Monday, September 28, 2009

Xmas Message for You

9/29: Updated this posting with photo & measurements for inside card - see below
Here's a Christmas message card that has a surprise inside. The outside is using the fabulous new Stamp set from the Holiday Mini and the Ornament punch. Pair it with the Big Shot Decorative strip die and it looks great!

Card front close-up:

Card Inside with "Peace & Love" message along with die cut snowflakes (also in the Holiday Mini Catalog).

Top view of card:

Some of the parts to make this card: (corrected measurements below 9/29 in red)
  • (1) 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Real Red CS, Score 4-1/4"
  • (1) 5-1/4" x 8-1/2" Christmas Cocoa DS paper, score 3-1/2", 4-1/4", 5" (inside- see photo below)

  • (1) 5-1/4" x 4" Whisper White CS (outside)
  • (1) 5" x 3-3/4" Christmas Cocoa DS Paper (outside)
  • (3) 1-3/4" x 3-3/8" Real Red CS (inside tabs)

Left Photo: Here's a cool trick: Use the cut 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White CS to stamp and punch the ornament in Brown Suede. Tip: be sure to stamp and punch a min of 1/4" away from the card edge. Use this punched Whisper White piece under the cut 3-3/4" x 5" Flocked CS. It will be hidden!
Right Photo: Position paper clip, then apply dimensional as shown. Apply dimensional to each side of the ornament. Tie a single knot ribbon through paper clip.

Left Photo: punched ornament will go on top of Flocked CS
Right Photo: apply die cut "Cheer" with 2 way Glue Pen

Left Photo: Position inside die cut words and stars, apply to tabs using 2 way Glue Pen
Right Photo: Apply adhesive to DS right side and adhere to right inside 1/4" away from card edge

Left Photo: Apply adhesive to DS left side and adhere to the left side 1/4" away from card edge
Right Photo: finished left inside
Last step: Adhere tabs as shown in the 3rd photo above.
  • Stamps: Delightful Decorations
  • CS: Real Red, Whisper White, Brown Suede, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Ink: Brown Suede
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Join in the Cheer Decorative Strip Die, SU Exclusive Merry Details Sizzlits Die, Ornament Punch, White Tafetta Ribbon, Dimensionals, 2 way Glue Pen, Paper Clip (non SU)

Thank you for stopping by today..............hugs!


Going with the Flow By Renee said...

Patty - You are AMAZING as USUAL!!! This is so creative and fun! Thank you for sharing! Reneee Winch

Tami Black said...

Absolutely adorable! Anyone who receives this card will get right on the phone and want to know all the details! Gorgeous!

Whitney69 said...


I don't want to sound hokey, but honestly I have been on your blog for the last hour! I have been so intrigued. I have probably burnt up an ink catridge printing tutorials from your amazing projects. Seriously, I have never been so 3-d inspired. Our tastes are similar and I am so grateful that you take the time and put all the effort to give us the directions. I love it when I see something I love and then there are the directions!! My blog is if you would like to visit sometime. I am sure you will see your name in the lights! LOL!

Happy Crafting!!

Regina said...

hello Patti
what a wonderful card! It's incredible! Your creativity is totally amazing!!
Thanks for sharing.

Stampin'allday said...

Patti, I'm so glad that i met you on Saturday. Your blog is amazing. A new fav. I was suprized to see our cards, your photography is awesome.

Carol said...

i LOVE this card!!! WOW... i'm blown away!!


Ellen Kemper said...

Saw this card yesterday afternoon and I just finished my case of it. It was so much fun and your directions were awesome. Now I have to "study" the rest of your wonderful blog.

Thanks for sharing this! I LOVE it!

Carey said...

Oh my goodness. Elle Kemper CASEd this on her blog and gave you the credit. She had a link to your site and here I am. I am going to do some exploring. You are so gifted and thanks for sharing with us.

pedstamper at sbc global dot net