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Christmas in July doesn’t have to end! I love holiday cards, and I learned the hard way last year that the earlier I start, the better. To help inspire you to get going on your holiday stash, I made four cards using products from Scrapbook.com! Hopefully this will give you a few ideas that you can use with the same basic set of supplies. Let’s dive in –
I love how this shaker card turned out! I used a couple brand new Scrapbook.com products for this – the acetate and the Slim Stripe stencil. I started out by stenciling Duo Gel through the Slimline Stripe stencil on a sheet of SBC acetate. I let this dry overnight to ensure it was completely dry, but you could probably come back to this in a couple hours.
While my acetate sheet was drying, I assembled the other pieces of my shaker card. I die cut the background panel and the frame with the Lacy Layers die set with paper from my stash. Though it is hard to see, I darkened the edges of the background with Deck the Halls dye ink and splattered with silver, metallic watercolor. I die cut the snowflake once from white cardstock and once from red paper from the Christmas pad.
Once the duo gel was completely dried, I cut strips of deco foil in green (Jade) and red (Wild Cherry) and alternated them on my acetate panel. With the duo gel, you can use heat or pressure to adhere the foil so I decided to use my Big Shot. It worked perfectly! The acetate held up really well through it all. For the shaker bits, I used the Moonshine sequin mix from Picket Fence Studios. Finally, I added the sentiment (die cut twice from white cardstock) and a few more sequins around the snowflake. I added glitter to the snowflake with the Glitter Brush Marker.
Products: Country Christmas Wreath; Mini Merry Christmas die (no longer available); Little Bow stencil; Christmas paper pad; Pops of color, Cherry Pie
On a panel of kraft cardstock I cut down to 4×5.25 inches, I stenciled Cherry Pie Pops of Color through the Little Bow stencil. I love the pearlescent finish on the pops of color. While the panel was drying, I die cut the pieces for my wreath using the Country Christmas die set and paper from the Christmas paper pad. I can’t remember how many branches I die cut, but I kept going until I thought it looked full. I used liquid glue to adhere the wreath together leaving some parts unglued for volume. After finishing the wreath, I splattered white gouache for the look of snow and added red baubles from my stash as ornaments. I die cut the sentiment two times from heavyweight, white cardstock and a sparkly red cardstock from my stash, adhering the layers with liquid glue. Finally, I assembled everything together, adding two strips of red cardstock for an extra detail. A simple, but pretty Christmas card!
On an A2 card base, I stenciled Cranberry Fizz ink through the Candy Stripe stencil. On a panel of kraft cardstock cut to roughly 3.75 x 5.5 inches, I stenciled White Pops of Color through the Little Bow stencil. I mixed the Pops of Color with a little texture paste for a thicker consistency. While my panel was drying, I die cut the sentiment. I mixed the Mini Merry Christmas die with the Tall Skinny Alphabet dies. Each letter was cut twice from heavyweight, white cardstock and once with green cardstock from the Christmas paper pad. I added the final details of thin strips of red paper, a twine bow, and sparkling sequins from my stash.
For the last card, I kept it pretty simple. On a panel of kraft cardstock I cut down to 4×5.25 inches, I stenciled Cherry Pie Pops of Color through the Little Bow stencil. After the panel was dry, I cut it in half and glued it to a base made from thin copy paper. For the other half, I cut quarter inch strips of paper from the Christmas paper pad and adhered with tape runner. The sentiment was cut three times from heavyweight, white cardstock and adhered with liquid glue. For finishing touches, I added a border of the same sparkly, red cardstock, and a strip across the middle to anchor the sparkly bow that I die cut from Put A Bow On It die set.
Hope you found some inspiration in these cards! Let me know what you think or if you’d like to see something specific. Thanks for stopping by!
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