Stampin’ Up! Mistletoe Magic Card Using the Twisted Ribbon Technique

Using the Twisted Ribbon Technique with the Boughs of Holly DSP to make this Christmas Card. All of Stampin' Up! products coordinate beautifully!
Front of Card

It’s hard to start thinking about Christmas cards but as I started to play around with the Twisted Ribbon Technique, I found it easy to do! Stampin’ Up!‘s Designer Series Paper, Boughs of Holly is perfect for this technique.

I used Evening Evergreen, Real Red and Basic White to create this beautiful card. These colors just scream Christmas to me! As this is the first Christmas card for me this year, it’s already a favorite!

Twisted Ribbon Measurements:

  • Real Red card stock 2″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White card stock 1 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Evening Evergreen card stock 1 3/4″ x 5″
  • Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper 3/4″ x 3″ cut 4 of each design
Twisted Ribbon Supplies

Twisted Ribbon Instructions:

  1. Start with the 1 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Evening Evergreen card stock, place it horizontal on grid paper
  2. Using a pencil, make tic marks on each of the 5″ sides every 3/4″
  3. Lay this panel so the short side is at the top on a Silicone Craft Sheet
  4. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, adhere one of the red, DSP strips from the top left corner to the first tic mark on the right side
  5. Adhere the 2nd strip of the red, DSP from the left side tic mark down to the next tic mark on the right
  6. Continue with the 3rd and 4th strips of the red, DSP (the last strip will not go to the right corner, eyeball (or measure) the distance between the red strips to keep it equal
  7. Using the patterned DSP, start at the top right corner to the bottom of the first red strip on the left
  8. Adhere the 2nd strip of the patterned DSP from the bottom of the first red strip on the right to the bottom of the 2nd red strip on the left
  9. Continue with the 3rd and 4th strips of the patterned DSP
  10. Set aside to let the Multipurpose Liquid Glue dry for a bit
  11. Once dry, flip it over to the back side and trim the excess DSP off
Tic Marks On Evening Evergreen card stock

MistleToe Magic Card Measurements:

  • Evening Evergreen card stock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Real Red card stock 1″ x 3 3/8″
  • Basic White card stock 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″, 4″ x 5 1/4″, (inside card) and 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ (greeting)

MistleToe Magic Card Instructions:

  1. Adhere the Twisted Ribbon panel to the Basic White panel with your favorite adhesive
  2. Adhere this panel to the Real Red panel
  3. Score and fold the Evening Evergreen card base at 4 1/4″
  4. Adhere the Twisted Ribbon panel to the left side of the card base
  5. Using Momento Black ink, stamp the largest mistletoe image onto the 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ Basic White card stock
  6. Using Evening Evergreen ink, stamp the greeting onto the 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ piece of Basic White card stock
  7. Color the mistletoe image with Stampin’ Blends, I used dark Real Red, and both light and dark Evening Evergreen
  8. Go over each of the berries with the Wink of Stella pen
  9. Die cut this image using the coordinating dies
  10. Adhere the greeting to the 1″ x 3 3/8″ Real Red card stock
  11. Using Dimensionals, adhere the greeting to the bottom right of the card front
  12. Using Dimensionals, adhere the die cut, mistletoe image at an angle to the front of the card base
  13. Tie a bow using the Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack
  14. Adhere the bow to the top of the mistletoe die cut with Mini Glue Dots
  15. Place 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the front of the card base
  16. For the inside of the card, stamp the smallest mistletoe image in the bottom left or right corner using Momento Black ink
  17. Color this image with the Stampin’ Blends as used on the front of the card
  18. Adhere this panel to the inside of your card
Inside of card

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The Twisted Ribbon technique is quite easy to do. It does take some concentration at first but does become easier. Using the DSP’s from Stampin’ Up! allows for complete color coordination from start to finish!

So what are you waiting for? I invite you to give the Twisted Ribbon technique a try. Start with some retired papers and go from there. If you do give it a try, I’d love to hear how it went for you!

Thanks for stopping by today. As always, have a stamp-happy day!

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