Today I want to share with you the set of cards & envelopes that I will be sending out to my friends for this year’s Christmas. I finally managed to find a layout that I like and that I enjoy recreating. The set includes a card, a gift card holder and a personalized envelope. I was pretty excited with this project and I really love how it came out.
I started by stamping a gingham background onto some white paper panels and I’ve used different colors of inks, just to make it all more fun and also to use more of my supplies. Being cards that I will send out I wanted to use as many supplies as I could and turn everything into a special and unique gift. Next I gold embossed the reindeer from a Winnie & Walter stamp set onto a piece of vellum and used a scalloped circle die to cut them out. I also die cut some regular circles to be smaller than the scalloped ones and I just adhered them one on top of the other.
To give my cards a more winter feel I used a branch die from Memory Box and die cut a bunch of them from white cardstock. To color them in I just scrubbed my ink pad on top and once all were colored, they seemed just so real:) This is the only branch die that I have and I absolutely love the design!
For the greetings I stamped the Be Merry in brown ink and used a banner die to cut them all out.
For my gift card holders I used a die from Simon Says Stamp. This is a wonderful die to have as it works great all year round and it is perfect for any occasion. To match them with my cards I stamped the gingham pattern on the front and gold embossed that reindeer once again. I love how the gold embossing stands out on the gingham pattern, it feels so much like Christmas:)
To finish off my project I decorated the kraft envelopes by doing some more stamping and personalized them with the names of the recipients by using the Concord & 9th alphabet stamps.
I hope this was inspiring and will see you soon with a new project!