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Simple Little Christmas

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Other Products: White Cardstock, Water mister, Hot glue, Glue gun, Dimensional Adhesive, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Die Cutting Machine

For more tips on creating with the Merry and Bright collection, watch the tutorial at

Instructions: Cut white cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" size, score and fold at 4 1/4" to create card base. Cut a piece of light blue patterned paper from the Merry and Bright paper collection to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" size panel. Use the third smallest plain rectangle from the HCD2-7189 Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die to cut an opening at an angle from the panel. Lightly sponge outer edges of panel with Forget-Me-Not ink. Cut the 4 5/8 x 3 5/8" ornament panel from the paper and stamp the sentiment from HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas Cling Stamp Set in Cactus Flower as shown. Attach ornament tag onto card base at an angle, then layer the blue panel around it onto the card base. Diecut an eyelet border from white cardstock using the largest eyelet and third smallest plain rectangle. Layer eyelet border around the edges of opening on card as shown.

Stamp the ornament branch from HCPC-3836 Merry Little Christmas and pine boughs from HCPC-3837 Snowy Pine Village Cling Stamp Set in Memento Teal Zeal ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp medium poinsettias from HCPC-3822 Poinsettia & Holly Clusters Cling Stamp Set in Cactus Flower ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies.

For detailed color application, use the Stack and Store daubers along with the following inks to color. For the ornament branch and pine boughs, use Vivid Chartreuse and Sepia inks, plus Teal Zeal and Cactus Flower for the ornaments. For poinsettias, use Cactus Flower and Forget-Me-Not inks.

Use the poinsettia shaping mold to shape poinsettias. You can see a tutorial at Assemble 2 double layered medium poinsettias. Pierce a hole in the center of poinsettias, then thread the blue stamen through, using hot glue to attach. Trim off excess wire from the backside of poinsettias. Use the shaping stylus to shape the pine boughs and ornament branch.

Use Dries Clear glue along with a sponge to apply Crystal Clear powder over edges of poinsettias. Attach pine boughs, ornament branch and poinsettias onto bottom left corner of eyelet frame. Use Dries Clear glue along with Crystal glitter to add a touch of sparkle onto pine boughs, ornament branch and rest of card as desired.

Created By: Emma Lou Beechy

Snowy Pine Village Die


Merry Little Christmas Die


3D Poinsettia Shaping Mold


Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit


Hydra Sponges


Funnel Tray