Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Celebrate Joy Christmas Card

Here’s a beautiful card your friends would be eager to receive! You can mass produce these if desired. Should be easy to mail and is definitely lightweight.

I was inspired by Lisa Mackey of Chase & Main. She created a card base using a large die from the Celebration Dies set, soon to be available on August 4th in the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.

LET'S CREATE:  I used the second to the largest Celebration Die which easily fits in a standard A2 envelope. Cut Real Red cardstock 4-1/4” x 11”, then score at 5-1/2”. Fold on score line. Place the die just a ¼” beyond the fold, so the fold will stay intact and a landscape card base will result. Run the die and cardstock through your Big Shot/Die Cutting machine.

Using the next smaller die, run a piece of Red Foil for the card front, and run a piece of Whisper White for the card interior through the Big Shot.  With the next smaller die, run one more piece of Red Foil through the Big Shot for the card back. The two pieces of Red Foil will be what covers up the 21” long piece of 3/8” Real Red Sheer Ribbon that wraps around the card and ties it closed. Fold the ribbon in half and secure with Scotch tape to the front and back of the folded card to hold it in place. Make sure the red foil will cover the scotch tape. The larger piece of red foil goes on the front, and the smaller piece on the back. Using Stampin’ Seal+ adhere the red foil to the Real Red cardbase carefully.

Cut a 3" wide x 2-3/4" tall piece of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper and round the corners with the Envelope Punch Board or any other tool that will do the job. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the card front.

With small pieces of Mossy Meadow, Whisper White and Red Foil, and Sizzix Adhesive Sheets (available from Amazon or Sizzix) you will create the triple layered “Joy” using the Joy Dies.  Put a piece of the Sizzix Adhesive sheet behind the Whisper White and a piece of adhesive behind the red foil prior to running the dies on the layers through the Big Shot. Peel the adhesive backing and carefully attach the white layer to the mossy meadow layer, finish by adding the red foil word  layer to the whisper white layer. With mini dimensionals place the “Joy” where you think it looks best on the card front.

Next, stamp “to the world” on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Real Red ink. When dry, fussy cut around the rectangle shape with paper snips. With mini dimensionals affix to card front at an angle.

Finish card front with some red sequins (available at any craft supply store) attached to the card front with mini glue dots.

On the interior Whisper White layer previously die cut out - use the holly leaves from the Peace & Joy stamp set to stamp in the upper left and lower right corners with Pear Pizzazz ink. Finish by stamping the holly berries  from the Peace & Joy stamp set in Real Red ink. Adhere layer to card interior.

Tie a bow with the ribbon to close the card.

Decorate your envelope as desired. (Remember – No naked envelopes!)

Product List  - you will be able to order these items starting August 4th at my online store by clicking the link under each picture.

Joy Dies
Paper Snips
Envelope Punch Board
Envelope Punch Board
Big Shot
Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform

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