I’m desperately short of Holiday cards in my inventory this year, so I needed a card design that I could put together super-quick to build up my stash. I made up 16 of this card yesterday, and I’ll be getting them out in the mail real soon. My form of “Just in Time” inventory 😉. This paper from the Fall Sale-A-Bration is just too stinkin’ cute, and I really wanted to use some of it for cards this year. This card layout allowed me to maximize the number of cards that I can get from a sheet of DSP. I cut 3″x4″ pieces from the DSP, and then cut those at 1″ so I could stretch it a little to fit the Just Jade mat layer (3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″). The greeting strip more than covers the gap in the DSP, and gave me a place for a stamped greeting.
This current challenge from Tic Tac Toe perfectly aligned with my plan to use the DSP and snowflake diecut. I chose the middle vertical: Snowflakes, Free and Winter. I almost added some embossing to use the diagonal, but didn’t want to add to the amount of time needed for the card. Remember, my top priority was quick, mass production. So middle pathway for me!
The stamp that I used for the greeting is from a past Paper Pumpkin kit. I actually pulled that kit out of my stack of boxes (please don’t judge) so I could make it up. This sentiment was perfect for my card, and I was excited to use it for another purpose.
This challenge from The Paper Players also perfectly fits for my card. I think some penguins and polar bears making a snowman in the DSP are a perfect fit, and of course, we wouldn’t have a Winter Wonderland in Vermont without snowflakes. I want to call out something special about the snowflake on my card; I diecut white velvet paper for the detailed top. You really can’t tell at all from the photo, but it adds a neat tactile element to the card. That paper is retiring from the July – December mini catalog, and I encourage you to check it out here.