Nov 09 2010

Contempo Christmas Over the Top Card

Stampin up Canada contempo Christmas


This card is not my usual simple style. I don’t often add lot of layers and adornment to a card but I did for this one. The big Old Olive striped ribbon really adds to the Over the Top feel of this card.

First, I ran a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock through the Big Shot die-cutting machine using the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder. Next, I adhered the wide and narrow strips of Jolly Holiday designer series paper to the embossed piece and ran it through the Big Shot again using the Top Note die. This was so much simpler than cutting each piece separately and then trying to align each of them.

I added layered squares of Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstocks angling them as a diamond between the points of the Top Note. After stamping and punching an Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler ornament, I added them to the card with dimensionals. 

Finally, I tied a big bow from the Old Olive striped ribbon and added it to the side of the card with a dimensional.  A step up from my usual cards and definitely a card that needs to be hand delivered. I hope you like it!


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Stamps: Contempo Christmas (Clear #120594 $14.95, Wood #118734 $19.95)

Inks: Cherry Cobbler (119669), Old Olive (102277)

Paper: Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (117159), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Old Olive (100702), Very Vanilla (101650)

Punches: Ornament (119847)

Big Shot: Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824), Top Note (113463)

Other: Old Olive 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (115618), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Contempo Christmas Stamp Set  

Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper


 Contempo Christmas Card Bundle

Includes the Contempo Christmas stamp set and

Jolly Holiday designer series paper

Clear $21.96, #124072

Wood $25.96, #124071

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One Response to “Contempo Christmas Over the Top Card”

  1. Kris (Paper Fairy)on 09 Nov 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Darlene, I am so proud of you (for trying an “over the top” card). Yes, this is very different from your other cards and it is BEAUTIFUL! You always do a great job! I love the big bow and the added green polka dot strip in the middle. Gorgeous!

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