Hey everybody! I hope you’re having a great week! Do you create Christmas cards all year long, or do you wait until closer to Christmas? I’m one of those who loves creating Christmas projects all year long! Leslie here, with an awesome inspiration project featuring our Basis Natural, Glama Brown Kraft, Kale Green and Bright Gold Foil cardstock. I’m in love with layering stencils and used a set that creates four focal panels at once for this project. And they are so pretty they don’t even need embellishments! Imagine that! 😉

Cut Card Bases and Layering Panels

Cut two top-folding and two side-folding standard A2 card bases from Basis Natural cardstock along with four layering panels from Kale Green cardstock and one layering panel from Bright Gold Foil cardstock.

Create Stenciled Focal Panels

Create four focal panels on Glama Brown Kraft cardstock using the layering stencils, Ranger distress inks, and blending brushes.

Adhere Layers

Adhere three of the front focal panels to Kale Green cardstock panels and the fourth one to the Bright Gold Foil cardstock panel and then to a green panel. Similarly, adhere all four inside Basis Natural cardstock panels to their coordinating green panels.

Add Stamped Sentiments

Stamp all the front and inside sentiments in Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. Two of the front sentiments are stamped directly on the focal panels and the other two on Basis Natural cardstock scraps. Use a mini scallop square die to die cut one of the sentiments and trim the other one into a strip.

Complete Project

The final step is adhering the focal panels and inside panels to the card bases.

Other products used:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions In & Out Christmas stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress inks- peeled paint, pine needles, festive berries and candied apple; Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Taylored Expressions Create-In-Quads Mistletoe Layering Stencils, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards! Be sure to visit the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more DT inspiration!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Written by

Leslie Turner

I’m definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I’m addicted to stamping. I love making cards, ATCs, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, paper purses and mini albums), mixed media projects, art journaling, altering stuff and occasional beading. Come visit me at my blog Love To Scrap 2 or on social media- Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter!