Wednesday, November 16, 2011

pocket full of faces

I like to send Christmas cards that have a family picture each year. I also like to make super cute Christmas cards using Stampin' Up! products. This is an idea that has been around but is always cute. Make a simple pouch using cardstock. I scored my cardstock (using the simply scored) at 3 and 7-1/4 on the long side, and 5-1/2 on the short side. I cut off the extra at the bottom sides and folded the sides in to make the pouch. Clear as mud? Basically, fold your cardstock around the photo or inside that you want to have slide out. I stamped my pouch with the big Christmas Collage stamp. Old olive on Old olive. I positioned the stamp so that the circle with 25 in it was on the lower left. I used the Joy stamp from the Perfect Punches set and embossed it in gold on both Burgundy and Vanilla paper. I punched out the center of the vanilla and the scallop of the burgundy and layered it up on the front, right over the 25. The ribbon on here is what I like to call "wed weave wibbon" but is actually called the Quilted Satin ribbon from the holiday mini catalog. It is yummy!
The inside is just a pull out where you can put your family picture or a Christmas greeting. Lots of variations available for this idea. Enjoy!

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