First holiday card!

Hello friends!  I’ve been raring to go on my holiday cards-and considering there’s only about 19 weeks left until Christmas, I better get crackin’!  Last year I vowed to make cards for my immediate family and close friends, and I met my goal!  This year, I’d love to go beyond that and gift more friends and neighbors with holiday cheer.

What about you?  Are you in the holiday card making mood yet?  When do you start cards for the holiday?

With the new Holiday Catalog coming out soon, I PROMISE there will be something for all types of holidays!  Not just your typical “white Christmas” (although there is plenty of that!) but also for you warm weather birds, those who celebrate other holidays around that time, and much more!  If you’d like to reserve your FREE copy of the upcoming catalog, visit my Request a Catalog page.

Onto the card!

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I used the Carols of Christmas bundle, which is available to you right now!  I love this set!  The bigger sentiments are perfect to make simple cards, or you can go all out like this one, and add die cuts and bling.  The card opens at the deer-the flaps close on the front of the card and open to reveal the inside:

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There’s still room left for a signature and additional greeting if needed.

If you’d like to make it, start with a sheet of Shimmery White cardstock.  This gets cut in half  at 4 x 1/4″, but on the 8 x 1/2″ side, not the 11″ side.  So its different than most of the cards that I do, that get cut in half at 5 x 1/2 on the 11″ side.  If that makes sense.  You’ll end up with a longer card this way.  Score at 2 x 3/4″ and 8 x 1/4″ all the way down the long side of the card.  Then, using paper snips, cut down the scored lines a little more than halfway (see picture for reference).  That’s the start of your hills (or flaps, whatever you want to call them).  After you cut down the scored line a bit, you’ll need to make the hill..just cut on a curvy diagonal but don’t cut all the way down the scored line, or you’ll chop off your flap.

Cut some trees using the Dazzling Diamonds and Emerald Envy.  I also covered the inside flap with Dazzling Diamonds so it looks like snow for the green trees.  I cut a piece of pretty paper from the Be Merry paper pack to fit (5 x 1/4″ by 4″) under the die cut layer (also 5 x 1/4″ by 4″-Shimmery White cardstock, die cut with the Card Front Builder Thinlits dies).  I cut some snowflakes with Marina Mist, Pool Party and Silver Glimmer paper using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies.  I inked up the peace on earth in an ombre type of thing, using Marina Mist at the top (I just used the pad of the ink pad) and Pool Party for the bottom.  It kind of mixed in the middle, which is what I wanted, without messing up the ink pads too much.  Cut out the little deer in Early Expresso using the Card Front builder dies.

I hope you can see from the pictures what you need to do! It was an easy card, honestly, just a bit of die cutting.

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Here’s the supply list for the cards!  Just click on the image to be taken directly to my store.  Have an inky day!


  1. Linda | 6th Aug 17

    What a clever card. Love it!

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