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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Framed & Festive, Celebrate Everything, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up! 2022

Today I finished getting my Christmas cards made, addressed, sealed and ready to mail  Then I remembered I had one more so I ran to my workroom and whipped up a quick card and here it is. It was quick to make and simple to do.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Garden Green card sock. I cut the sheet in half on the short 8-1/2" side so when I was done cutting it measured 4-1/4" x 11". I folded it in half at 5-1/2".  Then I cut it off at 8". The piece I cut off was used on the front so don't lose it.

Next I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Granny Apple Green for the inside layer and a 2-1/4" x 4" piece for the top part of the card. I textured the top part using the branches image from the "Wintry 3D" embossing folder set. I glued that piece to the upper part of the card. 

Then I cut a 2-3/4" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Celebrate Everything" 12" x 12" package. I taped it to the Garden Green piece I cut off.  I also cut a 2-3/4" x 4" piece of Basic White for the inside but I set it aside for now. 

The words are from the "Framed & Festive" set and were stamped using Garden Green ink. I die cut them with the second largest stitched circle die in the "Stylish Shapes" die set. I set in place on the DSP using Dimensionals. Then I set the DSP layered piece in place using Dimensionals at the top only or you'll tape your card shut.

I added tape to the back of the Basic White 2-3/4" x 4" piece and lined it up on the backside of the front piece and closed the card gently. I did it gently incase it ended up crooked. Mine did but it was easy to straighten out and I knew it was in the right place.

I thought the word piece looked a bit bare. So I fussy cut the holy and berries from a scrap piece of the same DSP and glued it to the circle. It was just what the circle needed.  And now to write in it and get it ready to mail in the morning.

This card was fun and quick to make. I think it would be a nice layout for other types of cards too. I have lots of DSP to play with and lots of birthdays and anniversaries coming up next year. So I'm going to keep this layout in mind. 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,


Gisela said...

Just so festive. I love your cards

KardsbyKadie said...

This card is FABULOUS.
LOVE your color combination.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Love how this card is cut, scored and assembled. I've done that one too and think it's great how the piece you cut off is then used on the front. Love that dsp! As much fun as I have had making holiday cards, I'm ready to get out some flowered dsp........although I may still sneak in a couple more holiday ones.