It's time for another Christmas card. I know I have been quite involved with fancy folds and I love doing those but I needed a quick card for our Friday Ladies night.
This card is your typical 4.25" x 5.5" card. No fancy fold...no fancy cuts.
The paper was a sheet of 12x 12 that I got at a Scrapbook store. They remove the little strip on the edge that tells you the company and name of the paper for easier storage in their shelves. Convenient for them a pain for me because I cannot pass the info along. Anyway I got it about a year and a half ago. It's double sided with the argyle print on back. I used red glitter washi tape between the papers for extra sparkle as well as using it on the tag and for the hole enforcer. I added a small ribbon to the tag and popped it up on front of the card.
By the way a simple tip..................to make coordinating hole reinforcers just punch DSP or glitter paper or another color cardstock with your hand held hole puncher then with a 1/2" circle paper punch line the hole you just made in the DSP in the center of the punch and punch out. Perfect reinforcers.
While I'm at it I thought I would share some other cards. First...one of the ladies needed a Thank you card and wanted to do one of those Hydrangea flowers so the group of us helped her along to design this card.
There is a cluster of 1 large and 3 smaller flowers puffs next to each other. Each puff was made by gluing tiny flowers on small circles then each circle was stacked on top another by using dimensionals. I takes about 4 circle layers per puff. That's alot of tiny flowers!!! The card base was made from shimmer paper embossed with a Dotted Swiss folder. The corner pieces were die cuts from Heartfelt Creations cut from white shimmer paper. Leaves were from a Poinsettia die (do not quote me tho since someone else cut them out and I didn't really see what they used)that were cut apart. Beautiful when finished and great job on every ones efforts to make this absolutely awesome.
Next a Graduation card I helped my Daughter in law do. She picked the colors and wanted to do a Shaker card but wanted a step card too. We used Stephanie Barnard's stair step card die and just added a few more inches to 1 side and slipping it over the cutting ridge instead of under so it would not cut that end. A trick I learned years ago to enlarge the fronts of certain card dies. Then it was up to her to decorate.
She used stickers she was able to find at Michael's and some glitter numbers for the steps. She did a great job!
That's it for now. Til next time..........................................