Sep 10 2014

Beauty of the Season

I love seeing cardinals flitting around the trees outside!  We have a male and female that love our big tree right outside our family room!  So, when I saw Stampin’ Up!’s Beauty of the Season stamp set, I knew I had to have it!  I think I have all their cardinal sets!  lol!


I made this up early last month to hold the gift certificate for my downline, Jane, who had Top Sales for the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! year!  She lives in another state and couldn’t make the downline recognition meeting last month!  I love how easy this gift certificate holder is to make…use it all the time!  I played around a little with my Blendabilities when making this, too!


Beauty of the Season

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 3/4″ and 4 1/4″.  I rounded the corners of the flap and back with the Corner Rounder Punch and added a 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ strip of Nordic Noel Designer Paper across the flap.  I used Sticky Strip on the sides to form the pocket.
  • I cut a 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White and stamped the cardinal image with Tuxedo Black Memento Pad.  I used the Real Red and Crumb Cake Blendabilities to color the bird.  I also used the White Gel Pen to highlight the eye a little more.  I used Daffodil Delight on the beak.  I outlined the branch with Crumb Cake to give it a little more definition, too.
  • I stamped the greeting with Tuxedo Black Ink on Crumb Cake and tore around it, then added it to the front.
  • Inside I cut down the gift certificate slightly so it would fit in the pocket.  It fits in a regular sized medium envelope.

It came together pretty quickly!  I have some other ideas using this set that I need to work on!


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2 People have left comments on this post

Sep 10, 2014 - 03:09:26
Donna Kish said:

This is beautiful. I just picked up this set and hope to play with it this weekend! Thank you for sharing yours.

Sep 10, 2014 - 04:09:23
Carol Carriveau said:

Gorgeous….she was sure to love it and like that it does not scream Christmas, rather Fall (somewhere…lol!) or Winter…depending on what the card says…great idea!