It’s never too early to start making Christmas cards, but July just seems to be a great time to get going on them here in the US with the temperatures really starting to heat up. Normally, I tend to get a late start on my Christmas cards, but I can officially say I’ve got a jump on them now! 🙂
For this card, I knew I wanted to have a wreath, but wasn’t really feeling a standard shape (square, circle, rectangle) as a layer for it. Instead, I pulled out an old favorite set of thinlet dies – Delicate Ornaments. The wreath is made using the petal and berry stamps from the Painted Harvest stamp set. This is such a beautiful set! I stamped them with Pear Pizzaz and Real Red ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I carried that motif through to the inside of the card as well as on the front and back of the envelope.
For the second ornament and sentiment, I used stamps from Dashing Deer and Merry Christmas to All sets. Everything was die cut with dies from Delicate Ornaments and Merry Christmas Thinlets dies, except for the small gold foil banner ends behind the sentiment. Those were snipped from a punched shape using the retired Duet Banner punch, but would be super easy to cut by hand or using any number of other banner shape dies.
The card base is a 1/2 sheet of Mossy Meadow cardstock cut lengthwise so the card opens vertically. The wood-look background is the flip side of the floral pattern that you see behind the card in the first picture below. It’s from the new Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper. This is lighter weight than the standard DSP, so it’s perfect to use for envelope liners, or even for an entire envelope.
(Click pictures above for larger versions)Supplies
- Delicate Ornaments Thinlets Dies (retired)
- Duet Banner Punch (retired)
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