Updated: Jul 7
Hello Digi Divas! Welcome to my Christmas in July kick off for 2023! Christmas 1926 is a special Digi Set for me. While cleaning out my attic I came across a Russell Stover's Candy Box. My Grandma Susie always kept her prized possessions in a Russell Stover candy box. She passed in 2000 and it has taken me this long to really look at the contents. When I opened the box, one of the things I found was a Post Card from 1926 with a 2-cent stamp attached that she had saved all these years. Don't we wish we could still mail our cards for 2 cents? I was inspired to create this set from that postcard. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Are you ready to craft this nostalgic Christmas card? Here we go...
Suggested card size - 7"x5" cardbase
MATERIALS LIST: COPIC® MARKERS:
#5000J-Christmas 1926 Digital Stamp Set E33, Multiliner Brown - Twiggs
Hammermill® White 100lb. Coverstock G12, YG61, YG63, YG67, Multiliner Olive
Diamond Lattice® Background Die R12, R14, R17, R29, R59 -Ribbon & Berry
Liquid Pearls® Rouge
Nuvo® Glitter Drops- White Blizzard
Small Pearl® Mesh
Elmer's® Craft Bond Spray Glue
To start this festive journey you will need
Size the Wreath image to 5"x4" centered on one half of the page. Copy and paste to the 2nd half of the page.
Size your sentiment to 2", center inside one of the wreaths.
Print on Hammermill® White 100lb. Coverstock.
Cut the sheet in half. Color as desired.
I chose to use Copic® Markers. A full list of the colors are listed above. Fussy cut the 2nd image.
Cut 2 of the Diamond Lattice® Background Die. Turn upright, trim off the straight edge where they meet. Align the design and adhere together.
Lay the background mesh over the image, lightly mark along the holly onto the mesh. Cut away the center of the mesh along those markings as shown.
Using Elmer's® Craft Bond Spray Glue, (I hold the Background Mesh deep in a lined trash can) spray the backside of the mesh.
Align the second wreath image over the 1st wreath image and adhere using Foam® Tape as shown for 3D effect.
Apply a thin line of Nuvo® Glitter Drops- White Blizzard along the center line of each Holly leaf as shown.
Apply a small drop of Liquid Pearls® Rouge
to each of the berries. Let dry.
Cut strips of pearls from the mesh. Using Dimensional® Glue, adhere each strip along the outside edges of the cardbase as shown.
Cut some individual pearls from the mesh.
Using Dimensional® Glue, adhere each pearl to each cross as shown.
OPTIONAL: Using the hole cut-out from the background, a name plaque and the only piece of a wreath that wasn't ruined when I spilled by water bottle... yes, I royally messed up! Arrange and adhere to the backside of the card. Lemons to lemonade....
I hope this card is as special to you as it is to me- something I know my Grandma would have kept in her Russell Stover's Candy Box.
I hope this tutorial has inspired you to make your own Christmas 1926 card creation fit to be put in someone's own Russell Stover treasure box. Show me your card creations at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges where anything goes. Two ways to win gift certificates to Jan's Digi Stamp Shop. You can submit a creation using one of Jan's Digi sets any creation using images from any artist- including yourself. I do enjoy seeing other crafters' creations. Join in the FUN!
Thanks for joining me for this Christmas 1926 card tutorial. More tutorials coming soon!
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