Hello! This is Design Team member Crystal Komara here with you today sharing my last holiday themed cards for 2021! I know there are only four days left until Christmas, so by now it’s more than likely too late to send those cards out, so think of it as a head start on next year’s cards!
I just love this new Christmas Mandala Tree stamp and coordinating dies, though for these cards, I only used the two tree dies!
*Please note – both cards were made the exact way I just used alternate color combinations for each card to show variety.
These slimline cards measure 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ inches. Slimline cards are designed to fit inside a regular #10 business mailing envelope and require no additional postage. For one card I used a lilac purple cardstock base and the other I used a garden green cardstock base. I lined each cardstock base with an 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ piece of 80 lb. Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I then started die cutting trees for each card. For the purple trees, I used some of the glitter cardstock from the 6″ x 6″ Graceful Garden Glitter pad and some extra purple plaid paper I pulled from my scrap bin. For the green trees, I used glitter cardstock from the 6″ x 6″ Frosted Glitter pad.
I adhered the first five trees directly to the card base. I adhered the “top” tree (with the mosaic cutouts) to the center of the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. On thin white strips of cardstock, I stamped the sentiment “wishing you peace” in either green or purple ink. This sentiment is also included in the Christmas Mandala stamp set.
Thank you for visiting! I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad & Happy Kwanzaa! Whatever you celebrate, may your festivities be filled with peace, love and joy. I’ll see you in the New Year!
Comments by birch press
Two Cards from One Die Cut | by Tracey McNeely
"Thanks Lisa! Do you know which one was my original idea? lol"
Light-Up Christmas Cards with Layering Dies | by Ardyth Percy-Robb
"Thanks so much! The lights are from PearBlossom Press."
2 for 1 Rainbow Thank You Card Design | by Ardyth Percy-Robb
"Brilliant inking Ardyth! These cards are stunning!"
Lovely Butterflies Card | By Leigh Houston
"Thank you so much, Andre!"
Gate Fold Thank You | by Kimberly Wiener
"I love the tri fold card.. what a treat waiting inside!..."