Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts: Joyous Greetings Woodland Christmas Card
Hello, Friends! We are just days away from Christmas, and I am still working on Christmas cards! Ay-yi-yi! Thankfully, I found a way to make a truly fabulous Christmas card in very little time. It doesn’t look simple, but I promise you, this Joyous Greetings Woodland Christmas Card comes together in a jiffy. Beautiful chippies from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts make it sparkle and shine.
I added texture, shine and depth to this lovely card with the Medium Honeycomb & Bees set and my favorite Birds Scribble Frame. The process is simple:
- Paint chippies with Ivory Chalkboard Paint
- While Paint is still wet, sprinkle liberally with Stampendous Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
- Gently tap off the excess and heat set.
It doesn’t get any easier than that!
Once again, I pulled an “oldie but a goodie” from my Christmas paper Stash. My Mind’s Eye Joyous Collection looks fabulous with these golden hues. My focal image is from Polly’s Paper Etsy Shop. The Scribble Bird Frame makes it pop right off the frame. I added more circular elements with a Tim Holtz Rosette, a big red button, a sticker from the collection and some vintage gems. I diluted the chalkboard paint on my craft sheet and spattered it randomly onto the card to add the feeling of a snow flurry.
10 Easy Steps to a Joyous Greetings Woodland Christmas Card
- Create a 5×7 Kraft Cardstock card base
- Cut a slightly smaller panel of the red glitter dot paper from Joyous
- Cut a 3.75×5.75 panel of red damask paper and glue in the top left hand corner of the card, leaving a 3/8″ border on top and side.
- Glue the prepared honeycomb over this panel
- Add a second panel of the same size using the red glitter text paper. It should be aobut 3/8″ from the bottom edge and 3/4″ to the right of the red damask paper.
- Add the bird tag using waste chipboard on the back side to add lots of depth and dimension
- Glue Bird Scribble frame in place
- Make rosette and glue in place
- Top with button and sticker from collection
- Add bow, vintage gems and sentiment
A Peek Inside:
I added a stamped sentiment from Tim Holtz’ Doodle Christmas Greetings to the top half of the card. The bottom half is a pocket stuffed with goodies.
These tags and chocolate candy transform the card into a gift. The tags make great tree ornaments. I love to hang them from knobs to add Christmas cheer all over the house.
A Fond Farewell to Gypsy Soul
I wanted to let you all know that this will be my last post as a Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Educator. Now that we live so close to our lovely granddaughters, I am spending much more time with them. This makes my heart happy! But it also means that I have to lighten my work load a little. I had to make the tough decision to step back in order to keep my life in balance. I have loved being on this team, and I will guest design now and again as time allows. I’ll continue to use the product in my post, and will be sure to link to the shop for your convenience. But I just can’t keep up with the time consuming tutorial writing. Life is short, and “The Littles” will not be little forever. I don’t want to regret not having made the most of the amazing opportunity to be with my precious grandchildren as much as possible.
So that’s it for me, my friends! I hope I shared some ideas here that you can incorporate into your own crafting.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Kathy, a beautiful creation. love the birds. I think you made the right decision to enjoy your grandchildren. they do grow up fast. I only wish I could do the same. Mine live in Australia and New Zealand. God Bless you an the time you spend with them, they will always be blessed…..hugs.
If a million cards were staring me in the face, I could spot yours anywhere. You have an eye for detail that is unparalleled. You are amazing. Gorgeous card in and out. Merry merry Christmas to you and yours sweetest of friends!
Another truly exceptional masterpiece! I very much enjoy your tutorials and all the illustrations that go with them and will miss them very much. Just knowing that you will be “guesting” occasionally is comforting to know. I also know that spending time with grandchildren is one of the greatest pleasures of life.. Enjoy your time with them. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year!!
Absolutely Fabulous!! I love this card. It holds the spirit not only of Christmas, but of you yourself Kathy. A truly GREAT make.
Merry Chrstmas, my friend.
Love ~ Cobs. x
I’m amazed just how much you manage to cover Kathy. The tutorials must be very time consuming producing them. Enjoy a bit more time with your grandchildren, like you say time passes quickly. Love what you’ve done today hugs x
Kathy, what a delightful card. Your use of “nature” and traditional Christmas images/colors is so touching. I especially like the way you incorporate tags into your designs. Thanks!