Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Ho Ho Ho Card by Yana Smakula featuring S3-402 Die D-Lites Jolly Ho Ho Ho Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #Spellbinders #Christmas #cardmaking #christmascardmaking

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – And Now Something a Bit More Cheerful

And now, something a bit more cheerful – a jolly Ho Ho Ho Christmas card. It reminds me of a vintage poster. I figured I needed to step away from the traditional gold and try to use the other popular metallic color, silver, so I paired various shades of red with light blue and silver. I think it looks stunning! I might try this same card design on a dark background. What do you think?

This is the third post from my impromptu “It’s a Christmas Season” mini series here on my blog. See the first post here, the second one here, and third one here.

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Ho Ho Ho Card by Yana Smakula featuring S3-402 Die D-Lites Jolly Ho Ho Ho Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #Spellbinders #Christmas #cardmaking #christmascardmaking

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CARD DETAILS

I used Jolly Ho Ho Ho dies from Spellbinders to make this card. This die set, similarly to the one with the tree, packs a punch. You have 2 layers to die-cut the Ho Ho Ho – one solid layer and one, also solid, but with dashed detail, to add shadow. The inside of the “O” can be die-cut using 3 inserts, and there is also a little piece to make the “O” into an ornament. How clever is that? And, this die set is very affordable.

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Ho Ho Ho Card by Yana Smakula featuring S3-402 Die D-Lites Jolly Ho Ho Ho Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #Spellbinders #Christmas #cardmaking #christmascardmaking

I die-cut the Ho Ho Ho from silver mirror cardstock, I used the dashed layer for that. The solid layers were die cut from Pool Play, Rich Coral, and Cranberry Bliss papers from FSJ. I adhered the colored cardstock die cuts onto silver die cuts and offset layers bit to have that pretty silver shadow show.

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Ho Ho Ho Card by Yana Smakula featuring S3-402 Die D-Lites Jolly Ho Ho Ho Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #Spellbinders #Christmas #cardmaking #christmascardmaking

Next, I foiled “Jingle All The Way” is Matte Silver foil at the very bottom of my white cardstock panel. Then, I foam mounted the rows of Ho Ho Ho alternating the colors. If you look closely you’ll notice that each color appears 3 times on the card. The blue looks particularly nice as it forms a pretty visual triangle.

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Ho Ho Ho Card by Yana Smakula featuring S3-402 Die D-Lites Jolly Ho Ho Ho Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #Spellbinders #Christmas #cardmaking #christmascardmaking

I added silver ornament hangers to turn the “O”s into ornaments and also embellished the card with Silver jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. I love the bold graphic look of this card! Now I’m off to re-create this design using dark cardstock. I hope it looks just as nice!

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Ho Ho Ho Card by Yana Smakula featuring S3-402 Die D-Lites Jolly Ho Ho Ho Etched Dies from Sparking Christmas Collection #Spellbinders #Christmas #cardmaking #christmascardmaking

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders Jolly Ho Ho Ho
Spellbinders Jolly Ho Ho Ho
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Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2
Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Matte Silver
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Matte Silver
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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FSJ Pool Play 8.5x11 Cardstock
FSJ Pool Play 8.5×11 Cardstock
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FSJ Mirror Silver Cardstock
FSJ Mirror Silver Cardstock
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FSJ Cranberry Bliss 8.5x11 Cardstock
FSJ Cranberry Bliss 8.5×11 Cardstock
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FSJ Rich Coral 8.5x11 Cardstock
FSJ Rich Coral 8.5×11 Cardstock
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Journey Craft Glue
Journey Craft Glue
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Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Jewels
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3 Comments

    1. I love the card. And it is very cheerful. I think a black background would look stunning with the silver. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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