Hi, and I wish you a happy day!

I’m showcasing a few new products in today’s card. First, the Traditions of St. Nick Designer Series Paper. This DSP pack celebrates traditional Christmas themes. It’s part of the new Online Exclusives and is available while supplies last. If you’ve purchased the Sending Cheer Bundle, Traditions of St. Nick is a “must have”. There’s the gingerbread man pattern I used today, a stocking pattern, and a holly pattern. All three coordinate perfectly with images and dies in the Sending Cheer Bundle.

The second showcased product is, of course the Sending Cheer Bundle. It’s a great tag Bundle that will definitely take a prime spot on your shelf for your holiday cards and projects.

Last, but not least, are the Deckled Circle Dies. There’s so many of them – a definite staple for your paper crafting.

So, Let’s make a card!

Today’s Card Parts & Pieces

You can download the PDF Tutorial for today’s card by clicking the button below. The Tutorial includes assembly instructions.

  • I started with a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Pecan Pie cardstock card base. It’s scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The Real Red mat layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″. I used one of the Deckled Circle Dies to cut out the bottom right corner of the patterned paper. This allows the Real Red mat layer to become part of the Focal Point. The circle measures about 3 1/4″ in diameter.
  • I die cut a Mossy Meadow circle (3″ in diameter), a Real Red gift box, and a Basic White and Wild Wheat ribbon bow for the gift box.
  • The gingerbread man is stamped with Pecan Pie ink and cut with the coordinating die.
  • The sentiment is from the Ringed With Nature stamp set. It’s in the Annual Catalog. I liked the size and the sentiment font with this design.

This is truly a quick and easy card to put together. It’s a matter of making the easy layer cuts, stamping and creating your die cut elements, and putting it all together. This card layout can work with just about any supplies you have. Happy creating!

So, find that special patterned paper, cut off a corner with a circle die, add a few die cut elements and a sentiment, and create something fun to share for the holidays. Oh, and don’t forget the sparkle! Remenber,

… the only limitation is your imagination!

Today’s Product Details

New Online Exclusives Designer Series Paper 

You’ll want to check in on the new Designer Series Paper available as new Online Exclusives. You can see the details in the Online Exclusives here.


September Free Card Kit

My September Mini Card Kit features the One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper. You will receive the Kit with a minimum product purchase of $50.00 from my online store using the Host Code XWWPUMY7. Each Mini Kit includes:

  • The cut cardstock and patterned paper to complete both cards.
  • Sentiment layers so you can customize each design using sentiments you already have.
  • Embellishments and Dimensionals to complete the cards as I’ve designed them.
  • Envelopes.
  • A printed PDF Tutorial with photos and measurements.
  • A video link to make the cards along with me.

To receive your Kit, use the Host Code below when prompted during the ordering process.

September Host code – XWWPUMY7