Today I wanted to show you the versatility of one die, and how the same die can be used to create holiday cards DIY ranging from very simple, to custom.
I love the look of white on white, and I use it a lot for the holiday season. I love the elegant look of the simple textures. You can easily switch up the color scheme to these holiday cards DIY to fit your own personal style. And the bonus? These cards do not have to be limited to the holidays. This die would make a fun birthday greeting, wedding thank you, or any occasion where there is some type of gift exchange. I love getting a lot of bang for my buck when I invest in a craft die!
Supplies needed to make your own holiday cards DIY:
- Present/Gift Die Cut Shapes
- Embossing Mat for Die Cuts
- Polka Dot Pearl Blank Cards (I used the white on white polka dot pearl card base)
- 3-D Dots Pop-Up Adhesive Foam Dots
- Core’dinations Brights Paper Pack (I used green, aqua, white and bright pink)
- Various Adhesive Gems (I used pearls and light green rhinestones)
- Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush Pens (I used Crystal Clear)
With the white cardstock still inside the die, run the die through your machine again, with the embossing mat on top of the cardstock. This will allow the embossed areas of the die to be pronounced.
Using foam adhesive squares, adhere the die cut shape to the card base.
This completes the basic card.
Before attaching the shape to the card base, highlight selected areas of the die cut present shape with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers. If you have not used these markers before, you are in for a delicious treat! I love anything glittery, but I do not always like the mess that comes from shedding glitter. These markers have a unique formula- the glitter is encased in the ink.
They come in a lot of different colors. For this tutorial, I stuck with the very simple- white on white look. But, you can switch this up pretty easily. And there is never too much glitter, right?
Adhere the glittered die cut shape to the card base using foam adhesive squares, add some rhinestone or pearl self adhesive gems, and your step two card is complete!
Cut the same die cut shape, (including using the embossing mat) this time using three colors of cardstock. I chose bright pink, aqua and green.
Then, using fine tipped scissors- select presents (and bows) to cut from the remaining two colors to layer on the base piece.
You can also choose to add some glitter with the Sparkle pens as well. The crystal clear pen coordinates with any color, since it is a sheer iridescent.
You could also choose to add a small tag sentiment, or a stamped sentiment. Once you learn the basic card design for this die, it really is a versatile one to have. I hope you are inspired to add this die to your collection!
Check out this die cut handmade Christmas card tutorial for even more fun holiday cards DIY ideas!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).