Quilt Christmas Card

This past weekend I was in a random holiday mood, and decided to make up a couple of Christmas cards using some new dies I had purchased from My Favorite Things. (By the way - their site has super fast shipping. I think I received my order in two days).

Anyway, the first card uses the Die-namics Quilt Square Cover Up die. I'd mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago how I was eyeing quilt cards, and I just could not get this die out of my head. The only place it was in stock was directly from MFT, and since they were offering a free die with a $60 purchase, I picked up a few other items as well.

I absolutely LOVE this die. It cuts through card stock like it's butter.

Since I was making a Christmas card, I chose red and green patterned paper from the Studio Calico Wonderland 6x6 paper pad. I just ran the die through my Big Shot a total of three times - once with the red, once with the green, and once with plain white card stock. Then I punched out the middle sections from the white (most of the pieces stayed in tact, which made it easier for me), attached that part to my card base with double sided tear tape, and added in the alternating red and green pieces.

I wanted something on the front other than the quilt, and the Stampin' Up! Expressions Thinlits 'Merry' die was perfect. I die cut that with some gold foil card stock from DCWV, which I first ran through my Xyron to add adhesive to the back. Then I just pressed it down on top of my card.

Inside the card I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin' Up! Wondrous Wreath stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Sometimes it is nice to work on holiday cards when there is no pressure of trying to get them done in time for Christmas. I'll share my other holiday card later this week!

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