Come to Bethlehem

Come to Bethlehem, MDS 2, My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up, digital crafting, Big Shot

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One of the things I love about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the wonderful friendships I’ve made.  Even when friends move away, we can keep in touch through cards, of course, and the internet.

One of my dear friends, Janet, moved to Florida about a year ago, and we all miss her a lot.  We’re also very jealous, but that’s another story.  She attended a stamp-a-stack with a demo in Florida, Cindy Grigsby, and sent me one of the beautiful Christmas cards they made.  I don’t have the Come to Bethlehem set, but for only $1.95, I downloaded the digital images.  (Item 123963)

With MDS 2 (My Digital Studio), you can add texture, frames and even the rhinestone, but I wanted to have some “real” elements.  So I printed the image and the sentiment on one sheet of Naturals White card stock, then printed a sentiment for the inside (two times) on a second sheet.  I cut the second sheet in half for two card bases.

I added the image of the wise men in Night of Navy, then added a drop shadow in Elegant Eggplant so it would look like shading around it.  I got a little crazy with my scissors, so a couple were too small to cut out with the medium Labels Collection framelit for the Big Shot.  It turned out well, though, because I matted those with Elegant Eggplant, and I think they look great.

Come to Bethlehem, MDS 2, My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up, digital crafting, Big Shot, Christmas, Holiday

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So thanks, Janet and Cindy!  I love this one, and it’s so easy with MDS 2.  For the next batch, I’ll shrink “Oh, come let us adore Him” a bit so I can cut it out with Bitty Banner framelits instead of by hand.

The embossing folders I used were Petals-a-Plenty (top) and the Lacy Brocade folder from the Holiday catalog.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by  Stamping with Buffy!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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