We are down to the last days of Sale-A-Bration and I wanted to share another quick card made using the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper; one of the great items that you can earn for FREE with a $50 USD merchandise purchase. But time is limited as Sale-A-Bration ends on September 30th.
When you have a lot of Christmas cards to make, an easy design with great visual impact is always a great option. I think this card meets both criteria.
This card begins with a panel of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper matted with a slightly larger panel of Basic Black cardstock. The panels were adhered at the center of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock card front.
The "Jingle All The Way" greeting, from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set, was stamped at the vertical center of a piece of Basic White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink. Strips of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper were adhered to the Basic White cardstock above and below the stamped greeting. The cardstock was die cut with the largest of the straight edge tags with notched top corners (2" x 3-7/8"), from the Tailor Made Tags dies, centering the greeting on the body of the tag. A piece of Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon was wrapped around the tag immediately below the stamped greeting with the ends of the ribbon adhered at the back of the tag. The tag was adhered to the card front at a jaunty angle using Stampin' Dimensionals with the top of the tag pointing toward the upper left corner of the card front. A piece of Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon was tied into a bow and adhered at the top of the tag using Mini Glue Dots.
Three Cherry Cobbler Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the card front to create a visual triangle for the greeting on the tag.
The "Have A Holly Jolly Christmas" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of a panel of Basic White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink. A strip of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper was adhered across the horizontal center of a slightly wider strip of Basic Black cardstock with the right and left sides of the Designer Series Paper flush with the right and left sides of the Basic Black cardstock. The strips were adhered along the bottom edge of the Basic White panel with the bottom edge of the Basic Black cardstock 1/8" above the bottom edge of the panel and the right and left edges of the strips flush with the right and left edges of the panel. The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.
A piece of Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap of a Medium Basic White Envelope. Paper Snips were used to trim away the excess paper using the edge of the envelope flap as a guide.
As you can see, the great designs in the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper carry the weight for this card. The contrasting colors of the Buffalo Checks in the Garden Green print (with the trees) and in the Cherry Cobbler print (all over checks) certainly make the statement with some very small accents with Rhinestones and ribbon to draw the eye to the greeting on the tag. When you are making a bunch of cards at one time, simple is always best.
Basic Black: 4" x 5-1/4", 1" x 4"; Basic White: 2-1/4" x 4-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Cherry Cobbler: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Peaceful Prints Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 2 @ 1-3/8" x 2-1/4", 7/8" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon: 8", 3-1/2"
Supplies I used to make this card
Stamps: Holly Jolly Wishes; Inks: Cherry Cobbler; Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic White, Cherry Cobbler; Designer Series Paper: Peaceful Prints (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic ribbon, Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Tools: Tailor Made Tags dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Other: Medium Basic White Envelope