Merry Making – Day 4

Mel's Card Corner | Merry Making Class

Today I’m sharing my day four homework card for the Making Merry class from Online Card Classes. The lessons for day four were all about die cutting techniques.The particular technique I used for this card was demonstrated by Julie Ebersole. I’ve seen this technique used before, but it’s not something I’d ever tried. I really like how it turned out!

Mel's Card Corner | Merry Making - Day 4

I started by creating my own patterned paper using the Tis the Season stamp set from the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval collection from Catherine Pooler Designs. I stamped the holly and pine boughs on a layer of Catherine’s Premium White Card Stock using her inks in Garden Party, Lime Rickey, and Grass Skirt. I added the berries using her Rockin’ Red ink. The Christmas sentiment is from the Advent stamp set designed by Julie for the Essentials by Ellen line at Ellen Hutson. I stamped it using Catherine’s Midnight ink.

Mel's Card Corner | Merry Making - Day 4

For the die cutting, I used the new Merry Die from Concord & 9th. It’s currently available for free with any $60 purchase while supplies last (see their promotions page for all the details). I got it when I purchased some of their amazing new holiday stamps in the October release.

Mel's Card Corner | Merry Making - Day 4

I really wish the dimension of the die cut showed up better in photos. I know I say it so often, but phones just don’t do it justice. It’s such a cool technique!

To assemble my card, I matted the focal panel on a piece of Real Red card stock from Stampin’ Up. I then adhered that to a top-folding card base made from Catherine’s Premium White Card Stock.

Until next time …

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  1. canadiancaroline says:

    LOVE it! Also love the PP you created with the SOA stamps. I can’t wait to get mine, to start trying out some of the great ideas I’ve been seeing.
    Did you use foam to pop up your “hidden” message, or layers of cardstock?

    • Melissa says:

      Thanks, Caroline! I’m actually not sharing any specific details about the techniques I used to make my homework cards since they are part of a paid class. I don’t think it would be fair to the teachers or other students who have paid for the class to openly share the specifics on my blog. Sorry!

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