Merry Christmas One and All


01-Candle CardI've been humming, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas".  Why?  Because it really is and because I've been working on addressing my Christmas/Holiday cards.  My card today is probably the last seasonal card I'll be making this year.  I wanted a card that would not only be a card but also a decoration.  I think the Mod Snowfake Background is perfect.  I've placed a battery operated votive candle inside.  The glow from the light is the perfect touch. 

My card is 6 x 6 and this is how I made it. 

03-Making the opening

I die cut the Mod Snowflake Background on scrap card stock.  I then layed it onto a piece of white cardstock that was cut to 5 7/8 x 5 7/8.  I made light pencil marks on the inside corners so I would know where to make my cuts for the opening.  I then drop cut and layered this piece onto the red card stock, traced the opening and again drop cut. 

04-opening on Red

After you've cut the red card stock, glue these two pieces together.  Note:  It dawned on me after I'd seperately cut the pieces, that I could have done them both together...next time I will. 

05-Glue the die

I die cut the Mod Snowflake die from silver cardstock and carefully glued it in place.  Easy really.  Now here's what I did on the inside opening. 

06-Adding die to the inside

This step isn't absolutely necessary, the back of the silver card stock was white.  I wanted the inside to be red.  So, I cut another Mod Snowflake Background and glued it to the inside.  I thought it might be a nightmare to line up, but honestly, it was really easy.  When I took this photo I still had a few more spots to line up and glue. 

To finish the outside of my card I added the Viviro Ornament, the beautiful Vintage Merry Christmas die and I completed the inside as shown. 

02-CandleCard Inside

A little ribbon, some bling, a embossed piece of card stock and another Viviro Ornament and this card is finished. 

This card was fun to make and it really was easy.  I hope you'll try making this card.  If you do, please let me see your completed card. 

I hope your Christmas plans are coming along and you are not stressing too much. 

Until next time.....

Mary Signature copy



Wonderful ideas and execution! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!

Gorgeous card!!

so elegant, so beautiful!

Beautiful card Mary, great tutorial.

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