Get a jump on your holiday cardmaking!

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Kelly Rasmussen:┬áThe holidays will be here before you know it, so today I’ve got a couple cards to share that might give you some inspiration to get a jump start on those holiday cards.

 

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This first card features one of the gorgeous stitched brads from the Evergreen Mixed Brads pack. The leaf branches are from the Merry & Bright Holidays clear stamp set and covered in Rock Candy Distress Stickers.

 

I wanted to keep the card light and airy, so I created a subtle blue watercolor background and then white heat embossed my sentiment on vellum. And a scattering of some red Candy Buttons ended up being the perfect finishing touch!

 
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The next card also features a brad from the Evergreen Mixed Brads pack — I love the dimension they add to a card!

 

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I stamped a mix of sentiments from the Merry & Bright Holidays and Peace & Joy Christmas clear stamp sets onto one of the Chalkboard Wood Tags and white heat embossed them. The wood gets very hot though, so be careful not to burn yourself. I held mine with a tweezers while I embossed the message to keep my fingers out of the way.

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Since the brads make these cards pretty thick I would put them in a padded envelope to mail. But I hand deliver a lot of gifts over the holidays, so cards like these are perfect to stick in gift bags.

 

SUPPLIES:
EVR-4691 Wood Die Cuts
EVR-4690 Mixed Brads
EVR-4683 6×6 Paper Pad
CL791 Merry & Bright Holidays
CL792 Peace & Joy Christmas
BAS-4340 Candy Buttons

 

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5 thoughts on “Get a jump on your holiday cardmaking!

  1. Thanks for sharing these simple but very effective tips for making these gorgeous cards. Sometimes it’s only small things that make a card perfect!!!

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