Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which start’s my final countdown this week for Christmas cards! If you are like me and started late on your Christmas cards or maybe just need a few more, than today’s quick and easy card is just for you! I designed this card from the leftover DSP when I made slimline cards a couple of weeks ago, and since I did need a few more cards, I decided to make a tutorial to share with you!
For the base layer, I used this design from the Peaceful Place 12” x 12” DSP, cutting it into six 4” x 6” pieces. I used my ruler and a pencil to measure and make a small mark at 2” across and using that mark for my ruler to measure and mark a line at 1 ½” up from the bottom. Using the die shown from the Basic Border Dies, I lined up the center of the die with the pencil mark, used my grid paper to make sure the die was even, and die cut out the bottom piece of DSP, which you will flip over to use the opposite design. Using a Blending Brush with Basic Gray ink, lightly go around the edges of the top piece of DSP, use a line of liquid glue along the top of the bottom piece of DSP, and then adhere together to make a 4” x 5 ¼” base layer, I used my grid paper as a guide:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. On a ½” wide strip of Basic White cardstock, use your Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from Christmas to Remember in Cherry Cobbler ink and trim down. I used a ½” strip leftover from cutting down Basic White cardstock for the inside of my cards, stamped, and then cut off the sentiment. I repeated this process for six cards.
2. Using White Glittered Organdy Ribbon, I folded over the ribbon with my fingers so that I had two loops on each side and two tails. To secure the ribbon, I used glue dots between each layer, placing them right in the middle, but letting the loops be off centered rather than right on top of each other.
I used another couple of glue dots on the ribbon to adhere the sentiment piece across the middle, mini dimensionals to adhere to the base layer, and then adhere the completed base layer to a Cherry Cobbler cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the sentiment from Christmas to Remember in Cherry Cobbler ink:
For the coordinating envelope, stamp the pine tree needle stamp in Smoky Slate ink and the holly berries stamp on top in Cherry Cobbler ink:
Such a quick and easy card to make! You can easily use this simple template for a variety of DSP since both sides usually coordinate together, which is great when you have a design you are not quite sure how to use. Normally I would have tried to use some embellishments, but I didn’t really think that would go with the top design of the DSP, so I kept the card sweet and simple!
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