Thursday, December 23, 2021

Christmas Sweater Slimline Card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today, I'm sharing a festive card that  LOOKS & FEELS like a warm knit Christmas sweater! These are so quick and easy to make so if you are a last-minute kind of guy or gal (like me), you could easily crank these babies out in no time flat.


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Supplies Used

Creative Station (Xyron)

Big Shot Foldaway (Sizzix)

Eileen Hull 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder- Sweater (Sizzix)

Eileen Hull Wreath & Snowflake Dies (Sizzix)

Black Craft Foam (Creatology)

White Cardstock (Accent)

Silver Glitter Cardstock (Recollections)

Red Velvet Paper

Chitchat Stickers 

Paper Trimmer

Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

I started a 3-1/2"x 8-1/2" card base made from 110 lb white cardstock. Next, I ran a sheet of Red Velvet Paper through my Xyron Creative Station. Then cut it down to 3-3/8" x 8-3/8".

Before continue I made sure to run all my materials for this card through my Xyron Creative Station. This enables me to create quicker by adding adhesive directly behind all the materials so that once everything is cut all I need to do is peel and stick it all together.

Then I inserted the Red Velvet Paper strip into my  Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway using the Eileen Hull 3D Sweater Embossing Folder. This folder is a standard A2 size. So after embossing one end I embossed it a second time on the other end, carefully lining the embossing up to look like a continuous pattern. 

Keep in mind that this is also a 3D embossing folder so the sandwich for your machine will differ. 

Then I die-cut The bird and stars from glitter cardstock. I also die-cut an additional bird from black craft foam. Then I die-cut the wreath from white cardstock and more black craft foam.

This is where having that adhesive on the backs of my surfaces plays an integral part in my card making...

All I need to do is PEEL & STICK!! Layering those die-cuts is super easy and I don't have to worry about waiting for the liquid adhesive to dry or worry about it spilling over the edges and potentially making a sticky mess!! 

I just added the words Peace, Joy, & Love onto the wreath and then added a line of ribbon and a simple bow, and called it good!!

And here is my finished card...

So simple and elegant! 

I love the detail of this sweater embossing folder, it very much LOOKS like it was made from a real knit sweater... and making it from the red velvet paper makes it FEEL like it was too!!

I hope you enjoyed my project for today!
 Happy Holidays, my friends!!



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