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Merry Moments Slimline Christmas Card

Spellbinders Merry Filigree Cardmaker Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Merry Moments Slimline Christmas Card

Hello, Friends!  I think you’re going to enjoy this Merry Moments Slimline Christmas Card today.  Why?  Because it is a very quick and easy make.  That really comes in handy during the busy holiday season.  It’s also a beautiful way to present a gift card.  Packaging a gift card in this pretty way really does make it feel more special.

Merry Moments Slimline Christmas Card How-To’s

Here’s how I put this quick and easy card together.

  • First, create a 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ side fold slimline card base.
  • Next, cut a 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ panel of red metallic cardstock.
  • Now cut a 3″ x 8″ panel of Simple Stories Rustic Christmas poinsettia paper.
  • Then cut the poinsettia panel in half at 4″.  Adhere the plaid pattern on the top of the red metallic cardstock and the poinsettias on the bottom.
  • Next, die cut the Spellbinders Merry Filigree twice from pearlized white cardstock. Die cut the circle frame from the same cardstock.  Then die cut the filigree sentiment from red metallic cardstock.
  • Now layer the outer filigree over the patterned paper.  I placed pop dots in the corners to create some depth.  Then I covered them up with Reneabouquets Holly Beautiful Board.
  • Then back the filigree sentiment with 1/8″ foam strips and adhere over the die cut circle.  Back this assembly with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the card.
  • Decorate the sentiment area with a beautiful Christmas plaid bow, greenery,  Christmas flowers, another holly piece and the Christmas girl.  Add some jingle bells for good measure.

Although it took me a few minutes to come up with the layout and design for this card, it’s actually quite quick and easy to put together.  You could easily make a stack of these and put them together assembly line style.

A Peek Inside

Finish the inside with designer papers and a pretty pocket that’s been dressed up with another die cut panel.  You can tuck in a tea bag, as I did here, or place a gift card in the pocket.

Do you make a stack of Christmas cards to give to friends, family and co-workers?  This simple design is on trend, comes together quickly and makes a great visual impact.  I hope you’ll give it a try.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Cosy Winter Christmas Card Kit for The Button Farm Club

Button Farm Club Cosy Winter Christmas Card Kit by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Button Farm Club Cosy Winter Christmas Card Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends!  It’s the perfect time to reveal this Button Farm Club Cosy Winter Christmas Card KitFragrant evergreen boughs, crackling fireplaces, and tantalizing brown paper packages tied up with string are some of my favorite things about Christmas!  This Quarterly Card Subscription Club, this captures all the charm, beauty and nostalgia of a family Christmas celebrated in a snug little cabin in the woods. Rusty jingle bells, wood buttons and rusted embellishments add to that cozy cabin  feel. 

Snowman Shaker Cards

Snowmen, anyone? Let’s create two darling snowman shaker cards to get the party started.

Fancy Fold Cards

Fancy fold cards are just plain fun to  make and exciting to receive.  Best of all, they fold flat for easy mailing!   This clever design offers a gift card pocket and a little sentiment panel for your personal greeting.

I could have called this kit “adventures in Fancy Fold Cards because we make so many different kinds.

Don’t you love this paper collection?  Adding in some rusty embellishments and wooden buttons really amps up the home in the woods vibe.

And you knew there had to be an easel card in this kit somewhere, didn’t you?

Brag Book or Stocking Stuffer?  You choose!

Itty bitty packages hold big time appeal for me.  This darling 3 1/2″ pocket and tag folio is small in size, but big on interactive elements.

You could easily turn this into a brag book for a distant grandparent, auntie or uncle.  But it would also make a fantastic stocking stuffer, mini December Daily or gift card holder!

I may have gone a little overboard with all the flips, flaps, pockets and pull outs in this tiny treasure.  And you will be thrilled with how easy it is to  make!

Slimline and Easy to Mail Cards

Because it is Christmas, and I know you will want to mail some of these cards to friends and family, I tried to include a few simple to make/easy to mail cards in this kit.

We opted for “flatter” embellishments, smaller bows and no dimensional flowers on these cards.  But that does not mean boring!  You can fold this easel card flat for mailing, but it has loads of dimension when you stand it upright!

And I love the sweet simplicity of this card design!

The Card Folio

Because y’all have told me how much you love making card folios, I was sure to include one in this kit.  As a bonus, it has a shaker pouch on the cover.

Trust me…there’s plenty of fun tucked inside this easy to make design!

We clean up our scraps with these two darling gift tags.  Imagine how cute these will be tied onto a cookie plate or loaf of homemade bread.

Cosy Winter Christmas Card Kit Reveal on YouTube

What Comes in the Kit?

You’ll make one dozen cards, 2 folios and 2 gift tags with the supplies this loaded up kit.

If you are already subscribed to my Quarterly Card Making Kit, you will automatically receive your kit in the mail.

  • Cosy Winter 6×6 Paper Pad with 24 double-sided sheets of designer paper, 4 each of 6 designs.
  • 3 additional  cut apart sheets of Cosy Winter 12×12 designer paper
  • 6 sheets of 12×12 Carta Bella Designer paper
  • 5 sheets of 12×12 Champagne Shimmer Cardstock
  • 5 sheets 12×12  of Avocado Linen Cardstock
  • 10 rusty jingle bells
  • 6 rusty embellishments: 2 each hearts, snowflakes, and stars
  • 10 wooden buttons in assorted sizes
  • 3 yards of gold and white twine
  • 2 yards of green gingham ribbon
  • 1 vellum envelope/1 kraft envelope
  • Snowman shaker mix
  • Basic Written Guide
  • Private Links to 4 step by step video tutorials

The price for the kit is $52.99.

Subscribe to The Button Farm Club Quarterly Card Kit or order your kit HERE

I can’t think of anything more fun than having a Christmas Card Making Party, can you?  Christmas PJ’s, hot chocolate, carols playing in the background as you make these festive cards.  You’ll have them all made, addressed and mailed right on time!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio

Prima Christmas in the Country Fold Out Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio with Spellbinders All Is Calm Word Frame

Hello, Friends!  I think you are going to love this Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio.  It’s perfect for gift giving, quick and easy to make, and pretty enough to use as part of your holiday décor.   Pretty papers from Prima’s Christmas in the Country provide the backdrop for a festive shaker element made with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All is Calm Word Frame.

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All Is Calm Word Frame Shaker Element by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Adorn the 6 1/4″ square folio with some handmade poinsettia flowers, Christmas ribbon and holly leaves.

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All is Calm Word Frame Shaker Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Here’s a close up of the shaker element.  I love the way the sparkly sequins shimmer behind the lattice work frame.  It’s just like looking at Christmas lights through a wintry window!  This die set comes with two different sentiments.  I die cut the Let it Snow sentiment from red metallic paper and regular cardstock.  If you offset the sentiments slightly when you adhere them together, it creates a bit of a drop shadow effect.

Suspend some cute Christmas Charms from the spine.

A Peek Inside

I love to make projects that are part card, part mini album, and part gift!  Create a little waterfall mechanism on the left to store photos of the season.

How about a Christmas Tea Party in a Box?  You can fill yours with little treats and treasures that will bring joy to the recipient.

Use your scraps to dress up individually wrapped Ghiradelli Chocolates, honey dipper, cookies and honey packets.  And you are never too grown up for a peppermint stick!  The vellum envelope holds a holiday tea bag and a post card to write your personal greeting.

Decorate the flap pages, or leave room to add photos.

Maybe I’ll try to work up a Throwback Thursday tutorial so you can learn how to build the base.  Then you can decorate it up with your own favorite papers.  Would you like that?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Winter Tales Slimline Card

Stamperia Winter Tales Spellbinders APG Jingle Word Frame Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Stamperia Winter Tales Slimline Card with APG Jingle Frame Die

Hello, Friends!  We interrupt out normally scheduled fall projects to bring you this Stamperia Winter Tales Slimline Card.  Yes, I  know I am going to be called out for rushing the season.  But the fact is, Spellbinders has just released some gorgeous new holiday products that I just had to share with you.  Besides, it takes a while to get  all those Christmas cards made.  So why not get a jump on things?  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Holiday Medley Jingle Frame Die

Holiday Medley Jingle Frame Die Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Talk about a match made in heaven!  I love the way this Jingle Word Frame Die complements the Stamperia Winter Tales Collection!  The flourished background of the paper plays so well with the frame.  And yes, I turned it into a shaker element…did you ever have any doubts that I would?

Don’t you just love the way the sequin mix sparkles through the openings in the frame? It makes me think of looking at Christmas lights through a wintry window pane.

Next I die cut the sentiment from regular blue cardstock and silver foil cardstock.  If you adhere them together slightly offset, it creates a drop shadow effect and helps the words pop off the paper a bit better.

A Peek Inside

When a Christmas card doubles as a gift, it’s a real time saver.

Create a little tea wallet/note card to tuck inside the pocket.  Notice how I used the Jingle Frame die to create a nice backdrop for the Snow Queen image.

You have plenty of room in this wallet to tuck in a winter tea bag, mini chocolate and even a gift card, should you desire to do so.  The panel on the left is the perfect place to add a personal message.

Do you feel inspired to get started on your handmade Christmas gift list?  I’ll be back soon with more ideas for using these lovely Spellbinders holiday dies.

You can find a linked supply list below this post

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card

Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card Photoplay North Pole Trading Co by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card: From Our Gnome to Yours

Hello, Friends!  If you are a fan of gnomes, I think you’re going to get a kick out of this Spellbinders Holiday Gnomes Slimline Card.  I don’t consider myself to be a stamper, but these gnomes were so cute, I could not resist.

From Our Gnome to Yours

Since coloring is not my strong suit, I opted to paper piece the gnomes on this card.  It’s so easy to do, and I love the way it turned out.

  • First, stamp the gnomes on white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink.
  • Then stamp them a second time on scraps of patterned paper.
  • Now fussy cut the hats, shoes and pants from the patterned paper.
  • Next place dimensionals on the back of the hats and adhere them over the stamped hats.  Use glue to attach the pants and shoes.
  • Color the gnome noses with flesh colored pencils.
  • Add a bit of shading to the beards with grey colored pencils.
  • Then brush the beards with Dries Clear Adhesive and sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter Flakes.
A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with North Pole Trading Co papers, ephemera and stickers.  I added a pocket to hold a little note card or gift card.

So sweet and simple, but still lots of fun to make and give.

I hope I shared some ideas, tips and tricks that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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