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Holiday Cards – Day 7

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Hi All,

Welcome back to a new week of Holiday Cards for this 2017 season. I am on day 7 and have a simple card idea that really anyone can do. All you really need is some basic paper supplies and maybe some pencils or markers to decorate and you too can create this type of card.

To create my card I used some printed vellum I have had in my stash for quite some time. It actually comes from a valentine’s themed stack from Cosmo Cricket. It was from a release a few years ago and I think is now entirely out of stock. I think vellum or a thin paper is actually best for this type of project.

First, you’ll need to cut down your paper into a few squares. Mine was 3, 2.5, 2, and 1.5-inch squares. I then folded my paper in half and then folded the corners up to the middle fold line to create triangles.

You can see how quickly this card came together here

I hope you give this type of card a try. You could even change the overall dimensions to make this a fun gift tag to add on top your wrapped gifts this holiday season.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get a little more handmade with your holiday gifts this year – I always like to mix in handmade with my gifts each season.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another holiday card and I’ll see you again real soon.

Sending Lots of Love – Heating Embossing

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Hi All,

For the next week I am participating in an awesome card class hosted by Online Card Classes. The class focuses on fun ways to create clean & simple cards for card makers.

I loved several of the techniques demonstrated today, and decided to give one a try. It was a technique in off-stamping. Meaning to stamp an image once in one color ink, and then stamp again slightly off to the side of the previously stamped image. I loved this technique because it makes images pop in almost a 3D way and gives lots of dimension.

Here’s my card demonstrating one of today’s techniques:


I love the way this turned out! I used stamps and supplies from a Simon Says card kit I received a few months ago. I off stamped the envelope-stripe border around the edges and the sentiment and then gold embossed.

I can’t wait to see what they have in store for the participants tomorrow ~ but I’m sure I’ll be inspired to keep creating.