Friday, December 11, 2015

Every Blessing Christmas Card

This is the card I sent out this year.  Since they've been in the mail a few days (no small miracle), I think it's safe to go ahead and post the picture.  I made 49 cards, so I had to use different vellum designs and used Gold 1/8 Ribbon on others because that's what I had on hand.


  • I used Elmer's Craft Bond to adhere the vellum, and it worked GREAT!  I found out about it watching another demo's video, but I don't remember whose it was....sorry, but I'm grateful for the tip!
  • Use glue dots to adhere the star and to keep the bow in place.  I used my paper piercing tool to pick up a glue dot and then roll it into a tiny ball while it was still on the tip.  Then, place it behind the bow.  Make sure you don't leave any of the glue dot exposed or your card will stick to your envelope.
  • I taped the ends of a piece of cording around the back of the card stock and then tied the bow to that piece.  To keep the bow from getting too bulky, I didn't make that first tie that we usually do.  I started with the loops. Otherwise you get a chunky knot that doesn't lay nicely.  If that doesn't make sense, let me know. 
  • I used my MISTI to stamp both the greeting and the main image.  It helped in two ways 1) I knew that my images and greeting were in the exact same spot for each and every card, and 2) I could stamp the silhouette more than once to ensure nice coverage.  I LOVE this tool and highly recommend it!

Every Blessing
Christmas Messages (Retired)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Basic Black Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
     3-1/2x4 Main Image
Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack
     3-1/2x1 Strip
Gold Glimmer Paper
     Scrap for Star

Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
Versamark Ink Pad

Gold Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy and Heat Tool
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Gold Cording
Elmer's Craft Bond
Mini Glue Dots

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