Monday, December 11, 2017

Make four Scandinavian Christmas cards with two 12x12 papers!

Thanks for stopping in for the Scandinavian Holiday Blog Hop sponsored by Club Scrap. If you're making the rounds, you've likely arrived from Julie's blog. Visit the Club Scrap blog to view the other participants and to join the Linky Party.

I really, really wanted to share some fresh ideas with Club Scrap's Scandinavian Holiday collection, but I'm going to be really honest with you right now:

I didn't have any.


Enter: Club Scrap's Cardmaking Idea Deck, Volume II.

I picked the Ace of Clubs because it makes a total of four cards from just two sheets of 12x12" paper. And I got to thinking that it would be nice to make something with warm, neutral tones.

Gather the following supplies:
12x12 White Plain
12x12 Succulents Pebble Plain (This color is absolutely gorgeous.)
Ash Ink
Scandinavian Holiday Unmounted Stamps
Assorted Embossing Folders

Trim, score, and fold the papers according to the recipe card. Stamp the 2x3" panels with Ash ink and assorted images. Emboss the 1/2" strip and nesting panel, add ribbon, adhere to the card and call it done!

Club Scrap's Scandinavian Holiday stamps with neutral papers #cardmaking #clubscrap #ideadeck

The embossing makes a huge difference on the background panels. I had fun picking out my favorite patterns to complement the images. Use a grid ruler to help you adhere the narrow strip on the right side of the gatefold. I tried one without the ruler, and it's crooked. It's going to drive me crazy. Luckily, you can't see it in the above picture.

Club Scrap's Scandinavian Holiday stamps with neutral papers #cardmaking #clubscrap #ideadeck

The grey organza ribbon was a remnant from the Succulents collection. It's the perfect finishing touch!

Club Scrap's Scandinavian Holiday stamps with neutral papers #cardmaking #clubscrap #ideadeck

The silver-edged satin ribbon is from A Night at the Met. You might have some in your stash if you're a current Club Scrap member! Don't forget to stamp the inside of the card with one of your favorite sentiments from the UM sheet.

Club Scrap's Scandinavian Holiday stamps with neutral papers #cardmaking #clubscrap #ideadeck

You may need to give your Ash ink pad a fresh inking to achieve these lovely, crisp images. Don't ask me how I know this.

Club Scrap's Scandinavian Holiday stamps with neutral papers #cardmaking #clubscrap #ideadeck

Thanks for stopping by today. I want to wish you and your family a blessed and joyous holiday season.

Next up for you: Stop by Kay's blog, then add your projects, layouts, or cards to the Linky Party at Club Scrap.

Next up for me: Put up my Christmas tree.



  1. These are absolutely gorgeous Tricia!!

  2. Oh my gosh, these are so classy! I wouldn't have thought about a neutral holiday card, but these are lovely. Thanks for a great idea.

  3. Love the neutral tones! Very chic.

  4. Oh so elegant! Wish I could think of keeping it simple and classy with a neutral palette! What a fresh idea!

  5. Such beautiful cards. Love the neutral vibe.

    1. Thanks, Donna! I think I may have to put more of these cards into production!

  6. Beautiful! I wish i made these for my holiday cards!