Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a handmade card or gift but sometimes it’s hard to find time to get them all made. So we thought we’d give you a little help with some quick and easy ideas for cards that are all made with Cuttlebug embossing folders and some basic supplies. None of these cards take more than 15 minutes to make and we’ve included a supply list and basic instructions for each one.
We hope they inspire you and make your life a little easier this holiday season.
PS You will find that we use 3D foam squares quite a bit on these cards and although you can do them without you will find that it adds a lot dimension and makes your cards have that extra “WOW” factor.
Card #1 : Sparkling Winter Village
Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder – Winter Village, Cuttlebug 2×2 die – Snowflakes, Stardream Shimmer Cardstock – Silver & Ice Gold, Inkadinkado Stamp – Merry Christmas, Encore Metallic Ink Pad – Silver, Ranger Embossing Powder – Silver, Stampendous Ultra Fine Glitter – Crystal Multi, ZIG 2 Way Glue Pen, 3D Foam Squares,
Cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Silver cardstock. Score and fold to make an A2 (4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) card. Emboss 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Ice Gold cardstock with Cuttlebug Winter Village embossing folder. Trim off area outside embossed edges. Stamp and emboss sentiment on bottom of embossed cardstock. Apply glue to roof tops and smoke and add glitter – set aside to dry. Cut snowflakes from Ice Gold cardstock, cover with glue and glitter – set aside to dry. To assemble card, use foam squares to mount winter village embossed image to card front and then snowflakes on top.
Card #2 – Holly & Berries
Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder – Holly, Bazzill Cardstock – Capers & Barkley, Stardream Ice Gold Shimmer Cardstock, White Pearls, VersaMagic Chalk Inks – Hint of Pesto & Red Brick, Encore Metallic Ink – Gold, Fiskars Punch – Sunburst, 3D Foam Squares
Cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of green cardstock. Score and fold to make an A2 (4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) card. Emboss 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Ice Gold cardstock with Cuttlebug Holly embossing folder. Using a small disposable foam eye shadow applicator pick up a little bit of ink and apply it to the holly and berries. Trim to 4″ x 5 1/8″ and mount onto red cardstock that has been cut to 4 1/2″ x 5 1/4″. Use 3D foam squares to attach this to the card front. Cut a piece of red cardstock 2″ x 4 1/8″ and punch along both sides with Sunburst punch. Adhere to lower part of card front. Cut Ice Gold cardstock 3/4″ x 4 1/8″. Stamp sentiment with gold metallic ink. Mount onto piece of green cardstock 7/8″ x 4 1/8″. Adhere over punched red cardstock. Attach pearls.
Card #3 – Snowflake Wonder
Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder – Snowflakes, Cuttlebug 3×3 Cut & Emboss Combo – Ice Crystal, Bazzill Sea Breeze cardstock, Ice Gold Shimmer Cardstock, Clear Rhinestones, 3D Foam Squares, Nestabilities Classic Squares – Large
Cut 4 1/2″ x 9″ piece of blue cardstock. Score and fold to make a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ square card. Cut a piece of Ice Gold Shimmer cardstock 4″ x 4″ and use the 2 1/16″ square Nestabilities die to cut an opening in the center. TIP – I measured and positioned the Nestability on the back of the cardstock and held it in place with Scotch removable tape so that it wouldn’t move when I ran it through my Big Shot. Now emboss the same piece with the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder. Attach to the card front with 3D foam squares. Cut a snowflake from the Ice Gold Shimmer cardstock using the Ice Crystal die. Cut 3D foam squares into small piece and attach to back and then center and mount on the card front. Adhere rhinestone.