Friday, September 30, 2011


Snowflake Stocking / Noel

Good morning! I've got two cards for you today. They are even really similar. These cards were created for another sketch challenge. Take a peek:

Stamps: Stitched Stockings
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Pear Pizzaz
Accessories: Stocking Punch, Snowflake Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Two-Way Glue Pen, Simply Score, Stampin' Dimensionals. Needle Tool, Mat Pack, Glimmer Brad

Stamps: Warmest of Wishes
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

For both of these cards the card base is Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" with a 5 1/2" score. Now for the tricky part. I started off with a piece of Very Vanilla and a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 4" x 5 1/4". I placed one of the pieces of cardstock onto the simply score and lightly scored from corner to corner to create a scored X on the cardstock. I repeated this with the other piece of cardstock. Then I took the cardstock to the paper trimmer and trimmed first from one corner diagonally across to the other corner. Then I took one of the triangle halves and put it back on the paper trimmer. This time I cut on the remaining score line. Repeat with the other half. Then I simply repeated the cutting with the other piece of cardstock. This gives me eight triangles, 4 in Very Vanilla and 4 in Cherry Cobbler.

Then I cut two different patterns of Holly Berry Bouquet DSP to 3 3/4" x 5". I repeated the scoring and cutting steps with the DSP to get eight patterned paper triangles. Now for some assembly. I adhered all of one pattern of DSP to the Very Vanilla triangles and all of the other pattern of DSP to the  Cherry Cobbler triangles. Starting with the top and bottom triangles I adhered the triangles to the card front to form a rectangle. I just made sure to alternate the pattern of paper when applying the triangles.

I hope this makes sense. Please feel free to ask questions if it doesn't.

Okay now that the hard part is done it's time to add some decoration by creating that middle panel. In case you haven't noticed, I've really been loving the Red and Silver Glimmer paper. It is so wonderful! It makes it really easy to add some sparkle to a card!

For both cards I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 1 7/8" x 2 7/8" and adhered it to a 2" x 3" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. Two strips of Cherry Cobbler cardstock were cut at 3" x 1" and one side was punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. This was adhered behind the top and bottom of the Crumb Cake cardstock. This step was repeated to complete the panel on the second card.

Now here is where the cards really differ. For the first one I stamped the stocking from Stitched Stockings in Pear Pizzaz ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with the Stocking Punch. I also punched out the top, heel, and toe of the stocking from Silver Glimmer paper and adhered the pieces to the stocking using a Two-Way Glue Pen. The stocking was adhered to the Very Vanilla panel.

A snowflake was punched from Red Glimmer Paper using the Snowflake Punch. Then a Needle Tool and Mat Pack were used to pierce a hole through the center of the snowflake and the Very Vanilla panel and a red Glimmer Brad was added. The Very Vanilla panel was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the second card I used a simpler decoration. I stamped the image from Warmest of Wishes in Cherry Cobbler ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch. I also punched a decorative label from Red Glimmer Paper. The glimmer paper label was cut in half length-wise, the points in the short sides trimmed off, and adhered behind the stamped label to create a very sparkly mat. For this I used Tombow Mutli-Purpose adhesive. The label was adhered to Very Vanilla panel with Stampin' Dimensionals and the panel was adhered to the card front with more Stampin' Dimensionals.

These cards were based off of this sketch created by yours truly:

If you are a Stampin' Up Demonstrator you can see the sketch challenge thread HERE. If you are not a Stampin' Up Demonstrator I would still love to see your creations! Please post a link in the comments section of this post!

Thanks for stopping by!