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ICS Christmas Card Inspiration

Yay! I am SO excited that it’s December! Winter is one of my all time FAVORITE seasons! Everything is so festive, I love the colder weather, and adore wrapping up in a blanket and enjoying a hot beverage watching movies. COZY is my jam! And with winter comes Christmas! And with Christmas comes Christmas Cards! I’m so excited to be part of the ICS Blog Hop this month because it’s all about Christmas Cards!

I asked my VIP’s in my exclusive customer and team group on Facebook what they would like to see me make. I received so many lovely suggestions, but two really stood out to me. Stars and Layers. I took to Pinterest and came across a lovely card from Trish at Spring Blossom Journey. Her design was lovely and I had to CASE it! My version is very close to hers, though I did have to alter it slightly to use the materials I had on hand.

I loved the idea of using little stars to create a wreath! And I also love how the Festive Farmhouse DSP from the Holiday Catalog really make this card shine! I wasn’t sure how to assemble the wreath at first to get it to look like a nice circle, but I discovered a little secret, which you can learn by watching my video below!

The layers make this card really stand out! I layered Whisper White with Crumb Cake. Typically I only use 1/4″ measurements, and sometimes 1/8″ measurements. However, to achieve the thin border on this card, I used 1/16″ measurements! I know, I know… it’s not the easiest measurement to get, but the Stampin’ Trimmer makes it super easy!

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Card! This is definitely a card that is best handed out in person, or put inside a package. I’m sure it probably *could* be mailed, but it would almost definitely need to be hand canceled. I really enjoy making a variety of cards, and do tend to hand out cards to several individuals, so I really enjoyed making a fun, layered Christmas Card. And I hope you do too!

Click the Next button below to head over to June’s Beautiful Baubles Blog Post!

Measurements:

Crumb Cake Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Crumb Cake Mat 1: 3-1/2″ x 4″
Crumb Cake Mat 2: 3-3/16″ x 3-11/16″

Whisper White Mat 1: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat 2: 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″

DSP: Festive Farmhouse, 2 colors approx. 3″ x 6″ each

 


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Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration Card

It’s time for a party with pandas! This Party Pandas stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration item which means you can get it for FREE with a $50 purchase on my website! There are several adorable little panda stamps and some simple sentiments in this set. Use it on a basic card, or step it up a little with some additional embellishments. Either way, these pandas are TOO cute to pass up!

Party Pandas SAB Card - 2

I really love how the yellow Glitter Enamel Dots compliment the Bermuda Bay cardstock. The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper also adds a touch of shimmer to really make this card stand out. I just love the elements on this card, especially the Solid Basic Black Baker’s Twine behind the scalloped circle.

Party Pandas SAB Card - 1

Measurements:

Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Circle: 2-1/8″ diameter
Basic Black Scalloped Circle: 2-1/2″ diameter
Glimmer Paper: 1-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
Inside Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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Daisy Delight 4-Way Fold Card

Yay! Another Fun Fold card! I am really liking this 4-way fold card, and I think it’s beautiful with the Daisy Delight Bundle. The last fun fold card I made with this set was my Double Z-Fold Card and it has been my most popular video to date! I’m humbled and blown away by seeing that video has over 12,000 views! Thank you so much to all of my wonderful viewers and subscribers! That means the world to me!

There are a LOT of pieces and a LOT of folds on this card, so be sure to watch the video for all the knitty gritty. I’ve included the measurements below to make it a little easier when constructing your own version. I’d love to see your card if you follow my tutorial, so be sure to send me an email or connect with me through Instagram or Twitter!

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Measurements:

Cardbase
1 piece 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score short end on top @ 4-1/4″
Fold Portion: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, & 6-3/8″
(make two cuts between outer score lines at 1-1/4″ from each long edge)

DSP
2 pieces 2″ x 5-3/8″
2 pieces 2″ x 2-7/8″
4 pieces 1-1/8″ x 2″
3″ Scalloped Circle

Mat & Accents
4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
2-5/8″ Circle
Scraps for Accents

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Merry Patterns QUICK Cards

I love a beautiful and SPARKLY quick card! I was able to make 3 cards in about 15 minutes! Check out how I did it with this gorgeous stamp set, Merry Patterns! This set is a Hostess Exclusive that ends TODAY, October 31! If you want to get your hands on this set, place a qualifying order to stock up on some of your favorite stamping supplies or to grab all your Christmas card makings or gifting items! You can also earn a chance to WIN this set by placing an order with me using the hostess code below before today is over! Visit my Facebook page for more details on how to enter!

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