Christmas Cards with Echo Park’s The First Noel 6 x 6 Paper Pad

Hello and Merry Christmas to you! If you enjoy crafting with paper, I have four Christmas cards for you today. I hope they bring you inspiration and ideas for your own cardmaking. I used some pattern paper from Echo Park called, “The First Noel.” I used very traditional layouts, but I made them stand out by embellishing them with frames and die cuts and special papers that sparkle and shine.

The Hero Arts nested rectangle and square dies were used to create 1/8″ frames for some of the cards. Spellbinders Elegant Twist Squares dies were used to create a mat for another card’s focal point. I have an old corner punch that does an inverted corner which I used for the focal point on one of the cards. These are hard to find so use any decorative corner die or punch you have on hand. The goal is to add some interest to the corners of the focal image. The Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die was used to create the poinsettia for one of the cards. Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bright Gold was used to add the dots on the center of the poinsettia. Pearlescent papers and holographic border stickers/foil tape and gemstones bring in some bling and glitz for these cards. Finally, gel pens, glitter pens and brushes, and glaze pens were used to draw attention to the elements on each card and highlight them. Enjoy the video below to see how I used all these tools to bring the cards together.

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Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3L EZ Runner Permanent Adhesive, Value Pack: (THIS IS THE ONE WITH REFILLS)
Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive:

Cardstock/Specialty Paper/Paper Pad
Echo Park The First Noel 6 x 6 pad:
Echo Park The First Noel Element Sticker Sheet:
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base):
Cricut Pearl Paper BOLD sampler:
Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Autumn Maple 6 x 6 paper pad:
Gold Vellum: (Comes in a pack of other colors too)

Crystal Nuvo
Crystal Nuvo Drops in Bright Gold:

Spellbinders Elegant Twist Squares:
Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia:
Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle Dies:
Hero Arts Nesting Square Dies:
Echo Park Nativity Die AIM19104:
Inverted Corner Punch: (I’ve never used this brand. But it’s all I could find. It is quite expensive, so you could substitute any decorative corner die or punch you might have on hand).

GOCREATE! Adhesive Gemstones: (I am not an affiliate with this company)

Square Self Adhesive Acrylic Rhinestones: ( I didn’t use this brand, but it’s all I could find that was similar to what I used)

Peel-off Border Stickers/LovefromLizi UK (Be prepared to pay international shipping, fees, etc.)
Gold Holographic Border:

Red Hologrpahic Border: (used on the poinsettia card)

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush:
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen in Gold:
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen in Clear:
Unibal Signo Gel Pen in Gold, Silver, and White:
Sakura Glaze Pens in Darker Colors for Christmas:
SAKURA Gelly Roll Classic Gel Pens, Opaque White Ink, Ass’t Tips 05/08/10, 6 PK


Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer:
Fiskars Sure Cut 12 inch paper trimmer (comes with scoring and cutting blade):
EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse):
Westcott Sewing Titanium Bonded Fine Cut Scissors, 2.5″:

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