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Sunday, October 6, 2013

World Card Making Day - Cards Two, Three and Four

For this post I'm going to share three Christmas themed cards that I made with my downline Sheri during our "Stampin' On Tuesday" session this week.  What a fun and productive day we had - so many laughs! 

1.  Poinsettia Card

My version of Tanya's card
While checking out clues on the LNS Fall Treasure Hunt blog list I visited Tanya Stottlemire's "Scramptastic" blog and I found some cards that really inspired me. Tanya had created a poinsettia flower using the Mosaic Madness stamp set and I just knew I had to CAS her layout.  You can check out Tanya's original card here:   

To make this card more my own, I changed up the direction of the card, added some Champagne Glimmer Paper and changed the sentiment.  Here are the supplies I used:

Supplies and Method:
Stamp sets:  Mosaic Madness and Greetings of the Season (retired)
Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red (retired), Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer Paper, and Old Olive
Ink:  Red Riding Hood (retired), Old Olive
Accessories:  Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Mosaic punch, 1/2" and 1" circle punches, 7/8" scalloped circle punch, Decorative Label punch.

  1. Cut 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" base from Riding Hood Red card stock and score at center.
  2. Cut a piece of Whisper White to 5 1/4 x 4" and dry emboss with the Mosaic Embossing folder.
  3. For the flower stamp 5 mosaic tiles with the floral design in Red Riding Hood red ink on matching card stock and punch out with Mosaic punch.
  4. Stamp 3 striped mosaic tiles onto scrap of Old Olive card stock and punch out with Mosaic punch.
  5. Punch a 1" circle in scrap card stock and use this for the base of the flower petals.  Arrange flower petals around it and adhere with glue dots once you've positioned them properly.  Then add the three leaves.
  6. Punch out a 7/8" scallop circle from Champagne Glimmer Paper for the center of the flower.
  7. Stamp a small center design from Mosaic stamp set in Riding Hood Red on Whisper White card stock scrap and punch out with 1/2" circle.  Add with dimensional to center of flower.
  8. Put dimensionals on the back of the flower design and leaves and add to the card face positioning it where you like it.  I chose to do my card with a side fold so positioned the flower to the top left of the card leaving room at the bottom for my sentiment.
  9. Stamp the Noel sentiment in Old Olive on scrap of Whisper White and punch out with Decorative Label punch.  Punch out another label in Red Riding hood and cut in half, position it on the back of the Whisper White label so the red shows on either side of the sentiment.  Attach to card front with dimensionals.
2.  Santa Suit Card
I've seen several versions of a Santa Suit card over the past year or so but never tried making one until I came upon Tanya's blog post.  I just loved her version and was inspired to try my hand at making one.  Here's Tanya's card and also a link to Tracy Bradley's "Stamping With Tracy Blog where Tanya first saw it.  I love this sharing! 

For my version of this card I added some paper piercing around the beard and the cute little "Ho, Ho,Ho" sentiment from the Oh Goodie stamp set in the holiday catalogue. To line up the wording I stamped using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure everything was evenly spaced.  The beard was cut out of Whisper White card stock with the Apothecary Framelits and then paper pierced using the coordinating Essentials #126187 Paper-Piercing Pack. 

The inside is pretty simple.  I cut an additional image in Whisper White with the Apothecary framelits die, paper pierced it around the edges and adhered this piece to the inside wall of the card.
This is Sheri's version.  She changed up the beard by dry embossing it with the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder and changing the sentiment setup.  I really like Sheri's version. 

Supplies and Method:
  1. Cut a piece of Real Red card stock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and score at center.  This will be a side fold card.
  2. Cut strip of Basic Black card stock to 1 1/4" x 4 1/4" for belt and a 1 1/4" square* for buckle. Adhere this strip about 3/4" from the bottom edge of the card.  Trim off any overlap on the edges. *Note:  I punched mine out using the 1/14" punch but if you don't have that punch just use your trimmer.
  3. Cut a scrap piece of Silver Glimmer Paper to 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" and adhere with sticky strip in the center of the black belt strip.  Add the 1 1/4 inch Basic Black square with dimensionals to the center of the Silver Glimmer part.  Now you have a great Santa belt! 
  4. To finish the suit punch out two Silver Glimmer Paper buttons using the 1/2" circle punch and adhere them to the center of the card with dimensionals.
  5. For the Beard and the inside of the card cut two of the 4 7/8" x 2 3/4" shape Apothecary Framelits from Whisper White card stock. For the beard you will need to cut a piece that measures 2 1/4" from the top point of the accent piece to the end. Make sure this piece is cut straight as it needs to be adhered to the edge of the red card base. Hang on to the piece you cut off because I know you're going to want to make more of these darling cards.  Okay glue the second Apothecary piece to the inside of the card for your messaging.  
  6. Before gluing the beard and the messaging piece onto the card make sure you read my notes above regarding the different finishes Sheri and I used for the sentiment, decorating the beard, i.e. paper piercing or dry embossing and the messaging piece of the card.
3.  The Mosaic Christmas Tree 
I'm not sure who to give credit to for this next card, because I misplaced the name, but I know I found it on one of the LNS Fall Treasure Hunt blogs when I was clue hunting and I actually thought Tanya had made it.  Anyway if you made it and want credit, just drop me a line. 

This is my version and unfortunately I don't have a picture of Sheri's card which looked more like the original and sported a Merry Christmas sentiment below the tree base that was cut out with the word window. So, you have to trust me when I say her card was awesome! 

Essentially this is a very quick card to make. The most time consuming part of the assembly is getting the mosaic tiles to line up straight.  For my card I started at the bottom by adding the tree stump and building the tree from the bottom up. Sheri on the other hand felt more comfortable starting at the top layer of the mosaics and working her way down.  You choose which method works best for you.  The originator of the design actually made a template of dots, that looked something like this: 

Supplies and Method:

Stamp Sets:  Mosaic Madness and Tag It for the sentiment

Card stock:  Riding Hood Red (retired)**, Whisper White, Early Espresso (scrap) and Red Glimmer Paper (scrap)

Ink:  Riding Hood Red (retired), Wild Wassabi, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Mosaic Punch, Bracket Punch, Cupcake Builder punch, Northern Flurry Embossing folder, and Big Shot machine.  

  1. Cut card base at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" from Riding Hood Red card stock and score and fold at center.  This will be a side fold card.
  2. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 4 x 5 1/4" and dry emboss with the Northern Flurry embossing folder.  I chose to emboss the full image of the snowflakes on the embossing folder, but when Sheri made her card she positioned her card stock so that only the small embossed snowflakes showed at the top.  This looked really cool too. Adhere this piece to the card base using snail or sticky strip. 
  3. Stamp Tag It sentiment in Riding Hood Red ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Bracket punch.  Cool punch!  Using dimensionals, mount the sentiment in the upper left corner of the card.
  4. For the tree base, I used the Cup Cake Builder punch to cut the scrap of Early Espresso into a small tree stump or pot. Then,  I temporarily positioned this piece at the bottom of the card, leaving about 1/4" between the tree base and the bottom of the Whisper White layer, until I had my first row of mosaic tiles adhered.  I wanted to make sure the tree aligned correctly then I repositioned it so it was centered for the tree.  I glued this piece with sticky strip to the Whisper White layer.
  5. For the tree you need to stamp the following and punch them out with the Mosaic Punch:
    1. 4 mosaic tiles in Wild Wasabi that have a center pattern.  Adhere a basic rhinestone to the center of each design.
    2. 3 striped pattern mosaic tiles in Pear Pizzazz
    3. 3 solid pattern mosaic tiles in Old Olive
  6. Following my card layout and starting at the bottom of the tree lay out four mosaic tiles - two patterned on the ends and a stripe and solid on the center.  I glued the patterned tiles on with dimensionals and the others with snail.  Overlap the tile pieces if it makes your layout look better, but only by a smidge.
  7. Repeat for the next line, but reduce to 3 tiles and keep the patterned one in the center, again mounted with a dimensional.
  8. Repeat once again dropping down to two tiles - one striped and one solid.  Then finish the tree with the patterned tile at the top mounted with dimensionals.
  9. For the tree topper, I punched out a small star from Red Glimmer Paper and added a basic rhinestone to the center, then mounted it with a dimensional.   
And that's all there is to my three fun Christmas/seasonal themed cards.  I hope you enjoyed them.  Leave me a note if you did, I love getting your comments, it makes my day!  



laurie said...

They are all awesome, but that santa one is SO cute!

paper bag create said...

It was a FABULOUS day and you're the BESTEST upline a gal could ask for!!! Love our cardmaking dates! :)

scramptastic said...

love seeing everyone's different takes on all these cards! I know I wasn't the original creator of any of them, but I am really glad that my versions could be of inspiration to someone. And I loved the treasure hunt! Can't wait to take part in the next one