Wonderful Year Christmas card

Do you need a quick card design? Let’s use die cuts!  Better yet, let’s just use the negative space in the cardstock to let the paper design underneath show, and save the die cuts for another project. That’s like double work for the single time use. win=win!


I started off with a black card base. I cut a piece of patterned paper to be 1/4″ smaller on all sides. Now I took another piece of black cardstock, quickly embossed a large sentiment and made a die cut under the sentiment. Whamo! This card is practically done!  This card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, standard US card size.


While making the die cut, I saved the bits from inside the bow image, to place back into the negative space of the cardstock. With a little calculated placement, I was able to have the bow in the right location, and still look like a bow as well. For the intersecting space in the center, I placed a self-adhesive rhinestone for an accent.


Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. Are you working on your holiday cards? Today’s card is a great idea to make a whole stack of cards happen, in a short amount of time. Great swap card idea as well, hint hint 😉   Let’s make it together!

-Jenny Hall
YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

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As Demonstrators prepare for OnStage in November, we will all be busily making “swap” cards. For those unable to go to OnStage, they do not get to experience the swap on a large scale. If you would like to participate in an “Across the Miles Swap”, please contact me to sign up. Here is how it will work: You will need to sign up to participate by November 15th. Once we close off the sign up date, I will contact you to let you know how many cards to make for swap. You will get back as many as you send in. If you want to swap one card, then sign up to send in one card. If you want to swap with all particiants, I will let you know how many to make and that’s how many you will send in and get back. This is a great way to share your work with others and to see what everyone else is doing. I do not anticipate this swap to go too big but if it does then I will break us into groups so as not to have everyone make a ton of cards. Are you ready to join the swap? You have until Nov 15th to sign up. Let’s make it together!


Are you interested in purchasing one of the finished cards I have featured on a blog post? Visit my Etsy shop at for a small selection. If the card you are looking for is not there, drop me a note and I will place it in the shop for you. -Jenny xoxo


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