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I just got back from another trip to the Goodwill drop off – they recognize my van, have my receipt ready, and tell me they’re glad to see me again and hope I’ll come back! Which I assure them I will – I think I could single-handledy keep the GA Goodwill Industry afloat for a decade! And that’s without even going into the basement. 😉
If I go into the basement – which I probably won’t, cuz….I just ain’t that tough! – I’ll keep all of the SE continental US in donated goods for…well… A long time!
But, before I went to the Goodwill I made a fun card for Christmas. This is a super easy, super fun fold, that’s both a greeting card and a holiday decor item. This one uses the new Detailed Santa Thinlit and the coordinating Greetings From Santa stamp set – that I bought together as a bundle and saved a little dough! Take a look-see:
There’s a little battery-operated votive candle inside there, creating the glow. Cool, huh? Let me show you how to do it!
First though – I’m playing along with the Stamp Ink Paper challenge #65:
I started with a piece of 12″ x 4 1/4″ Real Red card stock, that I scored at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2″. I cut a second piece of the card stock at 4 1/4″ square. To make the card front, I lined up my Detailed Santa Thinlit die in the middle of what would be the front of the card.
Says Captain Obvious, from the Department of Redundancy Department!
I ran the 4 1/4″ square thru as well – I used the first piece to line things up so they’d both have the image cut out in the same place.
Then I cut a square of Vellum card stock to 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ and used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the back of the cutout on the card base. I used more Liquid Glue to adhere the second die cut square over the card base, sandwiching the vellum between the two pieces. That way, the inside looks just as good as the outside when your recipient opens the card! 🙂
On the inside, I used two pieces of Candy Cane Lane DSP to mat two pieces of Whisper White card stock. One goes in the middle and one is the bottom piece that holds the card up!
I used images from the Greetings From Santa stamp set, and my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get them all lined up. Everything is stamped in Real Red. When you make this, the biggest trick is ensuring that your main sentiment – in my case “Merry Christmas” – is placed so that it’s visible when the card is standing open.
One of the dies in the Detailed Santa Thinlits makes different size stars, so I cut that die twice in Silver Foil and then used little tiny dabs of Liquid Glue to strew the stars (that’s star strewing) around on the two panels.
The last thing to do is make the card “stops” – the two embellishments that hold the card in place. For this one, I used two silver stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes. They weren’t tall enough by themselves to catch the card stock, so I mounted each little star on an equally small piece to Stampin’ Dimensional! Just stand the card up how you want it – and eyeball the placement of your “stops”. And that’s all there was to it!
Then I looked at the front and decided it needed a little extra…something! So – I ran a piece of Whisper White thru in the large Detailed Santa Thinlit die, and snipped his fluffy hat from the die cut. I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it over the same area on the card.
And…didnt’ like it. Still a little too…plain! I decided I wanted to use some Silver Stampin’ Glitter on the fleece. But I was askeered to do it right on my card – after all – if I hated it or messed it up, I’d be messing up the entire card!
So – I cut another piece of Whisper White, snipped the fleece and applied a little line of Liquid Glue around the edge. Then I sprinkled it with the Silver Stampin’ Glitter. When I shook off the excess, it looked good, so I adhered that to the card, too. That makes the fleece trim of his hat be a double thickness – which worked out quite well! 🙂
For my envelope, I created a custom envelope – using the measurements on the Envelope Punch Board for a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ card. Since this is bigger than my card already – I didn’t add any more size to the paper. I used my White Envelope Paper again – sorry, but I just couldn’t make any of the active envelope papers work. I’m calling SU! on Monday and asking why they retired the Neutrals – and asking them to please bring it back! 🙂
Once I made the envelope, I decorated the front with a little of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape…
…and then added some more Candy Cane Lane DSP to the flap.
Et Voila! A super cute card – that, with the addition of a little battery votive, becomes a fun decoration for the holidays!
Hope you like! I’ve made a couple others – check ’em out! You can click each picture to go to the post and see the directions, if you like. 🙂
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
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I hope you guys enjoyed this card and will try one for yourself! There’s lots of possibilities for your “glow-y” front! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Real Red Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 12″ (card base, scored and fold at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″); 4 1/4″ square (second panel to die cut and sandwich the Vellum Card Stock)
Vellum Card Stock: 3 7/8″ square (between the two Real Red panels)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ square (middle sentiment panel); 3 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (end sentiment panel); Santa’s fleece trim
Candy Cane Lane DSP: 4 1/8″ square (mat for middle sentiment panel); 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for end sentiment panel); envelope flap
Silver Foil: Detailed Santa Thinlit stars
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