Welcome to Monday and my weekly Mojo Monday design. This week's sketch longs for pretty paper and simple elements. I used the Serene Snowflakes stamp set, another sneak peek from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog (available Sept. 1). Click here for all my Holiday Mini sneak peek samples.
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- Stampin' Up! Craft and Rubber Scissors (103179) easily lop off the "legs" of brads that stick out past your elements. They came in handy for both the Circle Rhinestone Brads I used.
- For an extra 3-D punch, I stamped the main snowflake twice. I snipped out and layered the second and adhered over the first. Very chic!
- Textured card stock for the lower portion (Very Vanilla) and "flag" (Taken with Teal) adds a richness to this project.
- Click here for my favorite tips on using the Circle Scissor Plus.
At the request of my Stampin' Pretty readers, I shot instructional photos for adding designer paper to the outside of envelope flaps. It's a beautiful touch and quicker (at least for me) than lining the interior.
I prefer Stampin' Up!'s Craft and Paper Scissors (108360) for trimming Designer Series Paper. They cut like "buttah."
Apply a strong adhesive to the exterior envelope flap on all sides. Line up designer paper to cover the flap and adhere. The designer paper should go snug against the envelope crease.
Flip the envelope over and carefully cut away the excess designer paper.
Now you have a pretty, coordinated envelope for your card!
Stamp Set: Serene Snowflakes (115438, available Sept. 1)
Paper: Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper (115676), Kraft (102125), Taken with Teal (101584), Very Vanilla (100730)
Ink: Taken with Teal (103257)
Cool Tools: Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Paper Piercer (116631), Piercing Template (105826, Mat Pack), 1/2" (104390) and 3/4" (107217) Circle Punches
The Perfect Touch: Circle Rhinestone Brads (Ice), Stampin' Dimensionals
Envelope: Kraft Medium, Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper