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Monday, September 25, 2023

Sending Cheer, Christmas Classics, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a Christmas card to share with you. I figure if I can make a few Christmas cards a week I should have enough to send out by the 1st of December. I don't like to stress over getting my cards out and I like to try to be prepared. There's enough stress associated with Christmas as it is and cards shouldn't be one of them. So here's my jump start on a Christmas card. Please read on to see how I made today's card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. To save money I used Basic White for the base instead of a half-sheet of Pecan Pie card stock. I can now get 4 cards with the Pecan Pie card stock instead of 2. My card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Pecan Pie card stock for the layer. And then I cut a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Joy of Christmas" 12" x 12" package. I taped the DSP to the Pecan Pie piece and then I taped that to the card base.

I also cut another piece of DSP from the same package, it's actually on the other side of the piece I just taped down. It measures 3-7/8" x 1-5/8".  I taped that to the center of the card. I just eyed it, I don't often measure to get it perfect, it's a handmade card after all.

The gingerbread boy is from the "Sending Cheer" bundle. I stamped him using Pecan Pie ink. I stamped his face using black Memento in and I stamped the buttons using the heart stamp in the set with Real Red ink. I die cut him with the matching die.

The words are from the "Christmas Classics" bundle and they were stamped using Real Red ink. I die cut them using the 11th die in the "Deckled Circles" die set. I sponged the edges using Garden Green ink and I set it aside.  I also cut another circle from the same "Deckled Circles" set using the 9th die. I sponged those edges using Real Red ink.

I set the large circle in place using Dimensionals. Then I added the gingerbread boy using Dimensionals. And the other circle was set in place using Dimenisonals but not on the are that was going to be overlapping the larger circle. 

I added some of the fun sequins from the "Loose Holly Gems & Sequins" package. I glued them in place. In the container there's some small red rhinestones so I glued one to each button on the gingerbread boy and the card was done.

This was such a fun card to make. I love gingerbread boys and this one is SO cute. 

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


Peggy S from OH said...

Very Cute Card! I, too, LOVE Gingerbread, Thanks for the smile this morning!

KardsbyKadie said...

You have inspired me with this card.
I was looking for a sweet gingerbread card and have officially found it.
THANKS for sharing!

Gisela said...

Super cute. So ready for all the upcoming Holidays. Great card. Love the details.