Video Tutorial | Stampin' Up! Tag Buffet "Merry And Bright" Card

Video Tutorial | Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet “Merry And Bright” Card

This post features a video and written step-by-step tutorial for this "Merry and Bright" card featuring Stampin' Up!'s Tag Buffet stamp set. This card features coloring with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and a pleated ribbon technique.
Christmas card with a stocking created using Stampin' Up!'s Merry and Bright stamp set

One of my favourite things at Christmas is seeing the stockings all lined up and filled to the brim with goodies for the kids.

That’s why I couldn’t resist creating a card featuring the stocking from Stampin’ Up!’s Tag Buffet stamp set. The bright pop of non-traditional Christmas colors really stands out on this clean and (sorta) simple card.

Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet | “Merry and Bright” Card

Let’s start by taking a closer look at the card.

Christmas card with a stocking created using Stampin' Up!'s Merry and Bright stamp set

This card combines a variety of different stamp sets and dies. The stocking, holly leaves and berries come from the Tag Buffet stamp set. The “Merry and” greeting is from the Peace and Joy stamp set. I used the coordinating Joy dies to die cut the word “bright,” and the snowflake background was die cut using a die from the Christmas Layers dies.

Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet | Video Tutorial

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Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet | Supplies

All supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted.

  • Stamps: Tag Buffet, Peace and Joy
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Jet Black StazOn ink; Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light and Dark Pool Party, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends
  • Paper: Whisper White Thick CS, Whisper White CS, Blushing Bride CS, Basic Black CS
  • Accessories: Joy Dies, Christmas Layers dies, Subtle 3D embossing folder, Snowflake Splendor ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, adhesive sheets, mini glue dots, liquid glue

Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet | Dimensions

  • Whisper White Thick CS: a 4 ¼” x 11″ piece, scored at 5 ½” and folded in half with a bone folder to create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” notecard
  • Whisper White CS: a a 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece and a scrap piece
  • Blushing Bride CS: a 4″ x 5 ¼” piece and a scrap piece
  • Basic Black CS: a scrap piece

Stampin’ Up! Tag Buffet | Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1. Stamp the stocking, holly leaves and holly berries images onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS.

Step 2. Color the holly leaves with Light and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Color the holly berries with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo and Light Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. Color the Stocking with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo and Light Poppy Parade (for the heel, toe and top), and Light and Dark Pool Party, and Light Bermuda Bay for the inner stocking area. Fussy cut all the stamped and colored images.

Step 3.  Stamp the “Merry and” greetings onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS using Jet Black StazOn ink. Fussy cut the greetings.

Step 4. Place a piece of adhesive sheet on the back of a scrap piece of Blushing Bride CS. Die cut the snowflake background from this piece.

Step 5. Place a piece of adhesive sheet on the back of a scrap piece of Basic Black CS. Die cut the word “Bright” from this piece.

Step 6. Dry emboss the 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛” piece of Whisper White CS using the Subtle 3D embossing folder and your die cutting machine.

Step 7. Remove the backing from the adhesive on the die cut snowflake background piece and stick it to the embossed Whisper White CS panel. It should be centered between the top and bottom edges, and offset slightly towards the right.

Step 8. Stick the stocking to the left of the snowflake die cut piece, and slightly overlapping it, using liquid glue. Stick the holly leaves and berries to the stocking top using liquid glue.

Step 9. Remove the backing from the adhesive on the die cut “bright” greeting, and stick it to your CS panel so that the “B” slightly overlaps the stocking and the word itself is a little below the center of the CS panel.

Step 10. Stick the “merry and” greetings to the card using liquid glue. The “merry” greeting was stuck on a downward angle. The “and” greeting was stuck directly below the “merry” greeting, on an upward angle.

Step 11. Add some pleated ribbon below the “bright” greeting, using mini glue dots to hold the pleats in place. Trim the ends of the ribbon on an angle.

Step 12. Embellish with a few basic rhinestone jewels. You’re done!

That’s it friends! I hope you enjoyed this project!

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