Contemporary Christmas
Welcome to the last Cardz 4 Guyz challenge for 2021.  Dawn chose Contemporary Christmas for this two week challenge..  When you are finished here, I hope you will hop over to the challenge blog to see what the design team created.  The team’s cards are fabulous examples of a wide variety of creativity and inspiration!

Here’s my contemporary Christmas card, CASE’d, with some changes, from Pinterest:

My contemporary Christmas card is actually CASE’d Marcia Woodring Eblen’s Pinterest post. I have searched my pins, and other Sweet Stockings pins and can’t find the original post. I did send Marcia a message through Pinterest, so I will be updating this post as soon as I get a response.

Here’s Marcia’s card:


  • The Cherry Cobbler base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • One of my new favorite color combinations is Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party. This great pattern comes from the Sweet Stockings DSP. It measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I also cut a piece of the DSP to 2-1/2 inches by 6 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1 inch circle for the envelope seal.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • I used scraps for the rest of the front of the card. You’d need Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, and Basic White cardstock for the other pieces.

What I Did:

  • I fussy cut the cat from the Sweet Stockings DSP.
  • Then, I started to fussy cut those little round ornaments. After cutting two, I decided that I would much rather stamp, color, and crop the ornaments from the Whimsical Trees stamp set. Much easier! I used Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, and Old Olive for the ornaments. The gold Wink of Stella pen worked wonderfully for the top part of the ornaments.
  • I cropped both layers of the tree using the Christmas Trees Dies, which are part of the Whimsy and Wonder suite. Multipurpose glue adhered these pieces together.
  • Then, I wrapped some of the gold trim (from the Simply Elegant Suite) around the tree.
  • HINT: It’s much easier to leave a length of trim on the left side of the tree and then use tear-and-tape on the back of the tree at the bottom, middle, and top. That way, as I wound the gold trim around the tree it would stick to the back.
  • I found it much easier to unravel the length of trim after I had it adhered to the back. It was easier when I used a piercing tool to carefully pull the threads apart.
  • I used dimensionals to pop up the tree and the cat.
  • Then I added the ornaments with just a dot of multipurpose adhesive and slipped the tops under the gold trim.
  • This sentiment on the front just happens to be one of my favorite “Merry Christmas” stamps, mainly because of the font. It can be found in the Perfectly Plaid stamp set. I stamped it with VersaMark on the Pool Party cardstock. Then I covered it with gold embossing powder and heat set it. After the cardstock cooled, I cropped it using a stitched rectangle die. Then, I trimmed the Cherry Cobbler mat to fit under the Pool Party sentiment block.
  • I didn’t use dimensionals under the sentiment block because I wanted it to tuck under the tree.
  • At this point, I thought I had finished. Then I decided that I needed to add some bling to the sentiment. I grabbed my Wonderful Gems in gold glitter and put two on the sentiment block. Of course, I couldn’t stop with just two, so I added three to the tree.
  • Since I’d already trimmed the DSP on the envelope and created the seal, I’d finished this coordinated card/envelope/seal set.

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Have a Peachy Day!


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