The holiday season wouldn’t be the same without some fresh winter greenery. Holly, pine, red berries—all look gorgeous and festive decorating the doors and store fronts around town. For today’s project, I’m using paper “greens’ to frame a simple sentiment for a cheerful Christmas greeting card.
Nothing says holidays like pine trees covered in snow with just a bit of green peeking out. Even if you’re in a warm climate, you can still re-create that winter-y cozy feeling on a greeting card.
A gift card may not be fancy, but it is easy to give this time of year when you have a ton of people to buy for. I actually love getting them! Why not though, take a little time to make your own little pocket card for it? It adds a little extra special touch and a place to write a nice message for your gift.
This holiday season, you’ll need lots of ways to decorate packages and bags. Tags are one of my favorite things to make and I make a lot of them! For my project today, I’m creating some easy tag embellishments with ready-made die cuts and a fun, retro-style sentiment.
Snowflake dies are some of the most versatile for holiday crafting. You can use them for cards, tags, embellishments…..the list goes on. For today’s project, I’m using the Sizzix Mini Paper Snowflakes die set to create a shimmery background for my Christmas sentiment.
When we think of the colors of Fall, they usually include reds, oranges, yellows and dark browns. My project today goes in a little bit of a different direction. I was inspired by this little embellishment from Carta Bella’s Fall Break ephemera pack. This and some of the stickers and other elements feature teals with oranges and yellows with an off-white background. I loved this alternative to the traditional Fall palette and decided to create a card using these same colors.
As the weather cools, I definitely have flavored coffee on my mind. This always puts me in the mood to make cards with all the cute “coffee-themed” products that are out there. For my project today, I’m taking the Sizzix Impresslits Pumpkin Spice Thanks A Latte set and adding some extra touches with a white gel pen.
To start, I embossed a white notecard with the folder and did the same with a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ kraft-colored cardstock panel.
I used my white gel pen to trace the embossed image on the kraft panel being careful not to trace onto the raised parts.
I then trimmed about ½” off each side of the panel and adhered it to the white notecard with foam tape. I wanted to still be able to see some of the embossing from the card peeking out.
After die cutting the coffee cup, I traced the cup sleeve onto some yellow cardstock in order to back the “thanks a latte” sentiment.
To cover up the inside of the card where the embossing shows through, I added a sheet of patterned paper from Avery Elle ‘s Everyday paper pad.
I’m a huge fan of dry embossing. It’s such a great effect when you make that imprint into the paper. The white pen elevates it just a little and is great for the “steam effect” look surrounding the coffee. You could try this with any embossing folder you have at home. Darker paper definitely works best. Thanks for joining me today!