Hello Friends! It’s time to get serious about making Christmas cards! So, I decided today that I was going to sit down and make some of the cards that I will send to friends and family this year.
Now one thing you should know about me – I get bored easily and don’t really like to make 40 of the same card. So, with that in mind, I gathered some supplies and got busy!
I decided that a 6×6 paper collection was the best way to go for these cards. I could change the background papers, but since they all come from the same collection, the colors would match. I also chose a new favorite of mine, the Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basics Die set. It’s easy to choose the rectangle and matching scalloped rectangle for matting. I also cut the bases – A2 size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ – and the patterned paper ( 4 x 51/4″) so that all I had to do was die cut and stamp!
Here I am using my Tangerine die cutting machine to cut the scalloped and classic rectangles.
Using a Versamark pad, I stamped the banner image onto white cardstock and sprinkled on Silver Moonlight Glitter Embossing powder.
***A long time ago, someone gave me this great heat embossing tip: Wrap a magazine in tinfoil and place it on a clipboard. That way, the heat from your embossing gun will radiate out and not warp the paper. ***
So I heat embossed the banners and hand cut them out.
I did the same for the Christmas trees, but I stamped them on Vellum Cardstock. I cut these trees out and then, using a Funky Glue pen, I glued them onto green patterned cardstock.
I made sure to apply the glue under spots that I knew I would put some Glitter Drops so the glue wouldn’t show through.
Now it’s time to start assembling the cards. I glued together the scalloped and classic rectangles.
Using 3d foam squares, I adhered the banners and trees into place.
See how the green patterned paper shows thru the vellum?
I added some Nuvo Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops to the tree once everything was assembled. Then I set the cards aside to dry. Remember that Nuvo drops are self-leveling, which makes adding little drops easy!
Here are a couple of my completed cards. I ended up making15 cards in about an hour!
Once you get everything cut, stamped and die cut, putting the cards together is a breeze. Plus I really hate paying extra postage for my cards, so keeping them simple is the way to go!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Tonic Supplies Used:
- 1457e Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basics Die Set
- 597n Nuvo Silver Moonlight Glitter Embossing Powder
- 752n Nuvo Ruby Slippers Glitter Drops
- 421e Funky Glue Pen
- Tangerine Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
- Tim Holtz 8″ Comfort Guillotine Cutter
Other supplies: Versamark Embossing Pad, Heat Gun, 3d foam squares; Holiday Trimmings 6×6″ paper pad (Penny Black); Kraft & White cardstock; Merry & Bright Clear Stamp set (Simon Says Stamp)