On Thursday, I shared a list of my five favorite things from the Holiday Catalog. One of those is Santa & Co. Designer Series Paper – today’s project features this fun and festive paper for a nontraditional, very hip Christmas card. Here’s my card:
I just love the bold, webbed pattern in this paper piece of Santa & Co. Designer Series Paper. While it doesn’t scream “traditional Christmas” to me, it definitely screams to me (to me, not at me). To honor this groovy pattern, I decided to accessorize it with fun shapes and colors and sentiments. Groovy, baby.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Sentiments. Little known fact about me – I love paper, and I live for color. OK, those things aren’t little known at all…what you might not know is that I’m obsessed with fonts. Some people doodle by drawing animals or geometrical shapes. I doodle by writing words – wispy, bold, stretched thin, scripted. That said, I can’t get enough of this sentiment – “Making spirits bright” – not because I love what it says but because I love how it’s written. Want another example of a sentiment I just love? Click here.
- Color Selection. Since the patterns in this paper only include Real Red and Whisper White, supporting color options are wide-open. Rather than bore you to tears with some shade of green, I took inspiration from the vibrant Spring colors from Perfect Prints Designer Series Paper Stack in this year’s Occasions Catalog – I chose to pair it with Crumb Cake (grounds it) and Coastal Cabana (brightens it up). If you are inspired by this color combination, feel free to save this:
- Matching Borders. You already know I like to coordinate my borders. The thick border of Crumb Cake on the outside of the card is repeated around the central oval, and the thin, outside frame of Coastal Cabana is repeated just around the sentiment. These details might not be noticeable from a first look at the card, but they add to the overall appeal.
Stamp Sets: Making Spirits Bright, High Five Papers: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White Inks: Real Red Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Ovals Collection Framelits, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Hexagon punch (for banner tips)
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