Holiday Card Series 2014 – Christmas Sweater Paper #1

Card #10 |  This particular card would be super easy to reproduce in multiples and you could do it rather quickly, too…

Card#10-HCS2014I started with a base card in sugar, cutting the card stock to 4.25 x 11″ and folding in half so that the fold is on the top edge of the card. I rounded the bottom corners and added a narrow strip of cherry and a larger panel of the deer paper from the 6×6 Christmas Sweater paper packet.  I stamped the sentiment from the Wishing You the Merriest stamp set in cherry ink on a smaller sugar panel, rounding the corners on this piece as well, and popping it off of the card front with 3D foam squares. The final touch was to add a few Bermuda sequins (with Glue Dots) to give the card a little sparkle.

Holiday Card Series 2014 – Dashing through the snow…

Card #9 |  Another favorite of mine in this Holiday Card Series for 2014…

HCS-14_DashingJingle copy

This card begins with a base card in sky cardstock. I then cut a strip of sugar cardstock to measure 1-3/4” x 4-7/8” + three squares of cherry cardstock measuring 1-1/2” each. I stamped the snowflake image from the Snowflakes stamp set in Versamark ink on all three cherry panels and then heat embossed them in white embossing powder. I then layered them onto the sugar strip and attached them to my base card with 3D foam adhesive.

To embellish, I used a couple of wraps of toffee twine, including a larger jingle bell and a bow. The sentiment is from the Wishing You the Merriest stamp set. I stamped this in cherry ink to finish off the card.

Three more cards to go! I hope you’re getting lots of ideas!

Thanks for taking a peek today…

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Holiday Card Series 2014 – Best Wishes Jingle Bell

Card #5  | This card happens to be one of my very favorite in the entire series… couldn’t wait to share this one with you!

HCS-14_SqPineJingle copy

I started with a square base card in vanilla, measuring 4.25”. I added a panel of Twas the Night card stock slightly smaller at 4” square. I then cute a Labels 8 die panel out of cherry card stock and heat embossed a greeting from the Wishing You the Merriest stamp set in white embossing powder.

I die cut one of the snowflakes from the Snowflake Trio 2 set, the largest one, out of fern card stock and cut it into pieces to resemble a pine bough, gluing them together with some adhesive to form a little bunch. I glued them to the sentiment panel, wrapped a bit of French roast & white baker’s twine around the panel and attached a jingle bell (the larger of the two sizes offered by A|S). I then attached the entire sentiment panel to the base card using 3D foam adhesive.

This card has such a nice, traditional Christmas design and I love the added touch of the jingle bell, even though this card might be difficult to mail because of it. If you love this card too, but will need to mail it, try wrapping some vanilla satin ribbon around the sentiment panel and tying it in a knot with tails instead of incorporating the jingle bell. This might help it get through the postal machines a bit better, and arrive safely to your recipient.

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Until next time…