Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

My Perfectly Plaid Christmas card uses the classic Christmas Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper. Are you wondering where to find the beautiful copper dotted paper?  Look no further than the Copper Dotted Treat Bags from Stampin’ Up! I cut the bag into strips and used it as another copper accent for my card.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Have you noticed how I repeated the criss-cross pattern three times?  I used the Tufted embossing folder twice, once each on the Shaded Spruce cardstock and the Copper Foil paper. The Copper Dotted Treat Bags also carries out that same theme.  Repetition helps focus the viewer and brings continuity to your card.

Perfectly Plaid Christmas Card

Finally, I repeated the plaid on the inside of my card to carry out the overall plaid theme of my Perfectly Plaid Christmas card.

Card Cutting Details

  • Shaded Spruce cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper – 3-5/8 x 4-7/8
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3-3/16 x 4-7/16
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock – 3-1/8 x 4-3/8
  • Copper Dotted Treat Bag – 1/8 x 4-3/8
  • Whisper White cardstock – scraps for two trees
  • Copper Foil Paper – scrap for one tree
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folders

Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folder

Aren’t the Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders beautiful? I was looking for something to enhance the Detailed Deer die and the Feels Like Frost DSP; I think the Heirloom Frames and embossing folders are perfect. 

Heirloom Frames & Embossing Folder

Check out the detail on the embossed oval — isn’t it amazing? It looks so complicated, however, die-cutting and embossing the oval is deceptively simple.  Be sure to watch my video below for a few simple tricks that simplify the process.

Heirloom frames and embossing folder

The small flourish at the bottom of my card is such a simple touch, but it helps to balance the sentiment. Both the greeting and the embellishment are available in the Dashing Deer stamp set.

 

Card Cutting Details:

  • Night of Navy cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Silver Foil Paper – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper – 3 x 4
  • Night of Navy cardstock – scrap (die-cut deer)
  • Sparkle Glimmer Paper – scrap (die-cut snowflakes)
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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Deck the Halls with Holly

Deck the Halls with Holly

It’s the time of year when we deck the halls with holly. This time of year is by far my very favorite.  I love celebrating the birth of Christ, cold nights, fireplaces blazing, Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, the mantle decorated with holly, lights on the homes in my neighborhood, and the kindness of strangers.

Deck the Halls with Holly

Check out the shimmer and shine of the holly berries, aren’t they beautiful. I achieved it with the new Shimmery Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up! 

Deck the Halls with Holly

Whenever I can, I love stamping in the lower right corner on the inside of my cards. Doing this is such a simple touch; however, it adds additional interest. You might try it on your next card. I hope my Christmas card will inspire you to deck the halls with holly!

Card Cutting Details

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) – 4-1/4 x 11: score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 3-3/8 x 4-5/8
  • Whisper White cardstock (stamp and emboss circle and sentiment) – 3-1/4 x 4-1/2
  • THICK Whisper White cardstock (stamp and color three sets of holly) – 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside card) – 3-3/4 x 5

 

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