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Holiday Blizzard Project – Shelly’s Christmas Card Challenge

Christmas Card Challenge: Card 16
By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size: A2, 4.25" x 5.5"

Debbie Mumm Holiday Mat Stack (Die Cuts with a View)
White cardstock (Georgia Pacific)
Red cardstock (unknown)
Other Supplies
Snowflake punch (unknown)Crafters Pick Ultimate Glue
Decorative Scissors (Fiskars)


  1. Cut a piece of Striped paper that measure about two-thirds of the depth of the landscape format card base. (Landscape is wider than tall, portrait is taller than wide.) Glue to lower portion of card base.
  2. Cut a strip of matching Red patterned paper to the upper one-third of the card base. These do not have to match exactly, and there can even be a slight gap as this seam is going to be covered by a "ribbon" of paper.
  3. From a strip of White cardstock, punch 5 snowflakes out. Trim to desired width and glue to Red cardstock.
  4. Use decorative scissors to trim the Red cardstock to desired width. This is your paper "ribbon."
  5. Glue the paper ribbon strip into position to cover the seam created in steps 1 & 2.

Basic Stamping Tip:

You have just created a "Thirds Card." Thirds Cards are a very basic card design that has almost endless possibilities. Use odd numbers when creating.  You will note that this card has FIVE snowflakes and the papers are glued on one-third and two-thirds.  Half and half designs are not nearly as visually pleasing as one-third, two-thirds designs.

Look at store displays and see what you find pleasing to your eye.  The elements are usually in odd number groupings:  1, 3, 5, 7, etc.  This theory applies to paper crafting as well.

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  1. Great card Shelly and great instructions - many thanks!