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The next few weeks will be full of card making fun. This week I have thoroughly enjoyed the Holiday Card Workshop from Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and all their guest designers.

I am not a mass card producer my mind wanders and I can’t seem to stay on task. So on day 2 of the workshop the homework was to mass produce a card.

I decided to give it a go. I settled on making 6 cards. So let me tell you how I did. Let me share the details.

Card details

  • Cut your card bases. These are Z-fold cards. After cutting the card base you will score it at 4.25.
  • Lightly draw a pencil line at 2 1/8”.
  • Center the 2 1/8” line in the middle of your die.
  • Now we will do some partial die cutting. I chose the second largest die from this LDRS Creative Diagonal Stitched Layered die set.
  • Place the edge of your cutting plate at the center point of the die. Remember, anything under the plate will cut.
  • Run your plates through your machine. You will end up with a half cut window. Now score the pencil line above the die cut and below the die cut. Don’t score through the rectangle.
  • Select your colors. I chose six different colored scraps and die cut a rectangle that will go over the partial die cut. Set aside.
  • Now cut 6-4.25” x 5.5” white card bases. Here you can do what you want. Use a stencil, stamp or embossing folder to decorate this panel. I chose a background stamp by Essentials by Ellen background stamp.
  • First I embossed the FaLaLa stamp on the 4.25” x 5.5” panels. I used clear embossing powder.
  • Then I ink blended the backgrounds with Distress Oxide Inks.
  • Next I cut the panels in half.
  • Glue down the panels per the picture.

  • Glue down your colored die cut panel.
  • I next chose a stamp, also fro Essentials by Ellen called All Wrapped Up by Julie Ebersole
  • I colored a simple shadow on the bear and colored the presents and lights to match the ink blending.
  • You can fussy cut your bears out or use your Brother Scan N Cut machine.
  • I added some Stickles to the cap and Glossy Accents to the lights.
  • Pop some foam tape on the back of your bears and adhered to your colored rectangle.

I think what kept my focus on these cards was just changing them up a bit. You will see if you look closely a few panels are different, the colors are different and even the layering is different.

As always, I hope these cards inspire you to create. If you have any questions please let me know by leaving a comment. I would truly appreciate you subscribing to my blog and following me on Instagram @expressivepaper. I can also be found on Pinterest and FaceBook under the same name. Have a wonderful Saturday!!!

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