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Sunday, November 12, 2023

Sending Cheer, Joy of Christmas, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a fun Christmas card to share with you. Please read on to see how I made it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the front of the card. I die cut the piece using the "Split Card" die set. I thought it looked pretty plain on the right so I was going to just texture that side with the "Snowflake Sky" embossing folder. I set it in the folder so only that side would be textured. After doing that I liked it but I had embossed some of the grid lines so I put it partially back in the folder and textured the rest of the piece. So my advice to you is to put the whole piece in the folder and slowly emboss it so you don't break any of the grid lines. I glued this piece to the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Joy of Christmas" 12" x 12" package. I cut that piece a little shy of 4" x 5-1/4" so it would

Next I stamped the gingerbread man from the "Sending Cheer" bundle using Pecan Pie ink. I stamped the hearts with Real Red ink and the face with back Memento ink. I set him in place on the lower part of the card.

The words are from the same "Sending Cheer" set and were stamped using Real Red ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. I punched them out using the "Double Oval" punch. I also used that punch on a scrap piece of Garden Green card stock for the scalloped layer behind the words. I taped the two ovals together. 

I thought the upper right looked a bit blah so I used some holy leaves from a die in the "Christmas Classics" bundle. I snipped it from the rectangle piece. I glued the two leaves to the front of the card. I took some pearls and colored them using my dark Cherry Cobbler Blends pen and set them in place with the leaves.  And the card was done.

This was a fun and quick card to make. I think some other DSP would be better for this layout but I was using what I had.

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


Anonymous said...

Yes I so love this card. Its all the details that catch my eye. The paper peeking and the beautiful colors. Great card for the upcoming season.

KardsbyKadie said...

What a FUN way to display two AMAZING SU products.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Such a cute little gingerbread man! I love using that split card texture die on cards. I'm not sure if I've ever used the other die in the set.