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This was the first of my Christmas card classes, which I started in early September. I have since been so busy preparing for at least 2 classes most weeks, that I have fallen behind in my blogging, so I am doing a bit of a “catch up” now.

Two of these cards were “cased” from Amy K and Brian King, and the third card was “cased” from the Holiday catalogue itself.

It’s a bit hard to see in the photo, but the top card uses the Sheet Music background stamp, which has been stamped off before stamping onto the Very Vanilla cardstock panel. The piece of copper trim has been pulled to give the lovely bubbly shape that peeks from behind the greeting.

Here’s a tip to save cardstock:

Whenever you’re die cutting shapes to be used on cards, try to cut them from cardstock pieces that will be used as mats behind a feature panel or DSP (Designer Series Paper). I do this all the time. Nobody will know, the recipient of your card won’t know unless they take it apart, and you will save paper.

I did this for the red striped card – the green tree was cut from one of the green mats.

For the green striped card I found this tip to be useful for adhering the thick Jute: run Fast Fuse in a couple of vertical lines on the striped DSP, which will be covered up by the top banner. Then you can place the Jute in an S shape and the Fast Fuse will hold it until you adhere the top banner with Dimensionals.

Here are the supplies I used to make these cards. If you’d like to make these cards and need to order some of the supplies, just click on the images to be taken straight to my online shop.

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Happy stamping,