This is another card that I created for the gift bag collection that I showed here. This card was the second that I made for the gift bag and I still wanted to have something clean and simple. The Shining Christmas paper is so lovely that I wanted it to really be the star on the card. This particular pattern isn’t especially Christmassy, but the color combination has a traditional Christmas vibe, and the stamped greeting definitely makes it a Christmas card. Instead of ribbon I used a strip of the More Dazzle glitter paper to add a bit of extra shine to the card. I used an old Paper Pumpkin stamp for the greeting again on this card. As I said yesterday, there are some real gems in the past Paper Pumpkin stamps, so don’t be shy about re-visiting them to get more use out of them!

I used a non-Stampin’ Up! coverplate die to create the pierced effect on the right side of the Old Olive layer. I really like the look that these dies create and I really wish that Stampin’ Up! would add some back into their collection of tools. I could have embossed the right-hand side, but I wanted to keep it smooth with a visual difference. If you decide to give this card design a try, I encourage you to consider options to add interest on the right side. You could emboss, use a stencil or use a subtle stamp. The key is to have something there for interest, but it needs to be in the background so it doesn’t distract from the paper and the greeting.

I used this old sketch as the design inspiration for my card. If you want to recreate my design, here are the cutting measurements:

  • Basic White Thick – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Real Red – 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Old Olive – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Shining Christmas DSP – 1 1/2″ x 5″
  • More Dazzle – 1/8″ x 6″ (trimmed after glued down)
  • Basic White – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
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