Christmas For The Inking Royalty Blog Hop
Christmas for The Inking Royalty Blog Hop. Welcome to the final blog hop of 2019. I am excited to share my simple card with you. This year’s blog hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around CHRISTMAS. It’s a wonderful time of year, and we are having lots of fun with our Christmas-themed projects. After you read my post, please hop over to the next person on the list (see below).
My card is super quick and simple, and the gold tones give it some elegance. The challenge for me was getting the sentiment “Merry Christmas” stamped straight. If you have a Stamparatus, use it!! Mine is still packed away for our move and remodel. I will be unpacking my stamping supplies very soon, and putting my Stamparatus to lots of use!
This card showcases products from the Wrapped in Plaid Suite on pages #12 – 14 of the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog. The plaid Designer Series Paper (DSP) may not be available, but you can easily substitute different paper. The good news? The stamp set and the pine tree punch will carry over and continue to be available even after the holiday catalog expires on January 2, 2020. Fun!!
My inspiration for the card came from the holiday catalog; there are lots of cute examples of projects with this suite. To make the card, I cut a piece of Shaded Spruce card stock 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored the long side at 5 1/2″, and then burnished the fold. I cut a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ layer of Gold Foil Paper, a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Wrapped in Plaid designer paper, and a 4″ x 2 1/4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.
I stamped Merry Christmas with Shaded Spruce ink onto the Whisper White strip, trying to center the sentiment vertically and on the left side of the layer. I then wrapped a piece of the Shaded Spruce/Gold striped ribbon around the white strip 1/4″ from the bottom of the white layer, and adhered it with Tear and Tape Adhesive. I made a bow with a separate strip of ribbon, and adhered it on top of the ribbon with a glue dot. Note – this ribbon is great to work with, and I recommend it. It is now on closeout, available only until January 2, 2020.
My idea for the tree came from the photo of a tag on page #12 of the holiday catalog. To make it, I used a different pattern of Wrapped in Plaid paper, and cut six trees with the Pine Tree Punch. I glued one of the trees on the left of the white layer, with the trunk on top of the ribbon. I scored the remaining five trees vertically down the middle of each. I folded the scored trees and burnished the folds, then dabbed glue onto the fold to layer the five trees on top of the glued tree. I then “fluffed” the scored and folded trees to give them some dimension.
Below you can see how I scored the trees. You want to be careful to keep them evenly lined up for scoring. Blue painters tape can help, but you may need to continue to adjust, as I did. I have a lot of tape around for our remodel, so if you need painter’s tape, please let me know and I will send some your way. 😉
The inside of the card includes a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of Whisper White card stock with a plaid tree stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.
The card is quite quick and easy to make. The gold layer, as well as the gold stripes in the designer paper and in the ribbon jazz it up with the appearance of opulence, and the layered plaid pine tree is just fun! Th stamped plaid tree on the inside continues the plaid theme.
Below are the products I used to make this card. Click on each item to learn more or to purchase in my online store. If you purchase the stamp set and the tree punch now as a bundle (#151143), you will save 10%. The bundle price will not be available after January 2, 2020.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop, and I hope you’ll check out the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. Candy is my upline and team leader, and I guarantee that you will love her work. After reading her post, please hop to the next person. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Linda K, The Stamp Coach
If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts