It’s 5 months to the holiday so why not get a jump on your Christmas cards with heat embossing? I know, it seems a bit weird to be looking at Christmas when the temps are in the high 20’s (Celsius) isn’t it?

But you just might want to get into the cool of a basement and get started on those festive greetings now!

If you do, think how fabulous you’ll feel when the rush of the holidays is upon us in early December and you have your cards all ready to go!

After all, I’ve seen Christmas in July sales. Why not Christmas in July cards?

Our project is a simple but classic layout in traditional colours. Perfect for your holiday card this year!

Get a Jump on Your Christmas Cards with Heat Embossing
Happy Christmas in July!

You can never go wrong with Real Red and a traditional green. I choose Shaded Spruce today for its vibrancy. You might also like Garden Green or Old Olive for your own card.

It’s got shiny silver heat embossing, a titch of green and red colouring (with Stampin’ Blends) and a pretty red knotted ribbon.

Plus when you use your large circle punches to cut out the focal point, you’ll save tons of time! (If you’d like, you can also crop the circles with your dies – Stylish Shapes would be awesome!)

Get a Jump on Your Christmas Cards with Heat Embossing

For another Christmas idea you might also like this post which includes 3 tips to heat emboss large stamps!

You can really see the shaded area of the holly with the two tone Shaded Spruce with a tiny bit of Pretty Peacock thrown in!

Get a Jump on Your Christmas Cards with Heat Embossing
You can really see how this element creates a stunning card

One cool side benefit of using silver embossing powder on white cardstock? It creates a shimmery background!

Here’s everything you need to know to make one just like this!

Start Your Christmas Cards Early!

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Shaded Spruce – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, scrap
  • Basic White – two pieces 4″ x 5 1/4″, scrap
  • Real Red Ribbon – one piece about 6″, one piece about 4″

To make this card with the exact same supplies I used, simply click here to pin, print or order it. It will ship directly to your home. Thank you so much for choosing me as your Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

  1. Stamp your greeting with Versamark ink and sprinkle with silver embossing powder. Heat until shiny. Colour the holly with Shaded Spruce and Real Red Stampin’ Blends. TIP: Add a dot or two of Light Pretty Peacock for even more depth on the tips of the holly.
  2. Punch out with the Decorative Circle punch and add dimensionals to the back then set aside. Punch a 2 3/8″ circle from Shaded Spruce cardstock.
  3. Wrap your ribbon around the front of the card and secure in the back with SEAL or tape. Glue to the folded Shaded Spruce cardbase. Glue the Shaded Spruce circle to the left side with liquid glue.
  4. Remove dimensional backing and affix greeting over the Shaded Spruce circle. Loop the remaining ribbon behind the Real Red ribbon and knot once. Trim ends.
  5. Optional: Glue some Regals Real Red DSP to the flap of a medium white envelope and trim.

Simple and quick to make multiples of!

Get a Jump on Your Christmas Cards with Heat Embossing
Choose a simple Christmas card to make so you can get them done early

I’m curious. Are you a long term Christmas card maker and you start now? Or more of a last minute festive card maker and start in December?

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Pick a design and get a jump on your Christmas cards with heat embossing – you’ll feel so wonderful when you’re ahead of the game come December 1st!