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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Festive Flurry + tag = card

I make a lot of holiday cards. More than 100. I do a few of them one by one, just playing with design and paper and glue and sparkles (remembering that I love to play!). But I'll admit that I like having a quick design that lets me create a dozen or so all-alike, fast. Here's a great new go-to layout for you.

I CASEd this layout from a friend (and I don't even know who did the original -- it's from a swap!). Hers was a baby card, and it was adorable. I mixed the colors and the focal point, and voila! It's a holiday card! Jen made another card inspired by this layout, here.

I didn't realize until I made this one that the DSP stack in the holiday mini is perfectly sized to make two card fronts per piece. (I'm a little slow on the uptake.) Now that I know I can make 96 cards out of one pack? You'll be seeing a lot of this paper in the next few months. :-)

Paper and card:
  • Pool Party card base
  • Island Indigo, cut to 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  • Winter Frost DSP stack, cut to 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Smoky Slate, cut to 2 1/2 x 4"
  • Whisper White, cut to 2 1/4" square (for the snowflake)
Stamp set:
  • Festive Flurry
  • Island Indigo
  • Chalk Talk  and Festive Flurry framelits
  • Magnetic platform 
  • Dimensionals
  • Rhinestones

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