It’s time to make a square card, don’t you think? And, I’m in Christmas card mode, so here we go!

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Very Merry Square Card


I began by cutting Gray Granite Cardstock at 4 1/4″ on the 11″ side of the 8 1/2″ X 11″ paper. Then, folded in half, which is 4 1/4″, making my square card base.

Gray Granite Cardstock blends beautifully with the wood texture, In Good Taste Designer Paper. This paper is fabulous, and the really good news is that it is one of the papers on sale for the month of October. The regular price is $21.00, more than the others, because you get 24 sheets, 12″ X 12″. But, this month, it can be yours for $17.85. 


You can see the entire selection of papers below, and clicking on the pictures takes you to my store for purchasing.

Next, I cut two pieces of the wood texture paper: 1 1/4″ X 4″ and 2 1/2″ X 4″. I layered these on Real Red Cardstock 1/8″ larger, to give a 1/16th” border. I wrapped the right side in LinenThread, and glued the layers to the card base, leaving a separation between them.

The tree was made with a Pine Woods Die, Shaded Spruce Cardstock, and a Foam Adhesive Sheet, cut to 2 1/4″ X 3 1/4″. I really like Foam Adhesive Sheets, and the results. BUT, it was difficult removing all the tiny, sticky, pieces between the branches, and I won’t attempt it again with this tree.


The sentiment, “very merry,” is from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink on Gray Granite Cardstock. I used an Ornate Frames Die for cutting, attached it with Dimensionals, and my square, “very merry,” card was complete.


I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.


My October Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (TGDPKUE3) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of October, and I will send the Red Braided Linen Trim to you in November.


My October Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be 100 pieces of retired, Christmas/Holiday Designer Paper, cut into convenient 6X6″ squares. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in October.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner November 1st.


Speaking of Designer Paper, a selection of Stampin’ Up’s current Designer Paper is 15% off for the month of October. Instead of $11.50, you will pay $9.78. Clicking on the pictures below gives you a close-up view. Stock up now!



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