Beautifully Simple Christmas with Ton of Texture–on sale too!

I have a fun Christmas card idea for you today… and I realized that a bunch of the items I used for it are 25-30% off with this week’s sale to boot!  Sweet!  This was a card I created for my Fun n’ Crafty Team swap.  We always do a card swap when a new catalog comes out to help give us all samples to share at our events and to inspire each other for projects to try out too!  So, I had pulled out a couple of the new items I was excited to play with – the Christmas Stocking bundle and the Fancy Frost specialty paper – for mine.

One of the things I really wanted to try out was using the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper as a background for my stocking.  Thanks to the Christmas Stockings dies, it made it super easy because there is one die to cut out the swirly stocking shape (from Real Red cardstock) and then I had another die that would cut out the solid background stocking shape, so I could easy peasy layer them!  And don’t they look so perfectly cute over the leafy embossed pattern from the Fancy Frost Specialty paper?  That paper comes pre-embossed (as if the whole 12×12 paper had been run through a giant embossing folder!).  I wanted the stocking to stand out and so the simple and subtle embossing was perfect for a background.

I did do a little bit of stamping on this card – even though the Noel sentiment was a die from the same Christmas Stocking set.  I used the Hang Your Stocking stamp set to stamp the holly berries and leaves along with the top of the stocking before cutting them out with the matching framelits.  It was almost a no-stamping card, but I liked the little details. Smile

Oh, and TIP- the Noel sentiment cuts out a long skinny bar under it (basically like a cardstock underline to hold the letters together) but it isn’t long enough to stretch across the whole card front.  So I cut off the extra on one side and glued it to the edge of the red cardstock, and the NOEL to the other side of the red cardstock – so there was a gap with no soft suede cardstock in between.  Then I just covered up the gap with my stocking!  You’d never know the difference and I didn’t have to futz with trying to cut an extra tiny strip of cardstock.

It really came together quickly and easily, so you should give it a try too!  Plus, if you need anything, you can save big on some of the main items!

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