Do you ever feel like you have lost your mojo? I know I have. Today I have a great tip to find your mojo again. Our annual catalog is the best. There are so many samples of cards to see and study and CASE. Yes, that's copy and share everything. Look at page 71 in your catalog and see if you can find the card that was my inspiration. I used the same layout for my card today.
My card begins with Thick Basic White cut to 4 1/4 x 11. Score it at 5 1/2 and don't forget to use a Bone Folder to burnish that fold.
I used the Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper to cover the front of my base. Cut the paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere. That will give you just enough give to make sure the paper is right where it needs to be.
I used a piece of Basic White for the frame. The card stock was 4 x 5 1/4. Use the big rectangle from the Fabulous Frames dies. Keep the inside cut out for the sentiment and sprigs. Add this frame to the center of the front using the Foam Adhesive Strips.
Stamp the saying from the Brightest Glow stamp set in Real Red in the left over white from the frame. Stamp over to one side. Use the Seasonal Labels dies for this. Those dies are in the annual catalog as a carryover from last year's holiday catalog.
The Holly Berry dies coordinate with the Leaves of Holly stamp set. You can get them together as a bundle. Use the detailed dies for the leaves. Cut a large leaf and a small leaf from Evening Evergreen and a large leaf and a small leaf from Soft Succulent card stock. Use more of the left over white to cut 4 white sprigs. You can cut 2 of the large and 2 of the small but it really doesn't matter. Next cut the outline of the berries in Cherry Cobbler. You'll need 2. Cut 2 of the detailed berries in Real Red.
Arrange all of these from the top left and the bottom right. Just play around until you find an arrangement that makes you happy. I attached the leaves and sprigs under where the saying would be. Add the saying with dimensionals.
For the berries, adhere the two. It really helps to cut out the detailed berries with Adhesive Sheets on the back of the card stock. Just peel away the backing and they stick right on. Put glue on the part with two berries and dimensionals behind the three berries. This works because the sentiment is already on dimensionals.
Add a bow using the red from the Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Pack with a rolled up glue dot.
For the inside of the card, I used the saying from Brightest Glow. I had a few of the sprigs laying on my desk so I used them as well.
I'm not sure you would notice that my card was a CASE unless I just told you. It's very different from the one in the catalog, but the layout is very similar. Why don't you try to CASE a sample for yourself. You could copy the layout like I did or you could use the color combination, whatever inspires you!
I thank you for joining me today and I hope you were inspired. I do sell for Stampin' Up! and would really appreciate your business. How can I help you? Oh, and if you don't have a catalog to find page 71, let me know and I'm happy to send one to you. You could also click on catalogs at the top of my blog and download it for yourself. The card I cased is in the annual and the Leaves of Holly bundle is in the July-December Mini. Look at the Sale-a-Bration brochure while you are at it!
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