Do you find yourself rushing to finish your Christmas cards last minute? No matter how hard I plan, I am still preparing at least a few at the time of mailing. This year, I am determined to be done by the first week in November. One of the bundles I am using to make my cards is the Christmas to Remember Bundle. I love the large die cut evergreen boughs and pine cones. It is so easy to cut the dies, simple to assemble and they make beautiful Christmas cards. I was so excited with how they turned out, I wanted to share them with you!
In the images below, I used the Bedazzled Designer Paper that was available during Sale-a-bration. But in the video below, I will show you how to use gold foil and cardstock to make these lovely pine cones. I, also, used embossing folders on some to emboss the white layer to which the pine boughs are adhered. But, if you do not have an embossing folder, don’t stress. Do it without! It will be just as beautiful as the pine boughs cover a lot of the Basic White layer!
Click on the image below to watch the video on how to make these darling cards and matching envelopes. At the end of this post, leave me a comment telling me which card is your favorite!
Cards from Video
- Basic White Card Stock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- Evening Evergreen Cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
- Basic White Cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Evening Evergreen Cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Gold foil, or scraps of Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Cardstock (Pine cones)
- Scraps of Basic White for Greeting
- 4″ piece of Cherry Cobbler and Gold Ribbon
- Fold Basic White Card Stock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ on score line
- Adhere Evening Evergreen 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ to card base
- Run Basic White Cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″ through embossing folder of your choice and adhere to layer of Evening Evergreen. You can, also, just adhere the white layer without embossing.
- Die cut your evergreen branches us.ing one of the die cuts from the Christmas Pine Cone Dies. If using an adhesive sheet to adhere branches, apply to Evening Evergreen cardstock prior to die cutting.
- Adhere die cut to the Basic White layer of the card.
- Die cut the pine cones using either Soft Suede and Crumb cake for the layers. The top layer of the pine cones can also be cut from Gold Foil Sheets.
- Assemble pine cones and adhere to card front.
- Stamp Internal and External Greeting using Cherry Cobbler
- Die cut or cut your external greeting.
- Fold ribbon in half and secure to front of card with glue dot.
- Adhere external greeting using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Position slightly over fold of the ribbon.
- Adhere a pine cone to the inside lower right corner, if desired.
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