tutorial here. I made the base using Real Red card stock and then added a strip of Basic Black card stock to look like Santa's belt. The letters, from the Layered Letters stamp set, are stamped in Basic Black ink, die-cut using the Layering Squares framelits, and then matted on silver glimmer paper squares. I was going for a look reminiscent of a Santa's belt buckle.
Here is what this project looks like closed...it actually fits in a standard envelope!
I am so happy with the way this turned out...and I know my parents will be too. Knowing my mom, she'll have this one displayed year-round!
Have a fabulous day!