Don’t look now but two months from today will be Christmas Day! That means that I’ve already wasted most of the past four months as far as my Christmas crafting is concerned. I’m probably not the only one either. It’s hard to start thinking about ‘season’s greetings’ when it’s warm and sunny and we haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet. But I no longer have that excuse, and if I’m to get everything done in time for Christmas 2020 I really should stop procrastinating. So for today’s simple Sunday project it made sense to create a Christmas card.
Just because my card design needed to be simple, it didn’t have to be boring. So I decided to use some of the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) for my background.
I cut one piece 3-3/4″ x 5″ and using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) mounted it onto a 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Mossy Meadow Card. Next I cut a 3/4″ x 3-3/4″ strip and mounted that onto a 7/8″ x 3-7/8″ strip of Mossy Meadow Card. Finally I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the DSP and glued it to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the DSP with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
With the DSP pieces cut and mounted I then needed to create my card base from Thick Very Vanilla Card. After using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score the card, I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then with liquid glue I fixed the small piece of layered DSP close to the right-hand edge. After that I glued the assembled layer inside the card base.
Now it was time to turn my attention back to the front of the card.
For my sentiment I chose “Seasons’ Greetings” from the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set. Using Mossy Meadow ink I stamped it onto a 1-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then I mounted the sentiment onto a 1-3/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Mossy Meadow Card.
Finally using Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the large mounted DSP layer to the card front, before adding the sentiment. With that my simple project was complete.
Although this is a simple card in terms of the design, the copper foil accents on the paper add a real wow factor. What’s more the card front, inside and envelope flap can all be cut from a 6″ x 6″ piece of DSP. It’s the perfect solution when you need to make a stack of greetings cards and you’re running out of time.
So that’s one down but many more to go for me. How’s your Christmas crafting coming along?