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DOstamperSTARS Challenge #159: Mistletoe & Holly Money Holder

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Color My World challenge. 

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For this week's color challenge, I immediately thought of Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog.  But as you'll notice, I ended up using the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.  Why?  Because before I actually made the card, I had already die cut MERRY letters from the Little Letter Thinlits Dies and mounted them to 1" Whisper White Circles.  So - what was the problem?  Well...the Home for Christmas DSP coordinates with Very Vanilla.  So I switched over to Season of Cheer DSP and changed Pool Party to Soft Sky, as it coordinated better.  As Tim Gunn would say..."make it work"!

Mistletoe & Holly Money Holder card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#159 #dostamping #paperpumpkin

This card is actually a money holder.  The finished size is 7" x 3-1/4".   As for an envelope - it would fit in a legal envelope.  But if prefer a better fit, you can make your own envelope out of the Real Red Envelope Paper (from the Holiday Catalog) and the Envelope Punch Board, like I did.  

Tips for envelope:

  • It requires a 8-5/8" square piece of Real Red Envelope Paper  
  • Follow the instructions on the Envelope Punch Board for a 3-1/5" x 7" card size
  • After scoring & folding, you'll find that the bottom and top flaps are a little too long.  
  • Cut 1-1/2" off from the bottom flap
  • Cut 3/4" off from the top flap


Money Holder card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#159 #dostamping #stampinup

Tips for Money Holder:

  • Start with 8-1/2" x 7" piece of Soft Sky card stock
  • With 8-1/2" edge at top of Simply Scored board, score at 3-1/4" & 6-1/2"
  • Turn and place the smaller scored end into Envelope Punch Board.
  • Align left edge at 4-1/4" mark and punch
  • Use Paper Trimmer to trim away from punched area to the right edge.
  • Stamp greeting from Six Sayings stamp set (a free Stampin' Rewards choice with $150 order)
  • Place a 1-3/4" piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive along the left side edge and fold up to secure. 
  • Insert money
  • Fold over top of card and decorate
  • Enjoy!

Mistletoe & Holly Money Holder card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#159 #dostamping #paperpumpkin

 Tips for Card Front:

  • Adhere 1/2" x 7" strip of Mossy Meadow card stock to card front
  • Adhere 1" x 7" strip of Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper to card front
  • Die cut Real Red M E R R Y letters with Little Letters Thinlits Die
  • Use Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere to (5) 1" Whisper White Circles
  • Use holly leaves from Mistletoe & Holly Paper Pumpkin kit to stamp on scraps of Whisper White
  • One with Real Red Ink and cut with 1" Circle punch
  • One with Mossy Meadow ink (quickly blend ink around to fill in leaves). Fussy cut leaves out and adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals over red stamped leaves.
  • Position and adhere completed circles to card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Enjoy!

If you are anything like me, you might have a couple of people on your gift-giving list who would enjoy the gift of money this year.  This would make a great birthday card idea too.  Hmm... 

Enjoy~Dawn O 

Check out more "Color My World" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (Be sure to click on their links below):   The STARS have outdone themselves this week with stunning, fun cards!

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