Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Christmas Cards in July Ideas

Since the August-December 2021 Mini Catalog hasn't quite launched yet, I thought it would be fun to dive into to some Christmas Card layout ideas using mostly retired products. Getting a head start on your Christmas card making in the summer will definitely help you when December rolls around.

Even though USPS postage is going up again soon, sending a card is a thoughtful way to give the gift of your time and creativity to your loved ones and dear friends.

The six cards I'm sharing today were from an online class I attended with my adopted demo to my team, Lori Perez. She has been holding monthly Christmas card classes for her customers and she has been so gracious to include me.

This a split front card. It lends itself to Designer Series Paper really well, because you can get several different looks by just flipping the paper over. Or rotating the card from vertical to horizontal.

Of course this layout would be great for anytime of the year really!

Here's the instructions for one card:
Card Base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"

Basic White or Very Vanilla Layer depending on the Designer Series Paper 
you've chosen - 3-3/4" x 4-1/4""

Designer Series Paper Layer 3-1/2" x 4" 

Adhere the white or vanilla layer to the Designer Series Paper with an even border,
then cut it diagonally through the middle, 
but not at a real steep angle however. Notice how you can cut either direction!

With a difference piece of Designer Series Paper, cut a 1" strip x 6"

Using Dimensionals place the two cut apart layers about 3/4" away from each other, but with even borders and line up edges as shown in the photos.

This is the trickiest part - with liquid glue put small dots of glue in the "channel" and out to the edge of the card base. Then slide in your 1" strip, letting both ends hang over the card edges. Press down. Trim off the overhang when dry.

Make whatever type of layered tag with a stamped greeting. This tag is attached flat to the raised layer. Embellish the rest of the card how you would like - bow, jewels, enamel dots - you get the idea.

I recommend you give this layout a try. I hadn't seen it before Lori shared it, and I'm really glad she did.
It is always fun to add more ideas to your bag of tricks!

Have a lovely day!

#stampinwitheva #stampinupproducts  

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