Stamps: Festival of Trees (retired) or Peaceful Pines, Greetings of the Season - for the inside (retired). A phrase from Peaceful Pines would work for the inside too.
Ink: Pool Party, Basic Gray, Real Red, Garden Green, Versamark.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer, 8” square of freezer paper.
Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tombow Glue, glue dots, envelope punch board, Stampin’ Trimmer, scissors, bone folder, pencil, Sponge, Dimensionals, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, silver embossing powder, Music Note Stampin’ Around standard wheel and handle (retired), silver metallic thread, Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details glitter glue, Christmas napkin, Wink of Stella.
Punches: Scallop Tag Topper, Tree Punch, Itty Bitty Accents for stars.
NOTE: ‘This Christmas’ DSP from the Annual 2016- 2017 catalogue has sheet music if you don’t have the Music Notes wheel.
Prepare card by cutting red cardstock at 4-1/4” x 8-1/2”. Fold in half to create a top fold card – a bone folder gives you a crisp fold. Stamp and sign the back. Set aside.
Cut a white panel at 5-1/4” x 4” for the inside of the card. Sponge edges in Pool Party. Fade out 3 Christmas trees in the corner in green ink. Stamp a phrase in red ink and adhere to the inside of the card. Set aside.
Stamp the little birdie on white cardstock with red ink. Color with Wink of Stella. Cut out and set aside.
Start with a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Pool Party card stock for the pillow-top layer. Score diagonally at ¾” in both directions, flip the layer over so that the raised score lines are showing. This subtle texture is what makes this the simple version of the technique.
Wrap 15” silver trim around the panel about 1-3/4” from the bottom and tie a knot. Set aside.
Cut White card stock at 2” by 3-3/4”. Use the Music Note wheel with Basic Gray ink to cover. Punch with the tag punch. Sponge with Basic Gray ink. Tie a knot with 5” of green ribbon through the tag. Set aside.
Cut green card stock at 2” by 3-3/4” and punch with the tag punch. Adhere tags together with a peek-a-boo look. Adhere tags to Pool Party panel. Adhere to the card front. Set aside.
Stamp one tree on Garden Green card stock and another on Real Red card stock with Versamark. Heat emboss with silver, then punch them out with the coordinating Tree Punch. Adhere the trees together and pop up with Dimensionals. Add to front of tags.
Tie the silver cord into a bow. Add a glue dot to the little birdie and adhere to the bow.
Add tiny dabs of Silver glitter glue at each score intersection. Give the glue about an hour dry time to avoid smearing.
Add Silver Glimmer stars for sparkle.
Using a Christmas Napkin to make an Envelope
Turn iron on a medium-high setting.
Cut the freezer paper 8” square – napkin should be at least 10” square.
Separate the printed layer of the napkin from the others. If you miss a layer, the printed napkin will be separated from the freezer paper and won't adhere when heat is applied.
Gently press the napkin to remove fold lines.
Place freezer paper on the ironing board with the shiny side of the freezer paper facing up.
Place the wrong side of the napkin on top of the freezer paper.
Put your iron in one place for a few seconds, lift it up, don’t slide it, and put it down again somewhere else. Overlap your pressings.
Turn paper over and press again.
Cut excess napkin flush with the freezer paper and iron it again.