Well it’s November 17th and today is the day we may see our first snow of the 2022/2023 winter season. The temperature has certainly come down a lot from the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been treated to this autumn. So today I thought it would be apt to bring you a snowy Christmas card idea. This was number 12 of the 24 cards I designed and made in a 24 hour period last weekend. My starting off point was the Storybook Gnomes paper which will be retiring all too soon.
This project was inspired by the large blue snowflake pattern in the Storybook Gnomes 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. All I needed was a 6″ x 6″ piece to complete the front of the card, the inside and the envelope.
From my 6″ x 6″ piece I first cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ strip, and using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) fixed it to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess paper with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Then I cut a 3/4″ strip off the remaining DSP and trimmed that down to 5-1/4″ long. After cutting a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card I glued the narrow strip of DSP along the bottom edge.
For my A2 card base I chose Balmy Blue Card. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. With that done I glued the decorated Basic White layer on the inside.
All I had left was a 3″ x 6″ piece of the DSP and I trimmed that down to 5-1/2″ wide before glueing it to the card front up against the fold. For a bit of contrast I found a 1/4″ strip of card in among my Pacific Point Card scraps. After trimming it to 5-1/2″ I glued that up against the bottom edge of the DSP on the card front.
All I needed now was my sentiment and for that I turned to the Brightest Glow Stamp Set. There’s lots of lovely sentiments but I chose the beautifully scripted “Merry Christmas” and stamped it onto a scrap of Thick Basic White Card with Pacific Point ink.
Next, from the Labels Aglow Dies I found the largest label die and used it to cut out the sentiment. Before going any further I added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the die-cut piece. This allowed me to make sure they were firmly attached. Then I fixed the sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my Christmas card was complete.
I love this card design and it lends itself to being made in bulk with four cards and matching envelopes from each 12″ x 12″ sheet of DSP.
If you’re planning to make cards in bulk, here’s a quick tip for to save time when cutting and scoring multiple card bases.
OK that’s all from me for today but I hope you’ll return tomorrow for more papercrafting inspiration.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Brightest Glow Stamp Set and coordinating Labels Aglow Dies using a single “bundle” item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included both options below in case you want to explore these further. However please be aware that while the stamp set and dies are not being retired, the discounted bundle offer will end on January 4th.
RETIRING SOON – Although the Last Chance promotion for the July to December Mini Catalogue doesn’t start until December 1st I wanted to give you a heads up. The Storybook Gnomes Paper is being retired and will not be discounted in the Last Chance promotion. This suggests to me that stocks of this paper is already limited, so if you want this DSP please order it while you still can.