I set out on a mission to create a quick and easy Christmas card without compromising on a more elegant look. Ta Da!! An Elegant DIY Christmas Greeting Card to the rescue!!
Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year. For all 28 years Bob the Builder and I have been married we have gone all out on decorations. Yes, I’m one of those crazy Christmas folks that put up numerous trees (I think we had 7 last year) and we’re knee deep into Hallmark Christmas movies. We’ve had a holiday tradition of decorating on Black Friday since Boo was born. This year, the decorations are going up a bit earlier.
We are attending Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary “OnStage” convention event in Orlando for 5 days in early November. After a short return home we will be turning around and heading to Las Vegas where will spend Thanksgiving for a family reunion. We can hardly wait for the hoopla to begin!
And while the excitement of our impending trip has me a bit distracted, I’ve been working on designing our Christmas cards. With our busy holiday schedule, I knew I needed a quick, elegant Christmas card. Since I’m totally enamored with the stag in the Detailed Deer Thinlits I thought of the Dashing Deer Bundle. Out of that need for an elegant quick Christmas card, this card was born. Check out the video tutorial below.
This card measures 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ when folded and although smaller than my typical Christmas card, it will allow me to make more since I’ve cut the designer paper 4″ x 4″, providing me with enough for 16 cards from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ designer paper. But choosing WHICH designer paper is daunting. All the papers in the Joyous Noel Designer Paper have an elegant seasonal design with copper foil.
Not only did I die cut the deer, I also embossed it using the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder for added texture. I used a combination of Mini Dimensionals and liquid glue to adhere it – both of which I’ll provide tips about in today’s video. And the greeting – it’s just a portion of one of the stamps. I’ll provide another tip on using a few words to create custom greetings for your cards.
This card was included in the Simon Says:Lets Get Ready for Christmas Challenge
The Dashing Deer Bundle will be the focus for this month’s Stamps in the Mail free card making kit. ANY $50 product order during those dates, using the exclusive host code, will receive the free card kit to make 8 cards; 2 each of these designs.Ordering begins on Wednesday, October 10th and will last through Saturday, October 13th. You can find all the details for this month’s upcoming card making kit HERE.
Elegant DIY Christmas Greeting Card Video
World Card Making Day Sale
Scoop up the savings with Stampin’ Up!’s World Card Making Day sale products. These stamp sets, cardstocks, envelopes and adhesives are all 10% off between October 1-7. Click on the image below to view the list of products and their discounted pricing. Then place your order in my online store HERE. Be sure to use the current host code MXXXXBUC at check out and earn additional rewards. Details on my rewards program can be found HERE.
$5 Flash Sale!
If you’ve been curious about Paper Pumpkin now’s the time to give it a try. New subscribers can enjoy the October kit for only $5! The October kit will include an amazing fall project (it’s a surprise!) and feature beautiful autumn tones of Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Fig, Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy. Every Paper Pumpkin kit includes a photopolymer stamp set and a new ink spot color. It’s a great way to build up your stamping inventory and enjoy projects that are pre-cut and designed for you. But, if you’re like me, you love variety so I include a bundle of tutorials, absolutely free called Paper Pumpkin Parade. These tutorials provide additional ideas for using each month’s kit. And Paper Pumpkin makes a great gift. Subscribe a friend or family member during this flash sale and get your holiday shopping off to a great start! Get all the details HERE. This $5 flash sale is good from October 8-10 or while supplies last. Use promo code FLASH1018
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The best stamp positioner on the market, the Stamparatus, has even more to love! Now you can enjoy fabulous Stamparatus accessories! These new accessories include Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats. Want it all? No problem! There’s an accessories pack to get them all with just one item code! Click HERE to view the PDF document that features the new accessories and pricing.