I'm playing along with this week's Make It Monday Challenge over at Papertrey Ink.
My big box of Christmas stamps is down from my shelf and waiting to be used. I actually keep all my holiday and winter themed stamps together in an old Papertrey Ink Make It Market box. It fits everything perfectly. I keep it out of the way during the year, but come October, it comes down for all my holiday projects. Papertrey Ink has some of my favorite Christmas stamps so I was ready for this week's challenge.
We had to make a sentiment window opening on our card with the sentiment featured on the inside. I recently got the new Vintage Holiday magazine and was inspired with so many ideas. I love the retro Christmas colors and decorations from the 1950s and 60s and love making projects with this theme in mind.
This is the card I created for the challenge:
I covered the front of a vertical white notecard with some patterned paper and cut a window using Papertrey Ink's Shaker Shapes Circle die. To stamp the sentiment inside, I used Papertrey's Christmas Cheer stamp set--it's has some great "retro" looking scripty sentiments.
To stamp the sentiment, I used my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform. I also have a Misti, but for cards that are differently shaped like this one (vertical opening), I like this tool. It does not have a "lip" around the edge, so you can stamp large cards or scrapbook pages easily. I do love my Misti though, for it's compactness, so I think both are useful.
I used the Vintage Ornaments and Additions stamp set from Papertrey Ink--a huge favorite of mine. I believe this set is retired, but they do have another similar set called Vintage Ornaments II that is available. To add some shimmer, I heat embossed some of the patterns on the ornaments with glittered embossing powder.
Thanks so much for joining me today. I have all the supplies I used linked below.
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Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Vintage Ornaments die set
Papertrey Ink Christmas Cheer stamp set
Papertrey Ink Shaker Shapes Circle die set
Papertrey Ink True Black ink pad
Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores ink pad
Versamark Ink Pad
Zing! Glitter Embossing Powder Red
Zing! Glitter Embossing Powder Silver
Zing Embossing Powder Teal
Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform
Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad
MME Adhesive Metal Dots
Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Vintage Ornaments stamp set
Papertrey Ink Vintage Ornaments Additions stamp set