I’m still trying to catch up after the surprise visit from my daughter and granddaughter. Lots of harvesting and processing to do. Have you noticed that even though we know Christmas is coming, somehow preparations never quite go to plan. Crafting is like that, so I’ve quick and easy solution, this Christmas Wishes card.
I began with a piece of Thick Whisper White Card cut and scored using my Stampin’ Trimmer. I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next came the sentiment. I wiped the front of my card base using an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Then I used VersaMark ink to stamp the Christmas Wishes sentiment from the Peaceful Poinsettia Stamp Set in the bottom right corner of the card. I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Then after removing some stray specks of powder I melted the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
Next I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach a piece from the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the card base. Along the bottom edge of the DSP I then fixed a length of Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
To finish the card front I tied a double bow from another piece of ribbon and added that with a Mini Glue Dot.
COORDINATION WITH PATTERNED PAPER
Keeping it really simple I decided to use the Designer Series Paper as my coordinating element on this project.
I used liquid glue to attach a 1/2″ strip of the DSP along the bottom of a layer of Whisper White Card and then fixed that inside the card base.
Finally I fixed some of the DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope with liquid glue. Using Paper Snips I cut the DSP, following the line of the flap, and my project was finished.
Creating a batch of Christmas cards can be really quick if you use a simple layout like this one. Then add an embossed sentiment, ribbon or other embellishments to make it special. For this particular design you’ll get 4 cards with decorated envelopes from each 12″ x 12″ sheet of DSP. That means a pack of 12 sheets of DSP will make 48 Christmas cards. Simple and economical.
Here’s some other projects made using the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper:
Anyway, I’m off to process another couple of batches of my apple and tomato chutney. Whatever you have planned today, I hope you can find a little time to do something you enjoy.
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
- Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon
- Peaceful Poinsettia Stamp Set
- Embossing Buddy