For my Christmas In July card design, I chose to use the new Warm & Toasty stamp set (item #152615) from the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, to create this fun Easel design. I paired the images in this stamp set with the Old Olive and Real Red Designer Series Paper from the Regals 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #153073) to create a festive feeling to my card design.
I was inspired by an Easel card design created by Ronda Wade for her Creating For Christ Facebook group and tweaked the measurements to create my own design. To start with I used Thick Whisper White cardstock to create the card base. I cut at 1 1/2" from each end of the front of the card base, along the 5 1/2" side, up to the fold in the card base. This will create three separate pieces to the front of the card. I then scored the middle section at 2 1/8" and burnished the score line with my Bone Folder to create a mountain fold.
To decorate the side strips, I cut two pieces of Real Red Designer Series Paper at 2 3/8" x 4 1/8" and attached them to the strips with adhesive. I also cut two pieces of Old Olive Designer Series Paper at 2 3/8' X 2" and attached them to the two sections of the middle strip, above and below the score line. I adhered the two side strips down to the bottom of the Whisper White card base with adhesive.
For the focal design, I stamped the reindeer image from the Warm & Toasty stamp set using Early Espresso Classic ink onto a scrap of Thick Whisper White cardstock and colored the image with Stampin' Blends Markers. I fussy cut out the image and attached it to an Old Olive cardstock oval die cut using the Layering Ovals dies (item #151771) and layered it onto a slightly larger Real Red scalloped oval die cut using the same die set, using Stampin' Dimensionals.
I created the smaller sentiment label using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch (item #152883) with Whisper White and Real Red cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment with Gold embossing powder. I attached it to the bottom of the center panel with Stampin' Dimensionals and then added the oval focal image above it, attaching it to the lower half of the center panel with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. Using two small Gilded Gems, I embellished the sentiment label.
For the other sentiment, I used the Layering Ovals Dies with Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment with Gold embossing powder. I attached it to the card base with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals so that it props up the easel portion of the card. I love this cute card design and how it lies flat to make it easy to mail.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my sweet easel Christmas card will help inspire you to get an early start on your own Christmas designs. The new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog is full of wonderful products to help you with your Holiday creations.
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