Hello everyone. This is Enza Gudor, and today I am sharing the first of two blog posts featuring the super fun Holiday Die D-Lites collection. I love the whimsical images of these sets; they are so cute and perfect for the upcoming holiday season! They are also very versatile and can be used to create cards, tags, gift wrapping elements, ornaments, and much more.
For my projects today, I have decided to go with the traditional red and green color combination. I have two cards and two tags to share.
Let’s start with the cards!
They both feature a horizontal design and dimensional elements. For the first one, I used the Christmas Tree Dies.
I started by trimming the green dotted paper to measure 5.25×4.25”. I then used the outline image of the tree to cut two shapes directly on the patterned paper, one towards the right, the other on the opposite side of the card panel – I placed them at different heights to give it a more “natural” look, kind of like a landscape. Next, I adhered down the positive spaces of the die cut with foam dots to give it dimension, making sure to have the B side of the patterned paper show. For the tree in the middle, I used smooth white cardstock for the base, and a red plaid paper for the top layer. Again, foam dots were used to lift it up.
To finish the card, I added the sentiment and matted the panel with an A2 white card base – I liked the idea of having some of the white color show on just two sides of the card.
The second card features the Santa Dies.
This set is too cute for words! I absolutely love it! The design here is a bit simpler. It’s just strips of patterned papers cut to size to create a background. The red and green thin ones between the larger piece and the white cardstock were added for more definition. After assembling Santa, I adhered it on top of a red plaid tag with foam adhesive, and added natural colored twine for a vintage feel.
Like the previous card, I opted to mat the card panel, this time with kraft cardstock, which coordinates perfectly with the twine.
Now onto the tags!
Both tags measure 3.5×4.5”, and they both feature a circular design in the middle. The first one was created with the Snowman Dies.
I adore all the little details in this set, and I love that you can customize the individual pieces to create unique looks. I adhered the snowman on top of two circular shapes from the Special Day Frame Dies by Marisa Job, alternating the layers with foam adhesive, so to obtain a dimensional piece.
For the second tag, I used the Reindeer Dies.
I used kraft cardstock for the reindeer, and inked the edges to create more definition. I then placed one of the Laced Flowers Dies by Marisa Job behind it before adhering it down onto the circle.
- S3-361 Christmas Tree
- S3-359 Santa
- S3-360 Snowman
- S3-358 Reindeer
- S5-374 Special Day Frame
- S4-945 Laced Flowers
My Mind’s Eye Cozy Christmas Collection; ribbon; twine.
I’m so happy with the way these projects turned out. I’ll be back in a few days to share more of my creations with the adorable Holiday Die D-Lites Dies!