December Card Kit: Meghan’s Take

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Christmas is my absolute favourite card making occasion! It might even be my favourite thing about Christmas – next to the tradition of Stockings on Christmas morning… and Turkey Dinner…

Like Wendy, I also brought my kit to the Retreat to work on projects and I came up with these first two cards…

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I loved the birch patterned paper, and I had some of our new 6×6 Scor-Tape sheets to try out but I forgot my glitter. I borrowed Tina’s Stickles Dry Glitter… and it was love at first sparkle. I also borrowed Wendy’s ‘Winterland Deer’ die – I can’t wait to own it myself but sadly it is on backorder for now. Send in your requests because it’s a HOT item!

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To create the background I adhered the scor-tape sheet to the birch paper, then peeled off the backing and added a generous dusting of Stickles Dry Glitter. I hand cut my snowbanks (forgetting that I bought that handy-dandy Snowbanks Die, oopsie) and added a line of zig glue to the border for more glittery goodness. The sentiment finished it off before adhering everything together. By far my favourite card of the bunch (the next one is a close second)…

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I used a Snowfall Embossing folder with a panel of white cardstock I had laying around to create the debossed snowy background, then stamped my snowman. I also stamped the snowman on a tiny scrap of white cardstock and cut out before colouring – he’s popped up over the background snowman so I didn’t have to cut out those tiny stick arms. I remembered my Snowbank die this time and die-cut the snowbank from another scrap of white. The sticker letters finished off the panel, which was mounted on the pretty red polka dot card.

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This card is pretty straightforward – I stamped the snowglobe on another scrap of white and stamped the tree inside, coloured the whole thing and added a big of glitter to the snowglobe with Zig fine-tip glue. This was all popped up on the green scrap of paper with foam tape. The sentiment is just one of the stickers in the kit with two pearls on either end – pretty easy!

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I used the cream cardstock in the kit for the base and a panel of the woodgrain cardstock which was distressed with Pinecone VersaColor ink. I had a pile of branches die cut on my desk from a previous project, so I stuck that on the card and added some pearl ‘berries’, and a sticker sentiment finished it off.

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Here’s my other woodgrain card which I love for it’s simplicity! The only things I used were the Christmas Words embossing folder, a VersaMarker to highlight ‘Joy’, and some twine from the kit.

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A very simple kraft card base with the black snowflakes stamped to create a random pattern. A scrap of white cardstock stamped with the sentiment and embellished with twine and faux stitching adds a finishing touch.

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I have a little basket of card bases prepped and ready to go on my desktop, so I used a kraft card to make this quick and simple card. The snowman was stamped inside the snowglobe on the kraft cardstock, then stamped again on a tiny scrap of white cardstock and placed inside the snowglobe with flat adhesive.

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I loved the kraft snowflake cardstock in the kit and didn’t want to cover it up too much, so I adhered the panel to the white card base and added a strip of Scor-tape that I had leftover from my first card to adhere a strip of glitter. The silver snowflake Pow Glitter cardstock was added with some pearl accents and the ‘fa-la-la-la’ sticker.

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I’m learning that I’m a bit challenged when it comes to colour… but I forced myself to make this “hinged” card with the pretty ornament paper and the blue polka dot – joined together to create a standard card size.

So this next card wasn’t part of the kit, but I had to share it because it features a stamp from one of our previous kits!

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The moustache was simply embossed in white on the red card base and I die-cut a Lawn Fawn ‘Say Cheese’ polaroid frame to accent Santa’s little moustache. The sentiment was handwritten… works for Christmas and Movember.

Quick tip for holiday card making: I keep a pile of white cardstock cut to “panel-size” on my desktop which is why so many of my cards have a standard format… we will start selling these panels soon in little packages of Neenah Crest White, Canson Watercolor paper, and ivory linen!

We still have these fun December card kits in stock, so be sure to comment or call 726-5323 to reserve one! They are $24.99 and although they’re not included in our Black Friday Sale, the value in these kits is fantastic!

Hope you’re ready for some amazing inspiration and deals coming up in December!

Meghan

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