Sunday, November 28, 2010


by Lis Whiting


I think I love making Christmas cards the best! It brings back so many memories of giving and getting Christmas cards. This is a fun and quick card to make.


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Bazzill Basics Monochromatic 5-color packs, Browns     ( BB-MC-BRN   $11.99), 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
    • Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses,Village, snowflake side     ( BG-ESK-2007   $0.85), 5 1/2" x 4"
    • AC Cardstock, Ladybug     ( AMC-CSP-71028   $0.50), 1 1/2" x 4"
    • Gold glossy cardstock, 1 1/2" x 4"
  • Embellishments
    • American Craft Jewel Brads Medium Sunflower     ( AMC-JB-sunfl   $3.49)
    • Queen and Co. Brads, Small Colorblock Brads, Garden     ( QC-BR-SCB-garden   $2.99)
      • Kaiser Craft also has some really pretty brad sets for Christmas that would also go well on this card.
        Kaiser Epoxy Brad, Wonderland     ( KAI-BRE-1115   $4.99)
    • Prima Flowers, Got Flowers? Studio 24 – Q, Green     ( PRI-GF-512064   $6.99)
    • American Craft Mini Eyelets, Gold     ( AMC-MEYE-gold   $1.99)
    • Basic Grey Alphabet Stickers, Eskimo Kisses, red and blue     ( BG-ESK-2014   $2.99)
    • Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer     ( CLE-SS-Vani   $4.49)
  • Tools


  • Fold your Bazzill cardstock in half making a card base (5 1/2" x 4 1/4").
    Card will open at the bottom.

  • Using the Cuttlebug machine, emboss the patterned paper and gold glossy with the snowflakes folder.

  • Punch out the pine needles pattern with the red cardstock.

  • Glue the pine needles to the back of the gold glossy so that only the needles show.

  • Attach the gold glossy/pine needles to the left side of the patterned paper with four gold eyelets, one at each corner.

  • Punch three holes in your piece on the left side through the gold glossy.
    This is where you will place and attach your flowers.

  • Take each of your green flowers and add a brad to the middle.
    Attach each flower to the gold glossy with the brad.
    The middle flower should have the gem brad.

  • Adhere the patterned paper to your card.

  • Choose "M", "E", "R", and "Y" red alphabet stickers and a blue "R" sticker in a combination of upper and lower case.
    Spritz the blue “R” with a little Vanilla Smooch Spritz to make it shimmery.
    (You could use glitter instead!)

  • Add the alphabet stickers “MERRY!” to the right edge of the patterned paper on your card.

I hope that you will try this card! Its easy and has great impact. 'Til next time!

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