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November 21, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial - Spellbinders Christmas

Hi Everybody,

It's not that far away now and so here is a Christmas Card to get me in the mood to make more. This one is using Spellbinders A2 sized dies but I have made the card bigger and I will show you how I did this as the layering progresses 
Spellbinders Supplies:
  • A2 Matting Basics A
  • Water Lilies Deco Accents
  • Merry Christmas 
  • Mosaic Vine Leaves
  • Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Other Supplies:
  • Flowers and Holly leaves from Wild orchid Crafts
  • Glitter from Glitter Magic
  • Card from Papermill Direct
With dies #6 and 8 from Matting Basics cut the larger die in gold and the smaller in some patterned paper (Die #1 is always the smallest)
From the Water Lilies dies cut #3 in red and #2 in gold
Layer the patterned piece onto the red layer and then both onto the gold card with foam pads between
Layer these onto another piece of patterned paper and let these now determine the size of your card base ....
... by placing them onto the fold of an A4 piece of gold card and trimming to the size you want it.
You can make your borders as wide as you like ... I kept mine quite narrow
Cut the sentiment die out twice in red and gold and layer them together.
See which way round you prefer them to be stacked  ... I decide on the red shadowed by the gold
I added the words to my card front with a double layer of trimmed foam pads underneath to give a really deep effect and the picture shows you how it looks from the side
Cut the vine and trim to the size that you require and add to the card front with Poinsettia flowers and Holly leaves  Dot the flowers with glue and sprinkle with glitter for a sparkly effect
There is your pretty card all ready to send for someone to display on their mantle shelf 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a gorgeous Christmas card.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Beautiful Christmas card!
    Love the gold and red together :))

  3. What a beauty Christina love it
    Thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

  4. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful traditional Christmas card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. lovely Christmas card. I really must get down to mine now, Christmas is only just over a month away. Thanks for getting me motivated xxx

  6. Lovely Christina. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Love Val in Spainxxx

  7. Beautiful Christmas card Christina. Love the traditional colours and the pretty poinsettia paper. Xx

  8. A beautiful Christmas card Christina. Thank you for sharing this with us and for the tutorial. Brilliant.

  9. Hi Christina, this card is beautiful love the red and gold combination.
    Love Anne Owens xx


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