August 10, 2018

A Christmas Card Because I Simply Could Not Wait

There is no doubt that Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  Growing up in South Africa we experienced Christmas in the Summer - BBQ's,  swimming, a fake fir tree and either my Dad or an uncle wearing a full blown Santa outfit complete with fur, boots and a cottonwool beard. Oh my gosh how I smile at those memories.  When we moved to Colorado 20 years ago I was finally able to enjoy a true beautiful White Christmas and we embrase it every year in all it's glory!  When Fun Stampers Journey released their new Mini Journey Holiday Catalog I almost cried out loud with joy - in fact I think I did.  It is so beautiful - page after page - that I literally want every.single.item.period!



The Journey Holiday's Catalog is so inspiring that I decided that I would jump right in and make my first Christmas card - yup August 10th on a sweltering summer day with temps topping 95'F,  I channeled Buffalo Check, cozy cable knit sweaters, bright red Poinsettias and a gorgeous rose gold Jingle Bell (that actually Jingles!!!!)...




All the products used are from Fun Stampers Journey. I have provided links on the sidebar of my blog if you would like to browse the online version of our two newest Catalogs.  Following is a list of supplies that I used linking them to the online store. If you have any questions about the products listed or ordering please drop me an email at kazanclark@gmail.com.  Enjoy the tutorial!

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  • Stamp the Ponsettia onto Whip Cream Cardstock using Oatmeal Cookie Ink Pad 
  • Color the flower petals with Candy Apple, Rich Coral and River Stone Liquid Color. Color the leaves with Limeade Splash, Fresh Forest and River Stone Liquid Color
  • Accent the petals and leaves with Green, Red and Black Color Burst Pencils
  • Fussy cut the Flower using Details Pro Shears



  • Lay Whip Cream Card Stock  (3.5 x 5”) on the bottom inside flap of the Cozy Knit Embossing Folder
  • Spread a layer of ink on the inside top flap using Banana Cream Ink pad
  • Emboss using the die cutting machine

Tip: The Cozy Knit Embossing Folder provides a beautiful clear and deep emboss.  I like to use the Banana Cream to add a hint of dimension in the nooks and crannies 

  • Fold the Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock to form a card base that measures 6 x 4 1/2”
  • Adhere a panel of the Buffalo Check printed paper (4 x 5 1/2") from the Cozy Winter Prints to the front of the card base using Journey White Liner Tape
  • Adhere the embossed Cozy Knit panel to the top of the printed paper using White Liner Tape


  • Tie a bow using Journey Girl Stripes Ribbon. Secure a Rose Gold Jingle Bell to the bow using Whip Cream Thread.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Holiday Scripts onto Whip Cream Cardstock. Lightly tape the coordinating die over the sentiment and die cut.  
  • Die cut tag from Corrugated Stock using Bread Tag die 
  • Assembly Time!  Adhere the Tag to front of the card using a foam square.  Secure the bow and bell to the tag using a glue dot.  Pop up the Poinsettia onto the tag using a foam square.  Finish by tucking in the sentiment with small or cut foam squares!



I hope this brought you all some early Holiday Cheer!  Thanks so much for stopping by today

xoxo 
Kazan 



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