it to your collection.  It’s great for both the front of the card and for inside messages.  Check it out in my Stampin’ Up! store right here.

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