Wednesday, December 15, 2010

12 Projects: Joy at Christmas Card

This “Joy at Christmas” card was inspiration from Melanie Watson 11/4/2010 - I couldn't find her blog (or I didn't write it down) and she has a video on how to make the unique opening but wanted to give her so much credit for inspiring me! . I will update this posting if I find it.

Update 12/15 in the afternoon: found the info!!!! yay: the inspiration is from "Let me Stamp" Melany Watson posted on 11/10/2010 and her blog site is She has a step by step on how to create the Decorative Window used for this card!!!

A closer look at the Extra Large scalloped circle with pierced effect.

Gold Organdy Ribbon tied and attached to the strip of Gold Organdy Ribbon.

To make this card:
(1) (1) 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” in Chocolate Chip, score @4-1/4” along the 8-1/2” side
(1) 5-1/4” x 8-1/4” in Real Red, emboss with Petals-a-Plenty Folder
(1) 4-3/4” x -7-3/4” in Chocolate Chip
(1) 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” in DSP, use Decorative punch to create “opening” – see Melanie’s tutorial (will update later)
(1) 3” x 3” in Real Red – to be positioned behind punched DSP
(1) punched 2-3/8” Extra Large Scallop Circle in Chocolate Chip, pierce scallops, apply dimensionals
(1) Stamp and punch “Joy at Christmas” from the Perfect Phrases stamp set message in Real Red ink on White CS
(1) Stamp and punch “Joy at Christmas” message in Chocolate Chip on White CS – punch out using 1-1/4” circle, pop with dimensional
5/8” wide 7” long Gold Organdy Ribbon, tie bow, attach with mini glue dot.
  • Stamps: Perfect Phrases
  • CS: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White, DSP (retired)
  • Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
  • Accys: Decorative Punch, SU Exclusive Petals-a-Plenty Embossing folder, 2-3/8" Extra Large Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Piercer, Dimensionals, 5/8" Gold Organdy Ribbon, Mini Glue Dot

Thank you for stopping by today................more coming.................


Whimcees said...

Hello Patti!

Love coming to check out your 12 Projects - beautiful creations! The Dec 25 card is spectacular!

I am so happy to see your postings again and am sending good wishes to you that all is well!

I am also doing a 12 Days of Christmas with the owls - if you want to stop by. Take care and have a good day today!


Barbara Diane

Melany Watson said...


I love, LOVE your version of the card! Thank you for your kind words--so glad I could inspire you!

Merry Christmas to you!

~Melany Watson