A Christmas Edition of Throwback Thursday!

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How about a Christmas edition of Throwback Thursday?

Like many of you, many of our Design Team members are in their own holiday crunch, doing all the Holiday Things. We wanted to make sure these generous ladies didn’t feel crazed so Jamie jumped in to help us pop in a couple of fun Throwback Thursdays, revisiting some previous posted projects that have endure the test of time and are still just so adorable! Let’s take a look…

First is this quick and easy, clean and simple, and just SO cozy card featuring our friend Santa.

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Jamie says that this card is one you can mass-produce pretty quickly –  there is coloring involved but not much. We think it’s just enough to get in a nice afternoon of classic Christmas movies!

Jamie started by stamping our Santa With Present on white card stock, colored him in with colored pencils and then cut him out with a die from our Nested Oval Stitch set.

She then layered patterned paper over white card stock and adhered both layers to a red card base. PRO TIP: This card design is an EXCELLENT want to use up patterned paper; just adjust your layer sizes to fit your leftover pieces. Jamie added her die cut oval to the card using some foam tape.

She then stamped her sentiment from our Christmas Cheer set onto a scrap of red card stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white powder. Jamie trimmed one end to a flag shape and adhered it to the card, lined up with the edge of the patterned paper layer.

A little bit of bling in the form of some graduated-sized rhinestones and this was ready to send!

For our second treat in our Christmas edition of Throwback Thursday, Santa features again in another card that cleverly uses up even more patterned paper – this time in smaller pieces helping to decrease that folder of scraps!

 
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Jame again stamped our Santa with Present in black onto white card stock, colored him in with her pencils and this time, cut him out. 

She then cut four different patterned paper scraps into equal sized strips and layered these onto a card panel sized piece of kraft card stock. PRO TIP: Use the smallest of your scraps that you want to use to determine the size of the others and then the size of the kraft panel. All sizes work!

Jamie them used our Nested Rectangle Small Stitch die set to cut red and white card stock, the white one size smaller, and stamped her sentiment from our Christmas Smiles set onto the left side of the white panel. She added her Santa with some foam tape to the right and popped on a few sequins for some frosty accents.

Last, we’ve got an adorable gnome who just HAD to come back to say Hi!

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Jamie stamped William Winter Gnome in black on white card stock, colored him in with Prisma Colored Pencils and cut him out with our coordinating die. NOTE: These are currently available in a cost savings set here. She then added some liquid glue to the trim on his hat and sprinkled it with glitter for a little frosty touch.

Jamie adhered a card front panel of white card stock to a red card base and, ensuring that it was the same width as her white panel, cut a piece of patterned paper with a die from our Borders #2 set to create a cute little angle element. PRO TIP: Use the trimmed off piece for another card – use up that patterned paper stash!

Before adhering the plaid paper to the white panel, Jamie stamped the same greeting from our Christmas Cheer set that she used above to the lower left side. After sticking down the patterned paper, she encircled the panel with a few loops of baker’s twine with a loopy bow and then adhered the layers to her red card base. She then added tiny pearls along the angled edge of her patterned paper and added her festive friend to the front with some foam tape. So sweet!

 

You can see that classic card design ideas truly never go out of style and this Christmas edition of Throwback Thursday makes us almost a little nostaligic! We are glad that we can make these cute cards even today!

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