Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Christmas Card Club 3: Merry Minis Christmas Card

This is the last of five cards we made at my last Christmas Card class, this one features the Merry Minis Punch Pack and a saying from the Greetings of the Season stamp set (which you can get in wood-mount or in clear-mount). The colors on this card look quite traditional, but the "red" is actually Raspberry Ripple, the yellow is our Crushed Curry, and the sponging all around the card that seems to emit burgundy tones, is actually a brown--Chocolate Chip.

1)   Cut Chocolate Chip card stock to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and score in half to create a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base with the fold at the top.
2)   Cut Sahara Sand card stock to 5-1/4" x 4", and roll with Chamomile Stampin' Around wheel, inked in VersaMark.
3)   Sponge liberally around the edges of the Sahara Sand layer with Stampin' Sponge loaded with Chocolate Chip ink, and adhere this layer to the front of the card base.
4)    Punch one Postage Stamp Punch piece from each of these colors of card stock: Garden Green, Raspberry Ripple, and Crushed Curry.
5)   Punch one of each Merry Minis Punch Pack shape out of the same scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock: tree, ornament, and star. Leave plenty of room around each shape, for the next step.
6)   Turn over your 1" Square Punch and align the vanilla punched card stock so you can see one of the punched shapes in the center of the square. Punch out the square around the shape, then do this for the remaining two shapes.
7)   Sponge lightly around the edges of each punched square with Chocolate Chip ink.
8)   Layer each vanilla Merry Minis shape over a colored Postage Stamp punched piece, using 1/2 Stampin' Dimensional in opposite corners or on opposite sides of the back. The green goes well with the tree, and the curry goes well with the star, which leaves the ornament on the red--but to each his own ;-)
9)  Using Mini Glue Dots, adhere the layered punch pieces onto the card front as shown.
10) Apply small self-adhesive Basic Pearls to punched shapes as shown.
11) Stamp 'Merry Christmas' greeting from Greetings of the Season stamp set under layered punch pieces as shown, using Raspberry Ripple ink. You may wish to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure your greeting gets stamped exactly where you want it.
12) Place card in Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, affix appropriate postage, and mail!

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. 

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Stampin' Supplies: Greetings of the Season stamp set (wood-mount 128030 or clear-mount 128033), Chamomile Stampin' Around Wheel 125432 (used with Standard Handle 102971),VersaMark ink pad 102283, Chocolate Chip card stock 102128 and ink pad 126979, Sahara Sand card stock 121043, Garden Green card stock 102584, Raspberry Ripple card stock 126842 and ink pad 126859, Crushed Curry card stock 131199, Merry Minis Punch Pack 126882 (contains 3 small punches: tree, ornament, and star), Postage Stamp Punch 122344, 1" Square Punch 124094, Stampin' Sponges 101610, Basic Pearls 119247, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes 107300, SNAIL 104332 or Tombow Glue 110755, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Mini Glue Dots 103683, Paper Snips 103579, Stampin' Trimmer 126889, Stamp-a-ma-jig 101049 (optional, but recommended).

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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