It’s official…holiday crafting is in full swing for me (but don’t despair, I still have a few autumn-themed projects I’m working on). Today I’m sharing a cute Christmas swing card that I made using my Silhouette CAMEO, gorgeous shimmery cardstock from CutCardStock, and these adorable elf images from Pink & Main.
I chose to use some of the Stardream Metallic cardstocks (“Fairway” and “Jupiter“) to add some festive shimmer to my card. These are heavyweight cardstocks, so they are perfect for creating both card bases and sturdy embellishments. In addition, I used Neenah Solar White for any pieces I would be coloring on.
I cut the layers for my card with my Silhouette CAMEO using this design (#50952) from the Silhouette Design Store. The final card size is 4.25″ x 5.5″, so it still fits in one of the million A2 envelopes I bought back when I was making cards for Operation Write Home. The base layer is cut from Stardream Metallic Jupiter, while the layered label shape is cut from Stardream Metallic Fairway and Neenah Classic Crest Solar White (glittery patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs).
I stamped two of the elf images from the “Santa Mail” set by Pink & Main onto the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White label shapes using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them in using alcohol markers.
For the sentiment, I first folded my card base on the scored lines to determine the best placement. Then, I stamped it on the inside flap using Versamark ink, covered it with white embossing powder, and melted it with my heat tool.
There aren’t too many pieces in this card, so it’s easy to assemble. First adhere your patterned paper and green label to the card base with tape runner, then pop the image up using foam tape.
Although not part of the original design, I cut a second label insert to add another image to the inside of the card and adhered this with tape runner.
Here is a closer look at my colored image from the front of the card…
…and a detail shot of the inside of the card.
I hope this inspires you to get started on some of that holiday crafting! This month, red, white, and green cardstocks are on sale at CutCardStock.com and that includes these beautiful, thick shimmer cardstocks. CutCardStock is also looking for a few new members for their design team…if you are a scrapbooker or Cricut user and would like to join us, head over to here for the details.
Thanks for stopping by today and I’d love to hear your comments!