P retty Christmas card made with leftover pieces from the Love, Santa Tag Kit and a few additional supplies from Stampin' Up!
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Soft Succulent Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Real Red Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" of Basic White Cardstock
- 2" x 3-7/8" of white pine sprigs on green background design from Painted Christmas 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper
- 1" x 1-1/4" from Soft Succulent Cardstock
As you are ready to stamp using the stamps in the Love, Santa Tag Kit, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the pine bough image from the Love, Santa Tag Kit on the block. Ink it up using the Night Of Navy Ink Spot in the kit. Stamp the image in the center of the vertical white rectangle at a slight angle to the left. The top of the bough should be about 3/4" from the top of the white rectangle. Clean the stamp using the Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner and/or Simply Shammy, but leave it on the block.
Re-ink the pine bough image on the block. using the Soft Succulent Ink Pad. Stamp the image just to the left and slightly lower than the first pine bough image so they overlap a bit. Re-ink the image with the Soft Succulent Ink Pad and stamp it again just to the right and slightly higher than the first pine bough image so they overlap a bit.
Adhere the piece of Painted Christmas Designer Paper to the bottom of the vertical, stamped white rectangle.
Adhere the cardstock/designer paper rectangle to the center of the Real Red rectangle.
Cut a 4-1/2" piece of the Real Red 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon across the designer paper/white rectangle so it covers the seam between the two pieces. Fold the ends of the ribbon over and secure the ribbon in place on the back with strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backings from the Tear & Tape pieces and add Stampin' Seal to the back of the Real Red rectangle. Adhere the rectangle to the front of the Soft Succulent card.
Mount the "Joy" rectangle sentiment from the Love, Santa Tag Kit on the block from the kit. Ink it up using the Real Red Ink Pad. Stamp the sentiment in the center of the die-cut, white rectangle from the kit.
Tip: Put the white rectangle on top of a piece of dark colored cardstock. This makes it easier to see the edges of the rectangle so you can stamp in the center of it.
Adhere the stamped white rectangle to the center of the small Soft Succulent rectangle.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals from the kit to adhere the matted, stamped sentiment rectangle to the front of the card so it is centered over the ribbon on the right side about 5/8" from the right edge.
Cut a 3-1/2" piece of the Real Red 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon.
Slide one end of the ribbon under the ribbon already on the card front just to the left of the matted rectangle sentiment. Tie in place with a half knot. Trim the ends.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up three small, white gems from the Love, Santa Tag Kit making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them randomly to the top half of the card.