For unto us a child is born. Glory to the newborn king. Oh come let us adore him. All beautiful sentiments for handmade Christian Christmas cards in the For Unto Us stamp set! This set is on the Last Chance Products list, so act now to get these beautiful greetings before they’re gone! Today I’m sharing two cards ideas for this set.
Use All the For Unto Us Sentiments with the Stamparatus!
The first Christmas card is simple, and showcases all the greetings. Choose whether you want them all within the card front, or whether you’d like some to extend off the edges. To create the version shown below, start with a Very Vanilla standard card base. Also cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla layer. Next sponge Early Espresso ink on the edges of this layer with a Sponge Dauber to achieve an aged paper look.
In order to arrange all the sentiments on the card front, it’s easiest to use the Stamparatus. With this tool, position the card layer using the built-in grid lines. Alternatively, use the Deluxe Foam Mat or Small Grid Paper to line things up. I prefer using the grid paper so I can mark the outline, as well as write notes on it.
Using the Stamparatus Magnets to hold your card layer in place, start arranging your sentiments on the card front. Once you have them all in position, bring the plate down to pick the stamps up. Ink them with Early Espresso ink and stamp the Very Vanilla layer. Finally, add some stars with yellow ink in between the sentiments.
Of course, this card could also be created with multiple ink colors. Just position the stamps for one color on one plate. Use the other side of the plate, or a 2nd plate for the next ink color. Continue until you have as many colors as you’d like.
Shimmery Ribbon Embellishment
For this simple card, embellish it with the Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon. This ribbon is on the Carryover-List which means that it is available to order until the July-December Mini Catalog ends on January 3, 2022. After that, it won’t be available again until the July-December 2022 catalog is released next year. See more details at the bottom of this post.
Since I didn’t want to cover up any of the greetings, I adhered the gold ribbon between two lines of sentiments. Then I attached the layer to the card front. The ribbon adds just the right touch of sparkle!
Add Dimension with Evergreen Forest and Beauty of the Earth
On the second Christmas card, Beauty of the Earth paper takes the spotlight. It would be pretty on its own, but enhanced with the Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder, a foil border, and Wink of Stella — it’s spectacular!
This is a card anyone can make! For beginners, skip the embossing. Start with an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Sahara Sand card base. Next adhere a 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Beauty of the Earth paper to foil. The photo shows Champagne foil, cut to 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″. Of course, you can choose any color of foil you have! Or even leave off the foil layer to keep it really simple. Attach this layer in the center of your card front.
For more advanced stampers, emboss the Beauty of the Earth paper with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. Then adhere the embossed piece to the foil paper of your choice, using the dimensions listed above.
Finishing Your Card with a Message of Hope (and some sparkle)!
Use Wink of Stella as an easy brush-on, sparkly accent for the trees on this card. In addition, you may wish to add Champagne Jewels or other shiny embellishments!
Lastly, don’t forget the sentiment from For Unto Us! Sharing with you the Glory, Wonder & Miracle of this Holy Season fits perfectly on a 3-7/8″ x 1″ piece of white cardstock. Stamp it in Mossy Meadow ink before adding it at the bottom center. Now you have an easy and gorgeous Christmas card to send a message of hope this holiday season.
See another way to use the sentiments in the For Unto Us stamp set in this post. You’ll find other papers from the Beauty of the Earth pack in these posts: The Beauty of the Earth Surrounds Us, Frightfully Cute Shaker Card, and Bewitched and Be Dazzling. Be sure to order your stamps before they’re gone!
For Unto Us and Last Chance Products Sale
Speaking of items that will be gone soon, visit the Last Chance Products Sale page. There you’ll see which goodies are still available for a limited time. The For Unto Us stamp set was still available this morning!
In addition, you can Download the Carryover Products List now. This is a printable list of July-December Mini Catalog items that will be returning in the future. They are available to order now, until supply runs out or the mini catalog ends on January 3, 2022. Then they’ll be unavailable until the next year’s holiday season.
Lastly, the Clearance Rack has been recently updated! You may find just the crafty goodies you need to complete your projects at a discount. Who doesn’t love a bargain? So visit my online store today and stock up!