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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MME Adhesive Metal Dots
Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Vintage Ornaments stamp set
Papertrey Ink Vintage Ornaments Additions stamp set