Holiday Quickies: Christmas Package Card
Christmas Package Card
Finished size: 4.5 x 6.25”
Package stamp (Anita’s)
Clear Merry Christmas (Inkadinkado)
8 ½ x 11” Kromekote Glossy White Cardstock (Marco’s Papers)
4.5 x 6.25” Red card base
Versamark Watermark ink (Tsukineko) (or your choice of embossing ink)
Pine Ancient Page Permanent dye ink (Clearsnap)
Pinata Chili Pepper and Lime Green Alcohol Inks (Jacquard)
Red and Green markers of choice
Detailed Black Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Gold and Star Dust Stickles Glitter Glues (Ranger)
Alcohol Inks Applicator and felt (Ranger)
Blending Solution (Ranger)
Lacey Ovals and Eyelet Squares Nestabilities Dies (Spellbinders, LLC)
Cuttlebug Die cutting/embossing machine (Provo Craft)
HermaFix Tape Runner (EK Success)
Scotch Quick Dry Paper Adhesive (3M)
- Cut the cardstock into four quarters (4.25x5.5” panels).
- On the glossy side of one quarter, use the applicator to apply a few drops of the Chili Pepper Red ink with a little blending solution over the entire panel. Repeat on a second panel using the same piece of felt and just adding more Blending solution to create a lighter version of the first red panel.
- Stamp the Package image once on both panels with embossing ink and black emboss both with the detail black powder. Add Star Dust Glitter Glue to just the bow and ribbon part of the image on the lighter red panel, set aside to dry.
- Apply the Lime Green alcohol ink with blending solution on the glossy side of one of the remaining panels. Cut two .75” strips from the long side of the panel. Trim one strip to 4.5” and cut the other strip at 1.625”. Trim the remainder of that strip to 4.875”.
- Turn the remaining glossy panel over to the matte side and stamp the text image on one side of the panel, making sure it will be centered in the oval die cut. Color with markers and then cut it out with the oval die.
- With the remaining white piece (or use a scrap piece at least 3.5” square), die cut the eyelet square. (You can cut it from either side if you’re using the glossy paper.)
- Cut out the darker red package image and just the ribbon and bow portion of the lighter red image. Attach the bow piece to the dark red image with the Quick Dry glue.
- Trace the oval opening of die cut text image onto a piece of chipboard and cut out, making sure the chipboard is slightly smaller than the die cut piece so it doesn’t show.
- Attach the chipboard piece to the back of the text image with the Quick Dry adhesive and set aside to dry. NOTE: Placing a heavy punch or some other ‘weight’ on top of it will help it dry flat.)
- Assemble the card as shown, using the Initial assembly photo for placement of the strips. I cut the longer strip in two pieces so the package panel will lay flat. (There may be a gap where it meets the short strip but that will be covered by the package image.)
- Attach the scalloped oval image to the bottom half with the Quick Dry adhesive, sign the back of the card and you’re done!
This is a relatively quick and easy card to make and you could easily make a bunch of them for all your friends and family.