It’s time for some more holiday cards inspo, and I have to start by saying that I had SO much fun making these! Part of the reason could have been because I was watching The Last Holiday while crafting (anyone else love that movie?), but Netflix aside, colourful ink pads and gold sparkle embossing powder never fails to keep me satisfied for hours!
Another reason I was especially excited about making these cards was because I got to try out some new products from the recent Pinkfresh Studio holiday release. Guys, I never win anything, but magically, somehow I managed to win the a giveaway last month which meant a bunch of new goodies in my stash. Today’s card features the Pinkfresh Studio Gift Boxes cling stamp, as well as the coordinating dies.
The Gift Boxes cling stamp is a pop-out red rubber stamp, so you can easily pop out each gift while stamping if desired. The clumsy stamper in me loves this format because it makes it super easy to use multiple colours of ink without having to use masking paper or Post-it notes. (Even with those tools, I still manage to get ink in unintended places!) With that said, in this case I was making a whole bunch of cards so I knew I’d need lots of gifts. The coordinating die is an all-in-one format (great for fast die cutting!), so I selected about 6 different ink pad colours and stamped an entire set of gifts with each one. I also created a heat embossed set using gold sparkle embossing powder. We all know I can’t resist adding a bit of glitter!
Die cutting was quick and easy, and once finished, I heat embossed sentiments from the Sleigh Bells Ring stamp set in the middle of two white card panels. I played with the arrangement of the gifts on each, and after getting them exactly the way I wanted them, adhered them to the panels. I trimmed away the edges that hung over the sides of my card panels, backed each one with craft foam and adhered them to my card bases. I like using craft foam as opposed to foam tape for situations like this because I’ve found that it holds up a bit better in the mail. (It’s also usually a bit cheaper!)
And that, my friends, was it! Similar to the Holly Jolly cards I shared, stamping and die cutting in batches make this design really great for mass card production. I’ll certainly be making more of them, and I hope these helped to inspire your next crafting session!