Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas Card Club 3: Be Merry Tag

This is the third of five cards we made last weekend at my Christmas Card class, featuring the Be Merry single stamp. Stampin' Up! is offering several individual holiday stamps through January 31, 2014. Click to see ALL of the 2013 Single Holiday Stamps, as well as ordering details (including clear block sizes and coordinating dies and punches). You may also want to see my post on how to turn the Be Merry stamp into 3 separate stamps, HERE.

1)   Cut Cherry Cobbler card stock to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", then score to create a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" foldover card base, with the fold at the top.
2)   Cut Sahara Sand card stock to 5-1/4" x 4", and place in Square Lattice Embossing Folder, then run through Big Shot.
3)   Remove or omit the "to" and "from" lines from the Be Merry stamp, and ink up in Cherry Cobbler. Stamp once on Sahara Sand card, then reink and stamp again on Whisper White card stock.
4)   Hand trim out the Sahara Sand Be Merry image, just outside the border lines.
5)   Die cut the Whisper White Be Merry image with the tag from the Chalk Talk Framelits, using Magnetic Platform with the Big Shot. Be sure you are die cutting just the center of the image, and excluding all the border lines from the image.
6)   Using the fine writing point of an Old Olive marker, carefully add color to the leaves on the Whisper White Be Merry tag. To avoid any color bleeding, try not to color over the Cherry Cobbler ink lines.
7)   Place an arrow clip from the Essentials Hardware Clips assortment at the top right slanted corner of the Whisper White Be Merry tag.
8)   Cut at least 18" of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, and tie a double bow around the arrow part of the clip. (Tie a regular bow and pull tight to the size you want, then, using the tails, make another right on top of that. Adjust to desired size and trim ends.) If you can't get the double bow to look the way you want, consider folding your 18" length of twine in half to create two layers, and tie a single bow. The double bow is much less bulky, and may save you from having to affix extra postage.
9)   Adhere the Whisper White tag on top of the Sahara Sand tag with Stampin' Dimensionals and set aside.
10) Adhere the 5-1/4" x 4" embossed Sahara Sand layer onto the front of the Cherry Cobbler card base, using Tombow Glue or Mini Glue Dots.
11) Affix 3 strips of Season of Style Washi Tape across the lower front of the card base as shown. Be sure to place the red, then the green, then finally place the sand colored washi tape on top, so it can be seen.
12) Adhere the layered tag to the card front, over the washi tape, using Mini Glue Dots.
13) Stamp the Be Merry image in Cherry Cobbler ink, over the back closed flap of a Whisper White Medium envelope, if desired.
14) Affix appropriate postage, and mail your card!

You can find all the supplies to make this card in my ONLINE STORE, by searching with the item numbers listed in the Stampin' Supplies below. Please contact me if you need any assistance with the instructions or with your shopping. And don't forget to check out these great deals:


Stampin' Supplies: Be Merry single stamp 134767, Clear Block E 118484, Cherry Cobbler card stock 119685 and ink pad 126966 (or Marker 119681), Sahara Sand card stock 121043, Whisper White card stock 100730, Big Shot 113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder 119976, Chalk Talk Framelits 129983, Magnetic Platform 130658, Old Olive Marker 100079, Essentials Hardware Clips Assortment 129964, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine 123125, Season of Style Designer Washi Tape 132155, Whisper White Medium Envelopes 107301, Tombow Glue 110755, Mini Glue Dots 103683, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Paper Snips 103579, Stampin' Trimmer 126889.

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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