This was the simpler card that the South Burlington stamp club created last week. They were a little intimidated at first because there were A LOT of pieces of paper getting passed around. There are a bunch of layers on this card, but it actually goes together quite easily. The DSP that I used on the left panel is my favorite pattern from the Under The Mistletoe paper from the main catalog. I love so many of the designs in that paper – I think that the art department knocked it out of the park with this one. I may have to buy another pack so that I have it for lots of Christmas cards in the future!

This card is a classic “Z-Fold” which is kind of a gateway into alternative folds for cards. This one is super-easy to do, and it is a great way to create something that is clearly a hand-made card vs. a store-bought variety. This is also a great card style for showing off some coordinating DSP designs. For this card we used DSP on the front flap only, and added an embossed layer on the larger back panel. This pretty embossing folder is from the Holiday catalog, and I really, really hope that it is carried over beyond the Holiday catalog period. The design is definitely versatile and not just for Christmas, so I’m hopeful.

The Peaceful Poinsettia bundle really is stunning! I enjoyed coloring in the flower image with our amazing Stampin’ Blends (I just can’t get enough of them!) and then used the corresponding die to cut out the image. There are some other dies in the set that will create beautiful images in cardstock like samples in the catalog. If you like poinsettia images for Christmas, then I definitely encourage you to check out this bundle from the Holiday catalog. Combine it with the gorgeous DSP and the perfectly coordinated Red Rhinestones, and you have a recipe for creating winning Christmas cards!

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