Easy Peasy Christmas Cards 59 ~ Joyeux Noel

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As I was heading home from work yesterday, I was pondering dinner and realized that Jeff wasn’t going to be home. I hadn’t had PHO since Christmas when I had gone with Thanh. There’s a fabulous place in town that’s makes really tasty PHO and reasonably priced so it was a done deal! As I was having supper, slurping my noodles, I thought I’d catch up on some blog reading. It seemed the blogs I was reading all had kraft card stock in their projects. I thought it was a sign for the Easy Peasy Christmas card this week!

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The card measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″
Kraft layer measures 5 3/8 x 4 1/8″ (difference of 1/8″ from base size)
White layer measures 4 7/8 x 3 5/8″ (difference of 1/2″ from kraft layer size)

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-take white layer and align Be Creative tape (65mm width) along one edge and stick down
-place the die, Memory Box Country Landscape, as shown in the above picture (you may want to tape down the die to hold it in place) and run it through your die cut machine
-remove the release paper from the Be Creative Tape (the protective paper), sprinkle on Glitter Ritz Cool or Warm Highlight microfine glitter (I wanted to use Warm but couldn’t find it so I just used the Cool instead) and then burnish. If you’ve never used glitter in this way, please check out this post by Deanna Pannell. One of the creators of this technique with Haroldine Wingfield being her partner in glittery burnished velvet goodness!
-stamp sentiment in Distress Embossing Ink, sprinkle white embossing powder and heat to set
-after assembling card, take a white gel pen or pencil crayon and draw in dashed lines
Now although I really like it as is…

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I just happened to look over at these Holly stickers by Jolee’s Boutique and couldn’t resist adding one in.

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Here’s what the entire card looks like with the accent. Now compare it to the photo at the beginning of the post, which one do you like better?

Jeff absolutely freaked when he saw this card. He LOVED everything about it! So it looks like these will be the cards he’ll be giving away this holiday season.

Just a note…with what may seem like wierd measurements, I realized afterwards that it may not be that easy to cut for all. I only wanted a little bit of the white card base showing (1/8″ around would give it that feel) and I wanted to see little more of the kraft card stock and made the difference 1/2″.

BUT! If you’re finding those cuts a little tough to do, use these measurements instead for the kraft piece and white piece:
Kraft layer measures 5 1/4 x 4″ (difference of 1/4″ from base size)
White layer measures 4 3/4 x 3 1/2″ (difference of 1/2″ from kraft layer size)

There will be a little more of the card base showing but it won’t affect the balance as much.

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Thanks for making me a part of your day :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Love,

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