Thursday, June 29, 2017

Christmas Cards Made Easy!

Hi Friends,

I started working on my Christmas cards this week, and wanted to show you how I used some leftover materials from my November 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit.  This is such a cute kit!  The projects were beautiful the way they were designed, but I had some other ideas in mind.  What do you think of this?

Here is one of the cards that I made following the instructions in the kit:

 I love this design, but wanted to use the kit materials to make a standard A2 size card.

I made my card base from Dapper Denim cardstock.  On top of that, I layered a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White and used a circle die to cut a 3-1/4" circle.  Next I ran it through my Big Shot using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.    I arranged the pre-cut houses, trees & snowbanks from the kit behind the Whisper White card front and attached them with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I wrapped a piece of silver/white baker's twine around the card front twice before attaching the entire piece to the card base using Tear & Tape Adhesive.  Tear & Tape is the best adhesive to use for any textured or embossed cardstock!

 "Merry Christmas" was stamped in Dapper Denim and die-cut with the Layering Ovals.  The sentiment was attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I dotted snowflakes in the sky with a glue pen and sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Stamps from the kit decorate the envelope beautifully using Dapper Denim, Pool Party & Pear Pizzazz inks.

The inside of the card is finished in the same colors.  The sentiment is from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set.  

A strip of Thick Whisper White cardstock cut & folded into a "Z" shape is all that's needed to repurpose your empty Paper Pumpkin boxes:

How great is that?  The empty boxes make a perfect way to store your cards until you're ready to mail them!  This box has 24 cards & envelopes with room for more.  

Don't have any PP boxes?  This is the time to try it out!  For 24 hours only, new Paper Pumpkin customers can receive their first-month subscription for only $5.  That's a crazy 75% off the regular price!  Visit from June 29 at 11:59 p.m. to June 30 at 11:59 p.m. and use promo code ONEDAY0717  to get your first kit at this incredible price.  

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Creatively yours,


  1. Great idea for the boxes! I want to wish you a HAPPY STAMPIN'UP! ANNIVERSARY!

    1. THANK YOU! It's been a fun ride!