Hello Friends! It’s another Feature Friday for Concord & 9th, and the focus today is on Merry & Bright Stamps and Dies, and the Holiday Cheer tags Bundle. I’ve made 4 cards and an adorable set of tags featuring these products to share with you.
For this first card, I wanted The Merry and Bright script die to be the main focus. I kept the card simple, and decided to not used embellishments. I made a subtle background by stamping lines onto the dark card stock using the 3 solid lines strip stamp from the Happy Plaids stamp set. I die cut the script out three times: 2 times with white cardstock, and one time using Tutu glitter paper. I stamped and heat-embossed the top part of the sentiment with Lawn Fawn embossing ink and Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder. next, I glued the die cuts together. I glued the first white die cut slightly to the upper left of the glitter word, and the other to she slightly lower right side. I love the shadow look this script has. I attached the panel to an A2 size card base.
For my next two cards, I used the script die in a different way. I cut the words apart. I die cut the script two times with white cardstock, then I die cut Bright with red glitter paper, and Merry with gold glitter paper. For the stamped sentiment, I stamped the curvered words and the ampersand with Versafine Black Onyx ink. (For the Ampersand, I masked the words from the Merry & Bright stamp.) I Stamped Joyful with Versafine Satin Red ink. I heat embossed the words with Brutus Monroe Icicle embossing powder. I used the lightbulb stamp from the Merry & Bright stamp set to make the background for the first card, stamping randomly in different colors, then followed up with the little light glow stamp, using yellow ink. I trimmed and glued the die cuts together, added them to the panel, then attached the panel to a red A2 size cardbase. I finished off with some Pretty Pink Posh Marigold jewels.
I stacked the word Merry for this card, and built a sentiment around it using stamps from Cozy Christmas. I used the Deck The Hall turnabout stamp for the background, and die cut a couple holly with glitter paper that comes with the script die After putting the card together, I finished it off with some Pretty Pink Posh Raspberry jewels.
For my last card, I again kept it simple. I used the two diamonds stamps from Merry & Bright to stamp the background Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. I used the ornament die from the Holiday Cheer Tag Dies to make the red glitter ornament. I also used the topper and starburst dies to accent the ornament. I inlayed white glitter paper in the starburst. I used a T-ruler and a fine point sharpie to draw the string, and stamped the bow.
I die cut a few gold glitter stars, glued them on for accents, the attached the panel to an A2 size cardbase.
The Holiday Cheer Tags Bundle is my favorite from the release. I LOVE to wrap and give away presents. This tag set will make every gift this Christmas have a very personal touch. The stamp set has so many cute paring of words, all in great fonts. I made 4 stamd alone tags in this first picture showcasing the stamps. I also used the Christmas tree stamp and Die from the Cozy Christmas Bundle. I had a left over Happy Plaids panel from last week’s projects, so I used that on the Merry and Bright tag. I played around with different ink colors, but kept the tones in traditional Christmas colors. I think a fun tag set like this could also make a great handmade gift to give to friends and family this season.
The die set also comes with an envelope die to slide the tags in. this second set of pictures showcases the envelopes. I kept the envelopes simple, using lightweight kraft and white cardstock. (I recommend a 65 or 80 lb cardstock for these envelopes.) I folded the flaps on the scored lines, then used 1/8th inch Scor Tape to close them up. I kept the pocket decorations very simple. The snowflake stamp I used from Snow Flurries stamp set. I cut gold glitter for the tops of the inserted tags, and stamped “To: and From:” on the tags. I also stamped either an ornament or a snowflake in a light ink in the middle of the tags.
I hope I have helped give you inspiration and ideas for Christmas cards. I want to give a HUGE thank you to Concord & 9th for inviting me to be part of the September release. These past few weeks have been so much fun to create with this fabulous bundle. I highly recommend this Christmas release to buy. The theme is playful, yet clean and modern. Thanks again Concord & 9th, and thank YOU for stopping by today!