Saturday, May 22, 2010


Snowflake Wreath - April Christmas Cards

Splitcoaststampers has a monthly challenge to create 10 Christmas cards per month. That way you have all of your Christmas cards completed long before Christmas. Well…here are my cards for April. Hope you like them!

Stamps: Berry Christmas (retired), Heard from the Heart, Snow Burst (retired)
Cardstock: Kraft, Ivory Naturals, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Versamark
Accessories: Mistletoe Ribbon Originals (retired), Scorpal, Embossing gun, Gold Glory Embossing Power, Embossing Buddy, Stampin Dimensionals

These cards I made for the Christmas Card Challenge on The card base is Kraft cardstock (which after July will be called Crumb Cake) cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. I used the Scorpal to add two score lines on the card front at 1 ¼” and 2”. The greeting from Heard from the Heart was stamped in Old Olive ink on the bottom portion of the card under the 1 ¼” score line.

I then cut a piece of Ivory Naturals cardstock to 2 1/8” x 5 3/8” and the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty embossing folder to add some texture. Then I used a brayer with Old Olive ink to ink up the raised images that the embossing folder created. This was adhered to the card front above the 2” score line.

A hobby blade was used to cut the fold in the card between the two score lines and the Mistletoe Ribbon Originals ribbon was inserted through the slot in the fold of the card and tied around the card front in a knot. For the main image panel I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” The small snowflake from Snow Burst was stamped several times in a circular pattern using Certainly Celery ink to form a wreath. The berries from Berry Christmas were stamped randomly around the wreath in Real Red ink. The embossing buddy and Versamark were used to stamp the poinsettia and ribbon from Berry Christmas at the top of the wreath and this was heat embossed using Gold Glory embossing powder.

The edges of this panel were sponged with Sahara Sand ink. The image panel was then adhered to a 2 3/8” x 2 3/8” piece of Bravo Burgundy cardstock and the panels were adhered to the card front using Stampin Dimensionals to pop it up. Of course I had to stamp matching envelopes so I used the same poinsetta and ribbon from Berry Christams and stamped it in Real Red on the bottom left corner of the envelopes. Thats it! What do you think? Come back tomorrow to see a card made with the set Awash With Flowers which will be in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog!