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 

 

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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

 

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Poinsettia Card

Poinsettia Petals Card

Let’s make a beautiful Poinsettia card!

I love Poinsettias; it’s just that simple.  It doesn’t matter what color the bracts (modified leaves) are; white, pink, red to purple, yellow, orange, or salmon. I love them all!  Every year I look forward to finding them in the store, purchasing them, and bringing them home with me.  They just make me smile.

Poinsettia Card

Check out the poinsettia bracts (modified leaves). I colored them with the SU! Blends alcohol markers (Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Mango Melody), aren’t they gorgeous?

Poinsettia card

Isn’t it amazing how the use of the Ornate Layer dies, Scripty 3D embossing folder, and Poinsettia dies really add to the overall look of the card?  Such small little touches, however, they really change what could be an average card into something beautiful.  Are you adding die cuts and embossing folders to your cards?

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (base card) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 51/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″ (emboss with Scripty 3D embossing folder)
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock (2nd layer) — 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (die-cut with Ornate Layers die)
  • Whisper White cardstock (3rd layer) — 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (stamp “Merry Christmas” and die-cut with Ornate Layers die)
  • Whisper White cardstock — 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamp the flower and leaves then die-cut with Poinsettia die)
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock — 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (die-cut with Ornate Layers die)

 

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Project Supply List

Poinsettia Petals Bundle (English)

 
Ornate Layers Dies

 
Scripty 3D Embossing Folder

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Stampin' Dimensionals

 
Stampin' Seal
 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Simply Shammy

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 

 

 

 

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

My Perfectly Plaid Christmas card uses the classic Christmas Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper. Are you wondering where to find the beautiful copper dotted paper?  Look no further than the Copper Dotted Treat Bags from Stampin’ Up! I cut the bag into strips and used it as another copper accent for my card.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Have you noticed how I repeated the criss-cross pattern three times?  I used the Tufted embossing folder twice, once each on the Shaded Spruce cardstock and the Copper Foil paper. The Copper Dotted Treat Bags also carries out that same theme.  Repetition helps focus the viewer and brings continuity to your card.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Finally, I repeated the plaid on the inside of my card to carry out the overall plaid theme of my Perfectly Plaid Christmas card.

Card Cutting Details

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper – 3-5/8 x 4-7/8
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/16 x 4-7/16
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock – 3-1/8 x 4-3/8
  • Copper Dotted Treat Bag – 1/8 x 4-3/8
  • Whisper White cardstock – scraps for two trees
  • Copper Foil Paper – scrap for one tree
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folders

Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folder

Aren’t the Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders beautiful? I was looking for something to enhance the Detailed Deer die and the Feels Like Frost DSP; I think the Heirloom Frames and embossing folders are perfect. 

Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folder

Check out the detail on the embossed oval — isn’t it amazing? It looks so complicated, however, die-cutting and embossing the oval is deceptively simple.  Be sure to watch my video below for a few simple tricks that simplify the process.

Heirloom frames and embossing folder

The small flourish at the bottom of my card is such a simple touch, but it helps to balance the sentiment. Both the greeting and the embellishment are available in the Dashing Deer stamp set.

 

Card Cutting Details:

  • Night of Navy cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Silver Foil Paper – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper – 3 x 4
  • Night of Navy cardstock – scrap (die-cut deer)
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – scrap (die-cut snowflakes)
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Deck the Halls with Holly

Deck the Halls with Holly

It’s the time of year when we deck the halls with holly. This time of year is by far my very favorite.  I love celebrating the birth of Christ, cold nights, fireplaces blazing, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, the mantle decorated with holly, lights on the homes in my neighborhood, and the kindness of strangers.

Deck the Halls with Holly

Check out the shimmer and shine of the holly berries, aren’t they beautiful. I achieved it with the new Shimmery Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up! 

Deck the Halls with Holly

Whenever I can, I love stamping in the lower right corner on the inside of my cards. Doing this is such a simple touch; however, it adds additional interest. You might try it on your next card. I hope my Christmas card will inspire you to deck the halls with holly!

Card Cutting Details

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11: score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
  • Whisper White cardstock (stamp and emboss circle and sentiment) – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (stamp and color three sets of holly) – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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