Oh Joy Part 2 – A Quick and Easy Christmas Card

In keeping with my resolution (and it isn’t even New Year’s yet) of getting my holiday cards done with plenty of time to mail them, here is the second in this series.  If you thought the last one was easy, just wait until you see this one!

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Looks scrumptious, right?

It starts with a card base of Fresh Fig cardstock cut 4-14″ x 11″ and scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  Next comes a layer of Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper cut 4″ x 4″.  That means you can get 9 cards out of one sheet of DSP!  This panel is adhered to the card base with Tombow glue.  To hide the seam, I use a strip of the gold washi tape from the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape pack.  This time I only ran it the width of the designer series paper for a clean look.

The sentiment is from Watercolor Christmas and was heat embossed on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  This was then cut out using one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits oval dies and then adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For embellishments, I tied a double loop bow with the 1/4″ Copper Trim and attached it to the left side of the card, on top of the washi tape, using a Mini Glue Dot.  Lastly, three Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added (one on the bow and the other two on the sentiment panel) as finishing touches.

And – we’re done!  See, I told you this one was super easy!  I hope you enjoyed learning about this project.  Let me know if you have any questions about how to create this lovely holiday card.  As always, I would love to be your demonstrator – you can shop for everything used for this card by clicking on the shopping icon in the upper right corner of your screen.

Thanks!  See you for the next card in the series coming up soon!

Oh Joy!

I was reminded by Facebook (and a particularly festive friend) that Christmas is less than 3 months away – oh joy!  So I guess it’s time I turned my attention back to holiday cards.  I tend to be a procrastinator which in previous years has found me frantically searching for cards a week before Christmas and praying they will get to the recipients in time.  I promised myself this year would be different.  Full of determination (which hopefully will last), I created today’s card.

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This is a very, very easy card to make and is would be great to mass produce – handy, right?  Especially for procrastinators like me LOL!

The base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  I then pulled out my Eastern Beauty stamp set and lo and behold there is a stamp that looks just like a star.  I stamped three of these onto the upper third of the card base using Versamark and then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

Next I cut a section of Bundle of Joy designer series paper measuring 3″ x 4″ which means you can get 12 pieces out of a 12″ x 12″ sheet!  This was adhered to the bottom part of the card base, leaving a narrow border of the Cherry Cobbler card base to peek through.  To hide the seam, I ran a thin strip of gold washi tape from the Year of Cheer Specialty series along the top of the designer paper.  I carried it from end to end, but you could just have it run the width of paper if you wanted.  Both looked good to me.

The sentiment is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.  I stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock and then used the Everyday Label punch to cut it out.  I am loving this new punch y’all!  To help it stand out a bit more, I punched some Gold Glimmer Paper with the Everyday Label punch, then cut it in half vertically and adhered the pieces to the sides of the sentiment label.  This was then added to the card with Stampin Dimensionals.  The finishing touch is gold sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment which were added with just a touch of Tombow glue.

And that was pretty much that!  Once I had the design elements in mind it took no time at all to produce.  And it thrills me that I can get a dozen cards from 1 sheet of DSP, 6 sheets of cardstock and less than half a sheet of glimmer paper!

I hope that you will give this one a try.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this project.  As always, I am happy to help and would love to become your demonstrator for all things Stampin’ Up!  Just click on the store icon in the upper right of the page.  Ta ta for now!