I’m hopping on today with a quick Christmas card share using the Cottage Cutz Jolly Cardinal die set. I LOVE this cute little bird sitting on his snowy branch!
I chose to cut him out in blue for this card, but you could also cut him out in red to be a Christmas cardinal, white or pink for wedding or Valentine’s day, yellow for springtime, or even black for Halloween!
I hope you are enjoying this holiday season and spending lots of time making memories with your loved ones.
See you again soon!
I love the images of Santa in this collection! Look how cute this die cut is … he is definitely keeping an eye out to see who is being naughty or nice!
I also really love the greenery images from this collection … especially the holly and berries. I made sure each embellishment cluster on this page had holly, tying them all together and adding a cohesive look to the design.
The chipboard Layered Frames
for this collection are a must-have! The layered look will effortlessly make your main photo the star of the show!
Other Items from the Simple Vintage Christmas Collection:
Combo Sticker (10332)
Bits & Pieces (10348)
6×8 Pad (10356)
I love when a fall collection includes the color blue (although, my pictures here make it look a little more mint green?). So many of our Fall photos include the warm colors of gold, orange, and red. Using blue can offset all the warmth and really help your photos pop and look their best!
I included two 4″x3″ photos on this page in a grid pattern of six blocks. In between the photos in the left column I added this adorable map die cut (Ephemera
) of the fall colors in the United States. A trio of blue enamel dots
gives the die cut a bit of dimension.
The remaining blocks in the right column were all cut from papers of the 6×6 paper pad
. I added my journaling to the top block, and then used the center block for my title. The bottom block is a more colorful pattern, so I left it plain, without any embellishing, to let the viewer take in all of the cute fall images.
I used die cuts from the Ephemera pack
(the “Beautiful” word piece and the “F-A-L-L” banner pieces) together to create the title. Next, I accented the title block with the blue and white pumpkin images from this collection. I love these non-traditional pumpkin colors! They are so on trend and have a serene feeling about them … just like a beautiful, crisp fall day!
Underneath the right edge of the grid block I added several die cut leaves using Natural White Felt Designer Cardstock
and the Harvest Branches Die Set
. If I had die cut them from colored cardstock, they would have competed with the patterns I had going on in the rest of the design. The tone-on-tone texture of the die cuts is a fun way to add more interest (and more fall flair) to the overall layout.
Thanks for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my page!
Next, I added a piece of acetate over the dog house door and added some grass border die cuts (using a metal die from my stash) along the bottom of each of the four walls. I then decorated the front of the house with several stickers from the Element Sticker Sheet
and a dog that I fussy-cut from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper
. I die cut the heart above the door using the Postage Stamp Die Set (an older metal die set by Echo Park Paper).
I placed a treat inside of a cellophane bag, tied it with a bow, and then placed it inside of the gift box. I then tied everything closed with a cheery, red, plaid ribbon.
Every gift needs a cute tag, don’t you think?! The tags in the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack
make it easy! I attached one to the bow at the top of the box using a bit of white twine, and then decorated the tag with a few small die cut hearts (Flower Set #5 Die Set).
Now this fun little treat is ready to give to your PAW-some friend! They will be delighted to open such a fun gift!
I hope today’s project left you feeling inspired to create something fun for someone YOU love! See you again soon!
House Cut File Used for Dog House: Gingerbread Chalet Village SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
Postage Stamp Die Set
Flower Set #5 Die Set
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!