Merry Christmas & Vintage Distressed Holiday Card

Step-by-Step Instruction for Vintage Christmas Card

I apologize for Feedburner ‘kicking out’ two old posts from October yesterday–that’s not the first time, I know.

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and as a gift to my loyal followers, I am sharing a step-by-step PDF on how to make this lovely vintage distressed Christmas card (click on the graphic below to download the directions sheet).

I’ve had a LOT of fun with the new Distressing Kit that we carry! And it lent itself well to the awesome ‘Christmas Collage’ background stamp (#121279).

Stampin Up! Christmas Collage Stamp

And you can’t tell from looking at the card, but after coloring and distressing, I spritzed it with the shimmer mist we now sell.

I have attached the step-by-step instructions PDF on how I did this card and it includes all the supplies that were used as well.

Paper Pin Step-by-Step Instructions

Bells & Boughs Paper Pin Technique For the first time I have done a photo step-by-step on how to make these pins.

In the past I have done a video (seen here) which is about 20 minutes long, but it you need a ‘quicker fix’ feel free to download the step by step (click on the graphic below).

The bells and ‘holly & berry’ images are from the ‘Bells & Boughs‘ stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Mini Catalog which is only available for a limited time!

The materials I used for this project include:

Four 2 ½ x 2 inch Vanilla cardstock  (for stamping the bells)
Four 2 x 3 inch Vanilla cardstock (for stamping holly leaves)
Black StazOn (#101406)
Stampin’ Write Markers:  Real Red, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
3 ¼ x 2 ½ inch Artichoke cardstock
2 ¾ x 2 inch Designer paper ‘Deck the Halls’ #120810
Basic Rhinestone “Jewels” (#119246), Basic Pearls ‘Jewels’ (#119247)
12 x 2 inch Very Vanilla cardstock (for die cutting the snowflakes)
Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Snowflake Decorative Strip (#120901)
Decorative Strip Spacer Platform #113477
Decorative Strip cutting pads (#113479)
Sticky Strip (#104294)
Mod Podge, 1 ¼ inch pin backs, Rectangle punch, Sponge brushes