I finally opened my Horse & Sleigh Bundle and made some cuts in my One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper. I had a few projects in mind, but couldn’t resist doing something with this paper pattern. The cozy cottage looks like a work from Thomas Kindaid’s Gellery. He painted light so beautifully. Unfortunately, my photography doesn’t do this “picture” the justice it deserves. The lights on the cottage look as though they’re sparkling!

This design is quick and easy to put togther using the One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper and the Horse & Sleigh Bundle.

So, let’s make a card!

Today’s Card Pieces & Parts

  • The Night of Navy card base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  • The Cherry Cobbler mat layer is 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.
  • The Designer Series Paper layer is a cut from a 6″ x 6″ sheet. The layer measures 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • To get the picture of the cottage somewhat centered, I cut 1/2″ off both the bottom and top.
  • Cut about 2 1/4″ off from the left side of the patterned paper so the cottage is somethat centered.
  • The Pebbled Path die cut tree filled in the left side of the cottage scene and creates balance with the tree on the right side of the cottage.
  • I stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink.
  • Scatter a few gold Adhesive Backed Snowflakes for a little sparkle.

I added the remainder of the patterned paper (from the left side front layer), to the left side of the inside writing layer. The sentiments are stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink.

This is only one image from the Designer Series Paper pack. There are several winter scenes you can use to create quick and easy holiday cards.

So, cut a warm country cottage layer filled with glistening lights, add a coordinating cardstock mat, attach it to a card base, add some golden snowflakes, and create something warm to share for the holiday season.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

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