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A friend asked me the other day “Is it too early for Christmas?  Now admittedly, the snow falling outside our window might have had something to do with that question (yup, September 13th 🙁), but it did get me thinking. 

When we hand make gifts, cards and other holiday items, I’m pretty sure it’s NEVER too early to get started on our crafting. 

After all, we all make our handmade crafting list a mile long, right?  So in that case, how about a SUPER simple and inexpensive card idea with REALLY minimal supplies?  One like this?

Is It Too EARLY for Christmas?

Classy embossed elegance like this that takes less than 10 minutes to put together (even INCLUDING the bow with my quick video)? YES, count me in!

You already know I LOVE the look of dry embossing.  It’s got so much going for it.

  • Quick – about 10 seconds to run through your Big Shot
  • Inexpensive – use your embossing folders over and over again, on all kinds of paper like this Very Vanilla card stock
  • Easy – once you’ve done one, it’s just like riding a bike
  • Beautiful – understated and gorgeous designs
  • Versatile – use it as the main focus like this, the background or for little accents


Is It Too EARLY for Christmas?

Is It Too Early for Christmas?



  • Cherry Cobbler cardsock – 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
  • Very Vanilla card stock – 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Gold metallic edge ribbon – about 10”


Is It Too EARLY for Christmas?


  1. Emboss greeting with Versamark ink on the bottom of the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat. (TIP1: If you’re making multiples, use the Stamparatus to get exact placement each time.)
  2. Insert Very Vanilla cardstock into Seasonal Wreath embossing folder and run through Big Shot. (TIP2: Use only one standard cutting pad for this Dynamic Textured EF.)
  3. Glue to folded front of Cherry Cobbler card base.
  4. Make a bow and attach with a mini glue dot on the bottom right.  (TIP3: see how easy they are to make with my super quick video.)
  5. Decorate the wreath with gold metallic pearls. (TIP4: I added them everywhere a small sprig was coming out of the wreath which gave a nice random effect.)

This card is economical too, coming in at just under 70 cents.  Add in the envelope and you’ve got a gorgeous handmade greeting for under a buck. No way you’re going to find anything as pretty at the dreary old dollar store!

Plus think of the fun you’ll have getting creative in your craft room! 👍

OK, don’t wait.  Let’s get you all outfitted to make this card yourself now before you add anything more to your holiday hand crafting list!  Here are all the supplies.


Is It Too EARLY for Christmas?

Once you try this one out, you might like to give this simple snowy card a try too – EVEN quicker than this one!

Dry embossing is a sure-fire way to make beautiful cards quickly and easily.  And when we overdo it with our holiday handcrafting TO Do Lists, they’re the ideal answer.  

So I ask you, exactly WHEN is it too early for Christmas?

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