Gift Wrapped Christmas Card

Today’s card, a gift wrapped Christmas card, is the card design I chose for a recent Shoebox Swap cardmaking event.  With a Shoebox Swap, the goal is to make kits for each participant for reproducing the card design.  Place the cardmaking materials in a shoebox and participants recreate the project from each shoebox.  It’s lots of fun and a great way to make a variety of cards.   The Gift Wrapped Bundle along with the Beautiful Boughs Dies creates an easy to replicate card.

Gift Wrapped

Card Materials:
  • Card base: Real Red cardstock: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ for side fold card
  • Whisper White cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″ for texture embossed layer; 3/4″ x 3″ for sentiment and 3″ x 3″ for bow
  • Tis The Season Designer Series Paper: 5-1/4″ x 1-1/4″; 4″ x 1-1/4″
  • Garden Green cardstock: 3″ x 5″ (die cut 2 of the medium boughs from the Beautiful Bough Dies)
  • Gold Foil Paper: 1-1/2″ x 3″ (die cut 2 pinecones using small pinecone die from Beautiful Bough Dies)
  • Gift Wrapped Bundle
  • Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (or other embossing folder of you choice)
  • Beautiful Boughs Dies
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends Markers: Flirty Flamingo, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, & Color Lifter

With the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, texture emboss the Whisper White layer.   Attach the embossed layer to the Real Red card base using a strong adhesive.  Next, add the strips of Tis the Season Designer Series Paper with the vertical strip approximately 1″ in from the left side on the Whisper White layer and the horizontal strip approximately 1-1/4″ from the top of the layer.  Then, select the bow stamp from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set and stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the 3″ square of Whisper White cardstock.  Color using the following Stampin’ Blends Markers: Dark Flirty Flamingo, Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light & Dark Real Red.  Tip: use the Color Lifter and Dark Flirty Flamingo to create highlights on the bow.  After coloring, use the Gift Bow Builder Punch to cut the bow shape. 


Next, start assembly by positioning the pine boughs to the card where the two pieces of designer series paper intersect (use the bow to help determine placement.)  Once the position is determined, attach the boughs with glue dots.  Next, add the two gold pinecones.   Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, add the bow. Use the Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the sentiment onto the strip of Whisper White and with paper snips cut a “v” shape tail on the end by the sentiment.  To finish the card, adhere the tag using glue dots and tucking under the boughs. 

For me, it’s time to start focusing on Christmas. It seems after Halloween passes, time speeds up and bam! Christmas is here.  So, this year my goal is to mail holiday cards earlier to friends and family.  Be sure to stay tuned!  I have lots of holiday cards that I’ll be posting.


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The October 3D Tutorial Bundle is available!  This month the projects feature fall themed projects.

October 3D Tutorial Sneak Peek

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Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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