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Hello my stamping friends! Welcome to another series of our PPX Crew Monthly Blog Hop! I'm very happy for your visit here. Our Crew is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are collaborating to create alternate projects using the supplies (plus, additional supplies) that come with our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. Each month, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and members of my Stampin' Up! family of demonstrators receive exclusive tutorials to beautiful alternate projects created by our PPX Crew. Well, now we are creating a 2nd alternate project that is being shared with everyone!
This month's blog hop features the beautiful Peaceful Christmas (October 2021) kit. My project features a fun-fold technique called the Stair-step fold, which was inspired by some of the leftover element pieces I had saved away in the kit. I'm also using a couple of stamp images from the set that were not used as part of the original card designs.
Even though there were Shaded Spruce card bases included in the kit, I chose to use regular Shaded Spruce cardstock as I needed a base that was not pre-scored. The Buffalo Check paper were leftover strips that I matted with Silver Foil Paper. To highlight the card front, I cut one half of the Basic Gray festive cardbases down to 3-1/4 x 4 and matted with Silver Foil paper. To compliment the card front, I cut the Basic Gray woodgrain element in half and layered on the 'front step' of the card.
To create the Stair-step feature of your card, the Shaded Spruce cardbase is cut 1-inch inside of each long end starting at the 1-inch mark from one short end through to the 5-1/4" mark. Then, take your scoring tool on your trimmer and score at 1", 2", 4-1/4" and 5-1/4". The only section that is scored at the 4-1/4" mark is the section in the middle (do not score on the 1" side strips at 4-1/4". The other score lines should only fall on the 1" strip on each long end side. Score and burnish the folds to create a 'stair step' effect. I inked the row of evergreen trees with Shaded Spruce ink (included with kit), stamped onto a piece of Basic White cardstock (3-1/4 x 4), and set in place to finish the inside of the card.
I used the Fancy Label Punch for the Peaceful Christmas sentiment, which was very similar to size and shape of the sentiment tags that were included with the kit. The red banner element was adhered to the back of the sentiment tag and added to the card front using Dimensionals. The final dressing of the card includes a glittering Enamel Gem and a little bow made from the Real Red Baker's Twine—both included in the kit.
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