Hi Stampers. It’s just me, stopping by again with another Christmas card idea. Can you believe the holiday’s are coming up so quickly??? I’m not ready to put away my swimsuit yet and the stores are full of Christmas decorations. Guess I better get stamping if I’m gonna be mailing out handmade Christmas cards this year.

With the holidays quickly approaching – Stampin’ Up! is giving us an early present – 15% off on stamps!! Yes, you heard me right 15% off all stamps (well, unless they are rotary or already discounted, ie: hostess sets, bundles, clearance rack). Do you have your wish list ready? This sale will only last this week – Monday thru Friday –
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On to my card – Today I’m sharing a Christmas card made using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and the Delicate Ornament thinlits dies. (You can bundle these two and save 15% on both the stamps AND framelits.)

inlaid-ornamentThis beautiful card was made using a Garden Green card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″), then a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Cherry Cobbler layered on top of that.  Next, I used the Delicate Ornament “framelit” to cut a solid ornament out of the 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I then used my Big Shot and the Precision Base Plate and the Delicate Ornament “thinlit” die to cut the detailed ornament out of Silver Foil card stock.  I cut out the top of the ornament and the hook at the same time.  I then stamped the holy from the Embelished Ornaments stamp set in Garden Green ink on the top of my Whisper White layer. Then adhered the Whisper White layer to the Cherry Cobbler layer with snail adhesive and inlaid the silver ornament into the shape cut out by the framelit and adhered with the fine tip glue pen.

Stampin’ Tip:  Let me stop here for a minute and explain the difference between a “framelit” and a “thinlit”.  A framelit is just that – a frame.  It cuts out a solid shape and usually “frames” a stamped image and cuts it out so that you do not need to do any fussy cutting and uses the standard or magnetic platform for the big shot.  A thinlit has inside detail, such as what I cut out of silver above.  This thinlit is very detailed and to insure that it cut out evenly I used the Precision Base Plate for the big shot.

inlaid-ornament-insideFor the inside of the card I cut a 3.75″ x 5″ layer of Whisper White card stock and stamped the holy in two of the corners and the sentiment in the middle with Garden Green ink.

(If the precision base plate is new to you – I’ve included a few videos by Stampin’ Up!)

Stampin’ Up! has created this awesome video to introduce you to the Precision Base Plate:

Watch this video for a few additional “tips and tricks” to help you get the most out of your precision base plate.

Happy Stamping,
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