Here’s Round 3 of my series “Let’s All Celebrate Christmas in July” sharing new cards but also breaking out older cards too! Today, I’m showcasing three new card designs!
I’ll have a list of all the supplies I used at the bottom of this post, but these cards are a mix from the Spellbinders 2019 “Merry Everything” card kit and using Hero Arts’ fancy die for my 3rd card which I fell in love with!
For the card above, I die cut a red piece of cardstock and the pattern paper from the kit to 3-3/4″ x 5″, die cut a circle from them and placed over a white piece of cardstock trimmed to 4″ x 5-1/4″. I already stamped the sentiment on a metallic piece that I die cut (I can’t remember where that stamp came from and I can’t find it!, ugghh).
Anyway, I wanted a little bit of the red showing through the circle, so adhered the pattern paper a bit off the left side. Then, I glued the whole thing down to green cardstock. I put foam squares behind that big bow from the kit and colored with Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I let it dry overnight, then made the red/white bow from Bakers twine and added it last.
For the card above, I still went with my circular die cut window, this time only on the pattern paper full of Christmas words and phrases from the kit. Also, from the kit were the kitties and snowman. But they were a bit flat to me, so I did 2 things, first: I put foam squares behind them for dimension, and secondly, I colored certain parts in the Nuvo Crystal Glaze, like the kitty’s bow and present, the snowman’s bow, his eyes and nose and the black kitty’s bow and eyes/nose too.
I stamped the ‘Tis the Season from the kit onto green panel (a2 size) and adhered all this to a white card base.
I saved the best for last! This card is my FAVORITE of the YEAR so far!
This card uses only 1 of the items from the Merry Everything Kit and that’s the adorable deer! The rest is a combo from a few brands. I wanted to continue with a window themed card but this time I wanted a window looking at a deer like it was outdoors. Here in Oregon, this happens a lot!
Anyway, I also wanted a snowy background so I used a technique JM taught called, “Embellished Windows“. She used a number of techniques for this and the one that caught my eye was using white embossing powder with a laminating pouch and adhering it under a die cut window. I LOVED this idea for Christmas and I’ve used it a bunch of times! In fact, I made a lot of these and even mixing with stars and held them for future cards.
I pulled this one and decided to use Hero Arts fancy die for my window opening. You’ll see the snowy background behind it but I wanted the deer just behind the window so I glued it on top of the snowy background and onto green cardstock. Then I added the white card panel on top. The sentiment strip is from Simon Says Stamp. I even found a white envelope that has a long flap that I think completes this beautiful card.
Having Christmas cards now is a great way to get them ready before December to send off and in the Shop, we’ve got you covered! Click here to see all our Christmas in July cards!
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The “Merry Everything” kit I bought was $75 and that’s a bit of an investment for me, but it really paid off. Not only did I make over 30 cards last year, I still had bunches of items left over for this year. AND, now the limited edition is on sale for $56.25 as of this post so if you want it, grab it quickly! Click here!
Below are links to the products I used and some of them are affiliate links meaning if you purchase through them, I’ll earn a small commission and it is no extra cost to you. Your purchasing helps support our small business and we appreciate that so much! – Kim
- Benecreat 6-die set (comes with various shapes like: circles, squares and rectangles) – https://amzn.to/2TRgOw4
- Gemini Jr. Die Cutting Machine – https://amzn.to/2ZQMy89
- Accents 100 lb. white cardstock – https://amzn.to/2XiH9oY
- Teflon bone folder – https://amzn.to/2VcfC8
- Scor-buddy Mini Scoring Board – https://amzn.to/3dsamCB
- Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer – Simon Says Stamp – https://bit.ly/2Jb0L7V
- Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat – https://amzn.to/2lawwDO
- Assorted Envelopes – https://amzn.to/2S3Z6Up
- Gina K. Designs “Christmas Pine” cardstock – https://shrsl.com/2dfdz
- Simon Says Stamp “Schoolhouse Red” cardstock – https://bit.ly/3276G7p
- Simon Says Stamp Christmas Sentiment Strips – https://bit.ly/3eF1wlr
- Royal Sovereign 9″ Laminator – https://amzn.to/32zB22y
- Scotch Laminating Pouches – https://amzn.to/2OFLRIc
- Gina K. Designs fine white embossing powder – https://bit.ly/2Cu0eNd
- Gina K. Designs Black Obsidian Amalgam Ink – here >> https://bit.ly/36iMxeA or here >> https://shrsl.com/2ae1n
- Nuvo Deluxe Glue – https://amzn.to/2zKujqp
- Foam Squares – https://amzn.to/3f0G37x
- Nuvo Crystal Glaze – https://amzn.to/2Cgn7mC
- Bakers Twine (some comes in the kit) – https://amzn.to/2ZLS3DA
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