Welcome to my ABC Holiday Series! With Christmas less than 12 weeks away it’s time to think about what card you want to make to send this year. Now is the best time to order what you need… Stampin’ Up! is offering specials on Fast Fuse, DSP, and more (*See details below)! I send out a lot of Christmas cards so I like to start early. I make several different cards before I decide on “the one” which I will make in bulk to send. Here’s today’s contender.
One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! products (besides the quality) is how everything is made to coordinate. The Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder coordinates beautifully with the image from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set. This card has everything that I feel sets it apart from store bought cards…texture, layers, embossing, ribbon, embellishments, and watercolor all in one! The fact that it is handmade from the heart…priceless! Here’s the measurements:
Card Base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 (Whisper White)
Layer 1 (Embossed): 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 (Always Artichoke)
Layer 2: 4 1/2 x 2 (Real Red)
Layer 3: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 (Whisper White)
Layer 4: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 (Always Artichoke)
Layer 5 (stamped panel): 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 (Whisper White)
DSP Layer: 1/2 x 2 1/4
I stamped the holly image in Always Artichoke ink and used my blender pen to color inside the leaves. The sentiment is from the Star of Light Stamp Set (another beautiful stamp set). I added matching plaid from Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper pack (part of the Buy 3, Get One Free Special going on now) to the front of my envelope. Many thanks to my friend, Rosanne Mulhern (Heartfelt Stamping), for sharing her paper saving idea! This is a great way to still add that special coordinating touch when making many cards.
Here’s some other Christmas cards I shared previously. You can click of any of the images to see the original post with directions.
Do you have a favorite from today’s parade? I’m curious…How many holiday cards do you send? Do you send the same card to everyone or do you make several different cards each year? I can’t wait to read your responses!
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Have a wonderful day!
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World Card Making Day is October 7th. In celebration of this day, Stampin’ Up is offering 15% off select card making essentials, plus a deal on Fast Fuse Adhesive (BUY FAST FUSE ADHESIVE AND GET TWO REFILLS FOR FREE) October 1–10! Don’t miss out on this chance to stock up on card making staples to keep celebrating all year long. Click Here for the WCMD flyer.
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