Hi there!  Another one of my Convention swaps today, but this one is a Christmas card!  How many of you make your own Christmas cards?  I’ve never gotten it done before (always great intentions), but this year I’m going to do it!!!  For a lot of us, that means starting early!  I’m going to start next month with a series of card making classes – I plan to make the same ones as my customers and then get them done right after the class is over!  You know what they say, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” so I’ve made a plan!

Anyway, back to the card!  It uses the gorgeous new In Color, Gumball Green with a favorite of mine, Cherry Cobbler!  The color combination was “stolen” from the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper in the 2012-2013 Catalog.  This card would look gorgeous in many other color combos as well!  You could even add some glitter too!  The Very Vanilla panel is embossed with the Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – I apologize that you can’t see it very well in the photo!  I added 2 of my favorite things that I use on nearly every card to finish it off:  Basic Rhinestone Jewels and ribbon!  In this case I did a really simple ribbon treatment, just tie a knot in your Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon about 2″ down and then measure it against the panel and cut it to the right length.  Wrap the ends around the back of the panel and scotch tape them onto the card stock so they don’t move!  So easy, especially if you’re mass-producing and struggle with tying bows or knots.  (Check out my “Tying the Perfect Knot” Video from this week for help if you struggle with that!)

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Supply List

Delightful Decorations (Wood-Mount 116517, Clear-Mount 127787)

8-1/2″ x 11″ Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)
8-1/2″ x 11″ Gumball Green Card Stock (126840)
8-1/2″ x 11″ Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (119685)
Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (126896)

Gumball Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (126861)
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad (126966)

Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon (124138)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Tabletop Paper Cutter (106959)
Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
Bone Folder (102300)
Craft Scissors (108360)
Ornament Punch (119847)
3/4″ Circle Punch (119873)
2-1/2″ Circle Punch (120906)
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies (127010)
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (127750)
Grid Paper (102787)
Stampin’ Scrub (126200)
Stampin’ Mist (102394)

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