Time to get started on my Christmas Cards and I I stated before I wanted to use that fancy fold I used in my previous post. This time I dug into the couple of sheets of Christmas Magic that I had from Graphic 45 and used the Kewpie Sheet. Do any of you remember having a Kewpie doll? No? Not really? Hmmmm guess I'm showing my age again. LOL Anyway I hope when you saw my previous post that you zoomed over to Crafty Al's and watched her video.
I started by cutting out pieces for 5 cards. Alot of people will take the same pattern and solid paper for this technique and make Crafty Al's Sheetload of cards all the same just as she did. I believe with her directions and supplies it is for 24 identical cards. Personally I get too bored with the same exact look so I stop at 5 and even then I change it up just a tad.. Anyway here's all paper cut and ready to go.
This particular sheet of 12 x 12 G45 has a certain pattern to it so the cards can be changed up a couple of ways. Oh and you could always reverse the design since it is two sided for another look. In fact I think I will make a card number 6 with the images reversed just so you get the idea. Here's a look at both the front and back of 1 sheet of this G45 paper.
Now just glue away! I decided to just use a glue stick since the red and gold papers I was using were by Recollection and only 65lbs. When using liquid glue on such thin papers they tend to warp or sometimes you can see the glue lines. I love my tape runners but tend to use those for some of my fancier cards. I have (in my opinion) mastered the glue stick to my liking. I usually use Scotch brand sticks and always rub down my layers with a bone folder. I have not had any lifting and they do seem to hold well. But this is ONLY MY opinion. Many hate the stick and have troubles and I have had my fair share and sometimes still do. But for now it's working well.
All in all they didn't turn out bad. As you can see I still changed up the first batched by changing the corners of some of them. You can have alot of fun with this fold. In fact I believe Crafty Al even used embossing folders. So cute and they are fast!