Hello everyone. It is once again time for another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me. This time our challenge was to use our favorite products from the Stampin’ Up!® 2021 July – December Mini Catalog. I have a lot of favorites from this catalog but I ended up choosing the Merriest Moments Bundle. This bundle includes the stamp set called Merriest Moments and a die set with an embossing folder bundle called Merriest Frames. I love the way the dies cut out the embossing folder design in this set. The stamp set has a lot of different leaves along with beautiful sentiments. I made a card using the stamp set, dies and embossing folder HERE and another card showing you how the Embossing Folder works with the dies HERE. It is just beautiful!
To make this card I first tied a piece of Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave ribbon around a piece of Tidings Of Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. Then I adhered it to an Evening Evergreen card base. Next I stamped the two layers of the Poinsettia in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I layered them on top of each other using Dimensionals.
After that I stamped the various leaves in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent ink and then adhered the Poinsettia in the center. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and added a Matte Decorative Dot to the middle of the flower.
Now let’s go see what products Buffy and Jackie made using their favorites from the Mini Catalog.
On Wednesday I showed you a card I made using the Merriest Moments stamp set and the coordinating Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder Bundle. This is a fantastic bundle in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021 July-December Mini Catalog. What makes it different is it includes an embossing folder that along with the dies, you can use together to make a beautiful background for your cards. Wednesday’s card just showed you an example using the embossing folder as usual. Today’s card shows you how you can cut and emboss at the same time.
To use both the dies and the embossing folder together all you need to do it line them up and run it through your Cut “n Emboss machine. This first photo shows you how the outline die fits in the embossing folder. You can add card stock and run it through your machine.
The photo below shows how you line up the more detailed die. In this case you would put the cardstock in and then line up the die and run it through your machine.
For my card I first cut out the outline using Evening Evergreen card stock and just the die. The detailed layered on my card uses the detailed die and the embossing folder with Soft Succulent card stock. It is just gorgeous!
To finish the card I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out using the coordinating die. I also stamped two of the flowers in Cherry Cobbler ink and the middle one I stamped off on a piece of scrap paper before stamping it on Basic card stock making it a little bit lighter for contrast. Then I cut them out using the dies. I layered everything onto a piece of Tidings Of Christmas Designer Series Paper and a Basic White card base.
If you don’t have the Merriest Moments Bundle you really need to get it. If you purchase it in a bundle you can save 10%.
I don’t know what took me so long to use the Merriest Moments Bundle but I am so glad I finally did. I think it is now one of my favorites in the 2021 July-December Mini Catalog. The fun thing about this bundle is there are three parts to it. There is the stamp set called Merriest Moments. There is the coordinating products called Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder. This includes a set of sixteen dies AND an amazing embossing folder that embosses and cuts at the same time! Now to be honest, you can cut and embossing at the same time but I found it easier to do it separately and it works perfectly.
On this particular card I only used the embossing folder for the background but I will show you a card on Friday that used the cutting and embossing part. In the meantime, just look at that embosses background. Isn’t it gorgeous!?! It also includes a die that cuts out the rectangle in the middle which fits perfecting inside the frame.
To make this card, I first embossed the background using Basic White card stock. I layered that on top of a Fresh Freesia card base. Then I stamped two of the poinsettia flowers in Fresh Freesia ink and one I stamped off on a piece of scrap paper before stamping on card stock. This made it a little lighter than the other flowers. I cut them out and then layered them all on top of one another and curled the edges a bit. I stamped the branches in Soft Succulent ink and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia ink and cut that out using the stitched rectangle that is part of the die set.
Come back on Friday and I will show you a card where I cut the embossing folder and dies to make the background.