Card Number 6 from my Personal Challenge

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I hope that you have been following my progress to see how many Christmas Cards I can make from Hunkydory Crafts Stylish Season: Pretty Presents card making set. I bought a huge set (estimate is that at least 20 cards could be made from this kit) which has 50 sheets of die-cuts, paper and cardstock. Unfortunately, this kit has sold out both on www.hunkydorycrafts.co.uk and www.paperwishes.com (which is where I purchased this kit). If you live in the UK you can purchase just the Pretty Presents kit, which includes one sheet of die-cuts and two sheets of Adorable Scorable. It does not include the two printed paper card inserts that match the Adorable Scorable  http://www.hunkydorycrafts.co.uk/acatalog/Stylish-Season-Topper-Set—Pretty-Presents-STYLE909.html#SID=2

At this point, what I have left are:  two die-cuts;  part of a die-cut garland border strip;  one foiled purple and star die-cut border strip; half a sheet of foiled purple Adorable Scorable; and scraps of green suede paper. For card number six, I will be using most of what is left of the foiled purple Adorable Scorable, scraps of green suede paper, the candles die-cut, the remaining strip of the garland border die-cut, the Christmas Cheer stamp set and Gold Thin Border Dazzles from Hot Off the Press.

Materials Used:

  • Purple cardstock for the card base, 7 x 10 inches , additional 3 x 3 inch square
  • Purple Foiled Adorable Scorable, 5 x 6 inch rectangle with the border on the bottom
  • Remaining pieces of light gold Adorable Scorable cardstock
  • Green suede paper: 1 x 5 inch strip; 2 ½ x 4 ¾ inch rectangle; and ¾ x 7 inch strip
  • Purple candles  die cut
  • Hot Off the Press Christmas Cheer stamp set
  • Hot Off the Press Gold Thin Border Dazzles
  • Versamark ink pad
  • White embossing powder
  • Sheer gold ribbon, at least 12 inches in length
  • Foam squares
  • Heat gun
  • Glue

Score and fold the 7 x 10 inch purple cardstock to make a 5 x 7 inch card base. Glue the 5 x 6 purple foiled Adorable Scorable rectangle so that the border design is at the bottom of the card. Mad a 5 inch strip of the garland border die-cut on the 1 x 5 inch strip of green suede paper. Glue this to the top of the card. The border strip at the top and bottom coordinate.

About 1 inch below the matted garland strip, glue the 2 ½ x 4 ¾ inch green suede rectangle. Frame this suede rectangle with thin gold border Dazzles, you will need about 3 strips that match. Make a bow from the gold ribbon. Mount foam squares to the back of the candles die-cut and place it so that it is centered on the green suede rectangle, leaving enough room for the gold ribbon bow.

On the inside of the card, glue the ¾ x 7 inch strip of green suede paper vertically down the middle of the card. Use thin gold border Dazzles to frame the green suede “ribbon.” Select the “Magic of Christmas” stamp from the Christmas Cheer stamp set and stamp on the 3 inch purple square using Versamark. Sprinkle white embossing powder and use the heat gun to emboss the sentiment. Mat this square on any scraps of the light gold Adorable Scorable that are large enough and glue to the center of the inside of the card.

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I have just enough scraps to make one more card, and this one will have a twist.

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Card Number 5 From My Personal Challenge

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If you have been following my previous cards, you will know that my objective was to see how many cards I can make from Hunkydory’s Stylish Season: Pretty Presents card kit.  The kit contains: one sheet of foiled die-cuts; two Adorable Scorable (350 gsm) printed cardstock, one of which is foiled; and two printed inserts that are a softer print of the two sheets of cardstock. You can go to www.hunkydorycrafts.co.uk to see the Stylish Season card kits; however, the luxury card kit has sold out.

So far I have used all but 2 of the die-cuts and one of the die-cut border strip; the two printed insert sheets and one of the Adorable Scorable cardstock sheets.  I have used one 12 x 12 green printed paper from my stash and one 6 x 12 green suede piece of paper to extend the Hunkydory paper. I have added stamps and Dazzle stickers from Hot Off the Press and dies from Sizzix Sizzlets Decorative Frames.

Christmas card number 5 uses the foiled, printed image on the Adorable Scorable for the card front focal.

Materials Used:

  • Purple cardstock for the card base, 7 x 10 inches , additional 3 x 3 inch square
  • Purple topiary printed portion of the purple foiled Adorable Scorable, trimmed to 3 ¾ x 6 inches
  • Green printed paper from my stash
  • White cardstock scrap 3 x 3 inches
  • Hot Off the Press white doily Dazzle Stickers
  • Foam squares
  • Sizzix Big Kick Die-cutting machine
  • Sizzix Sizzlets Decorative Frame – Rectangular Frame die, the 1 ½ x 2 inch frame
  • Hot Off the Press Christmas Cheer stamp set, the “Christmas is a day when jingle and tinsel blend” stamp
  • Hot Off the Press  Christmas Greetings Dazzles
  • Hot Off the Press White Lacy Doily Dazzles
  • White embossing powder
  • Versamark Stamp pad
  • Approximately 6 inches of green ribbon
  • Sizzix BigKick
  • Heat gun
  • Glue

Score and fold the purple cardstock to make a 5 x 7 inch card base. Trim the topiary tree image from the Adorable Scorable to 3 ¾ x 6 inches, reserve the rest of the Adorable Scorable for future cards. Mat the topiary image to the green printed paper, to about a 4 ¼ x 6 ½  inch rectangle. Tie a bow in the green ribbon and wrap the ribbon around the bottom border of the printed image. Glue the matted rectangle to the front of the card, there should be about a quarter of an inch amount of the purple cardstock frame.

Cut rectangle of green suede paper enough to cover the rectangular frame die, use the 1 ½ x 2 inch frame and mount it on a scrap of the green printed paper. The “Joy” sticker from the Christmas Dazzles sticker just fits within this frame. Mount the rectangle with foam squares to the upper right section of the card front, just inside the matted green paper.

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Using the “Christmas is a day when jingle and tinsel blend where heart meets heart and friend meets friend”, stamp image on the scrap of purple cardstock with the Versamark ink pad. Sprinkle white embossing power and use the heat gun to emboss the stamped image. Trim the image and mat on white cardstock, leaving about a 1/8 inch border, this should be approximately a 3 x 2 ¾ inch rectangle, and glue it to the center of the inside of the card. Stick  a small white lacy doily Dazzle sticker to the upper left and lower right corners of the inside of the card.

So, how many more cards do you think I can make with the leftover die-cuts and paper scraps? At least one more card, and I will be giving you the details soon.

Card Number Four from my Personal Challenge

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Muff Card

Here is my fourth card using Hunkydory Crafts Stylish Season cardmaking kit. This kit must be pretty popular because it sold out at Paper Wishes and Hunkydory Craft’s website. This card was inspired by the image of a Victorian woman on the cover of a catalog. The woman was carrying a muff and I thought that the muff was an interesting design. So, I came up with a card design inspired by a muff.

Materials Used:

  • Light yellow cardstock: (1) 9 x 7 inch rectangle; (2) 1 ½ x 5 inch strips
  • Remaining pieces of light gold Adorable Scorable cardstock and paper
  • (2) 5 x 1 ½ inch strip of green suede paper
  • Want 2 Scrap small green pearls
  • Small gift die cut
  • Hot Off the Press Christmas Cheer stamp set
  • Scrap of ivory or cream colored cardstock, approximately 2 ½ x  3 inches
  • Dark green inkpad
  • Sheer gold ribbon, at least 12 inches in length
  • Foam squares
  • Glue
  • Corner rounder punch

Fold the 9 x 7 inch yellow cardstock rectangle in half, making a 4 ½ x 7 inch card base. With the fold of the card at the top, cut 1 ½ inches off of each side, leaving a 4 x 4 ½ inch rectangle on the front of the card. Cover the inside of the card with the light gold scalloped paper.

Using the corner punch, round the corners of each of the 1 ½ strips.  Glue the green suede paper strips to the yellow strips, round the corners of the green suede paper.  Attach the ribbon to the green strips. Glue the ribbon down on the center of the green suede paper using whatever glue works for you. Secure the ends of the ribbon behind the yellow strips and glue the suede paper/cardstock strips to the right and left sides of the inside of the card. The green strips should frame the middle front flap.

Glue a 4 x 4 ½ piece of the light gold Adorable to the front flap of the card. Place foam dots on the back of the gift die-cut and attach it to the center of the front flap. Attach small green pearls to the center of the printed bows on the Adorable Scorable. This gives a quilted effect to the top.

Place a large green pearl in the center of the ribbon on both of the green border strips, add the middle size green pearl on top and below the large green pearl. Using the “Merry Christmas” stamp from the Christmas Cheer Stamp set with dark green ink, stamp on the scrap of ivory cardstock. Round the corners and ink the edges of the cardstock with the green ink.  Glue to the middle of the inside of the card.

I have two die-cuts and a die cut border left from the sheet of die-cuts, scraps of the paper and cardstock from the first four cards, and one sheet of purple foiled Adorable Scorable. How many more cards can I make from what is left? Well, at least one more. Card #5 coming soon!

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The green suede paper that I have been using for these cards is paper that I have had for many years. I have been using a 6 x 12 inch leftover piece. There are likely to be many sources of suede paper, but I do know that Paper Wishes does have forest green suede paper in stock. www.paperwishes.com

Take a look at the cards I made from Hunkydory kits on my Pinterest board. http://www.pinterest.com/colorfulcards/my-hunkydory-cards/

Personal Challenge Card Number 3

Here is Christmas Card Number 3!

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I really enjoy making Christmas Cards from one of the 10 sets of die-cuts and paper from Hunkydory’s Stylish Season Luxury Card Kit. The color scheme for this kit is purple and green, which go together very nicely (they are complementary colors). For today’s card, I am adding the light gold printed Adorable Scorable and printed paper.

Last year I finally got a die-cutting machine, a Sizzix Big Kick, and I only have one set of dies so far. I do have a few embossing folders, but none of them have the Christmas theme. The die-cut set that I have is the Sizzlets Decorative Frames set that is designed by Scrappy Cat for Sizzix. The die that I am using is a 2 1/8 inch circle doily frame that cuts a small circle out from the center. The small circle die-cuts in the cardmaking set fit perfectly inside the doily die.  Aha! Inspiration, I will frame the two foiled and printed die-cuts and use them as my theme for Christmas Card #3!

Materials Used:

  • Purple cardstock for the card base, 7 x 10 inches
  • The two small circle die-cuts: candle and “Merry Christmas”
  • Ornament border die-cut
  • Light gold scalloped Adorable Scorable and printed paper
  • Purple paper from my stash
  • Hot Off the Press Gold Snowflake Dazzles
  • Foam squares
  • Sizzix Big Kick Die-cutting machine
  • Sizzix Sizzlets Decorative Frame – Circle Doily die
  • Approximately 6 inches of 1/8 inch white ribbon
  • Glue

I started off making my cardbase from the purple 7 x 10 inch piece of purple cardstock, which I scored and folded to make a 5 x 7 card. I trimmed a piece of the gold bow and scalloped Adorable Scorable to 4 ½ x 6 ½ inches and glued to the front of the card.

I used the purple paper from my stash to make 2 doily circle frames (reserve the circle die-cuts for later use) and glued the two circle die-cuts (candle and Merry Christmas) to the doily frame.  I threaded about a 6 inch length of narrow white ribbon through the two doily die-cuts and knotted each end.  I positioned the doily frames to vertically center the shapes on the front of the card and used foam dots under the die-cuts. I glued the ribbon to the top of the card. I trimmed a 5 inch length of the garland border die-cut to the top of the card. I used a thin gold border Dazzle to the bottom of the light gold cardstock.

I trimmed the light gold paper insert so that the “Merry Christmas” sentiment was centered on a 5 x 7 rectangle. I glued this to the inside of the card and applied gold snowflake dazzles in the top and bottom corners of the paper.

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I still have half of the two light gold papers left over, more than enough to make my next card.

I have really enjoyed using Hunkydory’s Adorable Scorable. They claim that their Adorable Scorable does not crack when you score it. It does score beautifully, and makes a beautiful card interior. I highly recommend Hunkydory Crafts card making kits. For those of us in the US, the best place to purchase a kit is from www.paperwishes.com.

 Christmas Card # 4 is coming soon!

Second Card from my Personal Challenge

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I decided to use the leftover bits of paper from my first card to create the second card. I used green paper from my stash, a few Dazzle Stickers and I quickly came up with a new design for another 5 x 7 inch card. I used up the remainder of the Hunkydory Pretty Presents light purple Topiary and Gift design card insert sheet as the focal design on the card front.

Materials Used:

  • Purple cardstock for the card base, 7 x 10 inches
  • Topiary tree design portion of the light purple card insert sheet and the strip with the sentiment “Especially for You” that was left over from making Card #1.
  • Green paper from my Stash
  • Hot Off the Press Thin Gold Line Dazzles
  • Hot Off the Press Gold Christmas Greetings Dazzles
  • Hot Off the Press Gold Jewel Dazzles and a Dazzle gold star sticker from my stash
  • Scrap of purple cardstock (leftover from trimming)

I used the 7 x 10 inch purple cardstock for my card base, scoring and folding in half to create a 5 x 7 inch card. I covered the card with green paper from my stash that matched the green in the topiary tree design. I trimmed the topiary design paper to a 4 ½ x 6 ½ inch rectangle and glued it to the front of the card. I added small gold jewel Dazzles to the topiary tree for some added glitz to the design and placed the  “Merry Christmas” from the Gold Christmas Greetings Dazzles at the top of the card.

I trimmed a 1 ¾ x 4 ½ strip of the leftover portion of the light purple paper, matted it on green paper and glued it vertically on the inside of the card. I used  the gold thin line dazzles to create a border on the light purple paper. I trimmed the “Especially for You” printed part of the paper into a rectangle approximately 1 x 2 ¼ inches.  I then matted this rectangle on a scrap of the purple cardstock, leaving a 1 1/16 inch border of the purple cardstock. I matted this rectangle on the green paper and glued it horizontally across the vertical rectangle. I placed a gold star on the lower right corner of the rectangle.

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This card came together quickly. I have used up one piece of paper from the Hunkydory Pretty Presents set, some supplemental paper and cardstock to create two cards. The gold Dazzles add a nice touch and coordinate with the gold foiling of the paper and die-cuts in this kit.

This kit has sold out from http://www.paperwishes.com,  and http://www.hunkdorycrafts.co.uk, but you can take a look at the contents on http://www.hunkydorycrafts.co.uk/acatalog/Stylish-Season-Topper-Set—Pretty-Presents-STYLE909.html#SID=2