Sundays are usually the day during which I am supposed to be working on lesson plans. I did get that done, but I also got to relax by creating two cards. This card meets Color Throwdown #619 for aqua, red, and silver, which ends tomorrow at 6 pm.. It also meets The Paper Players #517 for a clean-and-simple holiday card.

Without further ado, here’s my card:

Here are the ctd619 and PPT517 challenge banners:

Measurements and More

  • I used Real Red for the card base, trimmed to 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The Pool Party mat is 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. I cropped the square out of the middle of the mat layer using the largest Stitched Shapes square.
  • I used two pieces of Whisper White, one for the inside and one for the outside. Before trimming the outside piece, I ran it through the Big Shot using the brick and mortar 3D embossing folder. Then I trimmed it to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches, which is the same size as the inside piece.
  • A third piece of white cardstock was enough to stamp the bells and the sentiment. I used Versamark to stamp the bells using my Stamp-aratus, then added silver embossing powder and heat set it. The Stamp-aratus also helped trememdously when I stamped the sentiment in Real Red. Then I added clear embossing powder and heat set the sentiment. I trimmed the sentiment block to 2-1/4 inches square.
  • By the way — do you recognize the sentiment on the front? Yes, it’s from It’s a Wonderful Life and is just one of four movie quotes in the Christmas Means More stamp set.


  • The Sounds of the Seasons die set contains a die for the single bell. However, I had to fussy cut the pair of bells, which wasn’t difficult at all and only took a few minutes.
  • I used the Pool Party sheer ribbon to thread through the holes I made in the bell rings.
  • Next, I put dimensionals under the sentiment block and the bells. I had to be careful with the placement under the pair of bells so it would overlap the sentiment block. There’s multipurpose liquid adhesive in the corner of the sentiment block to adhere the bells.
  • After putting everything together on the front, I decided that it needed something, but I had to keep it clean and simple. Therefore, I used the clear Wink of Stella pen to paint random bricks.
  • There are times that i don’t want a lot of white space on the inside of the card, and this was one of those times. I used the snowflakes, stamped in Pool Party, from Frosted Foliage to form a frame around the Merry Christmas sentiment on the inside. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red to coordinate with the front sentiment.
  • Next, I stamped some Pool Party snowflakes on the front, bottom, left corner of the envelope. I also stamped snowflakes on the envelope flap.
  • With that, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

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Have a Peachy Day!


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