Merry Christmas!

July 6, 2014

Hello Friends,

It’s Rita here on this beautiful Sunday morning. It’s been nice and sunny here in California and we enjoyed some spectacular fireworks this past weekend. My project for today is all about Christmas. Yes, you read my title correctly :-). I have been enjoying some Christmas spirit right in July with the NEW and so amazing die sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs (available mid-July). I made a Christmas card with matching gift tags.

This is how I created my card and tags:

1. Die cut 3 tags out of silver cardstock and 3 out of patterned paper.

2. Die cut 7 sprigs from Peridot Gemstone and 6 from Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz.

3. Die cut 6 sets of the new Ornament Set 3. We will use 3 for the tags and 3 for the card.

Here you can see all the die cut pieces for our three tags.


4. To create tags, adhere 2 die cut tags together and add Glitter Border Peel-off along the edges of the tag. Assemble ornaments and adhere as shown. Adhere sprigs and bows as shown.


5. Add ribbons and your tags are complete.


To create the card:

6. Cut card base at 8.5″ x 6″, scored at 4.25″.

7. Cut a piece of glitter cardstock at 4.25″ x 6″ and a second piece at 3.25″ x 6″. Adhere 2 pieces together leaving a 1″ line on the top.

8. Die cut Merry Christmas on the open 1″ space. Also die cut a Merry Christmas from purple glitter cardstock.


9. Adhere glitter cardstock with Merry Christmas cut onto card base and insert purple Merry Christmas.


10. Adhere sprigs and ornaments (cut in step 2 and 3) as shown.


You can see that the tags match perfect with the card.


Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

hugs, Rita


Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:
– New (927) Ornament Set 3 die set
– New (919) Candle die set
– (763) Tags die set
Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz
Peridot Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz
– (SKU 2010) Glitter Boarders in gold

Other supplies:
– DCWV The Twinkle Glints Stack
– DCWV The Glitzy Pastels Stack
– Grey card stock
– Ribbon by Clear Bags

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  • Reply Mary Prasad July 7, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Really beautiful! Love the colors!

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      Thank you very much, Mary! Xxx

  • Reply Frances Byrne July 6, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Beautiful card Rita

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you, Frances! Xxx

  • Reply Susan Lazarevich July 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Beautiful! I find that if I don’t start my Christmas cards early, they don’t get done.

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      Susan, you are so right! We just need to start early. Thank you so much! Xxx

  • Reply karenaicken July 6, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Rita! Love the pretty colours you chose, that your tags perfectly match your card AND your wonderful photo tutorial!

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you so very much, Karen! Xxx

  • Reply Dolores Kovach July 6, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    These are very pretty, I would like to see you do them in Christmas green and gold, or gold and silver. Neat ideas and I am going to try them.

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      Dolores, you’re right, green and gold or gold and silver will look beautiful too, great idea! Thank you! Xxx

  • Reply Dorinda July 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Beautiful Rita, I just love your creative projects.

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you very much, Dorinda! Xxx

  • Reply heifer21 July 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Very very awesome, I love the colors, great tutorial.

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you so very much, Amy! Xxx

  • Reply Candy Spiegel July 6, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I so love this! It’s great that you didn’t use any traditional Christmas colors, but made beautiful art full of Christmas spirit!

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Candy! I love the soft lavender with grey, just had to try it. Xxx

  • Reply Judi Kauffman July 6, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Wonderful, Rita! The new ornament dies are the perfect size for so many projects – tags, cards, to hang on a tree…And getting a head start on the holidays makes a lot of sense to me, too.

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Judi! Yes, you’re right, ornaments on the tree too. Xxx

  • Reply Alice leonard July 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Love the card and tags. What was the candle die used for?

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you very much, Alice! I used the sprigs from the candle die set. Xxx

  • Reply barbara macaskill July 6, 2014 at 8:56 am

    These are sparkaliscious!! LOVE the new dies and can’t wait to get my glittery hands on them! TFS!

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      Thank you, Barbara! Yes, the new dies are awesome! I hope you can get your glittery hands on them soon 🙂

  • Reply Deloris Mead July 6, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I’m ready to start my Christmas cards and love your early inspiration.

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you so much, Deloris! Xxx

  • Reply dyeandpigment55 July 6, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Yup, Christmas in July. That’s right for us card makers. Love your card and tags.

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you so very much! We need to start early 🙂

  • Reply Bette July 6, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Rita, you are my kinda girl. Watching Christmas movies and making Christmas cards in July! The BEST. Llove these

    • Reply Rita Edwards July 8, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      Yes, my favorite too! And some freshly baked cookies! Thank you! Xxx

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