Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing

I am using the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing folder for today’s Christmas card; it is part of the Merriest Moments Bundle. You can see it in my online store or click the product photo link towards the bottom of this post.

Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing

Are you wondering, “what exactly is a” hybrid embossing folder?  A hybrid embossing folder allows you to emboss and die-cut in one easy step. The Merriest Moments bundle contains a stamp set, coordinating dies, and a hybrid embossing folder.  You can use the dies or the folder separately or combine them for a fantastic embossed, die-cut image. 

Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing

Oh my goodness. . .this is so gorgeous!

Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing

I used the larger outline die to provide a shadow or base to the more delicate embossed die-cut in my second card. Whether you choose to add the poinsettia and leaves to your card or just the sentiment, I think you are going to fall in love with the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing folder and stamp set bundle!

 

Cutting Details:

  • Thick Basic White (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Evening Evergreen (1st layer) — 4-1/4 x 5-1/2; emboss and die-cut
  • Basic White (2nd layer) — 2-1/4 x 3; die-cut and stamp “Thinking of you…” sentiment
  • Basic White (3rd layer) — scraps; stamp and die-cut four leaves and two poinsettias 

 

If you do not see my video below, please click here to watch it on YouTube.

 

 

Penguin Place Christmas Pinwheel Tower

Penguin Place Christmas Pinwheel Tower

Well, I’m finally jumping on board the Pinwheel Tower card bandwagon and making my own Penguin Place Christmas Pinwheel Tower card. I’ve made several different pinwheel tower cards but hesitated to make a blog post or, heaven forbid, a YouTube video. So, today’s the day. I hope you enjoy the journey!

If you have not seen a pinwheel tower card and are wondering, “what the heck is that?”  It is a card that consists of a “tower” and four panels and fits into any size envelope. My Penguin Place Christmas Pinwheel Tower card fits perfectly in a 5 x 7 (A7) envelope.  Be sure to watch my video below for cardstock measurements based on envelope size.

I’ve chosen to decorate each panel differently using the Penguin Place Bundle from Stampin’ Up! and the Penguin Playmates 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper.

The Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (DSP) is available as a FREE GIFT CHOICE  with your $50 online Stampin’ Up! order through 30 September 2021. It is not for sale…so grab a pack while you can!

Penguin Place Christmas Pinwheel Tower

We start our pinwheel card journey with my first panel. I don’t know about you, but who doesn’t love a big old polar bear with a cheerful blue scarf and a Wonderful Snowflake behind him? Especially one sharing a “Friends like you make this season special” message. The Fresh Freesia Penguin Playmates DSP was die-cut with the Stitched So Sweetly die.

Penguin Place Christmas Pinwheel Tower

I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies on the Just Jade and Basic White cardstock to highlight my sentiment.  I stamped the snowflakes with Balmy Blue ink, the trees with Just Jade ink, and the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. They are such an excellent background for the fussy-cut fox.

Penguin Place Christmas Pinwheel Tower

Oh my gosh! Nothing says “Let’s Celebrate” like two adorable, fun-filled penguins surrounded by colorful packages. I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut the Balmy Blue and snowflake-covered Basic White cardstocks.

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Penguin Place Christmas Pinwheel Tower

This final panel reveals the all-important Merry Christmas sentiment with ample space to write your message. I know that a special person in your life would love to receive this Penguin Place Christmas Pinwheel Tower card! 

 

Cutting Details:

5 x 7 envelope (A7)

  • Tower – Designer Series Paper (DSP) — 5 x 4-1/2; score, on the 5″ edge, at 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Base Panels – Cardstock — 5 x 3-1/2; (cut four)
  • Decorative Panels – DSP — 4-3/4 x 3-1/4 (cut four) and 4-3/4 x 2-1/4 (cut four)
  • Assorted die-cuts, stamped images, fussy-cut images, embellishments, and sentiments

4-1/4 x 5-1/2 envelope (A2)

  • Tower – Designer Series Paper (DSP) — 4-1/4 x 4–1/2; score, on the 4-1/4 inch edge, at 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Base Panels – Cardstock — 4-1/4 x 2-3/4 (cut four)
  • Decorative Panels – DSP — 4 x 2-1/2 (cut four) and 4 x 1-3/4 (cut four)
  • Assorted die-cuts, stamped images, fussy-cut images, embellishments, and sentiments

 

If you do not see my video below, please click here to watch it on YouTube. 

 

How can I help you?

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Do you need a demonstrator?

I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.

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or click the “Contact Me” button for further assistance.

 

 

Beauty of Friendship — Birthday Cards

Do you struggle with masculine cards?  My most requested cards are masculine birthday cards. So, today I’m bringing you two, yes two, masculine Beauty of Friendship birthday cards.

The Beauty of Friendship bundle, which includes the Beauty of Friendship stamp set and Beautiful Trees dies, is perfect for masculine cards. Even though I did not use it on either card, the coordinating Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper (DSP) is equally perfect for that ever-elusive masculine card.

Beauty of Friendship-Masculine Birthday

I love how the repetition of images and textures can enhance your cards. For a very subtle touch, I used the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder on the Basic White cardstock.  Additionally, I cut a 1-1/2 x 4-1/4 piece of Soft Succulent cardstock and stamped it repeatedly with Soft Succulent ink, cut it into three 1/2 inch pieces, and applied them to the card front. Finally, with Wink of Stella on their wings, the two birds add just the right pop of color.  

Beauty of Friendship - Masculine Birthday

I added some visual interest on my second card with a die-cut oval, a scalloped edge made with the Penned Flowers die, three Matte Black dots, and a strip of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP). All of these items help to highlight the tree focal image. Sometimes, it is the little thing that helps bring everything together into one cohesive card.  As a result, I’m sure your special fella would love to receive either one of these Beauty of Friendship birthday cards!

 

Cutting Details:

  • First Card
    • Early Espresso (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
    • Basic White (1st layer) — 2-1/4 x 5-1/4; stamp the sentiment and emboss
    • Soft Succulent (1st layer) — 1-1/2 x 5-1/4; stamp and cut into three 1/2 strips
    • Crumb Cake (2nd layer) — scrap; die-cut tree trunk
    • Soft Succulent (3rd layer) — scrap; stamp and die-cut tree top
    • Real Red (4th layer) — scrap; die-cut two birds
    • Inside:
      •      Basic White — 4 x 5-1/4
  • Second Card
    • Gray Granite (card base) — 5-1/2 x 8-1/2; score and fold at 4-1/4, cut 1-1/4 off of one side
    • Basic Black (1st layer) — 3 x 4; die-cut oval
    • Gray Granite (2nd layer) — scrap; die-cut tree trunk
    • Soft Succulent (3rd layer) — scrap; stamp and die-cut tree top
    • Basic Black (with the scalloped edge)  (place behind the shortened front of the card) — Finished Size 3-1/4 x 5-1/2; die-cut with Penned Flowers die
    • Inside:
      • Basic White — 3-1/2 x 5-1/2
      • In Good Taste DSP — 1-1/2 x 5-1/2
      • Basic Black — 1/8 x 5-1/2

 

If you do not see my video below, please click here to watch it on YouTube.

 

 

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How can I help you?

Do you need any products to make this card?

Do you need a demonstrator?

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Click on any of the post photos or links, and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up!® store

or click the “Contact Me” button for further assistance.

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