Create a Nativity Card with the Wander Dies

Many of you who follow me know that I like to find new ways to use the items in my craft room. My frugal brain likes to discover multiple uses for the supplies I have purchased, and I love showing you how to do the same. This past week, I created a Reason for the Season Nativity card using a cityscape silhouette thin cut die from the Wander Cardmaking kit.

The minute I saw this kit in the catalog, I saw the town of Bethlehem in the cityscape die, and I knew right away that I wanted to make a Christmas card. Doesn’t it make the perfect backdrop for the Nativity scene?

The Wander Cardmaking kit includes all the supplies you need to create sixteen cards. The cards in the kit use the bright summery papers from the Wander collection along with the dies and stamps that come in the kit to make the cards.

The only item I used in the Wander Kit to make my Reason for the Season card was the city scene thin cut die. All the remaining items will be used to make the cards at my retreat in September.

I used the metal die to form the town of Bethlehem on a piece of Kraft cardstock. Behind the city, I created a night scene with Distress Oxide inks and a heat embossed star.

The card is a smaller A2 size design, so I wanted to keep the images and sentiments simple in proportion to the town silhouette. The Reason for the Season stamp set was perfect for this card.

I paper-pieced the cloaks on Mary & Joseph using pattern paper from the White Pines collection then shaded the images using TriBlend Markers. In my video below, I walk you through the whole process.

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I hope that today’s project inspired you and showed you another way to use the thin cut from the Wander Cardmaking Kit. If you wish to make this card for Christmas, you will need to purchase this kit soon because it will be retiring at the end of August.

If you have any questions about the project or the kit, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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It’s Christmas in July with a White Pines Special

My daughter believes that anytime is a great time to celebrate all things Christmas. If you love Christmas as much as she does, then you are going to enjoy our Christmas in July special. We are bringing back our beautifully Christmas themed collection from the past, White Pines.

The White Pines collection features all the things you loved during its original release. With a re-vamped color scheme, exclusive stamp sets, and three discounted bundles, the refreshed White Pines special is bound to spark your creativity. Along with the festive pattern papers available in the White Pines collection, the suite includes a selection of adorable stickers, a coordinating cardstock pack, and four of your favorite stamp sets.

We also have a Pines Product Bundle which you can purchase at a 20% discount! This merry bundle includes all the White Pines crafting essentials for unbounded creativity and holiday crafting potential.

Here is What Comes in Your Bundle

  • White Pines Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
  • White Pines Coordinating Cardstock
  • White Pines Scrapbooking Stamp Set
  • White Pines Cardmaking Stamp Set
  • Miracle of Christmas Stamp Set
  • Merry, Merry Stamp Set

All of the products in the bundle are available individually or in one of the featured workshop kits. This White Pines special also features a Scrapbooking Kit and a Cardmaking Kit. Both workshops have a free downloadable guide and provide a great starting point for Christmas-themed creativity.

For an even sweeter deal, both kits are available at a 20% discount!

Scrapbooking Workshop

Cardmaking Workshop

It doesn’t have to be December to embrace a little Christmas spirit. The return of White Pines is a perfect way to keep those festive celebrations going all year long!

This popular Christmas-themed paper collection is back for a limited time, and you won’t want to miss it this time around. I will be posting projects that you can create throughout the month using this collection. Make sure that you grab yourself a few supplies so that you can join me in the Christmas creating.

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