Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas in Mulberry Wood

I have a couple of fun cards to share with you today using some toppers from the Mulberry Wood Classic Christmas Luxury Card Collection. I was lucky enough to get a sheet of these super cute die cut toppers in the mail last week. I love happy mail, don't you?!  I immediately went to work making some cards.

These toppers come in the kit on 8 different sheets with about 7 toppers per sheet. They co-ordinate perfectly with the Mulberry Wood CD-ROM and the stamps sets.

The card making kits also come with 16 foiled and unfoiled card blanks. For these two cards I did not use a card blank because I was actually cleaning off my scrap desk and the last two bits left from my last project were a piece of green pattern paper and a trimmed bit of white card stock.

So in my head I thought, "Hey, why don't I just make a quick card base out of these scraps"? The pieces were almost perfectly sized already so it was really a no brainer.

The green paper was double sided and had green stripes on one side and green polka dots on the other. I took the white card stock and trimmed it a bit shorter on the front that on the back. I adhered the polka dot paper down on the front after gluing down a bit of shimmery green ribbon from my stash.

I pulled the ribbon around and tied it into a bow on the front. Then I opened up the card. I turned my green patterned paper over to the stripe side and trimmed off a bit to fit on the bottom of the inside. It was already starting to look pretty cute even without a topper!

This made me want to go ahead and finish it. And that is when I remembered these adorable toppers...

I grabbed them and immediately saw the one I wanted to use on this card. The sweet Santa topper was perfect.

I used some double sided adhesive squares on the back of the topper to adhere it to the card giving just the right amount of extra dimension. Then I pulled out my coordinating stamp set - Mulberry Wood EZMount Stamp Set - Dreams of Santa.

I used two sentiments from this set for my card. One of them I stamped on a bit of white card stock leftover from when I trimmed down the card front. The other one I stamped on the inside of the card.

To finish this card I trimmed the sentiment for the card front into a flag and then added some bling that I custom colored with a Spectrum Noir marker. Done! Super fun, super quick and super cute!

Later in the week I was finishing up another card for a Sketches4all December challenge, again cleaning off my scrap desk, when I got down to a piece of Pearlescent Blue card stock and some white card stock. I decided to do it again!

I trimmed down the piece of white card stock a bit shorter in the front so that the patterned paper I put along the bottom on the inside would show. This is something I have been obsessing on lately. I'm not sure why but I have a stack of cards to attest to it!

I layered the topper onto the blue pearlescent card stock and the adhered it to the white card base with double sided adhesive squares for dimension. I used a snowflake punch on the bottom edge of the front and then trimmed a thin piece of the blue paper to go over it.

I pulled out the Mulberry Wood EZMount Set - Merry and Bright stamp set and stamped out two of the sentiments. I stamped out one on the inside and then I stamped one onto a piece of snowflake patterned paper that I taped down to the bottom front of the inside of the card.

This sentiment shows with the card closed and when you open the card you can see both of the sentiments. To finish up this card I glued a few snowflakes on to the topper. (leftover bits from punching with the edge punch) Then I rubbed on two snowflakes to the inside. Done!

All of this typing makes it seem like these projects took a long time but they went together so fast and easy and they turned out so super cute! Hopefully you think so too.

My weekend was totally kid oriented.  My ds had his 7th birthday on Sunday and we had a family party at home.  I took him and his siblings for a party at Chuck E Cheeses on Friday after school and they I took the 4 older kids to "movie night" at the elementary school.  They had a blast!  Then on Saturday, my neighbor's twin sons had their birthday party at a bounce place and invited all of my kids.  So that was fun....for them...lol    I'm not sure how my hubby gets out of going to these things...?  :-O  ha
For our Monday holiday we mostly did school work projects.  Yeah, I know...not so fun.  But at least we had a whole day to focus on some big projects and get them done without totally stressing out.  See...a totally kid oriented weekend!!
Thanks so much for stopping and looking today. Until next time...happy scrapping!!


  1. I absolutely love both of these cards. Just beautiful.


  2. Super cute.

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Stampin' Up Ind Demo

  3. I think these cards are terrific. So much talent. Teach me.........

  4. How sweet Stacy! I dig your layouts and inside design.

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  5. After reading your comment on what you had in store for your weekend I had to stop by to see if you hadn't died of exhaustion. lol

    Love the way you used the scraps so creatively! Looks really cute.

  6. cute cards and love the photo of your little sweetie!