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Christmas Cards by Carson

Foiled Christmas Cards 1

I absolutely adore the All Wrapped Up Collection and wanted to elevate it a bit for these Christmas cards by adding some metallics from the DIY Shop Collections.  I’ve been drooling over the gold foiled acetate papers from the DIY Shop 3 & 4 collections but couldn’t decide how best to use them. I thought they might be a fun way to add some bling to some of the more masculine and classic patterns found on the All Wrapped Up Papers. 

Foiled Christmas Cards 2

I started by this project by simply pulling out my favorite of the acetate papers, the stars, the grid and the triangles and laying them over the patterned papers to see if any played well together.  Well, of course they did, metallics and Christmas are a match made in heaven!

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I decided to stitch the acetate papers to the patterned papers to avoid any visible glue issues and to make sure they were solidly attached. Next, I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment onto the gold edged tags from the DIY Shop 3 collection. 

Finally, I played around for nearly a half hour trying to get the perfect ribbon/twine/clothespin combination and eventually settled on this fun and loopy layered look. 

Foiled Christmas Cards 4

If you have some foiled acetate burning a hole in your stash, I highly recommend pulling it out for your Christmas creations.  It really adds a touch of sophistication to the red, white and green color palette.  And your friends will think you’re quite posh!

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Happy Christmas crafting, friends!

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Supplies: DIY Shop 3 Collection – 12 x 12 Acetate Paper with Foil Accents – Grid (370859), DIY Shop 3 Collection – 12 x 12 Acetate Paper with Foil Accents – Triangles (370861), DIY Shop 3 Collection – Gift Tag Set – Chalkboard and Foil (370890), DIY Shop 4 Collection – 12 x 12 Paper – Gold Foil on Acetate (376326), All Wrapped Up Collection – Christmas – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Hot Cocoa (376785), All Wrapped Up Collection – Christmas – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Holiday Surprises (376790), All Wrapped Up Collection – Christmas – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Snowmen (376783), Whittles Christmas Clothespins (340561), Baker's Twine Value Pack (366303)