It’s Sneak Peek classy Christmas card papers today! It’s my first little peek at a favourite item from the upcoming 2021 Holiday Mini Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! This paper, hands down, was right at the top of my Wish List!
It’s called Peaceful Place and it’s so elegant and pretty, you’re going to want it at the top of your list too!
What’s not to love about lots of white, grey, black and silver? It makes for a perfectly elegant holiday greeting. This design comes from one 12×12 sheet of patterned paper from the Peaceful Place package. And this particular piece has four 6×6 areas with a snowy wintry scene.
So whether you use it as a focal point on a scrapbook page or as the main element in your Christmas card, it is such an easy way to create.
Want a closer look-see to find out the steps to making it?
Classy Christmas Card Papers for Easy Festive Greetings
Select Your Paper
The first step is deciding which part of the “picture” you want to keep and which to cut off. I chose a portrait orientation so I could showcase the tall tree on the left side.
When I cut the paper, I was left with another piece I can use for another card version later.
It’s hard to tell but there are spots of silver along the snow in the tree branches. So this made selecting my background mat easier. I used a piece of the shiny foil silver from the new Silver Foil Specialty package.
Pick a Layout
With such a lovely picture all ready to be used, simple was my preference. But I wanted a bit of jazz so I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out both the patterned paper and my silver foil. Both pieces are cut from the same size rectangle.
Add a Couple Embellishments
To fill in the little bit of space at the bottom of the two trees, I added two different ribbons. The first is the new White Glittered Organdy which I then overlaid with the Black and White Gingham ribbon. They are affixed in the back with a little SEAL and folded to the front and adhered each with a glue dot.
Put It Together
A quick stamp with the pretty greeting from the new Time of Giving stamp set in Tuxedo Memento Black and the front is almost ready to put together.
All you need to do is glue down your Stitched Rectangles and your card is done! I offset them, tipping the silver foil rectangle a bit to the left and centring the patterned piece.
BIG TIP: Cut a die label or some other item from the centre of the silver before gluing it down to maximize your value!
I want to show you the inside too since I thought it was a perfect way to pull the outside into the inside!
I do love the classic appeal of black and white with some glitz and glam. If you do too, you will love this other Christmas card.
And this one is a pretty one too.
They’ll Soon Be Here!
This is always such an exciting time of year! A new catalogue, new things to play with, and my favourite seasons! Fall, Hallowe’en and Christmas are a big crafting time for me – and I expect for you too!
This awesome Mini Holiday catalogue will be available to shop from on August 3rd. But you’re going to want to make your list now! If you live in Canada and don’t yet have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to send you a complimentary copy. I just ask that you purchase a minimum $50 in items over the next four months. Email me your name, address and phone number and I’ll pop one in the mail!
Let’s take a last look at this elegant design.
If classy Christmas card papers is something you enjoy crafting with at this time of year, look no further than the Peaceful Place DSP – it’s a wonderful way to wish the joys of the season!