Have a cozy Christmas

12/2/20 Top 5 at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Hi everyone! Well, here it is almost Thanksgiving and even though it’s hands-down my favorite time of year, I’m in serious Christmas mode! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the Bonsai Green and Habanero Red cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a cozy Christmas card in my favorite traditional Christmas colors of red, white and green!

I was rummaging through my dies and found this adorable stocking die that I’ve had for AGES (probably 6-7 years) and I’m not even sure I’ve ever used it, so out it came for this project! It’s so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it, lol! I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with layering panels and 1/4″-ish strips (not measured) from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Bonsai Green 80# cardstock and Habanero Red 80# cardstock. As I often love to do, I rounded the bottom right corner of the card base and all the layers. I arranged the strips in a diagonal fashion across the front panel, trimmed the edges and adhered the panel to the red layer, then adhered the piece to the front of the card base. I stamped the sentiment in red ink, then die cut three stockings from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Bonsai Green 80# cardstock and Habanero Red 80# cardstock. I assembled the stockings and affixed them to the front of the card with foam squares, then added the flat-back pearls to the stockings and several in the upper left corner.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover red, white and green strips down the left side, stamped the sentiment in red ink, and adhered the panel to the green layer.

One more look… I’m absolutely smitten! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020 – Anything Goes
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (Xtra Special)
3. Cardz 4 Galz: #135 – Cute Christmas
4. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #203 – Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2047 – Anything Goes
7. Time Out Challenges: #175 – Quick

8. Try it on Tuesday: Traditional Christmas Colors
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Bonsai Green 80# cardstock
Habanero Red 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: QuicKutz Stocking die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Flourish with a Bling red and green flat-back pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig