Christmas in July Card Series: Ringed with Nature
Updated: Aug 14
This month I'm featuring a Christmas in July series to help you get a head start on your handmade Christmas cards. Each week, I'll share a simple card, that's easy to reproduce. Consider using it as inspiration for creating a batch of Christmas cards to help you put some "handmade" into your Christmas this year! Look for the printable project sheet below!
Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a very traditional Christmas card that would be very easy to reproduce in multiples. The fussy cutting of the poinsettia flowers will slow the production down a bit, but if you stamp them out and then throw on your favorite podcast or TV show you'll have the flowers you need all cut out in no time!
This card features the Ringed with Nature stamp set. This stamp set has a set of coordinating products in the form of a Hybrid embossing folder/die set. You won't need these coordinating products for the card I'm sharing today, however I did create a bumped up version of this card using those coordinating products and I'll give you a closer look below.
In the video I show you how I stamped and assembled the card pictured above, plus I create an even more simple version for you, and then share a bumped up version at the end. You can watch the tutorial video HERE.
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Here are a couple of photos of the completed cards so you can see the differences...
The card that I'm showcasing today for Christmas in July has a lot more stamping than the more elaborate card on the right. The stepped up card has loads of die-cutting and some paper piecing to get the green leaves on the brown twigs. There are also two different embossing folders used, one for the tree slice and one for the background layer panel.
I LOVE the bumped up version of this card design. The embossed and die-cut layers are so interesting and I see a little "masterpiece" when I look at it and think about all of the work that went into making it. It just doesn't make for a quick and easy Christmas card that you'd happily reproduce multiple times. This is a card that's super fun to make once, but it's one and done!! The hybrid embossing folder/die set makes creating this card very easy, it's just very time consuming with all of the different layers and the tiny paper-piecing of green leaves onto brown stems and coloring in the little berries on the berry sprig. I also would like to mention that I share in the video an even MORE SIMPLE version than the card featured for today. There's no fussy cutting in the simple version, just stamping on the basic white square layer. You can hardly tell the difference in the finished card design, making it so worth it to eliminate the fussy cutting and just stamp.
I hope I've given you a few options for some lovely traditional Christmas card designs today. I love playing with holiday products... it gives me that little Christmas tingle in my heart!! Thanks for watching today! I'll be back next week with my last card in the series!
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