I enjoy getting Christmas cards in the mail. I know so many who have now gone to email, which for me, kind of defeats the idea.
The idea is to brighten up someone’s life for any holiday, not only to share your family’s history for the past year – although I don’t mind getting quick note on that too – it really is all about the thought. It’s like a small gift to give at this time of year to brighten up someone’s day. Nothing says this better than a hand-made card.
The main idea is the peak through window with a die cut word. I was trying to make it look like a tree ornament on the front using the ribbon on the top of the oval then carry the message through to the inside. So it is a pretty simple card, it uses an oval die for the cut out effect and an embossing folder like the Filigree Frame for the edges. Make sure to cut the die on the inside of the card, then do the embossing folder on what will be the outside so it provides a seamless oval with no die edge imprint and so you don’t flatten the embossing.
I used a larger oval for the background paper from the All is Calm Specialty Designer paper and used the word “Joy” from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies. With a few modifications you could also use the word, “Noel”, from the same set and use a different embossing folder.
Here’s a look at the interior of my card:
You’ll have to forgive me but I used part of an older stamp from last year for the message, however the other options is to use the very popular and versatile Christmas stamp set, Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set where you’ll have no problem finding an appropriate message for either corner.