This is my favorite card so far this Christmas Season. It’s also my very first Santa themed card. This is a retired paper pad from Graphic 45, and unfortunately I could only find one 8” x 8” paper pad.
This involved a lot of “cut and paste” in an attempt to conserve paper. Luckily, I know how to make flowers and bows, so they covered up where some of the paper joins are.
So I made 6 little “wild roses” – the white ones, 2 red rosebuds, and then the full rose – all from Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose dies. Didn’t even bother to stamp them, but I did gloss them up a bit.
This is the inside of the card – the paper pad has two entire sheets of these little “stamps”, and the stamp was found at a local craft store several years ago.
Thanks for stopping by….it’s almost the weekend, so I’ve gotta get back to the craft desk!
This was the first time I had used one of those precut fold out cards that has the curvy edges. They are very cute, but a little bit of work, as you have to cover both sides of each little “page”. All in all, if you do it right, you could simply use two 12 x 12” pieces of decorative paper for your base papers, but I wanted to make things difficult for myself!
This is a Hodgepodge of 3-4 different collections. For starters, I always use Heartfelt Creations dies for my flowers & lace, that’s basically all I have! But some of this paper is from Stamperia “Microcosms”, some from G45 “Flutter”, and there may even be some scraps from a Mintay collection. Mad at myself, because of flower placement (once it’s Hot-Glued down, there it stays, lol!) I couldn’t flip the front piece to prop it like a pedestal, hurumph! Live and learn I guess, I thought I had it all planned out so perfectly! Hahaha! No. I guess not. 😕
I truly intended to make a tutorial for this album, but alas! a videographer I am NOT, and frankly, I think people must make an album first, and then make a second one to film, as all the planning and preparation that goes into each page, would make for a very (very!) long tutorial!
This little lovely is a simple z-fold card (I’ll give directions below!). It always helps to have some flowers pre-made, but generally that’s not what I do! I like to choose how many flowers and the color of my flowers as I go. My stash consists of the leftovers, from accidentally miscounting, or practicing with new dies or paper thicknesses/brands.
The inside has a little pocket with a tag. I didn’t put in any sentiments yet, because I’m not sure for whom this card is intended, nor what the occasion will be. (Probably not a sympathy card though.) However, I will have a cute little sentiment stamped in the center of the back panel, and a cut piece from the paper pack to put on back of the little tag.
The elements for this card include the Heartfelt Creations Wild Roses paper, the small wild roses stamp and die, and the little lace piece from the album tags and accents die set.
So, start off by cutting yourself a piece of white cardstock, measuring 12” x 6”. Fold in half to give yourself a 6” square, With the fold on the left side, fold the right edge of the top in half towards the fold (3” x 6”). Now select your papers. You can select one of their 6” x 6” scenes like I did, but then you will need to trim it down so that it measures about 5-7/8” square. This goes on the back inside. You will need two pieces measuring 2-7/8” x 5-7/8” for the front and inside fold. Then select your center panel from the designer paper measuring 4” x 6”, and mount it on white cardstock, so that it has a bit of a white border. Center it on the front, making sure to only glue it to that front 3” x 6” folded piece. For the pocket, take some white cardstock measuring about 2-7/8” wide by 2” tall or more, and use the lace edge die from the album tags and accents set of dies. Cut your tag from the paper, and trim it down as needed – mount this also on white cardstock, punch the hole on top of the tag and slip in a ribbon if desired. The medium wild rose and three smaller ones with about 6 leaves complete your look.
Have fun, and show me what you’ve done in the comments!!