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.

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