Thursday, October 20, 2011

Simply Stampin' Up - Edition 14 A Lollie Christmas

Lollies, Rosettes, whatever. Call them what you like, but they are so pretty!!
I know, most of you thought after the Wreath that Ate Manassas project, I'd be cutting way back on the Lollie making. Like, way, way back to ZERO! But NO.........just couldn't step away from the Lollies.

For my weekly Simply Stampin' Up! feature - where I take a published Non-SU! project and re-create it with ALL SU! products - I found a beautiful card in a recent holiday issue of a paper crafting magazine. I HAD to recreate it - it was calling my name.
I'm sure you've heard the call of the card before: "Robin, pick me! Pick ME!! Pick MEEE!!! I'll look beautiful in ALL SU!"
So, there you have it - how could I ignore that voice?

Here's my version of the card:

And here's my card next to the magazine photo:

(disclaimer - the magazine photo does have designer paper that is BLUE, but my camera didn't pick it up well. Also, I know you are going to say that I didn't border punch my center, vellum layer. I know! I got ahead of myself and FORGOT. And believe me, I didn't want to start over with the folding....)

Anyway, it's really a pretty simple card to put together - ready?

Layer 1 - Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 5" x 10", folded to make a 5" square card

Layer 2 - Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper cut at 4 7/8" square. I used the greeting from Contempo Christmas inked up in Basic Gray Classic Ink for the greeting here. Awesome how it was exactly the same greeting!

Layer 3 - Lollie base - Crumb Cake cardstock cut in 4 strips - 1 3/4" x 5 1/2". Each strip was scored at every 1/4" using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. After folding, the ends were glued together with Tombow and after letting it set up, I added a cardstock 2 1/2" circle to the back with more Tombow. I weighted it down with my 2 1/2" Circle Punch (yes, they are a multi-tasker!)

Layer 3 - Middle Lollie - Vellum CARDSTOCK (not paper, the cardstock is thicker) cut in 4 strips - 1 1/2" x 5 1/2". Each strip was assembled as described above, circle attached to the back as well.

Layer 4 - Brushed Silver cardstock - punched a 2 3/8" Scallop Circle with the punch then ran it through my Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.

Layer 5 - Top Lollie - Beau Chateau Designer Paper cut in 2 strips - 1 1/4" x 6". Use the Eyelet Border Punch along one edge of both strips, then score and assemble as described above. For the backer circle on this one, I used a 1 3/8" Circle of cardstock.

I used my Paper Piercer and my Mat Pack to add a hole to the center of the Designer Paper Lollie and inserted my Antique Brad in the middle. It's glued to the Silver cardstock circle.

Once all the glue on the lollies was completely dry, I glued them all together with more Tombow, and glued the whole piece to the card.
Another option would be to adhere it with a few Mini Glue Dots and attach a hanging string so it could be removed from the card and used as a tree ornament. If you do this, be sure to use something pretty for the backing!

In all honesty, even with the cutting and scoring, this card only took me about 1/2 hour to complete. So if I were making a lot of these, they would probably only take about 20 minutes each. Not bad if you are making them for some special people on your list!

Here's a few of the products I used on this card:

#122357 - Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper $10.95 (12 sheet pack)
#120594 - Contempo Christmas $11.95 (clear mount)
#110755 - Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue $3.95
#122334 - Simply Scored Scoring Tool $29.95

So, now that you've seen what I did to re-create this project, you can make one too! For all the supplies you need to complete it, just visit my Online Stampin' Store! It's open 24/7 just for you.

Thanks for stopping by today, back tomorrow with some more Friendship Friday RAK's!
Stamped blessings,

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  1. Robin - This is amazing!! I love the change it to SU concept too! Thanks for such detailed instructions - wonderful!

  2. Beautiful card. I might have to CASE it.

  3. Beautiful card and great detailed instructions! TFS

  4. This magazine sample caught my eye as well but you are much more ambitious than I! I also use punches to weigh down rosettes while they dry. :) now that you've shared your experience maybe I will give it a go!


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