This Christmas card is fun to make and easy to mail because the only raised areas are made with one row of Stampin’ Dimensionals. It’s practically bump-free when you put it in the envelope. I love using the Festive Fireside Framelits™ Dies to cut out the stamped images from the Festive Fireplace Stamp Set. The mantelpiece die is included in the Hearth & Home Thinlits™ Dies.
I “fussy cut” (cut by hand) the fireplace image, but you can also die-cut the window from Hearth & Home and snip the cross bars. It’s a little smaller than the stamped image, so I would die-cut first, then stamp. I would also use a color other than black for the bricks and only color the sides of the fireplace-leave the mantel and hearth plain. Color the stamp with markers so you can omit them.\
The two sets of Dies are great to help you use up scraps. I had a large scrap of Crumb Cake I used for the fireplace – good thing as I had to stamp a second image. The fire image fit inside the mis-stamped fireplace just fine. If you use black ink pads like the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad, you can also fill in any missing lines with one of the Project Life® Journaling Pens. Color the images first, then die-cut them.
Maybe next time I’ll make a Festive Fireplace card without the fireplace, although the cat needs somewhere to sit!
- Many Marvelous Markers 
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad 
- Project Life Journaling Pens 
- Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper 
- Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Smoky Slate 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
Tools & Adhesive
- Big Shot 
- Big Shot Magnetic Platform 
- Festive Fireside Framelits Dies 
- Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies 
Festive Fireplace cards are a lot of fun to make look great without a lot of other embellishment. This makes them easier (and cheaper) to mail. By the way, the Festive Fireplace Thinlits™ Dies and the Festive Fireside Stamp Set are due to be retired on or before January 4th. See the details here.
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