Personal Card Making Challenge – First Card

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For my first card using the  Pretty Presents set from Hunkydory Crafts Stylish Season luxury card kit, I made a 5 x 7 inch card with the large die-cut of the tree and gifts as my focal and the purple card insert sheet of paper for the main paper design element.

The contents of this set includes: one sheet of die cuts with 8 die cuts, two of them border strips; two sheets of 350 gsm “Adorable Scorable” and two lighter paper inserts with sentiments printed on the sheets.

Materials Used:

  • Light purple cardstock for the card base, 7 x 10 inches
  • Large foiled tree and gift die cut
  • Light purple card insert sheet
  • Green suede paper from my stash
  • Hot Off the Press Thin Gold Line Dazzles
  • Hot Off the Press Christmas Cheer stamp set
  • Metallic gold inkpad
  • Scrap of dark purple cardstock approximately 3 x 4 inches
  • Gold star holographic paper

I scored the light purple cardstock 5 inches from the long side of the card stock (10 inch side) and folded the card in half.  I trimmed about ½ inch off the bottom of the font of the card. I cut a 7 inch rectangle from the light purple card insert sheet, reserving the section that has the Christmas tree for another card.  I cut the 7 inch rectangle into three pieces: a 3 ¼ inch strip with the border; one strip about 1 ¼ inch strip with the sentiment;  leaving about a 3 inch strip. I matted the die-cut on green suede paper.

For the card front, I used the top portion of the purple paper and glued it to the top of the front of the card. I cut a 1 ½ x 7 inch strip of green suede paper and glued it to the bottom of the front of the card below the purple paper. I used a thin gold Dazzle border sticker to cover the line between the two papers.  I glued the large die-cut to the front of the card.

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On the inside of the card, I glued the border strip paper to the bottom of the card and cut a 1 ½ x 7 inch strip of the green suede paper and glued it just above the purple border strip. I applied another thin gold line Dazzle border sticker to cover the line between the two papers, like I did on the front of the card.

For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Christmas Cheer stamp set, “The Magic of Christmas never ends its greatest gifts are family & friends.” I used metallic gold ink and stamped on dark purple paper. I matted the purple stamped sentiment on gold star holographic paper and glued it to the inside of the card.

Result: I used one die-cut and about 2/3 of one sheet of paper. On to the next card!

Visit www.hunkydorycrafts.co.uk to see their beautiful card kits. You can purchase some Hunkydory Craft products at www.paperwishes.com.

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