A Simple Double Shutter Card

Having a template for a double shutter card is a great thing to have in your card making arsenal. They are easy to make, can be done in an endless variety of papers, motifs, themes and you can dress them up or down any way you want. AND a double shutter card is PERFECT for when you want to send something but don’t have a lot to say because there’s naturally not a ton of room to write a message! Unless of course, you want to fill the back of the whole card, at which point you have TONS of space. So you can see why this is such a great idea to have handy!

For this project I used the Rubbernecker Nested Rectangle Scallop w/Holes, Leaf Group, Small Flowers #2 and Blooms Your Way

Click through to see how to make a simple double shutter card you can use for any reason!

The Card Base

  • The card base was made using a pre scored A2 sized card from  White Double Shutter Card kit.
  • Use your bone folder to sharpen the folds of the card.
  • Cut the Carta Bella Home Again designer papers to fit the card base. I used two different papers to add interest to the card.
    • Cut 4 2.00″ x 2 3/4″ pieces of paper in each design.
    • Cut 1 4 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ pieces of paper in each design.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the designer paper and attach them to the card base.
  • Cut 4 1/4″ strips of white cardstock and 1 4 1/8″ strips of white cardstock.
  • Attach the white strips to the card base using double stick tape.

Come learn why a double shutter card is one of my most useful types of cards to make and send!

The Rectangle Scalloped Layers

  • Cut two scalloped layers using white cardstock.
  • Pull out your Stamp-a-ma-jig set and make ready to use to line up the red rubber sentiment and acrylic block.
  • Secure the stamp on an acrylic block, apply ink, secure the block in place against the Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamp on the clear image sheet.
  • Line the image sheet up over the white scalloped layer where you want the sentiment to be stamped and secure the Stamp-a-ma-jig against the corner of the clear image sheet and secure in place.
  • Remove the image sheet, apply ink to the stamp and stamp the sentiment by lining up the acrylic block against the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
  • Check out this video to see how to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up your stamped images.  It’s makes so much more sense when you see it in action.  I have wasted lots of paper over the years by thinking I could line up a red rubber stamp and get it perfectly straight where I wanted it.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the middle of the card base.

This sweet double shutter card is adorned with a simple paper flower bouquet - click through to see how easy it is to make!

The Flower Bouquet

  • Cut the small flowers using white cardstock.
  • Apply a light shade of Antique Linen ink to the flowers using a mini applicator. I wanted the flowers to match the flowers in the paper but needed to add the light shade of Antique Linen so they would show up well against the white scalloped layer.
  • Place the flowers face up on a molding pad and form them using the small round stylus.
  • Attach the flower layers together using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the flower centers and attach pre made black Nuvo Crystal Drops.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the leafy branch and attach it to the white scalloped layer using glossy accents.
  • Attach the flowers to the branch using glossy accents.
  • Hand cut a couple thin strips of cardstock to use to extend the blower bouquet branches and attach to the end of the leaf branch using glossy accents.
  • Create a black multi loop bow and attach it to the bouquet using glue dots.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the left side of the flower bouquet layer and attach it to the front of the card base.

Have you ever made a double shutter card? Click through to see why this card will become a favorite!

I’d love to hear about your trying out a double shutter card – be sure to let me know what you thought in the comments!  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday

Here are the dies and stamp used for my project.

 
Nested Rectangle Scallop w/ Holes 5141D
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5210-05D Small Flowers #2 Die Cut
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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1319-17 Blooms your way
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Here are the tools and supplies I used for the project.

 
Carta Bella Paper – Home Again…
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The Paper Cut: White DOUBLE Shutter Card
[ THP ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Clear Acrylic Block 3.25″ X 4.25″…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Stamp-a-ma-Jig, EK Success
[ ELH ]
Offray 1/8″ Wide Double Face Satin…
[ AMZUS ]
Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Black Ebony…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Making a double shutter card is so much fun.

Love Sentiment with Flowers and Ivy

I love to use red, white and green to create Valentine card with a die cut love sentiment embellished with flowers and foliage.  The decorative framing in all white creates dimension and interest but still allows the sentiment , flowers and ivy to be the main focus.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Rectangle Combo #3, Love, Small Flowers #2, Large Ivy, Small Ivy and Tiny Flower Buds.

It's always fun to use red, white and green to create a love sentiment card with flowers and ivy for Valentines. Click thru to see how I made this elegant card.

The Frame and Card Base

  • Create an A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
  • Cut the Rectangle Combo frames using white cardstock.
  • Turn the frame sections face down and apply 1/2″ double stick tape all the way around to attach the sections together.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

It's always fun to use red, white and green to create a love sentiment card with flowers and ivy for Valentines Day. Click thru to see how I made this elegant card.

The Love Sentiment

  • Cut the love sentiment using red cardstock.
  • Place a strip of double stick tape on a clean surface and roll up into a string to use on the back of the sentiment.

double stick tape 2

  • Attach the strip of tape to the back of the sentiment and attach it to the card base.  Note:  I like using rolled up double stick tape on the back of delicate die cut sentiments.  It is thin enough not to show and yet holds the sentiment away from the card base.

The Flowers and Ivy

  • Use red cardstock to cut the flowers and green cardstock to cut the ivy.
  • Trim the ends off the large ivy and attach two to each corner of the frame using glossy accents.
  • Form the flowers using a stylus and molding pad.
  • Assemble the two flower sections together and attach using glossy accents.
  • Attach the flowers to the ivy using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching two small ivy leaves and one tiny flower bud to the O on the sentiment using glossy accents.

I love to use red, white and green to create a love sentiment card with flowers and ivy for Valentines. Click thru to see how I made this elegant card.

Have you checked out the Rubbernecker New Year’s sale?  You won’t want to miss it. 

Rubbernecker Cheery Lynn sale

I think the love sentiment is so pretty made into a Valentine. The flowers and ivy set it off perfectly and creates such an elegant card.  Check out this Pinterest link for more die cut love sentiment inspiration.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great weekend. 

The dies used for my project.

 
5218D Rectangle Combo OPC #3 Die Cut
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5174-02D
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5210-05D Small Flowers #2 Die Cut
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5162-02D Large Ivy
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5162-03D Small Ivy
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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The tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

A die cut love sentiment is perfect for Valentines.

Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments Made With Felt

Today , as part of my “anything but a card” series I’m sharing these super cute gingerbread Christmas ornaments made with felt.  Did you know your wafer thin dies cut felt just as easily as cardstock?  You can see how crisp and clean the cut lines are on all the pieces of  my gingerbread boy and girl. These cuties didn’t take long to put together and will be the perfect tangible addition to a gift card gift.  For these ornaments I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread set.

Click thru to see how easy it is to make these super cute gingerbread Christmas ornaments.

The Gingerbread Ornament Bodies

  • Cut two lengths of red embroidery floss to use to create hangers for the ornaments.
  • Loop each piece of floss and tie a knot on the end of the loop.
  • Cut two brown felt bodies for each gingerbread boy and girl and cut one using brown cardstock for each.
  • Apply tacky glue to cover the whole front of the cardstock gingerbread, line up the first felt body and attach to the cardstock.
  • Turn the cardstock gingerbread over, apply tacky glue to cover the whole back, secure the hanger to the center of the head and attach the second gingerbread body.
  • Note:  I hid the red hangers behind the gingerbread ornaments for the pictures.  They were a little unruly and distracted from the cuteness! 

Click thru to see how easy it is to make these super fun gingerbread Christmas ornaments.

The Gingerbread Hat, Skirt, Scarf and Embellishments

  • Cut the embellishment parts and pieces using white, red, green and black felt.
  • Use tacky glue to assemble the hat sections and attach to the head of the gingerbread boy.
  • Cut a length of gingham ribbon long enough to fit easily around the whole body of the gingerbread girl with enough extra to gather.
  • Use a needle and white thread to sew a running stitch all the way from one end of the ribbon to the other, pull to gather and secure with a knot.
  • Apply 1/8″ double stick tape along the top edge of the back of the ribbon skirt and attach it around the gingerbread girl body.  Secure the two ends of the skirt in the back of the girl.
  • Apply 1/8″ double stick tape to a 1/8″ strip of red satin ribbon and secure it in place around the top of the skirt to cover the sewn edge.
  • Apply tacky glue to the facial parts, buttons and embellishments and attach to the front of the gingerbread people.  Note:  Use tweezers makes this process a breeze.

 

Click thru to see how easy it is to make these super adorable gingerbread Christmas ornaments.

Have you seen my post with the Blog Candy offering? If not hop over to my post and leave a comment to qualify for a chance to win.  Included in the blog candy gift will be the Rubbernecker Stamps Truck, Evergreen Trees and Cardinals.

Making these gingerbread Christmas ornaments was so much fun.  They look so cute on the Christmas tree and they also make precious gifts.  Check out this Pinterest link for more felt gingerbread ornament inspiration. I hope you have been inspired by my “anything but a card” projects.   You can see all of my “anything but a card” projects here. It would be fun to hear what you have done with your dies. 

Link to the Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread die set.

 
5178D Mr. Mrs. Gingerbread Die Cut
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Link to tools and supplies.

 
Camel, Essentials By Ellen Wool Felt…
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Avocado, Essentials By Ellen Wool…
[ ELH ]
Ruby, Essentials By Ellen Wool Felt 9…
[ ELH ]
Winter White, Essentials By Ellen…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Peanut…
[ ELH ]
The Ultimate Glue – 4 oz., Crafter’s…
[ ELH ]
Red Gingham Grosgrain Ribbon – 5/8in….
[ AMZUS ]
Offray Double Face Satin Craft…
[ AMZUS ]
Christmas Red, DMC Embroidery Floss,…
[ ELH ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Felt gingerbread Christmas ornaments are fun to make.

Handmade Winter Greeting Cards For Any Purpose

Rubbernecker Black Friday 2019

This time of year, many of us are making Christmas cards but there is always a need for handmade winter greeting cards for other purposes. I love this card for those – it could be a thank you card, a thinking of you card, maybe even a sympathy card.  I make a couple of these every winter season to have on hand.

For this project I used the Rubbernecker Stamps Moose Set, Deckle Frame, Splatter Background and Nested Circle.

Looking for some non-holiday handmade winter greeting cards? Click through for a very pretty project!

Masking the Scene

  • Tear off a piece of Eclipse tape large enough for the moon circle and attach it to a piece of scrap cardstock.
  • Set the taped cardstock and circle die on the platform and run through the machine to cut the circle mask.
  • Remove the circle mask from the cardstock and attach it to the sky area of the card base.
  • Create the ground mask by using deckle scissors to cut an uneven edge off of a strip of masking tape.
  • Attach the ground mask to the card base.
  • Apply color to the sky area using a large blender brush and Tea Dye distress ink. Note:  I always brush the ink of scrap paper after each application before applying it on the scene.  That way I am always sure to get an even application.

 

Come see this simple but beautiful example of all purpose handmade winter greeting cards!

The Trees and Frame

  • Remove the circle and ground mask.
  • Stamp the trees across the scene base using both sizes of the trees. using Tea Dye ink.
  • Apply shadows in front of the trees using a mini applicator.  Note: It is important to use a very gentle touch when applying the shadows.  I touch the applicator to scrap paper before applying it to the card base.
  • Heat dry the whole card base with the heat gun and lightly rub the Magic Bag over the whole card base. Note:  The Magic Bag prepares your cardstock for embossing by eliminating static cling.
  • Use white pigment ink to stamp the falling snow.
  • Sprinkle white embossing powder over the whole card base and heat emboss.
  • Apply ink around the edges of the card base using a mini applicator to create a perfect match to the trees.
  • Cut the frame using white cardstock, apply strips of mounting tape to the back and attach it to the card base.

Handmade winter greeting cards don't all have to be holiday themed - come check out this beautiful example!

Here are links to the stamps and dies I used for my card.

 
5176-01D Deckle Frame Die
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http://www.rubbernecker.com/productde…
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1231 Splatter Background
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Nested Circle Die Cut Set 5002D
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Here are links to the tools and supplies.

 
Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
Tea Dye, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Unicorn White, Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Tape, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Clear Acrylic Block 4.78″ X 6.125″…
[ ELH ]
Clear Acrylic Block 3.25″ X 4.25″…
[ ELH ]
Paper Edger Scissors-Deckle
[ AMZUS ]
Life Changing Blender Brush – 2 Pack,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Fiskars Recycled 12-Inch Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
12mm (1/2″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
 

I hope you are finding time to get a chance to play with your crafting supplies and make some handmade winter greeting cards that you can use for lots of different occasions – like this one!  Check out this Pinterest link for more handmade winter greeting card inspiration.  Be sure to check out the Rubbernecker Black Friday Sale as it ends tonight. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend.

A Paper Poinsettia Pretty Enough to be a Mini-Gift!

This time of year, you see poinsettias everywhere but this PAPER poinsettia will last forever. And because the tools do a lot of the work for you, you can make a bunch of these to put on a card like I did here, OR put some together to make ornaments or even use the paper poinsettia on the pretty doily as a fancied up gift tag. Picture this on a bottle of wine or special olive oil! 

For this project I used Rubbernecker Stamps Poinsettia #2, Holly, Greenery #1 and Nested Circle Scallop w/Holes.

Click through to learn how to make a stunning paper poinsettia that you can use in so many ways!

The Card Base

  • Cut a piece of designer paper 5.50″ x 4.25″ to fit on the front of an A2 sized card base.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the designer paper and attach it to the card base.
  • Use white cardstock to cut a 5.50″ x 2.00″ strip.
  • Run the strip of white cardstock through your crimper.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the crimped strip and attach it to the card base.

 

This stunning paper poinsettia can be used in lots and lots of ways - come see how easy it is to make!

The Poinsettia

  • Cut the poinsettia sections using red cardstock and one large section using green cardstock..
  • Use yellow cardstock to cut the tiny flowers for the center.
  • Place the flower sections face down on the molding pad and push down and roll each petal using the large round stylus.
  • Lay the flower sections face up on the molding pad and push down in the center using a smaller tipped stylus to push all the petals up.
  • Attach the sections together using glossy accents offsetting each layer to form a natural looking flower.
  • Form the tiny flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the tiny flowers in the poinsettia center using glossy accents.

Finish the Card

  • Use green cardstock to cut the holly and greenery.
  • Cut the scalloped circle using white cardstock.
  • Attach strips of mounting tape to the back of the circle and attach it to the crimped layer.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the scalloped circle.
  • Tuck the holly and greenery branches under the poinsettia and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish by applying yellow stickles to the flower center and red stickles to the holly berries.

Come learn how to make a paper poinsettia that is pretty enough to be a mini-gift!

Here are the dies I used for my project.

 
Nested Circle Scallop w/ Holes Die…
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Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Fiskars Paper Crimper, Straight
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Molding Pad
[ ELZ ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Christmas Red
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Yellow
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
[ SBC ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Now that you know how to make a paper poinsettia, go ahead and imagine all the possibilities of how you can use these – feel free to comment with YOUR great idea so we can all get in on your brilliance!  You can always include a link or two to some of your favorite paper poinsettia projects.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday. 

Black and White Christmas Card

Today I’m sharing a black and white Christmas card with touches of red and green accents.  I love the black and white snowflake designer paper and how the white frame and images pop.  The red bird and foliage and bow embellishments add just the right amount of color to add interest.  I used the Park Bench, Winter Lamp PostStitched Hills, Small Birds, Greenery #2 and Rectangle Combo #4.Come see how I made this black and white Christmas card with touches of red and green.

The Frame and Snow Layers

  • Use white cardstock to cut the frame and snow layers.
  • Apply double stick tape to attach the two frame layers and front snow layer together.
  • Cut strips of mounting tape and attach them to the back of the frame and front snow layer.
  • Attach the second snow layer to the mounting tape on the back of the frame and then attach the whole thing to the card base.

The Bench and Lamp Post

  • Use white cardstock to cut the bench and lamp post.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the images.
  • Tuck the bench and lamp post in behind the snow layers and attach to the card base.

Come see how I made this lovely black and white Christmas card with touches of red and green.

The Colorful Embellishments

  • Cut the foliage using green cardstock and the berries and bird using red cardstock.
  • Apply glossy accents to the longer branches and attach to the lamp post.
  • Attach the red berries to the foliage using glossy accents.
  • Tie a red multi loop bow and attach it to the lamp post using glue dots. Note:  check out my multi loop bow video if you would like to see how I made my bow.
  • Tuck branches in behind the snow layers and attach using glossy accents.
  • Color the bird beak using a black marker and attach to the bench using a small piece of mounting tape.

Come see how I made this pretty black and white Christmas card with touches of red and green.

Here are links to the dies used to make my card.

 
5217D Rectangle Combo OPC #4 Die Cut
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5221D Park Bench Die
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5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Here are the tools and supplied used.

 
Carta Bella Paper – Christmas Market…
[ SBC ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
[ ELH ]
COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com: Ben Collection 1/4″ X 50…
[ AMZUS ]
Fiskars – Hole Punch – One Eighth…
[ SBC ]
Micro (1/8″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Craft Tweezers
[ SBC ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Reusable…
[ SBC ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my black and white Christmas card with touches of red and green.  You can check out this Pinterest link for more black and white Christmas card inspiration.  I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great week.