Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Stylish Stripes

The Stylish Stripes embossing folder was introduced for the first time in the Holiday Catalog.  I love the diagonal pattern which is so versatile.  The simple stripe pattern is great for any card you create, especially masculine cards.

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Instructions on how to create the Christmas tree image:
  1. Punch the Christmas tree from Cherry Cobbler cardstock
  2. Use the 1" Square punch and position it over the negative image of the tree on the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and punch. This will leave you with an opening in the square that represents the tree.
  3. Punch a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Postage Stamp punch.
  4. Use Dimensionals to mount the Cherry Cobbler tree image to the Whisper White piece.
  5. Add a rhinestone to the top of the tree to represent the star.
Here's another tip for the ribbon placement.  
  1. With the Whisper White card folded, use your 1/4" hole punch and create a small nitch, in two places, in the cardstock, right along the folded crease.  When the card is opened, this hole will be larger allowing you to string the ribbon through it.   Do NOT try and punch the entire circle through both layers of cardstock or it will jam your punch. ((Go ahead, ask me how I know that! :D))
  • Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes #128748 wood, #127802 clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink Pad: Cherry Cobbler
  • Big Shot: Stylish Stripes embossing folder #132174
  • Designer Paper: Season of Style Paper Stack #132181
  • Punches: 1/4" Circle (retired), 1" Square #124094, Postage Stamp #122344, Holiday Shapes Punch Pack #126882 (carried over from the 2012 Holiday Catalog)
  • Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding #120992
  • Accessories: Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Dimensionals
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