I know it’s August, but I still have more Christmas cards to share. If you’re like me, you ordered new supplies with all of the Christmas in July specials, and now that they’re here, you want to play. Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing lots of other cards too, but I plan to sprinkle in a few more holiday cards before the end of the month. I know a lot of people try to make a few on the 25th of each month so they have a nice stash ready. If you are one of them, you might appreciate the inspiration. If not, you can pin this idea to your “Christmas Card” board on Pinterest and revisit the idea when you are ready. (Shameless plug to follow me on Pinterest.)
When I got the new Matchbook Gnome set from i-crafter last month, I made several cards with it. And it occured to me that the gnome’s hat would be a great Santa hat for dressing up other non-holiday dies. It would be cute on critters too, but I decided to pair it with the Making Faces set to create Mr. and Mrs. Claus. What do you think?
The goal of this card was to make mass production fast and easy, so I opted for a clean and simple design and I die cut the pieces from colored cardstock, rather than coloring them myself. If you’d like to recreate cards like this, grab your supplies and meet me in the craft room…
Making Faces Die Set
Matchbook Gnome Die Set
Snowflake Border Die Set
PRO Deck Cutting Deck
To start, I die cut my pieces from red, white, black and tan cardstock. Using a little tape on the back side, I inlaid the tan faces and ears into the white hair outlines of the faces. I glued on the decorative elements and stacked my sentiment three layers high for dimension. To pull the card together, I mounted the faces onto a 2¾” x 5¾” light pink panel with foam tape, then glued the sentiment underneath. After popping the panel up with more foam tape onto a 3¼” x 6¼” white mini-slimline card base, I glued on red gems for sparkle. This card fits into a #7 coin envelope. Here’s a closer look…
Simple, right? I think it’s adorable though. You could easily die cut and assemble the pieces while watching TV if you want to mass produce these cards. I also think this couple would be really cute on the front of gift tags! There are quite a few options in the Making Faces set, so you can mix and match to create slightly different looks (and save time by cutting multiples at a time). If you aren’t a fan of the light pink background, soft aqua, or light kraft would be good alternatives. I’d love to know what combos you’d use.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll be back soon with another fun card to share. And don’t forget to join me in the chatterbox on Craft Roulette tomorrow night if you get the chance. It’s always an adventure when Mary spins the wheel! See you soon, my crafty friend!
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