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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

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Snowflake Frame Thank You Note

Snowflake Frame Thank You Note

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This clean and simple thank you note features the Hero Arts “Snowflakes and Ornament” fancy die (#DI528), a thank you die from Gina Marie Designs (retired?), and Recollections printable glitter card stock.

You can see the sparkle better in the photo below:

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This die set also comes with an ornament die that can be used alone or “around” the snowflake frame.  You can see a pretty sample of the ornament die cut combined with the snowflake frame HERE (halfway through Darnell’s post).

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I’d also like to take a moment to thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog and for all your support and encouragement.  I really appreciate it!

(The above image was created by Freepik.)

 

Nativity Bridge Card

Nativity Bridge Card

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(on back:  Wishing you a heavenly Christmas filled with all God’s love & blessings!)

This bridge card features the “Nativity Border” die from Taylored Expressions and the Penny Black “O Holy Night” die (# 51-259).

The patterned paper for the background panels and for the die cuts were both digital files I purchased on Etsy.  The wood grained paper is from from Ladybird Press.  I had purchased the “Boy Scout Oath Print” file, and the owner was kind enough to send me the blank wood grained file (the boy scout print without the words) as well.  The background panels were from a file called “Hanging Stars” by SouthernSassGraphics (which, it appears, is no longer available).  The card base is “Butter Mints” (8-825) by Bazzill.

The greeting (stamped on the back) is from the “Christmas Blessings” stamp set by Our Daily Bread.

The card base is 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 1 3/8″, 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″, and 6 7/8″ and folded as shown below.  The “bridge” could be a rectangular strip that you decorate or a die cut (like mine) and is 5 1/2″ (or less) across and as high as desired to accommodate your card design.  (If your “bridge” is not quite 5 1/2″ across, just make sure it is longer than the 2 3/4″ center opening with enough extra length on each end so there is something to adhere to the side panels.)

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Bridge cards make a beautiful 3D display but fold flat for mailing.  This card fits in a regular A2 size envelope.

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The Mod Squad Challenge this week is called Christmas/Winter Theme [Use a Metal Die] where we are encouraged to use a metal die and create a Winter or Christmas Project [Card, Tag, etc] using a Metal Die on our creations.

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Santa in Snow Napkin Card (- a few variations)

Santa in Snow Napkin Card (- a few variations)

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Did you ever make a card that looks like it took 5 minutes, but it actually took all afternoon?!  Lol!!  I was inspired to try this technique after seeing this video on YouTube where Karen shows how to attach a napkin to card stock with a Minc Foil Applicator  instead of an iron, and it took me several tries to work out the kinks.  (Karen’s video is great; the problems were mine, but more on that later in this post!)  I’m confident that future attempts will go better…

This beautiful Santa image came from a cocktail napkin (by Kathryn White; Evergreen Enterprises) that I purchased at Home Goods.

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To attach a napkin to a piece of card stock, you need to separate and remove the one (or two) plain layers from the top printed layer of the napkin.  (This could be a bit challenging – lol!)  Then, you sandwich a piece of cling wrap between a piece of card stock and the top layer of the napkin (all trimmed to size) and run it through your Minc (on the highest setting).  This is what melts/adheres the napkin to the card stock.

Once you get the napkin attached to the card stock, you end up with a panel that looks and feels like cloth.  Very cool!

I had several “messed up” panels where I couldn’t get the border quite right, so I tried a few more card designs using parts of those panels…

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This one was made with spellbinders circle dies (with the die cuts placed over the edge of the background panel and trimmed) and the Stampendous “Christmas Background” (#CRR144) cling stamp.  Ranger’s Cool Graphite ink matched the grays in the napkin pretty well.

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This one was made with Recollections printable glitter paper from Michaels on which I was able to stamp a greeting.

The Mod Squad Challenge this week is called Christmas/Winter Theme [Use a Metal Die] where we are encouraged to use a metal die and create a Winter or Christmas Project [Card, Tag, etc] using a Metal Die on our creations.

If you wish to see the issues I had (and the ways I dealt with them)… Continue reading

Tea Bag Fold Christmas Tree Center Step Card

Tea Bag Fold Christmas Tree Center Step Card

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I absolutely love the rich colors and beautiful patterns on the card stock from the Recollections “Classic Christmas” pack (retired?) that I purchased a few years ago but had not opened/used until now.  (Not sure what I was waiting for!  LOL!!)  I thought it was striking against the white card base.

The tree was made with “Pine Green Plaid” paper by Hot Off The Press.  (Click HERE to see how to create a tea bag fold tree.)

The star was made with the 1 inch Fiskars Thick Star Punch and Recollections Printable Glitter Paper (that I left white).

Here is a template for making a 5 x 7 inch center step card:

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I had made a similar card with the “Merry Christmas Deer” die  from Gina Marie Designs (retired?) before trying it with the tea bag fold tree.

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The word portion of this die cut is very delicate and was lost on the patterned card stock, so I put it on a scored, white panel instead.

I  also made a few A2 cards with a basic fold …

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