At Home With You Holly Framed Topiary
P retty Christmas card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Mint Macaron Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Garden Green Cardstock
- 2" x 4" of holly leaves and berries on light green background design from Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper
- 3" x 4-1/4" from Mint Macaron Cardstock
- 1-1/4" x 2-1/2" from Whisper White Cardstock
- scrap of Whisper White Cardstock at least 3-1/4" long
Insert the Garden Green rectangle into the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Use the thin line drawn on the front flap of the folder to help you line up the paper and get it straight. Place the folder with the paper inside directly on your Big Shot Platform at the lowest possible setting. Place a Cutting Pad on top of the folder and run through the Big Shot.
VERY IMPORTANT: You are using only ONE Cutting Pad. If you try to use two, the sandwich will be too thick and you could damage the Big Shot.
Adhere the strip of Santa's Workshop Specialty Designer Paper to the dry embossed Garden Green rectangle so the paper is about 1/4" from the bottom edge.
Adhere the Garden Green/designer paper rectangle to the front of the Mint Macaron card.
As you are ready to stamp using the At Home With You Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp.
Mount the three sided holly leave frame image on Block E. Ink it up with the Garden Green Ink Pad. Stamp it on one end of the Mint Macaron rectangle. Re-ink the stamp and stamp it on the other end of the rectangle so the open ends almost touch.
Adhere the stamped Mint Macaron rectangle to the front of the card so it is about 3/8" from the top edge.
Mount the potted pine tree image from the At Home With You Set on Block D. Ink it up with the Garden Green Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the Whisper White rectangle.
Pick out the potted pine tree framelit from the At Home Framelits. Place the stamped potted pine tree image on the Cutting Pad on top of the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot. Place the potted pine tree framelit on top so it is centered over the stamped image. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Use the Mint Macaron Marker to color over the pine boughs.
Use the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to paint some shimmer onto the pot.
Use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the colored and shimmered potted pine tree cut out to the front of the card so the top of the tree is about 1/4" from the bottom of the holly leaves on the top of the Mint Macaron rectangle and it is centered side to side.
Mount the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the At Home With You Set on Block G. Ink up the sentiment with the Garden Green Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the white scrap.
Unlock the Classic Label Punch. Holding the punch upside down so you can see the punching area, slide the stamped sentiment into the punch and get it centered in the punching area. Punch.
Use Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment punch out to the front of the card so it is centered under the potted pine tree image about 1/4" above the holly leaves on the bottom of the Mint Macaron rectangle.
Carefully peel up 5 silver pearls from a sheet of Metallic Pearls making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them to the tiny ball ornaments on the stamped pine tree.