Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Holiday Card - Christmas Card a Day!

This is a super easy card because I start out with the diecut cards from Close to my Heart. You can see the inspiration for this card in the Fall/Winter idea book, a wonderful place to find ideas for your cards. The cool precut border on the front makes the card look awesome from the start. I used the Believe paper. What's really cool is that with 6 different patterns in this set, every card can look totally different. Notice how many times I've used this paper set this week and yet the cards all look like they were made from different packs.

Distress edges of a piece of pattern paper that's cut 2 1/2" by 5 1/2". Glue to top of card.

Add a coordinating pattern paper strip cut 1/2" by 5 1/2", distress and attach right over the bottom of the pattern paper you just put down. Make sure to leave some white border because it's so pretty just by itself.

Cut another piece of pattern paper, you can see I used the same one here, cut 5 1/2" by 2", distress and glue at the bottom of the inside of the card.

Using your Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, cut this shape at the recommended size (listed right on your stamp set) of 1 1/4". If you don't own the cartridge (and what are you waiting for!!!), then cut a piece of white cardstock in a rectangular shape instead, 1 1/4" by 3". Stamp the "Wishing you a very Happy Holiday" stamp from the Holiday Cheer stamp set. Use cranberry ink. Attach to lower left of front of card.

For the holly leaves, use the A Holiday set (only $6.95), cut the holly leaf from your Art Philosophy cartridge 2 1/4" and stamp three of them in topiary ink. If you don't have the cartridge, stamp on topiary paper and cut out the leaves yourself. Don't forget to distress. Glue to card overlapping into a cluster.

Stamp some berries from the A Holiday set in cranberry ink on a piece of white daisy cardstock and cut out. Glue to the place on the leaves where they all come together in the cluster. You can distress these too.

Finally cut a piece of gree or red ribbon about 2 inches long, tie in a knot and GLUE to the card just below the berries. That's it, you're done! If you want any of these products, just click on the links. See you tomorrow!


  1. Love this card. So cute. Very creative.

  2. This is a beautiful card. Anyone would be so pleased to receive it! Great job