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Signature Collection Traditional Christmas Card Tutorial

I've been getting so many fantastic comments from you about my new collection I thought I'd show you a fab card idea using the new Christmas Bells and Festive Greetings die that I just demonstrated on my 12pm show!I hope you've been enjoying my tutorials...I love making step by step blogs for you guys and seeing what you create! I love to get even more inspiration from you keep them coming!


Materials used from my new range:
Sara's Traditional Christmas - Christmas Bells die, Festive Greetings die

Other materials used
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To Create
1. Half fold the front of an A6 card blank. Next, place Christmas bells die onto the inside left hand panel, so when folded back, creates a gatefold card. While die is still attached to card, transfer distress ink aged mahogany through the die. I have to admint - the Gemini has been a life saver when doing my TV Show samples...the new dies are so detailed only the gemini would have cut them all in the short space of time I had!

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2. Trim resist card from luxury paper pad to 5 1/2" square, then transfer distress ink all over the image, buff with a dry cloth, then affix to the inside of the card.

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3. Trim red card 5 1/2" x 2 3/4" then affix to the right side of card front....I used some card I found in my craft room but you could use any design or colour for yours!

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4. Trim a small piece of silver mirri card from my Signature Collection, then place over the bells on the Christmas bells die, die-cut, then snip the bells out using small scissors. Apply stick it to the back of silver mirri card, the die-cut sentiment.


5. Affix Sentiment and bells onto card, tie a bow using the red ribbon, then affix to card to finish.


I loved doing this card.....there are so many ways to use the new dies and sentiments...I could have gone on for hours!

Happy Crafting! Love Sara xxx

7 thoughts on “Signature Collection Traditional Christmas Card Tutorial”

  • Karen Edwards

    Sara, you make such beautiful cards, but then I suppose you find it easy after designing such a gorgeous Signature Collection. I really can't wait to get hold of my set. I get excited everytime you bring anything out because I know I'll buy it, but I get super excited when I find out you are bringing out a signature collection, not only because I know I'll buy it, but because everything is just absolutely gorgeous, and the cards they make are beautiful.

  • Margaret Brooks
    Margaret Brooks 11th July 2016 at 9:30 pm

    When I saw the Merry Christmas and the bell, I thought about cutting it with toner paper and foil it. I can't wait to get my gemini and the stuff that comes with it to get started. I also can't wait for these dies. The card is beautiful.

  • Linda Kaufman

    I was so excited by your collection on Hochanda that I ordered the whole collection from Crafters Companion UK.... I can't believe what I paid for shipping, but it's so worth it! My Christmas cards are going to be absolutely stunning this year....thanks to you Sara! Now you slow down and deserve it!

  • Julie

    Morning Sara, your tips and techniques on hochanda, from your new traditional christmas range was absolutely brilliant you had me glued to the tv, I did manage to buy the Merry Christmas die, I couldn't afford the big bundle, but I will purchase it bit by bit. Please don't ever change your enthusiasm it's breath taking. Thank you so much for bringing us some amazing good's.

  • Anne Mette

    Just love the collection. Cant wait too I get it home to Norway :-) :-) :-)

  • Jeanne Tipton

    Where can I purchase these dies? Will you have them on HSN next month?
    Thank four for keeping us hungry with all your creations. I appreciate that you are hands on with all your products. You actually know how to use them, you're not just a salesperson.

  • Martha Salas

    Can't wait to be able to order and add to my CC collection!
    Hopefully they will be offered on HSN

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