Oct 14 2009

Sparkly and Bright

This is my swap card for the recent Christmas Card Control Freaks Swap!  I’m thinking of doing something similar for my actual Christmas Card this year.  I need to be thinking about it because my weekend stamping retreat is coming up VERY quickly!  I always work on my Christmas Cards there so I have them done early.  But…it does require a little pre-planning since I make about 120 cards!

For this one, I started with the base of Real Red.  Next is a layer of Naturals White cardstock and I added a 4×4 square of flocked Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Paper to the bottom.  I wrapped the Polka Dot Real Red ribbon (reversed so the plain side shows) to the back and adhered and to hide the seam.

Rudolph from the Stampin’ Up! Sparkly and Bright stamp set was stamped on Naturals White cardstock with Basic Brown ink.  I colored his nose with the Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.  He is punched with the 1 1/4 circle, then layered on Real Red 1 3/8 circle and the Chocolate Chip Scallop Circle.  Sparkly and Bright greeting is stamped in the upper left corner with Basic Brown ink.

Really a simple card, but the flocked designer paper and the polka dot ribbon make it feel beautiful.  Plus…it is nice and flat for mailing!

Have a great day!



Set:  Sparkly and Bright (115346)

Inks:  Basic Brown (104315), Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker (100052)

Cardstock:  Naturals White (102316), Real Red (102482)

Accessories:  Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Paper (116770), 3/4 Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon (115608), 1 1/4 circle punch (104403), 1 3/8 circle punch (104401), Scallop Circle Punch (109043)


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