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The Joy of Sets Blog Hop - Christmas in July | July 2020

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring SNEAK PEEKS of the Poinsettia Petals and Wrapped in Christmas stamp sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #christmascards  #poinsettiapetalsstampset #wrappedinchristmasstampset #tastefullabelsdies #subtle3dembossingfolder #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Welcome to The Joy of Sets Blog Hop!  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie from the USA and are either starting with me or landing here after visiting the blog of Susan Webster.  I hope that you are enjoying your weekend!

The Joy of Sets is a closed Facebook group full of papercrafters who love to stamp and create beautiful things whether it is cards, 3D projects, or scrapbooking.  The best part of the group is that we share the love of using all of our stamping supplies from any company whether it's new or old.  If you need some crafting mojo with your supplies, this is a group you should check out!  And there's several group members who will be hopping every month throughout the year!

How is the weather where you are today?!?  We are in the lazy days of summer here in NW Ohio where we have been experiencing some extremely hot days so this month's Christmas in July theme is a perfect way to cool off and get a head start on some of your Christmas projects as we all share our fun projects!

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring SNEAK PEEKS of the Poinsettia Petals and Wrapped in Christmas stamp sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #christmascards  #poinsettiapetalsstampset #wrappedinchristmasstampset #tastefullabelsdies #subtle3dembossingfolder #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

A rather productive way of making multiples is by using the technique shown above.  You can make two complete cards with one and a half pieces each of Whisper White cardstock and the color of your choice.  I chose to use Petal Pink for today's cards as I love pink poinsettias at Christmas!  The products that I've used today are listed in the recipe supply list at the end of this post.

Cut the Whisper White cardstock into four equal layers and diecut two layers simultaneously with the die of your choice.  So now you have four panels to work with.  Cut a color cardstock layer slightly smaller than the four panels.  Die cut the colored panel using one of the Whisper White panels as a guide for lining up the die.  TIP:  I ran the Whisper White panel through the embossing/diecutting machine with the Petal Pink layer underneath... worked perfectly; others may suggest using a pencil outline to achieve the same result.

Layering one diecut layer and one uncut layer, stamp the image of your choice randomly over both panels starting from the center and working outwards.  When using one stamp, remember to rotate the stamp or both layers of the cardstock together so the image appears different.

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring SNEAK PEEKS of the Poinsettia Petals and Wrapped in Christmas stamp sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #christmascards  #poinsettiapetalsstampset #wrappedinchristmasstampset #tastefullabelsdies #subtle3dembossingfolder #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The center sentiment image for the horizontal card can be stamped repeatedly by using grid paper and your acrylic block as your pattern by making pencil marks for block and die cut placement.  You can also use the Stamparatus and an extra die cut panel as a jig.  So while you're diecutting, plan ahead and diecut as many as you think you will want so you can easily stamp the same sentiment or other sentiments all during a certain timeframe.

The sentiment for the vertical card was embossed, fussy cut and adhered to the front panel with liquid glue.

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring SNEAK PEEKS of the Poinsettia Petals and Wrapped in Christmas stamp sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #christmascards  #poinsettiapetalsstampset #wrappedinchristmasstampset #tastefullabelsdies #subtle3dembossingfolder #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

When assembling the vertical card, the diecut color panel is placed underneath the two Whisper White panels to slightly elevate the panels off of the cardbase.  The diecut center from the colored panel can be used as a layer to elevate the sentiment panel for the horizontal card should you choose not use dimensionals to save on postage. 

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring SNEAK PEEKS of the Poinsettia Petals and Wrapped in Christmas stamp sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #christmascards  #poinsettiapetalsstampset #wrappedinchristmasstampset #tastefullabelsdies #subtle3dembossingfolder #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The stamped horizontal panel was embossed twice with an embossing folder to create a texture similar to muslin or other linen.

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring SNEAK PEEKS of the Poinsettia Petals and Wrapped in Christmas stamp sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #christmascards  #poinsettiapetalsstampset #wrappedinchristmasstampset #tastefullabelsdies #subtle3dembossingfolder #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The inside and envelope were stamped to compliment the card front.

I hope you have been inspired by my project today.  There are several of us participating so be sure to hop around each of the blogs to see all the amazing Christmas inspiration.  I know you don't want to miss any creative inspiration... so up next is Annette Ball!

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Thanks for hopping by my little corner of the world.  I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon!!  Have a blessed day!
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By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring SNEAK PEEKS of the Poinsettia Petals and Wrapped in Christmas stamp sets; #stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #christmascards  #poinsettiapetalsstampset #wrappedinchristmasstampset #tastefullabelsdies #subtle3dembossingfolder #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

YOU CAN MAKE THIS PROJECT, TOO!
Card Recipe:
STAMPS:  Poinsettia Petals, Wrapped in Christmas
INKS:  Petal Pink, VersaMark
PAPERS:  Petal Pink, Whisper White cardstocks
OTHER:  Tasteful Labels Dies, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals



#stampinup #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #christmascards  #poinsettiapetalsstampset #wrappedinchristmasstampset #tastefullabelsdies #subtle3dembossingfolder #fussycutting #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime 

12 comments

  1. lovely card Angie! and not in the usual Christmas colors!! thanks for sharing

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  2. Lovely subtle Christmas card, love the pink and the gorgeous embossed background texture x

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    1. Thanks so much! So glad you loved the embossed background. x

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  3. Love the two for one card Angie. Definitely right up my way of crafting too! I will probably be casing this idea in my future blog posts. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. So glad I could inspire you, Susan! This is definitely a great way to make multiples.

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  4. Lovely cards, I do like to see non traditional colours being used :-)

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  5. Fabulous card Angie, lovely to see such a festive card without the tradional colours

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  6. Gorgeous cards! The poinsettia is beautiful in pink.

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