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Hoot N’ Easy Friday: Carols of Christmas

Carols of Christmas Bundle for my Hoot N' Easy Friday Blog Feature See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #carolsofchristmas #peaceonearth #embossingpaste #christmascard #papercrafts #cardmaking

Welcome to Hoot N’ Easy Friday featuring the Carols of Christmas Bundle from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  I have to say I didn’t jump on the band wagon and order this one right away…but now I am kicking myself that I never used it before now!  I hadn’t seen it with the Wood Textures DSP and it has definitely changed my mind on this set,  I LOVE IT!

Carols of Christmas Bundle for my Hoot N' Easy Friday Blog Feature See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #carolsofchristmas #peaceonearth #embossingpaste #christmascard #papercrafts #cardmaking

My Quick N’ Easy Card is created using essential stamping supplies.  The Stampin’ Trimmer and Triple Banner Punch are the only tools needed to create this simple and sweet card. You will have to look past the slight damage to the top pieces of the card…I tripped on the stairs when carrying it up to photograph.  I am fine, the card received minor damage :).

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Crumb Cake Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 in. x 11 in and scored folded at 5 1/2 in creating a stand-up standard A2 card that fits perfectly in our Medium Envelopes.
  • 2nd Layer is a piece of Wood Textures DSP cut 1/8 in. smaller than the card base. (4 1/8 in. x 5 3/8 in.).  It is adhered to the card bas with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock was cut to 3 in. x 4 1/4 in.  I wrapped a piece of Linen Thread around it securing it with a bow and adhered it to the card base with Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • Tip: Can’t get a tight bow?  Add Snail or Fast Fuse Adhesive to the backside of the card and pull the thread / ribbon tight, securing it in place with the adhesive.  Works like a charm!
  • Early Espresso Cardstock cut to 2 1/4 in. x 2 5/8 in. and adhered with Fast Fuse.
  • The ‘Peace on Earth’ sentiment was first stamped on Crumb Cake Cardstock with Early Espresso Ink, I then trimmed it down with my Stampin’ Trimmer to 2 1/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. I adhered it to the Early Espresso with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the Deer in Early Espresso onto a 1 in. wide piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The Holly was colored with Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers and stamped onto a 3/4 in. wide piece of Crumb Cake. The Wood Textures DSP was cut to 1/2 in. wide and then I flagged all ends with my Triple Banner Punch.
  • The Poinsettia was stamped in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink on my scrap piece from making the 1 in flag with my Triple Banner Punch.
  • The final touches were added with the Always Artichoke Enamel Shapes (dots).

Carols of Christmas Bundle for my Hoot N' Easy Friday Blog Feature See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #carolsofchristmas #peaceonearth #embossingpaste #christmascard #papercrafts #cardmaking

I love including a photo that views the card at an angle so you can see the depth and dimension that the Stampin’ Dimensionals add to the card.

Carols of Christmas Bundle for my Hoot N' Easy Friday Blog Feature See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #carolsofchristmas #peaceonearth #embossingpaste #christmascard #papercrafts #cardmaking

The Carols of Christmas Bundle is available in both Wood and Clear-Mount.  You can see the bundle and coordinating products in my on-line store by clicking on the photo below or the product images at the end of this post.

Carols of Christmas Bundle 2017 Holiday Catalog Early Release Find Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #2017HolidayCatalog #stampinup #stampinhoot #carolsofchristmas

 

Carols of Christmas Bundle for my Hoot N' Easy Friday Blog Feature See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #carolsofchristmas #peaceonearth #embossingpaste #christmascard #papercrafts #cardmaking

My ‘Stepped-Up a Hoot!’ card uses a few more products and tools than my ‘Quick N’ Easy’ card. This card uses the Stampin’ Trimmer but also required the use of the Big Shot, Thinlits Dies, Magnetic Platform, and a Paper Snips. These products or tools are a staple in my stamping collection and I use them every day.  If you do not have these and are looking to expand your cardmaking tools collection, I highly recommend adding them!

Card Details:

  • Card Base is Crumb Cake Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 in. x 11 in and scored folded at 5 1/2 in creating a stand-up standard A2 card that fits perfectly in our Medium Envelopes.
  • 2nd Layer is a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock cut 1/8 in. smaller to 4 1/8 in. x 5 3/8 in.  It is adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 3rd Layer is a piece of Wood Textures DSP and cut to 4 in. x 5 1/4 in.  It was zipped through the Big Shot with the Card Edge Thinlit.  You need to run it through twice; once for the top. another for the bottom.
  • Early Espresso Cardstock was zipped through the Big Shot along with the largest Stitched Shaped Framelit Circle and the Trees from Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies included in the Carols of Christmas Bundle.
  • I stamped the ‘Peace on Earth’ in Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and zipped it through the Big Shot, using the 2nd Largest Layering Circle Framelit Die and assistance from the Magnetic Platform to hold it securely in place.
  • The Poinsettias were stamped in Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock.  They were fussy cut with a Paper Snips as there is not a die for them :(.
  • The Holly was colored with Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers, stamped onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and quickly cropped out with the Coordinating Framelits, Magnetic Platform and Big Shot. All were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Poinsettia Leaves were stamped in Always Artichoke onto Crumb Cake and cropped with the Big Shot and Coordinating Framelits. All were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The snow was added to the trees by using a Palette Knife, Embossing Paste and setting it with the Heat Tool. Simple and a great effect!
  • The Deer were cropped with the Big Shot and Thinlits Die. I turned one backwards to have them standing different directions. They were adhered with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Fast Fuse Adhesive.
  • Final Touch was a piece of Linen Thread, tied into a bow and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.

Carols of Christmas Bundle for my Hoot N' Easy Friday Blog Feature See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #carolsofchristmas #peaceonearth #embossingpaste #christmascard #papercrafts #cardmaking

I just LOVE this card.  It reminds me of Christmas in Northern WI with my Mom and Stepdad!  The view of the deer feeding right outside their deck is a site I miss and don’t see often enough!

Carols of Christmas Bundle for my Hoot N' Easy Friday Blog Feature See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #carolsofchristmas #peaceonearth #embossingpaste #christmascard #papercrafts #cardmaking

Another view of the Hoot N’ Easy Carols of Christmas cards side-by-side. LOVE THEM!

 

Carols of Christmas Bundle for my Hoot N' Easy Friday Blog Feature See Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #carolsofchristmas #peaceonearth #embossingpaste #christmascard #papercrafts #cardmaking

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Stesha

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