Way back in the summer, when the "Carols of Christmas" set was first available to demonstrators, the Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team did a blog hop featuring this set. Their creations are totally awesome! I'm pleased to say that my stampin' friend, Mindy Backes, is one of the Artisans. She truly deserves this honor--she's so inspirational in stamping, parenting, and her Christian faith. You can see her work on her website at Bada-Bing Paper Crafting. I knew that I was going to CASE Mindy's card someday--and today is the day!
My color scheme is based on the Be Merry Designer Series Paper that I used in place of the washi tape from Mindy's card. So, I started with a Garden Green Card Stock card base and a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Cherry Cobbler Card Stock mat. I cut the scalloped square mat from the center of the larger mat because it's covered with the 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel.
I stamped the sentiment from "Carols of Christmas" in Garden Green Ink onto a Whisper White piece and added the flourishes from the same set in Cherry Cobbler. I cut this piece out with one of the Layering Squares Framelits and adhered it to the Cherry Cobbler scalloped square that I also cut with one of the Layering Squares Framelits.
See those strips of Be Merry DSP? Well, they came from my scrap pile! I have used the entire package of this DSP in two of my Christmas card-making classes, except for some scraps. I cut them down to different widths and tore the edges so they'd resemble the washi that Mindy used on her card.
To finish the card, I adhered the stamped element to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and added three Garden Green Enamel Stars to the card. I think it turned out kind of cute!