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Recently I came across a monthly challenge on Facebook, where you need to create at least four Christmas cards by the 25th of each month using the guidelines set out for that month's challenge. June's challenge is all about vintage which I absolutely love - it would be my favourite theme for Christmas cards. The aim is to create four cards each month for the purpose of being more prepared for Christmas.
My cards were created using Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobler and Shimmery White and uses the Tidings of Christmas 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.
- Stamp Set: Evergreen Elegance
- Dies: Tailor Made Tags, So Many Snowflakes
- Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Shimmery White
- Designer Series Paper: Tidings of Christmas 6"x6"
- Inks: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Craft Ink
- Ribbon/Trim: Gold Fine Art Ribbon, Linen Thread
- Tools: Blending Brushes, Sponge Daubers Mini Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer, Stamparatus
- Adhesives: Tombow Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
- Other: Gold jingle bells
To make up the card:
- I began with a top-folding Crumb Cake card base. Mine measures 4" x 11 1/2", scored @ 5 3/4". Stamp the bough image from Evergreen Elegance stamp set in second generation Crumb Cake ink in the top left and bottom right corners.
- Trim a piece of Designer Series Paper to 3" x 4 3/4" and using a Blending Brush, gently inked up all four sides with Crumb Cake ink. This was adhered to a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock measuring 2/8" larger on two sides - this allows a tiny 1/8" border on all sides. Adhere this to the card front using Tombow Liquid Glue.
- Die cut the largest tag die from Tailor Made Tags in Shimmery White and, once again using a Blending Brush, gently ink up all four sides with Crumb Cake ink. Using a Stamparatus for accurate placement, stamp the tree image in first generation Cherry Cobbler ink and stamp the 'Merry Christmas' in second generation. Attached this to the front of the card with Dimensionals.
- Die cut the smallest detailed snowflake from So Many Snowflake Dies in Crumb Cake cardstock and the second smallest detailed snowflake from Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Distress both of these using a Sponge Dauber and Whisper White Craft Ink.
- Make a bow with each of the Gold Fine Art Ribbon and LInen Thread and join these together with a Glue Dot. Attach the Cherry Cobbler snowflake die cut on top of this also with a Glue Dot. Attached the Crumb Cake snowflake die cut on top of the cherry snowflake and finally attach a small gold jingle bell that has also been threaded with Linen Thread. Attach this bow arrangement to the top of the tag with a Dimensional and extra Glue Dots.
Really pleased with how these have turned out and once you have all your bits and pieces die cut, inked and stamped, they really don't take that long to put together.
If I have inspired you to maybe join in the challenges, please feel welcome to pop over to Christmas Stampathon 2021 Facebook Group. We're quite a friendly bunch and love to welcome new participants.