Today I’ve got two cards for the price of one with the duo made from the Merry Mistletoe stamp set and the Be Merry DSP. These products can both be found in the annual catalogue on page 113. Initially I overlooked Merry mistletoe but when it was in the sale last week I ordered myself a set and its growing on me. I love the Be Merry DSP mainly because I’m a real sucker for Cherry Cobbler, for me its the perfect Christmas red, but I also love how half of these papers contain generic patterns which can be used all year round. My favourite sheet though is still the cute little reindeer paper which I’ve used both sides of in todays projects.
What more do you need than some gold embossing powder and gold foil to make a beautiful card. I love the simplicity of this card and think it perfectly highlights the lovely reindeer stamp.
The other side of the reindeer paper is this garden green hounds tooth pattern, which is a little full on when you look at a whole sheet but works well with small amounts here. I’ve added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the mistletoe berries to add a little sparkle, just wish my photography skills were better so you could see how lovely it looks.
Here are both cards together, which is your favourite. Despite loving the reindeer paper I think the mistletoe one is my favourite, I just love the glitter.
For today’s post I loved making these Coffee Cup Gift Card Holders so much that I’ve made two versions, a winter themed one and a Christmas one. I can’t decide which is my favourite.
For the gift card base take a piece of cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 28cm and score at 7cm and 14cm on the long side. Turn the cardstock round 90 degrees and make a score mark at 5cm. Cut the cardstock from the 5cm mark to the top of the 7cm scoreline, as shown in the picture below. Fold the gift card holder in half at 14cm and then fold inwards at 7cm, that completes the card base.
To make the front half section of the card cut a piece of Soft Sky to 6.5cm x 10cm and a piece of the Coffee Break DSP to 6cm x 9.5cm, layer them together and stick to the front of the card using Fast Fuse Adhesive.
For the coffee cups I used images from the Coffee Café and Merry Café stamps sets and stamped the in Early Expresso ink and then cut out with the Bigshot using the Coffee Cup Framelits. Assemble the cups as shown and fix to the front of the card. When sticking the first coffee cup down be care to only use adhesive on one side so the overlapping part is not sticky.
To make the inside of the card take a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 13cm x 9.5cm and stamp the greeting and snowflakes with Early Expresso. Matt the white stamped cardstock onto a layer of Soft Sky cardstock measuring 13.5cm x 10cm and adhere to the inside of the card using Fast Fuse.
To make the gift card holder part run fast fuse along the bottom of the inside flap and up to the 5cm, once stuck down this with create a triangular shaped pocket to insert your gift card.
To make the Christmas version use a Garden Green base and Cherry Cobbler instead of Soft Sky and replace the Coffee Break DSP with the Be Merry DSP. Use a combination of Basic Black Archival and Cherry Cobbler ink for the stamping.
So there are my two projects for today, which do you prefer? I love them both but think the Crumb Cake/ Soft Sky just has the edge.