Country Christmas


“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas . . . perhaps . . .means a little bit more!”Theodor Seuss Geisel, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Color Combo 8

Handmade cards and gifts really make family and friends feel special.  This cute little card feels like an old fashioned Christmas to me.  Set on a basic background of Crumb Cake cardstock with a hint of vintage crochet trim at the bottom, the recipient will be sure to light up with a big smile.

Starting with a base card of crumb cake, add layer of cherry cobbler card stock cut at 5 1/4″ x 4.  Cut another layer of crumb cake card stock at 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″.  Emboss the crumb cake layer with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Stamp 3 tree images, one in crumb cake ink, one in old olive ink and the last one in cherry cobbler ink.  Punch the trees out with the tree punch.

Cut a 1 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ strip of the plaid paper from the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper pack and adhere a 6″ piece of the Venetian Crochet Trim to the bottom edge.  Adhere the plaid strip to the crumb cake layer wrapping the ends the trim around the cardstock.  Adhere the layer to the front of the card.

Adhere two trees on the right side of the strip with snail and pop the red tree up on dimensionals.  Cut a flower on the polka dot paper with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits Die on the big shot.  Using the Lots Of Labels Framelits Die, cut a label from the cherry cobbler paper.  Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment from the  Lots of Joy stamp set in old olive ink on whisper white paper.  Cut the sentiment out with the 2″ circle punch.  Layer all of these on dimensionals and attach to the left side of the card.

Thread a piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine through a Gold Basic Metal Button and make a bow.  Attach the button to the right side of the sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Please visit my store and let me know what you think in the comments.  Have a great day!

Festival Of Trees Photopolymer Bundle137640 Price: $28.75
Festival Of Trees Photopolymer Bundle 137640
Price: $28.75
Lots Of Joy Clear-Mount Stamp Set139468 Price: $19.00
Lots Of Joy Clear-Mount Stamp Set 139468
Price: $19.00

Supply List:

  • Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock 120953 Price: $7.00
  • Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock 119685 Price: $7.00
  • Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 133520 Price: $7.50
  • Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad 126966 Price: $6.50
  • Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad 126975 Price: $6.50
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad 126953 Price: $6.50
  • Tree Punch 135859 Price: $18.00
  • Merry Moments Designer Series Paper 138450 Price: $11.00
  • Venetian Crochet Trim 134581 Price: $7.00 Sale $5.25
  • Floral Frames Collection Framelits Dies 127012 Price: $27.00
  • Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies 138281 Price: $27.00
  • 2″ Circle Punch 133782 Price: $18.00
  • Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine 123125 Price: $3.00
  • Gold Basic Metal Buttons 133763 Price: $8.00

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