Hey everyone! Welcome to sneak peek #1 for our Christmas in July event!! It’s going to be over 100 to 110 for the next week, so staying inside creating our Christmas cards is one way to keep cool. The bonus  to that is getting our stash of Christmas cards built up so that we’re not rushed during the holidays. We’ll be ready to send them out by Thanksgiving or the first week of December.

This card is just a nice, simple card. And let’s face it, when we’re mass producing cards, simple is best. To create this, I started with a card base of Thick Whisper White cut at 8 1/2 by 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. I love using that for the base when I’m looking to create a white base. It has a better weight than our regular Whisper White card stock. The next layer is a 4 x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White that I ran through the Big Shot using the new Pinewood Planks embossing folder. I see using that folder a LOT! It gives such a nice wood look to your card stock. Then I took a 2 1/2 x 4″ piece of the Be Merry Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the bottom portion of the panel. I took a piece of the new Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon and added it to the top of the dsp and tied it in a knot. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on some scrap Whisper White and punched it out with the Lovely Label Punch. I used the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and punched out a circle of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and used one of the Layering Circle Framelits to cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler and then adhered all of these together. Tip: when adhering anything to the top of a piece of Glimmer Paper, use Mini Glue Dots, that seems to be the best adhesive that really sticks to the glitter. I then added some dimensionals and added it to the front of the card. See? Simple and cute, who doesn’t like that?

This begins our Christmas Card series of card classes for the next 5 months and when you attend all of the classes, or purchase the class to go, you will get a $10.00 coupon from me to use in January. How cool will it be to have all your cards done and ready to mail without any of the hassle? If you can’t make it in person, you can order the class to go for $25.00 or place a $25.00 order here using Hostess Code G3FVC9KE and I will send you the project packet for free. And don’t forget, we only have less than a week left of Bonus Days to get your $5.00 coupon for every $50.00 order. We will be making 6 full cards, inside and out, 2 of 3 designs with envelopes and I will be posting sneak peeks tomorrow and Thursday so you can see which stamp sets we’ll be using. I hope you can join us for Christmas in July on Saturday!

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