Thursday, August 26, 2010


Simple Christmas Card

From August through December I will have at least one Christmas card at each Make & Take to help give others ideas of what they may want to do for their Christmas cards. So here is the first one. This card was inspired by a card created by Megan Burleson that she posted on Stampin' Connection. Take a look at my version:

Stamps: Season Of Joy
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Accessories: 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border punch, Gold embossing powder, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

This card was super simple, but yet still pretty. A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 4" x 9" and scored at 5 1/2". The end of the short side of the Whisper White cardstock was punched with the Scallop Edge border punch. The poinsetta was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink in the center of the card front. The swirls were stamped in Old Olive ink around the poinsetta.

A piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was cut at 4 1/4" x 5 7/16". It needs to be just shy of 5 1/2" because this piece goes behind the Whisper White flap and will not meet up with the bottom of the Whisper White card back evenly if the Cherry Cobbler isn't cut slightly shorter. Make sense? The Cherry Cobbler cardstock was stamped with the poinsetta in Cherry Cobbler ink all over the piece of cardstock.

The embossing buddy was used in the bottom right corner and "Merry Christmas" was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. Then this panel was adhered behind the scalloped edged tab of the Whisper White cardstock. A piece of 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon was tied around the card front and into a knot. That completes a very simple Christmas card that only uses one stamp set! The poinsetta on the would look really good with some red glitter on top of it, but I already had two time comsuming cards at the Make & Take this month so I wanted to keep this one really simple.

These would be easy cards to make if you have a large number of Christmas cards that you send out. Come back tomorrow to see a cute little box that was the 3D item this month!