Monday, September 17, 2018

Stampin' Up! & the Swirly Snowflakes Gingerbread Card

Images and materials copyright Stampin' Up!

The Christopher Studio 
Annual Christmas Card Workshop
Swirly Snowflakes Gingerbread Card Recipe 
September 21, 2018
By L. Carol Christopher

Supplies and tools:
Tombow glue or any good repositionable adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Card stock: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Inkpad: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand 
Stamp set: Perfect Pines
Embellishments: Basic Pearls
Tools: Swirly Snowflakes thinlits, Tailored Tag punch, paper snips, Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder,
     water spritzer
Markers: Crumb Cake Dark Stampin’ Blends
Soft Suede (card base):                                                       5 ½” x 8 ½”, 4 x 5 ½”, scrap for sentiment
Early Espresso:                                                                       5 1/8” x 3 7/8”
Very Vanilla:                                                                            2 ½” x 5”, 3 ¾” x 5”, scrap for sentiment

A      Assembly:
1.     Score large piece of Soft Suede at 4 ¼” to create card base.
2.     Emboss large Very Vanilla panel with embossing folder. I inked the embossing folder with Sahara Sand first to enhance its dimensions. Hint: Don’t forget to lightly spritz your paper first, and remember this is a different Big Shot sandwich.
3.     Adhere panel to Early Espresso using tape runner or liquid glue. Adhere assembly to card base.
4.     Die cut snowflakes from remaining Very Vanilla strip. HINT: Adhere die to card stock with washi tape to keep it from shifting.
5.     Die cut snowflake backdrop from remaining strip of Soft Suede.
6.     Adhere snowflakes to Soft Suede die cut using liquid glue.
7.     Adhere assembly to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
8.     Color tiny pearls with Stampin’ Blends and adhere to center of snowflakes.
9.     Stamp sentiment with Soft Suede and punch. Punch label from Soft Suede and cut in half horizontally. Adhere to back of sentiment.
10.  Adhere sentiment assembly to front of card as shown using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

VOILA!  You’ve created another awesome Stampin’ Up! project!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Corner Fold Friendship Card Project Sheet

By Carol Christopher
CASEd* from a video by Linda Bauwin

Supplies and tools:
Adhesives (Tombow glue or Snail or Glue Stick or Fast Fuse)
Card stock:
Basic Grey (Neutrals Collection, #121044)
Smoky Slate (Neutrals Collection, #131202)
Whisper White (Neutrals Collection, #100730)
So Saffron (Subtles Collection, #105118)
Inkpads: Memento Tuxedo Black (#132708), So Saffron (#126957), Daffodil Delight (#126944), Wild Wasabi (#126959)
Stamp sets: Garden in Bloom (#139433)
Embellishments: Subtles Candy Dots (#130933)
Punches: Triple Banner Punch (#138292)


Smoky Slate: 5 ½” x 8”
Basic Grey: 5 ¼” x 4”, 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
Whisper White: 5” x 3 ¾”, 2 ½” x 2 ½”
So Saffron: 2 5/8” x 2 5/8”

1.     Score the piece of Smoky Slate at 4 ¼” to form card base.
2.     Move the card to the 3” mark and cut at 2 ½” to 4 7/8”.
3.     Turn the card 90 degrees and move to the 3” mark again. Now cut from 3” to 5/8”.
4.     Flip the cut corner toward the front of the card, fold down, and adhere.
5.     Stamp card as shown.
6.     Assemble card as shown, using your favorite adhesives.

VOILA!  You’ve created another awesome Stampin’ Up! card!

* CASE = Copy And Share Everything

Monday, August 17, 2015

How to Line Any Size Envelope Made with Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board

How to use Designer Series Paper to Line Any Size Envelope

August 8, 2015

By Carol Christopher
Concept and video by Dawn Griffith


Supplies and tools:
Adhesives (Tombow or Snail or Glue Stick or Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape)
Card stock:
Whisper White Envelope Paper (Neutrals Collection, #138310)
Designer Series Paper: Cherry on Top Stack (#138443)

Dimensions for an A2 card (4 ¼” x 5 ½”) envelope:

Whisper White: 8”x8”
DSP: 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”

1.     Make envelope using Envelope Punch Board (#133774).
2.     Measure from tip of flap of envelope to just below score line, then subtract ¼”. For an A2 card envelope, your measure will be 4 ¼”.
3.     Align your square of DSP at the 4 ¼” mark on Envelope Punch Board.
4.     Punch.
5.     Flip it over to the opposite side and turn 180 degrees, line up at 4 ¼”, and punch again.

6.     Put tip of square into the corner rounder at the top of the Envelope Punch Board and punch.
7.     Insert into envelope, but adhere only the top (above the fold) since the liner needs to be able to move when you fold down the flap of the envelope.

VOILA!  You’ve now conquered those stacks of awesome DSP!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Thoughts & Prayers Card Project Sheet

Supplies and tools:
Adhesives (Tombow glue or Snail or Glue Stick or Fast Fuse)
Card stock:
Island Indigo (Regals Collection, #122923)
Very Vanilla (Neutrals Collection, #101650)
Classic Inkpad: Island Indigo (#126986)
Stamp sets: Thoughts & Prayers (#127805)
Markers: Island Indigo and Always Artichoke (#131264)


Very Vanilla: 8 ½” x 5 ½”, 4 ¾” x 3 ¾”
Island Indigo: 5 ¼” x 4”

1.     Score and fold the large piece of Very Vanilla at 4 ¼” to form card base.
2.     Use markers to color flowers and leaves on stamp, then stamp the smaller piece of Very Vanilla.
3.     Stamp sentiment under flowers using stamp pad.
4.     Assemble card as shown.

VOILA!  You’ve created another awesome Stampin’ Up! card!