Be Jolly – October Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop

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The Casually Crafting Design Team is made up of a group of Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators from around the word, that enjoy sharing our take on casual crafting. We’ll be sharing what we love with you every 3rd Saturday morning of each month on our websites.

Our There this month is – Sketch Challenge and this one was a real challenge…. what do I do, then this morning I was inspired by a card I saw on Instagram by Rochelle Blok. I think it was the black and white theme with the red in Santa, anyway it did the trick and my mental block was over….

Casualty Crafting Sketch Challenge

So my card has a theme of Basic Black, Basic White and Real Red, with a touch of gold.

The stamp set or stamps I have used are –

  • Stampin’ Up! Be Jolly from the July – December Mini Catalogue
  • Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Laid from the annual Catalogue
Measurements and Products Used
  • Card Base Basic WhiteThick: 21 x 14.9cm, scored at 10.5cm
  • Card Mat Real Red; 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Pattern Party DSP: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Strip Basic Black: 1.8 x 14.4cm
  • Sentiment Real Red: 2.5 x 7.5cm
  • Sentiment Basic White: 2.5 x 7cm
  • Santa Basic White: 7 x 9cm
  • Gold filament was taken from Gold Fine Art Ribbon: 18cm unraveled/frayed
  • Card Insert Mat Real Red: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert strip Pattern Party DSP: 1.2 x 14.1cm
  • Cut and score all cardstock
  • Adhere DSP to Read Red Card Mat
  • Adhere the Basic Black Strip 2.5cm from bottom of the DSP
  • Unravel the ribbon, so you are left with just the gold filament. Wrap this around the matted card front, adhering the ends at the back with sticky tape. spread the filament out across the Basic Black.
  • Card Insert
    • Adhere the Insert DSP Strip along the bottom edge of the Card Insert Basic White.
    • Stamp a sentiment onto the Basic White.
    • Adhere the Basic White insert to the Real Red Insert Mat.
    • Attach the Card insert into your card.
  • Embossed Sentiment – The sentiment has been stamped in Real Red Ink and heat embossed by following the steps below.
    • Ink up your stamp using Versamark ink, then ink it up in the Real Red. Stamp onto the Basic White Sentiment Strip.
    • Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.
  • Using the Banners Pick a Punch cut the ends of both the Basic White and Real Red Sentiment pieces.
  • Adhere the two sentiment trips on top of each other and with dimensionals attach to the card front.
  • On a piece of Basic White stamp the Santa in Memento Tuxedo Black and colour in using Stampin’ Blends – See a previous video I did on colouring Santa HERE. Colours used – Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Ivory, Petal Pink
  • Fussy cut your Santa (this time I have left a edge around. and attach using dimensionals.

Products by Stampin' Up!
* Be Jolly Stamp set
* Perfectly Plaid stamp set
* Pattern Party DSP

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16 thoughts on “Be Jolly – October Casually Crafting Design Team Blog Hop

  1. I love your interpretation of the sketch Michele! Black and white with a touch of red are always gorgeous!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you…took me a while to get my head around it

  2. What a wonderful use of the sketch. Thanks for hopping with us this month x

    • Michele Jutrisa

      That was a tricky sketch..thank you

  3. Ann Alexander

    Striking card Michele, love what you did with the frayed ribbon!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Ann

  4. Great card Michele

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Diane

  5. Melva Peters


    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Melva

  6. Katie

    Cute card, I didn’t think of turning the sketch landscape, it really works.

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you

  7. I love your Jolly card! My favorite part is the unraveled ribbon around the black strip. so pretty!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you…yes another great way to use the ribbon

  8. Susan Schultz

    HI Michele, you used such a great color combination and merry stamp set to design your card. Thank you for sharing!

    • Michele Jutrisa

      Thank you Susan

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