Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun and festive Christmas card featuring the Trees are for Sale stamp set, Tree Lot Dies, and Snowflake 12” x 12” Specialty Vellum! Since I used an iridescent foil design from the Snowflake Specialty Vellum, I decided to use softer colors for the trees and the camper from the Tree Lot Dies, and why not? Even though I used Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent cardstock for the trees, card base, and ribbon color, I thought a pop of Fresh Freesia for the camper accents would be super cute! Have you checked out the beautiful Snowflake Specialty Vellum?? I know it’s a little late for this year’s Christmas cards, but you can always use it for next year! I just love the iridescent foil design; it has a rainbow type foil that changes colors depending on which way you look at or hold it! While the card front has quite a bit of die-cutting, you can easily make six of these cards to use up *almost* a whole sheet of the specialty vellum!
The base layer for the card front is this iridescent design from the Snowflake Specialty Vellum that I first cut a 1 ½” strip off one side and then cut the rest of the sheet into six 4” x 5 ¼”:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. Using the fourth from the largest (or smallest, basically the middle die) Layering Diorama Die, die-cut from Shimmery White cardstock.
2. From Basic White cardstock, use the camper die to die-cut out, color the tire with Light Smoky Slate and Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends, color the door handle in Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, color the trailer hitch with Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends, and keep the window die-cuts, coloring with a Light So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.
3. From Soft Succulent cardstock, use the medium and large tree outline dies and the curtain die to die-cut out.
4. From Evening Evergreen cardstock, use the medium and large tree outline dies and the wreath die to die-cut out.
5. From Fresh Freesia cardstock, use the camper accent die to die-cut out.
6. From Silver Foil, use the bow die to die-cut out.
7. From Snowy White Velvet Sheet, place some adhesive sheet on the back and use the medium and large detail tree dies to die-cut two of each out.
8. Use enough of the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon to tie into a double bow.
9. You will need three of the silver Festive Pearls, not pictured.
To assemble the die-cuts for the card front, remove the adhesive backing to adhere the detailed tree die-cuts to the outline die-cuts and adhere to the Shimmery White die-cut as shown, place dimensionals at the bottom of the camper and in the windows to adhere below the die-cut trees, place the window die-cuts back in place, adhere the silver bow to the wreath and adhere around the camper door window, adhere the die-cut curtain in the large window, and then adhere this piece to the middle of the vellum base layer. The vellum base layer is adhered to a Soft Succulent cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, place the three silver Festive Pearls on the wreath, and use glue dots to adhere the double bow ribbon as shown:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and medium outline tree stamps in Soft Succulent ink, the detail second step tree stamp in Evening Evergreen ink, and the snowflake stamp in Fresh Freesia ink:
For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, stamp the tree in the bottom corner as you did for the inside of the card:
See how easy it was to assemble this card?? Such a super cute Christmas card, even with all the die-cutting!! Lol Now, if purple-ish colors are not for you when it comes to Christmas cards, you can easily change the camper accent die-cuts to another color, Merry Merlot or Cherry Cobbler would look super cute as well!
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