Since I started making Christmas cards in July, September definitely isn’t too early for a Christmas card. By the time I finish, more than half of the cards I need will be completely unique. It’s fun to give them to family and friends when everyone’s is the same, but also when they are different. For this challenge, I combined the Perfectly Plaid stamp set (inside sentiment), Festive Corners stamp set (Christmas lights), and Christmas Means More (front sentiment). The DSP is from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP from the current mini-catalog. The main reason I bought that paper is because of the sentiment on the front. I just love How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and I am all about all things Grinch. This sentiment comes from the Grinch, and the colors in the DSP are Grinch colors. Perfect pairing!

Here’s my Christmas in September card:

Front of my fun fold card

Let’s Get Started

  • I used Real Red for the base of the card. It’s trimmed to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches.
  • To create the half flap, I trimmed off 2-3/4 inches from the front.
  • The remaining flap on the base has a Pear Pizazz mat measuring 2-5/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
  • The top DSP was trimmed to 2-1/2 inches by 3-15/16 inches, otherwise known as one tick mark before 4 inches.
  • I decided to use Pear Pizazz for the front center portion and trimmed it to 3-1/4 inches (top to bottom) by 3-3/4 inches (side-to-side).
  • The contrasting red patterned DSP is actually the flip side of the dotted DSP. I used a strip measuring 1 inch by 3-1/8 inches. As long as I had the DSP out, I trimmed a piece for the envelope flap to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches, and will have the red pattern showing on the flap.
  • Once I started dry-fitting pieces, I realized I needed to cover the inside flap pieces with DSP. Therefore, I trimmed on piece to 2-1/2 inches by 4 inches. The red DSP behind the Pear Pizazz was trimmed to 3-1/8 inches by 3 inches.

Time for the Whisper White

  • I started with the inside piece of Whisper White and trimmed it to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Next, I pulled out my Stamp-aratus for the front sentiment. I used it to stamp the front sentiment in Mossy Meadow twice to get a deep green color. After the ink had dried completely, I used the embossing buddy on the cardstock to prep it for embossing.
  • Since I wanted to use clear embossing powder on the sentiment, I cleaned the stamp without removing it from the Stamp-aratus. I stamped it twice using VersaMark. Then, I quickly added clear embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.
Making It Work
  • There isn’t a stitched rectangle die to closely crop the sentiment. Therefore, I made my own size. Pictures are worth 1,000 words, so here are two pictures showing how I did it.
  • To add some additional interest, I wrapped a piece of the Mossy Meadow diagonal striped ribbon around the red front panel and tied it in a square knot. I put a glue dot under the square knot to keep it in place.
  • There are dimensionals under the sentiment panel. I used tear-and-tape to adhere the front sentiment panel to the front flap. Everything else was adhered using the multipurpose liquid glue.
  • The inside sentiment, the Christmas lights on the corner of the inside and the two bottom corners on the front of the envelope were all stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black.
  • I colored the holly leaves and berries on the sentiment panel using Real Red and Pear Pizazz markers.
  • I colored all three strands of lights using the Real Red, Pear Pizazz, and Mossy Meadow markers. Then, I added some clear Wink of Stella to each of the lights. In person, the lights have just a touch of a shimmer.
  • Finally, I adhered and trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap. With that, I finished this fun fold card/envelope coordinated set.

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Have a Peachy Day!


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