Merry Christmas

August 24, 2014


Hi everyone, it’s Jackie here today. Did you know that Christmas Eve is only 4 months away? Since those 4 months can go by really quick, I thought another Christmas card was in order. For this card I used the Winter Birds and Holly Branch Peel-Off Sticker in combination with Silk Microfine Glitter. I hope you will enjoy today’s tutorial.


1. Create card base from brown cardstock. Cut 7″x 10″ rectangle; score and fold in half (5″x7″ finished card size).

2. Cut stripe paper 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″, cut green paper 4 1/4″x 6 1/4″, and cut brown script paper 4″x 6″. Adhere green paper to stripe paper and brown script paper to green paper using double sided adhesive. See picture at the top for placement. Wrap green ribbon over the right hand corner adhering the ends at the back of the stripe paper. Adhere bow on top, then  adhere paper layers to card base.

3. Place black birdhouse and black pine branch Peel-Offs onto white cardstock with double sided adhesive on top. Take off release sheet and place your stickers sticky side up onto the release sheet. 

4. Take your white card and place it with the adhesive side facing down onto the release sheet with the Peel-Offs on it. The Peel-Offs will lift from the release sheet and stick to the adhesive on the card stock. Turn your card so the release sheet is now on top.

5. Take off the release sheet and make sure not to touch the images on the adhesive.
Cover the adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with your finger. Use a brush to brush off the excess glitter.

6. Color glittered birdhouse and pine branch Peel-offs with Tombow Dual Brush Markers. (Tombow markers are water-based and require extra time to dry, or speed the process by blotting with a paper towel.) Use alcohol-based markers instead of water-based markers if you prefer.


7. Place double sided adhesive onto white cardstock. Take Sprig with Berries die and cut it out twice using the metal adapter plate to cut out intricate dies as shown by Els here


8. After taking off the release paper, apply Leaf Green and Regal Green Silk Microfine Glitter together as a mixture and polish well with finger. Brush off excess glitter.DSC_0194-1


9. Cut Merry Christmas from Black Velvet Adhesive sheet and adhere as shown.


Elizabeth Craft Designs

765 – Sprig With Berries

745 – Merry Christmas

963 – Winter Birds Black Peel-Offs

969 – Holly Branch Black Peel-Offs

634 – Leaf Green Silk Microfine Glitter

641 – Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

630 – Regal Green Silk Microfine Glitter

406 – Black Velvet Adhesive Sheets

502 – Double-sided Adhesive Sheets

804 – Metal Adapter Plate


Cardstock and patterned papers – Early Espresso, Shimmery White – Stampin’ Up!, Christmas Joy collection – FabScraps

Paper trimmer, Big Shot, scoring board, Tombow Dual Brush Markers – 177, 192, 368, 491, 885, 933, 993, 992, 969, 977, N15 and N00



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  • Reply Marge Burns August 26, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Good looking cards

  • Reply Mary Prasad August 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Sweet card – love the understated colors.

  • Reply Karen Aicken August 25, 2014 at 8:09 am

    One of the PRETTIEST Christmas cards I’ve seen – LOVE it!

  • Reply Blue Rose August 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Beautiful card. Adore the little birdhouse. Love your glitter shading…always have trouble with that. Will try mixing first, then apply…thanks. Great job.

  • Reply StephanieE August 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I agree with Candy – this card is a piece of art. It is beautiful. Thank you for the great instruction and for the inspiration!

  • Reply Joset van de Burgt August 24, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Stunning card Jackie. Your coloring on the birdhouse is beautiful and I love the combination with the sprig die.

  • Reply Candy Spiegel August 24, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I cannot believe how beautiful this card is! It is one that should be framed and hung on the wall!

  • Reply Raquel Mason August 24, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Beautiful card Jackie! Love the tip of blotting off the die based markers with a paper towel & I love the mix of green glitter on your pine.

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