You might be thinking “Man, she’s lost her mind! She’s posting Christmas stuff!” It’s true, I have a Christmas post for you today, and it’s barely the middle of August, but if you think about how quickly Christmas will really be here, well, then you might agree that now is a great time to be crafting and creating Christmas decorations and Christmas cards. Let me tell you though, I don’t have my Christmas cards made yet. Before I even get to that point, I need to get a new family picture taken, because I always like to use those with our Christmas card. Anyway, today, I’m sharing this Carols of Christmas – Christmas Card with you.
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Carols of Christmas – Christmas Card Supplies:
- Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (this is an early release set, great time to get a jump on those Christmas Cards)
- Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (early release)
- Cardstock (in colors of choice)
- Glimmer Paper
- Classic Stampin’ Pads (in colors of choice)
- Stamp Block
- White Baker’s Twine
- Magnetic Cuttlebug Mat (I didn’t use this, but it would be super helpful)
I cut my white cardstock in half, creating two card bases.
I trimmed a piece of my blue paper to be just smaller than the front of the card. I placed the die of the moon and stars over the top of the blue paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug machine. I trimmed a piece of the green paper to fit at the bottom of the blue, with a rolling hill look. I just free hand cut the hill. Once I had the green paper cut to the size I wanted, I stamped my “Peace on Earth” image onto it. Then I attached the green to the blue.
I placed dimensional squares onto the back of the blue and mounted it on the front of the white card base.
Using the Cuttlebug again, I cut out the trees from the white glittery glimmer paper.
I mounted the two trees onto my card, then I used dimensional adhesive squares to mount the third tree in front.
I stamped three of the deer, and then used the thinlit dies to cut them out.
I mounted two of these on the card, and added dimensional adhesive behind the third, middle one.
I tied some thick baker’s twine around the front of the card with a little bow, and that finished up my card.
This was such a fun layered card to make! The thinlits (If you’ve never tried these, you really need to! I love using these dies!) are so fun to use and create such clean, crisp cuts.
There are lots of different options with this stamp set too. I had a hard time deciding what kind of card I wanted to make. I think it would be fun to make some cards that say Deck the Halls and use the ornament stamps and thinlits to cut them out.
I think my favorite part would have to be all the dimension though. You can see from the side that it ends up being pretty thick, but you could still totally put this in an envelope and mail it. It would work!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this card today, even if it is August and this is a Christmas card. 😉 For real though, you should grab this stamp set and get your cards all made now so you don’t have the stress of making them in December!