Hello and welcome to this month’s Bloggin’ Friends Blog Hop. Our theme this month is Celebrate with Some Christmas Cheer. You will see lots of creative projects that fit the Christmas cheer theme. After you take a look at my project, please hop over to the other projects. The links will be at the end of my project description. 

Here is my Christmas Cheer card.

Stampin’ Up! has a gorgeous Magnolia Designer Series Paper (DSP) that coordinates with an entire suite of products. Today, I am focusing on the Magnolia Lane DSP. What does that have to do with Christmas you ask? Well, nothing says Christmas to me like a red flower. I know that the bloom on the paper is white. So, let’s just change that with our Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. 

On a side NOTE: As a special BONUS, Stampin’ Up! has put together a BULK package that contains 20 sheets of patterned Magnolia Lane DSP.

Magnolia Lane Bulk Designer Series Paper combines magnolia flowers and soft stripes for a light, organic feel. This bulk package includes two of the double-sided designs from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper. * 20 sheets of patterned paper: 10 each of 2 double-sided designs * 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) * Acid free * Lignin free Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White

MEASUREMENTS (Supplies and Links are at the end)

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Mercury Glass Designer Acetate: 3-7/8″ x 1-3/4″
  • Magnolia Land Designer Series Paper (DSP): patterned side that had magnolia blooms that can be cut with die
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock scraps for die-cutting images of a wreath

ASSEMBLY (use any die-cutting and embossing machine)

    1. Run the Basic Black panel through your Tufted 3D embossing folder.
    2. Cut the short side at 1-1/2″ – finished size = 1-1/2″ x 3-7/8″.
    3. Adhere the Mercury Glass Acetate with Tear-n-Tape to each side of the Basic Black cut edges.
    4. Trim panel to the finished size = 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. (NOTE: I find it is more accurate to cut to the finished size after layering.)
    5. Color magnolia blooms with the Stampin’ Blends.
      When working with Blends, color image with the light Cherry Cobbler first. Then add Dark Cherry Cobbler to the areas that were already shaded a soft peach. Finish up with the Light Cherry Cobbler over the entire image using circular strokes. Blend the line between light and dark for nice depth in your image. Go ahead and color over the lines but not on the leaves. Work no more than 2 or 3 blooms at a time. It is much harder to blend the line after the ink has thoroughly dried.
    6. Die-cut wreath.
    7. Stamp sentiment and fussy cut. NOTE: When fussy cutting, move the paper not the scissors, and go slow.
    8. Adhere the layers to the card panel. Use black Dimensionals on a couple of the flowers and Mini Dimensionals on either end of the sentiment banner.
    9. Wrap some Silver Metallic Thread around 2 fingers and add a glue dot to hold ends together. Using a fine-tipped tweezer, place behind the blooms as it pleases you.
    10. Stamp sentiment on the inside of the card.

BONUS ATC (Artist Trading Card) 

This ATC was inspired by the card.

Artist Trading Cards using Magnolia Lane and Mercury Glass Specialty Designer Series Papers and Stampin' Blends.

The October ATC Swap is closed and I am sorting and packing up all the wonderful ATC’s to send back to the participants. The next ATC Swap will be in January 2020. Mark your calendars. The theme will be a Birthday Celebration. Only 2 rules: size 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and Stampin’ Up! product (current catalog items and Paper Pumpkin pieces).

Now head on over to see the other creative CELEBRATE WITH SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER projects.

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