Perfectly Plaid & Heirloom Frames

This was one of the cards we made at our monthly stamping class.  It uses two of my favorite products in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog.

First of all, let’s talk about that gorgeous frame around the sentiment.  It was made using the Heirloom Dies and 3D Embossing Folders.  One comes in the rectangle we used and there is also an oval frame.  Both are just beautiful and really add a wow to your cards or projects.  When I first tried these frames, I had a hard time lining them up.  Then I saw a blog post by Patty Bennett that showed how easy it was.  You first cut the shape out.  Then take the middle piece and adhere it to the center of the embossing folder.  I used Tear & Tape to adhere it.   That way you can line it up perfectly every time.  So easy!  It looks like this.

Then all you do it have to line up the cut out frame with the inside, close the folder and run it through your die cutting or embossing machine.

It works perfectly every time.

After I cut out the frame I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was a little big bitter than the inside of the frame and embossed it using Gold Embossing Powder.  Then I stamped the pine cone in Shaded Spruce Ink.  I layered the frame on top using Stampin Dimensionals. I stamped the trees from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink and cut them out using the matching Pine Tree Punch.  You can buy the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the Pine Tree Punch as a bundle and save 10%.

The background is a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock that I embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

The ribbon is called Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ Striped Ribbon.  The little sparkle of gold is gorgeous in person.

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