Join me in making this remarkably easy yet very impressive Christmas card. It will ‘stand out’ in a crowd. I am once again using this delightful pattered paper but any of the pages from this package of yummy will work just as well.

Supplies

Half sheet Garden Green card stock + a small scrap
Half sheet Basic White card stock
2 pieces of coordinating patterned paper from
Joy Designer Seriers Papers
Joy of Noel die set
Christmas Classic Stamp Set
Christmas Classic Die Set (Optional)
Shaded Spruce card stock, medium sized scrap
Pebble Path card stock, small scrap or another neutral color
Shaded Spruce Stampin Pad
Stampin Dimentionals
Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
Mini Glue Dots
Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ Ribbon

Directions

The half sheet of Garden Green card stock should measure 10.5cm x 29.7cm (4-1/4″ x 11″). On the long side score at 7.4cm (2-3/4″) and half way at 14.85cm (5-1/2″). Fold on each score line and burnish. This will be your card base.

Cut a front piece of one of the coordinating papers for the front and another for the inside. Both pieces should measure 10cm x 14.3cm (4″ x 5-1/4″).

For the inside just glue the patterned paper in place leaving an equal border all the way around.

Score the outside piece of patterned paper at 7.1cm (2-5/8″). Fold the paper back and fourth several times. Glue this piece to the front of the card base being sure to match up the fold lines. While the glue is still wet fold on that score line again, you want a little bit of ‘give’ at the score line so the card will fold to stand up and also lay flat to mail. The patterned paper hides the slight bump that will form along the score line when laid flat.

I am putting a very close up picture here so you can see the ‘bump’ however it really is not noticeable when the card is flat. And I think it prompts you to fold on the line.(If you click on the picture it will enlarge)

Stamp your two greetings from the Christmas Classic Stamp set onto the white card stock. You can cut out using the Christmas Classic Die set if you have it but if you don’t just cut them out by hand (or paper trimmer) The front greeting will be about 5.5cm x 5.5cm (2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″)square. I die cut a second white square to place as a backing for the stamped one.

The inside greeting should be a rectangle about 2cm x 9.1cm (1-7/8″ x 3-5’/8″) Using the Shaded Spruce card stock, I cut another rectangle out, 2.5cm x 9.7cm (2″x 3-7/8″), just slightly larger than the rectangular greeting. This gives the white greeting a bit of ‘pop’. The white greeting was then glued to the Shaded Spruce rectangle and placed on dimensionals to give it a lift. This will hold up the card front in the easel position.

A third rectangle, was cut from the white card stock. This one larger 9.5cm x 7cm (3-3/4″ x 2-3/4″). Glue this one to the upper inside of the card. This is optional but does give you a place to write a note and sign the card.

Die cut 2 ‘pine’ pieces and 2 to 3 holly leaves from a scrap of the shaded spruce. Die cut 1 (or 2) the the round leaf foliage from a small scrap of the Garden Green card stock. There is a die that has several foliage ‘sprigs’ cut on of that die out of Pebble Path card stock. However any neutral brown, grey or taupe would work, this is just for a bit of contrast. You may even consider using some gold or silver.

I arranged the small foliage pieces onto a piece of removeable tape to get them in the shape I wanted. Then glued the lot to the back of my greeting. I placed dimentionals on the back side (but not over the foliage) and stuck the greeting to the extra square of white I cut for the purpose of a backing.

I centered up the the greeting on the card and glued half of it down to the bottom part so that when the card was raised to the easel position, the top of the greeting and it’s lovely foliage would be sticking up. (If your husband says that he thinks that greeting needs a hair cut, ignore him, what does he know??)

Note: My proof reader said the directions did not seem easy (as I was claiming). So I made a short video for you using the same technique, stamps and papers. I hope you enjoy and thanks for being here today! I hope you give this card a try, if you do please post a picture in the comments or on social media and tag me at @loriothen. Have a crafty day!

https://youtu.be/Z4WvWzZkSXw
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