I hear from almost everyone I meet when stamping the infamous phrase “I’m not creative”… so I thought for this month’s team meeting, I’d share an idea for a card that was completely inspired by a card in our demonstrator magazine Stampin’ Success. It was all about taking an idea you see somewhere, getting inspired by the idea, and then making it your own.
In this case, the idea was to punch or die cut a hole in a piece of cardstock and popping it up on dimensionals (foam dots) to give you a frame. Then placing a cut or punched element in the middle of the frame. In my case, I was inspired to pull out my Pennant Parade stamp set!
So, all the folks who attended my meeting in person got to make one of these cards themselves and everyone else I shared how to make the card via webcam. But the key elements is to take a piece of Gumball Green cardstock (in this case a 4”x4” piece) and slide the 2 1/2” circle punch as far in as it will go towards the center of the cardstock. Punch out your hole and run the remaining square through your Big Shot to add texture.
I added a piece of patterned paper from the Festival of Prints designer paper stack behind the circle cut out – directly on the card base.
Then everything else was popped up for dimension. It looks like a lot but is actually a really fast and easy card since the tree is punched out with the Pennant Builder punch and the Merry was punched out with the Word Window punch.
But try this card idea with layering other punch shapes or your favorite framelit for different looks and styles!
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Pennant Parade Framed Christmas Card Recipe
Stamps: Pennant Parade
Ink: Gumball Green, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Gumball Green, Whisper White, Festival of Prints designer series paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Cherry Cobbler Scallop dotted ribbon, 2-1/2” Circle punch, Pennant Builder punch, Word Window punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals