I have really enjoyed working with the Cup of Tea bundle and the Tea Boutique suite this week! But I got in a little bit of a rut by making all my samples with just the newest In Colors. The coordinating Tea Boutique designer series paper and the cards & envelopes contain all those beautiful colors so I just kept using them! I finally decided I needed to do something different so I came up with this Christmas card and I absolutely love it and I hope you do too!! 

I learned a really cool trick from Brian King… to make the little hearts “shiny”, I added packing tape to the cardstock! YES! You heard that right! I was blown away! It looks like I embossed them with clear embossing powder but nope, it’s packing tape! After adding the tape to the cardstock, I die cut the hearts out of that! So cool!! Check out this close-up of the hearts.


Cutting Instructions:

  • Soft Suede:  4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Shaded Spruce:  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White:  4″ x 5 1/4″ for insert); 3 3/4″ x 5″: scraps for stamping and die cutting greenery
  • Cherry Cobbler:  scrap for die cutting hearts

Card Recipe:

  1. Fold Soft Suede in half for make card base. Adhere white insert to the inside of base.
  2. Adhere Shaded Spruce to the front of the base.
  3. Stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink at the top of the white layer. Adhere to Shaded Spruce layer. 
  4. Stamp greenery pieces using Shaded Spruce ink and die cut. You will need 3 of the larger greenery.
  5. Stamp striped tea cup using Versamark ink, cover with gold embossing powder, and use heat tool to set. Die cut tea cup.
  6. Adhere large greenery to white layer. (*Place tea cup on paper to help with placement of greenery)
  7. Adhere smaller greenery to the top backside of tea cup. Add dimensionals to this piece and adhere to white layer.
  8. Take a piece of packing tape and tape it down to your Cherry Cobbler scrap. Die cut hearts from this piece. The packing tape gives it a shine…looks like it was embossed with clear embossing powder! Adhere hearts to cup and greenery.


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