Merry Christmas Gleaming

True Confession: My love affair with the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper has been going on for over a year. I just could not help myself! It has blues and greens and my all time favorite Pretty Peacock. Last year I bought the entire Christmas Gleaming Suite and made all of my Christmas cards with it. It’s just so pretty! Needless to say I was thrilled when Stampin’ Up! brought it back again this year giving me another opportunity to use this beautiful paper! It’s only around for a few more weeks. I suggest you get you some before it’s GONE GONE GONE.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below.
Card Base: Pretty Peacock Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background: Brightly Gleaming SDSP 5″ h x 3 3/4″ w
Sentiment Layer: 
Whisper White Cardstock cut to size (or punch it with the Classic Label punch and snip off the edges) after stamped.

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Attach the Background using Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Punch or die cut some foliage from scraps of the Brightly Gleaming DSP, Pretty Peacock Cardstock and Vellum. I used the Sprig Punch and made 5. Affix to the top of the card with Mini Glue Dots.
  5. Tie a bow in some twine or thread and attach with a Mini Glue Dot.
  6. Run a piece of scrap Bronze Foil through the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder (optional) and punch an Ornament.
  7. Punch the two more Ornaments from scraps of the Brightly Gleaming DSP.
  8. Attach two Ornaments with Stampin’ Seal and one with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  9. Stamp the Sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock in Night of Navy Ink and trim to size.
  10. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  11. Decorate the envelope.
  12. So pretty! Put that in the ‘Send’ pile.

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