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Christmas 1926 Easel Card

Welcome Digi Divas! I am so excited you stopped by today! This month is Christmas in July. Christmas 1926 is a special Digi Set for me. I would like to think this is a Russell Stover's Candy Box keeper (my Grandma Susie always kept her prized possessions in a Russell Stover candy box- which I inherited). I was browsing through it the other day and found a Christmas card from 1926 that inspired me to draw this Digi Set. I hope you are inspired as well by this new set as and see all of the possibilities it holds. Are you ready to take a trip down Christmas memory lane? Here we go...

Suggested card size: 6"x6" Easel


5000J- Christmas 1926 Digital Stamp Set B000, B42, R01, YR01 - Sky

Hammermill® White 100lb. Coverstock C3 - Wreath Shadows

White Pearlized 12"x12" Cardstock E33, Multiliner Brown - Twigs

Double Sided Royal Blue Cardstock G12, YG63, YG67, Multiliner Olive

Alinacutle® Snowflake Oval/Stitched Frame Die R12, R14, R29, R59 - Ribbon-Berry

Small Snowflake rectangle Frame

Nuvo® Crystal Drops- White Blizzard

Starfire® Glitter

Foam® Tape

EZ-Tear® Tape

Small paint Brush

You can choose any image you would like

in actuality. I chose 722J - Reindeer. Size

the deer to 1-3/4"x1-7/8" and place about center of a half page. I added a line for the horizon.

I then used the wreath image of 5000J- Christmas 1926 Digital Stamp Set. I chose to use the precolored images. Size to 5"x4" and place about center with the deer in the center as shown. Add sentiment under the bow.

Print on Hammermill® White 100lb Coverstock.

Color as desired. I chose to use Copic® markers to shade, accent and for the sky. Colors are listed.

Fussy cut the bottom portion of the wreath as shown. (I used an X-acto® knife). Scissors work the same...

Using the Alinacutle® Snowflake Oval / Stitched Frame Die and slide under the fussy cut area and position with the image in the center as shown. Run through the Big Shot®.

Using a piece of the extra cardstock, position the Alinacutle® Snowflake Oval / Stitched Frame Die

so that the bottom of the die fits. Run through the Big Shot® as shown.

Using a variety of snowflake punches, cut a number of snowflakes. Different sizes are good as well.

Using a small paint brush, paint Nuvo® Crystal Drops- White Blizzard on all the snowflakes.

(I like a little extra glitz...) I sprinkled a little

extra Starfire® Glitter on and let dry.

Repeat the Nuvo® and glitter on the snowflakes around the wreath image. Brush some Nuvo® around the deer hooves. Let dry.

Glue the bottom snowflake portion to the back side of the Wreath image to complete the oval frame.

Cut the 12"x12" Pearlized cardstock in half.

Score and fold at 6" and 9" to make a 6"x6" easel cardbase. Keep the Pearlized on the interior.

Cut a 5-3/4"x5-3/4" square of the Double Sided Royal Blue® Cardstock. Center the wreath image and adhere to the Royal Blue® Cardstock. Then randomly adhere the Snowflake® punches as desired.

Trim the access of the snowflakes off.

Adhere EZ-Tear® Tape along all four edges of the front flap of the cardbase as shown.

Peel off the protective, dump Starfire® glitter on the tape and using your handi-dandy finger tool, burnish the glitter in. Dump the excess back into the jar.

Apply Foam® Tape to the bottom 3" of the backside of the image card front as shown.

Center and adhere to the bottom portion of the card front flap.

I printed a sentiment and cut out using the Small Snowflake® Rectangle Frame. Cut a 5-3/4" piece of the Double Sided Royal Blue® Cardstock. Brush the frame with Nuvo® Crystal Drops- White Blizzard and sprinkle with Starfire® Glitter.

Place the snowflake frame along the top of the 5-3/4" length. Randomly adhere the balance of the snowflakes around the frame. Cut the Double Sided Royal Blue® Cardstock to 5-3/4"x3-1/2" and trim the excess of the snowflakes off.

Apply Foam Tape® to the backside of the sentiment.

Adhere the sentiment approx. 1/8" from the bottom of the interior cardbase.

This should match up with the front.

OPTIONAL: use miscellaneous scraps of the blue, snowflakes and a name plaque arranged and adhered to the backside of the cardbase as shown.

I hope you are inspired to make your own Russell Stover candy box treasure.

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 or submit any creation using images from any artist- including yourself. I do enjoy seeing other crafters' card creations. Join in the FUN!

Thanks for joining me for this Christmas 1926 Card Tutorial. More tutorials coming soon!

I am sharing this card with the following:


PS - I am pleased to announce a Turner Syndrome Awareness Holiday Card Auction. A wonderful addition to the Labor Day Weekend. September 1st, starting at 9 A.M. Eastern Time through September 4th, ending at 9 P.M. So mark your calendars!

Why buy your Holiday greetings when you can DONATE to a worthy cause? Exquisite hand made one of a kind creations. I have supported Lori and the Turner Syndrome Awareness Foundation for the past 5 years.

There will be cards for the Fall Season, Halloween, Thanksgiving,

Christmas and New Years only.

Additional information will be forthcoming! I look forward to seeing you there.


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