The first thing I thought of when I saw the Wrapped in Plaid DSP was school uniforms. Did your school uniform look like this? Mine didn’t but catching the train to school I saw loads of different school uniforms and quite a few had the tartan pattern in them. In saying that I actually love the paper and find that it is super versatile because of the pattern and doesn’t have to be all Christmas related.
DSP packs in the Holiday Catalogue
A lot of the DSP packs in the Holiday Catalogue are 6 x 6. Some people love the smaller size and some people struggle with it. I find you just need to make sure you cut it the right way to get the most out of it, otherwise, you do seem to end up with a bit more wastage with 6 x 6, rather than 12 x 12. I have been using these templates for quite some time now and find they are great and I have very little wastage if any at all because the little strip I usually end up decorating the inside of the card with.
The first template is to be used when you want to layer the DSP onto a layer of cardstock prior to layering onto the card base. The second template is when you layer the DSP straight to the card base. I am an Australian Demonstrator even though I use inches. I cut my A4 cardstock in half (5 ¾ inches) and then score in half (4 ¼ inches), this way there is no wastage in cutting card fronts either. So these templates fit with those card bases. I got the idea from Selene Kempton who did some similar templates for US sizes but I had to readjust the measurements to fit Australian cardstock.
This ribbon is so gorgeous and easy to tie a bow with.
On the tree, I have used the leaf image stamped in the Gold Delicata ink but it doesn’t show too well in the picture but it is super sparkly in real life.
You may have thought that this ribbon is not in the catalogue but it is. It is the gold metallic edge ribbon that I have coloured with the light cherry cobbler blend.
This background turned out awesome and the picture does not do it justice. I have used the little star image in the So Many Stars stamp set with the Gold Delicata ink and it is super sparkly and looks like embossed DSP.
Not looking like a School uniform now
The Silver Delicata ink does not show as well on the dark cardstock. It does have a lot of shine and you can see it more in real life, rather than the photo but I prefer stamping directly onto white to get a more crisp image. This is the Silver Metallic Edge ribbon that I have coloured with the light night of navy blend.
The silver ink shows up so much better on the white.
Here I decided to stamp the greeting on white and punch it out with the everyday label punch and I coloured the ribbon again.
I prefer this card when the silver is stamped directly onto the white.
I’ve shared a lot of cards today but if you happened to catch my Facebook Live or Youtube video on this you will see how quick and easy they were to put together, especially using the templates. These would be great for those of you that have a large number of cards that you need to send out or if you make them for markets etc.
Hope you enjoyed the cards and I would love to see your creations.
If you are interested in any of the products used??
Do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!
I would be happy to help you place an order. If you would like a catalogue please let me know and I will pop one in the post for you.