The holiday season is often chaotic and stressful, but why? It is the season of calm and tranquility. This year, I challenge you to slow down, do only the things that matter, give back, make new memories with your loved ones, and take time to refresh your soul. A great way to give and share peace with your loved ones is with the gift of a handmade card. Here is a perfect example made with the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set and 'Tis the Season DSP.
Stamp Set(s): Peaceful Boughs
Dies: Beautiful Boughs
Cardstock: Whisper White, Shaded Spruce
Designer Series Paper: 'Tis the Season
Ink Pads: Real Red, Shaded Spruce
Embellishments/Ribbon: Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals
Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder
Take Your Pick (optional)
Cardstock Layers and Measurements
Card Base - Shaded Spruce: 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/5"
Layer #1 - Whisper White: 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer #2 - 'Tis the Season DSP: 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer #3 - 'Tis the Season DSP (Banner): 1 3/4" x 4 1/2"
Die Cuts #1 - Shaded Spruce: 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Die Cuts #2 - Shaded Spruce: 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Inside Layer - Whisper White: 5 1/4" x 4"
Sentiment - Whisper White: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Instructions for Assembly
Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all cardstock and/or DSP as described above
Create the banner using Layer #3 - 'Tis the Seson DSP -- from the bottom of the paper, cut straight up from the bottom center to approximately 1/2"; then cut diagonally from the left edge up to the center; repeat on the right side
Die Cuts #1: cut the large cluster of boughs from Shaded Spruce cardstock
Die Cuts #2: cut the small cluster of boughs from Shaded Spruce cardstock
Sentiment: use the large frame from the Beautiful Boughs dies, then stamp your sentiment
Adhere Layer #2 (DSP) to Layer #1 (Whisper White)
Adhere Layer #3 (banner) to Layer #2
Arrange your die cut boughs, moving them around until you like the placement (I trimmed a couple of mine to get them to angle in various directions), then adhere to your card layers
Adhere your sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals
Adhere all layers to the card base
Stamp the Inside Layer of Whisper White with the single bough stamp in Shaded Spruce ink
Adhere your inside panel to the inside of your card base
Your card is complete!
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