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Stampin' Up! Whimsical Trees Christmas Cheer Card

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...okay, that's not true at all...it's a warm, sunny morning here in eastern Pennsylvania. That said, I'm getting a head start on my holiday cards, custom boxes and bags, personalized gift tags, decorative wrapping paper, etc. And I have to tell you, the upcoming Stampin' Up! July-January Mini Catalog has me swooning and getting into the holiday spirit early. Just wait until you see the new Stampin' Up! Whimsy and Wonder Suite which includes the Whimsical Trees Stamp Set.


The catalog will be released on August 3 -- watch your email (or visit my website) for special announcements on that day!


Take a look at my very first play with this awesome suite!


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Whimsical Trees Card Tutorial

Ingredients

  • Stamp Set: Whimsical Trees

  • Dies: Christmas Trees Dies

  • Ink Pads: Mint Macaron, Polished Pink

  • Cardstock: Basic White, Mint Macaron, Polished Pink, Misty Moonlight

  • Designer Series Paper (DSP): Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper

  • Coloring Tools: Wink of Stella® Clear Glitter Brush

  • Ribbon & Trim: Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (white)

  • Embellishments: Opal Rounds

  • Adhesives: Stampin' Seal and/or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Tools

  • Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder, acrylic stamping blocks

  • Stampin' Up! Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (SUCE = sookie)

  • Take Your Pick (the putty end makes picking up and adhering gems/sequins super easy!)

Techniques

  • Fussy Cutting

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Cardstock Measurements (Imperial)

  • Card Base: Mint Macaron measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"

  • Layer #1: Whimsy & Wonder DSP measuring 5 1/4" x 4"

  • Stamping & Die Cutting: Basic White, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight

  • Fussy Cutting: Whimsy & Wonder DSP

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score/burnish all cardstock as described above

  2. Stamp the line-art tree in Mint Macaron ink and cut with a die cutting machine

  3. Die cut the large tall tree from Polished Pink cardstock

  4. Die cut the garland from Mint Macaron cardstock

  5. Die cut the ornaments/baubles from Misty Moonlight cardstock

  6. Fussy cut gift boxes from Whimsy Wonder DSP

  7. Stamp the sentiment on Basic White cardstock in Polished Pink ink; trim to desired shape/size

  8. Adhere the garland to the Polished Pink tree

  9. Adhere the ornaments/baubles to the Polished Pink tree

  10. Brush the ornaments/baubles with the Wink of Stella glittler brush

  11. Adhere Layer #1 DSP to the front of the card base

  12. On Layer #2, Stamp a small tree on the bottom left and another on the bottom right in Polished Pink ink

  13. Adhere Layer #2 Basic White to the inside of the card

  14. Adhere the line-art tree directly to the card base

  15. Adhere the Polished Pink tree with Stampin' Dimensionals

  16. Adhere the fussy cut gift boxes to the card front

  17. Attach the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals

  18. Tie the twin in a bow and attach to the top of the Polilshed Pink tree

  19. Adorn the front of the card with Opal Rounds

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Happy Crafting,

Krista


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