Ribbon or Twine for the May 2024 Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Welcome to the March, 2024 edition of the Sparkles Christmas Challenge! Our host for # 160, Billie A., chose Using Ribbon or Twine for our theme. When you get finished here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to view the creations from the very talented members of our design team. After you’ve created your own themed card, please don’t forget to upload it to our gallery.

Here’s my Real Red ribbon Christmas card:

While I used retired products for this card, I hope you can use the layout to create easy-peasy Christmas cards for yourself. Actually, this layout would be fabulous for so many other occasions for which you need a quick card.

Measurements & Assembly:

  • Unless otherwise noted, I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the pieces together.
  • The Real Red base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 to create a tent card.
  • After you run a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock through your Cut & Emboss machine in the Christmas Tidings 3d embossing folder, trim the cardstock to 4-1/8 by 5-3/4 inches.
  • The Beary Christmas piece of DSP (designer series paper) measures 2 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Trim another piece of DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Punch a 1-inch circle from coordinating DSP and run it through your XYRON create-a-sticker for the envelope seal.
  • Trim two pieces of Real Red cardstock to 5-3/8 by 1/2 inches to adhere to the back of the DSP so it forms a border.
  • Wrap a length of Real Red ribbon around the DSP piece and tie it in a bow.
  • Adhere to the embossed Balmy Blue cardstock.
  • Stamp your sentiment on white cardstock using Real Red ink.
  • Crop the sentiment using a square die from the Stylish Shapes die set.
  • Trim a piece of Real Red cardstock to create a border for the sentiment block.
  • Adhere the sentiment piece to the red cardstock.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the red cardstock so that they will straddle the ribbon, and adhere to the DSP.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches and stamp your sentiment on it using Real Red ink.
  • Adhere the white cardstock to the inside of the card.
  • With that, you’ve finished this easy-peasy coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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