Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Building my Holiday Stash

Hello there!  Today I have another card for you using Papertrey, The Greetery and Memory Box Dies.  I will be entering this into a few of my favorite challenges and one that is new to me;  Outside the Box (Memory Box Frame It Up Challenge), The Paper Players (Marvelous Metallics), the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Bling It On). 

I had one last piece of this musical Gold Foiled Cardstock that I've been meaning to use with these particular dies, so I grabbed it with a few other supplies and started working to create my card.
I made a 5.5 x 4.25 inch top folding card base from Stardream Metallic Gold Cardstock.  This is a #105 Cover Weight, shimmer cardstock.  I wanted to die cut the music score and treble clef from Gold Glitter Cardstock, so I matched the cardstock to the glitter paper.  I have several different shades of Gold Shimmer Cardstock, so it was important to choose the right one.

I love specialty cardstock so I've built my supply slowly and most of my specialty card stocks come from PaperPapers.com.  I have found them to be the most reasonably priced and I can purchase in 25 sheet packs.  You get free shipping with a $50.00 order in the US and I don't seem to have any trouble placing a fifty dollar order. Ü

Next, I pulled a piece of White Satin Cardstock and die cut the largest Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangle from that.  Next, I die cut the Musical Interlude and Treble Clef (Memory Box) dies from Gold Glitter Cardstock.  These dies are very delicate, so I had to think a bit about how I was going to get the effect I wanted.  I wanted the die cuts to go across the top of the frame to be the focal point.  First, I attached the right side of the musical score with Multi Medium Matte, lining it up along the pierced detail line in the frame and let it dry for a few minutes. Then I glued the musical score to the treble clef and let that dry.  I laid them upside down on my glass mat to let them dry with an acrylic block on top to keep them from moving.  Once they were dry, I adhered them to the white frame so that the three die cuts adhered to each other.  Turning them face down, I added a double layer of foam tape on the backside.  I cut the music paper slightly smaller than the frame to fit behind it without showing outside of the frame.  Then I adhered that to the card base.

With the Glitter Paper, the foiled paper, and the shimmer metallic cardstock, there is a lot of shimmer, shine, and bling on this card.

I cut a couple of different tags/labels and stamped some Holiday sentiments on them to add to my Christmas Card Stash. Both of the sentiments came from Papertrey Ink stamp sets.  

While I had the dies out, I cut an extra set to make another card.  I don't have any more of the music sheet paper, so I just used some Peacock Shimmer Cardstock and added some sequins and gems in the background.  That way, if you are like me and rarely buy patterned paper, you can see that it still makes a beautiful card, while being what most would consider clean and simple. 

It's been fun having time to get back into doing some challenges.  I'd better get busy posting these in the challenges before I run out of time.  The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge will change tomorrow, so I need to get cracking!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope to share a few more cards before next week's Keeping Christmas Blog Hop on the 25th.  I have my projects completed for that, but I still need to write the post.  See you soon!  


  1. You totally rocked the metallic elements as I knew you would! Your holiday cards are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Players!

  2. Absolutely stunning Vicki! Both cards are simply fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!


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