Creating Ice Blue Christmas Cards

A particularly sweet winter memory from childhood involved “tobogganing” behind the truck as Daddy pulled Bill and I on a sled down the icy streets of Albuquerque. Daddy drove slowly while Mom sat on the tailgate holding the rope as we squealed and laughed around corners of those empty NE neighborhoods before construction took over. Hard to recognize those neighborhoods now!

It’s not easy to see in this picture, but the card base is Balmy Blue. The white you see peeking out behind is actually the envelope. The Designer Series Paper is cut 1-1/2″ wide by 6″ long, giving you 16 cards from one sheet of this beautiful 12×12 paper.

Products used:

  • Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper
  • For Unto Us stamp set
  • Balmy Blue card stock
  • Basic White card stock
  • Wonderful Snowflakes laser cut iridescent foil
  • Embossing folder of falling snow
  • Liquid glue for the most part
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals under the popped up sentiment
  • Dies or Punches to cut out the sentiment – your choice

Instruction for Assembly

  • Score a sheet of Balmy Blue card stock down the eleven inch length at 4-1/4″, and cut in half at 5-1/2″. This gives you two card bases
  • Cut a sheet of Balmy Blue card stock in half and then trim down to 4: x 5-1/4″ (unless you have my 4 Cards in 30 Minutes online class.
  • Cut a sheet of Basic White as above for the inside of the card
  • Zip your pieces through a Big Shot and embossing folder of choice
  • Adhere to the card base with Liquid Glue
  • Adhere the strip of Designer Series Paper using Liquid Glue
  • Adhere your Laser Cut Snowflake using Liquid Glue
  • Stamp your sentiment of choice from the For Unto Us stamp set, and cut out with a punch or die set of your choice
  • I used two Stampin’ Dimensionals evenly spaced under this sentiment. DO NOT place them on the ends because your sentiment will sag in the middle.
  • Stamp your inside sentiment on the white panels before you adhere them to the inside of your card. If you have to stamp again, using your Stamparatus for this job makes it stress-free for two reasons: placement is guaranteed to be the same place for the second stamping of that sentiment if needed, and you can make sure your sentiment is straight before putting ink to inside panel.

Once I got my cards finished, I remembered that I had a package of the gorgeous blue rhinestones from that spring bundle all about Waves and Water. The only thing I bought from the bundle was a package of blue foils and these blue rhinestones. These cards will be for sale next month at the Hill Country Arts & Crafts Fair in Georgetown, Texas.

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  1. This card is wonderful. I love the stories that add so much to the card.
    Every time I make the card, I will picture you and your family having a wonderful time in Albuquerque