Welcome to the Holiday Cards Blog Hop. You should have come from Haley Dryer's The Inky Scrapper blog. If you started here, don't worry. The hop is a circle so you can keep hopping until you get back to where you started. Melinda's blog has a compete list of participants in case you get lost along the way.
I decided to feature the new "Joy" thin cut with some clean and simple cards. Here's the first one:
I used the new Candid Moments paper and made it more Christmassy by adding small snowflakes from the Elegant Snowflakes stamp set. It was released last year but is still available, though there are only a few left. The new Floral Snowflakes stamp set would work just as well. The Joy was cut with Sapphire paper, the snowflakes are in Sundance ink, and I splattered Ballerina Shimmer Brush over the top. Here's a close up of that because it's hard to see in the picture, but it's really beautiful in real life.
The trick to this is to make sure the Joy thin cut just barely goes over the edge of the paper. I used a lot of Washi tape to hold the thin cut in place so it didn't slip.
My second card is a repeat of this one using different colors.
This card features Black Glitter paper and the now sold out Sept-October Mix-In paper. But I decided to show it anyway because you don't have to use this EXACT paper. You can use whatever Christmassy paper you have, including the new Wonderland paper. Just use a coordinating color for your Joy thin cut.
Now, I'm going to be honest with you...I buy cardstock in bulk and make my own cards with it. I buy super thick cardstock for a couple reasons: 1) because I like how sturdy thick cards are, and 2) because I can layer dark papers behind it and there's no bleed through. If you decide to recreate this card but don't use thick cardstock, some of that red pattern will show through on the front of your card.
For this last one, I went white on white.,
I started by cutting the border from last year's release called Yuletide Borders. I added it on top of a plain white panel which I then ran through the largest Stitched Rectangle thin cut. Finally, I took the leftover Joy pieces from the first two cards, created one more Joy, and glued all three together.
Next up is Danielle's Scrappy Chicks blog. I can't wait to see what she and the other amazing Makers have for us.
Until next time,