Hi there! Christmas card making season is in full swing around here and I’m starting to panic! There’s only 50 days until Christmas and I have a ton of cards and gift boxes, etc. that I’m really wanting to make this year. I’ve got a decent start and here’s my second card using Lawn Fawn’s new “For You, Deer” stamp set and coordinating dies.
I chose the bear for this one since I wanted to keep it mainly a red and white color scheme and I love the bear peeking out from a cut out in the card front.
I started by die-cutting a red patterned paper with the largest rectangle in the My Favorite Things Blueprints 31 die-namics and adhered this piece to my card base. All of the papers I used on this card are from a super old Recollections paper pad called “Frosty Cabin”. I try to use papers that I already have in my stash because, quite frankly, I have a TON of paper and really don’t need to buy new.
I die-cut the wood grain paper from the same die and adhered it to the inside of the card.
Next, I taped a Spellbinders circle die that was close to the size of the circular strip die in the Blueprints 31 set face down on the top center of the card and ran the card base through a die-cutting machine, making sure to open the card flat. I had to run it through several times to get a clean cut since it was going through 3 layers.
I stamped the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I die-cut the circular strip from the Blueprints 31 set and adhered that paper around the hole in the card and then tucked the little bear on the frame. The coordinating dies to this set are really neat as they cut the little arms to slide over the edge.
For the inside, I adhered that adorable bear tush and then reverse stamped the Santa hat using my MISTI and the Paper Smooches Mirror Images stamp set. Those 2 products make reverse stamping really easy!!
I die-cut and adhered another woodgrain piece to the inside since this would be visible behind the bear when the card is closed.
To finish, I punched a few pine branches using a Martha Stewart punch and a few small red circles using a 3/16″ hole punch and adhered them to the top of the frame.
Pretty simple and I hope it gets a grin!
Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!