Today I am writing about Hot Off the Press’s Rectangular Swing Die-Cut Card Blanks (http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4103424). I really like the fact that HOTP includes templates you can copy or trace (I copied mine) to use for layering paper on the card blank. I love the fact that I don’t have to try to hunt down a template for this card blank or try to figure out how to make it from looking at a card or a picture of a card. I really love the fact that the card is already scored and folded. The cards are around 6 ½ x 5 inches, a nice bright white, and come with 5 card blanks and 5 envelopes in a set. The cards are really affordable and of decent quality. I don’t want to mislead you into thinking that they are heavy-weight cardstock, but they are by no means flimsy, and of better quality than some of the sets of card blanks that you usually find in the marketplace. If you haven’t read my previous blog, there is a webisode on www.paperwishes.com that discusses the 6 different die-cut card blanks and shows several different card examples (http://www.paperwishes.com/webisodes/index.php?page=low&id=586).
Like my previous blog, I am just doing examples of cards using the die-cut card blanks. I have a really big stash of paper that I need to use up before I can buy new paper from 2014. I am using paper and stickers from Hot Off the Press for the two cards, and some of them came from subscription Paper Wishes Personal Shopper kits (Premium Dazzles and Papier Tole). If you are curious about these kits, you can find more information at http://www.paperwishes.com/personal-shopper/monthly-scrapbooking-cardmaking-kits.html?WT.hotp_ct=home-ps-box. The die-cuts and the rest of the paper came from the Spun Sugar and Sorbet Artful Card Kits. (http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4007260 and http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4107268)
Sympathy and Get Well Rectangular Swing Cards (available at http://www.paperwishes.com)
- Hot off the Press tan swirly flowers paper
- Gold Petite Dazzles
- Tiny Words and Phrases Dazzles
- Get Well Dazzles
- Spun Sugar Artful Card Kit
- Sorbet Artful Card Kit
For the sympathy card, I used a pink floral paper on a mint green background for the left side of the card and the tan swirly flowers paper for the right. The large flower die-cuts came from the Sorbet Artful Card kit, the green die-cut came from the Spun Sugar Artful Card kit. Both of the artful card kits come with cut outs that have printed phrases along with some blank boxes that you can stamp, write or print your own words. I used one of the pre-printed sympathy phrases “You are in my thoughts and prayers, so sorry for you loss. The box is the perfect size to layer on paper to glue to the inside, larger rectangular “swing” part of the card. The gold bird sticker comes from the Petite Dazzles stickers and the “Get Well” is one of the many useful phrases in the Tiny Words and Phrases Dazzles set.
I refolded the second die-cut card so that the rectangle is on the bottom of the “Get Well’ card. The paper and die-cuts all came from the Sorbet Artful Card kit, and all of the stickers came from the Get Well Dazzles set, except for “get well quick” which came from the Tiny Words and Phrases Dazzles. One of the die-cut tags was the perfect size for the inner, larger rectangle swing, so I put the “get better quick; stickers on the tag to finish the inside “swing” sentiment. I used the same pink, green and tan color scheme for both of the cards, but the pinks from the Sorbet kit are a much brighter color. And don’t you just love the band aid stickers?