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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Scene cards for Christmas

Well it's a foggy day today so it's a good day to sit around and finally share these scene cards I made with my fellow card makers over the weekend.  First let me say they looked WAY easier than they actually are.  All the fussy cutting and trying different layout arrangements took alot of time!  Second...this was ALOT of fun.
  I found a video on YouTube by XANNERO1 found here .  Her cards were stunning and the ladies and I were eager to make them with the same papers.  What I didn't realize was that it was an old set of papers.  They are by Graphic 45 (which I love) and it's the Twas the night before Christmas collection.  After a lengthy search I finally found someone on eBay selling packs of 8 different sheets and lucky for me she had 6 packs available.  So I bought all 6 and sat down to figure out dimensions.  Not so easy because some of the measurements, when following the videos, were not accurate and though she said to go to her blog not all measurements were there either.  It took me about a week, fiddling on and off, to get everything rights.  Actually after I typed it all and we actually started making I found some mistakes so corrections were required.  But all in all they are cute cards.  Fully closed I believe they measure 4.5 x 6.  I should have measured them before I put them away.  Sorry.


I think I need to decorate my trees more on the first card.  The back sides are just the plain black card stock and 1 of the ladies decided to add a little ribbon and tag.  Mine is not done yet so I'll share hers.

Isn't that cute?  She did that because it was a cute way for the card to close.  The way it was designed it is called an envelope card so after folding it up on the score lines you would secure the flap with some score tape and then add an address label to the other side.  So the card and envelope are all the same piece.  Cute idea but personally I wouldn't take a chance mailing it this way because the sides are not closed so anyone could actually peer inside or it could get snagged and then torn open and by the time the recipient gets it ...well it could be a total mess.  I suggest you either hand deliver or use a regular sturdy envelope to go through the mail.  Extra postage will probably be required due to thickness.
Well that's it for now .....til next time..................................

HAPPY CARDING








5 comments:

  1. This is jaw-dropping amazing! Love the scene... feels so homey!

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  2. The time and effort you put into creating this magical Christmas design is quite evident, Susan! How awesome!!

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  3. Thanks Jeanette and Lynn. They were fun!

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  4. Cute indeed! Love what you 've created here, Sue - super holiday scene!

    Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours! ♥

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  5. Wow- how cool is that card! Glad you found the DP to use on it- was worth the trouble! Wonderful!

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