Monday, November 29, 2021

Another Thank You Snow Much Card


Thank you so much to all of you who voted for my card in Kylie Bertucci's November International Blog Highlights--my card came in FIRST place!! I am beyond excited!! I get to participate in Kylie's Top Ten Winners Hop again. I am SO honoured to be hopping with such wonderfully talented designers from all over the world. If you didn't see my winning card (sorry!! I really am excited!), it is posted at the bottom of this blog entry.

This card is a Z-fold gift card holder! Who wouldn't want one of these? To make it, I created my own Designer Series Paper (DSP)! We had a gorgeous DSP last year that I absolutely loved (Snowflake Splendor)!! It retired, so I thought I'd try to make something similar myself. 

I used our amazing Blending Brushes and our Adorning Designs Decorative Masks to make the paper. I am pretty happy with how it turned out!

I also used our Scalloped Contours Dies (for the frame on the card front, and for the inside stitched scalloped rectangles), as well as one of the Potted Succulent Dies for the label, and Snowflake Wishes for the sentiment.

  1. Cut the following layers:
    • Highland Heather cardstock: 9-3/4" x 5", scored at 3-1/4" and  6-1/2", 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (card base), 3-1/2" x 2-1/2" (for pocket), 2-1/2" x 2" (for sentiment)
    • Pacific Point cardstock: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
    • Shimmery White cardstock: 7" x 4-3/4"
    • Basic White cardstock: 3-1/2" x 4-3/4"
  2. Use low tack tape to hold the snowflake decorative mask to the Shimmery White piece. Use Blending Brushes to colour in the snowflakes with Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, and Pacific Point. Remove mask, and add ink colours to the background (lighter than the snowflakes).
  3. Cut 3-5/16" x 4-9/16" piece from the snowflake piece, and cut a scalloped rectangle from the remaining piece, using the second largest rectangle.
  4. Use the largest rectangle die to cut the Pacific Point frame, the second largest to cut the Basic White piece and the pocket from the Highland Heather. You'll need to reposition the die to cut the top of the Highland Heather rectangle so that it is 6 scallops high (see the photo)--it will measure about 3-1/8" x 2-1/8". 
  5. Fold the large Highland Heather cardstock into a Z-fold. Position it so that the fold to the left is a mountain-fold, and the one to the right is a valley-fold. Adhere the scalloped Shimmery White snowflake rectangle to the middle panel, and the Basic White scalloped rectangle to the right panel--be sure both rectangles have an even top/bottom and right/left margin. Adhere the Highland Heather scalloped rectangle over the snowflake DSP, matching the bottom and sides to the snowflake rectangle--be sure to only glue the left, right, and bottom, so that a gift card will fit into the pocket.
  6. Glue the back of the right (white) panel to the card base with Seal, making the bottom edges of the Z-fold even with the card base, and having even borders on the left and right. Refer to the photo above--the card should fold out to the left.
  7. Adhere the remaining Shimmery White rectangle to the Pacific Point frame. Wrap a 14" length of White Glittered Organdy Ribbon through the frame and tie in a knot, then use Seal to attach this layer to the card front.
  8. Stamp the sentiment in Pacific Point, then die cut with the label die from Potted Succulents Dies. Adhere to the card front with mini Dimensionals.
  9. Add three Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card.

Below is my winning card. To see the directions for it, please go to my November 8th blog post.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog--I'd love to hear from you! If you have a moment, please leave a comment below. Then be sure to hop over to all of the Top Ten Winners' blogs! You'll see some beautiful creations!

❤️ Kim

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  1. What a fun gift card holder, Kim! So happy to be hopping with you this month! :)

    1. Thanks, Kim! I'm happy to be hopping with you, as well!!

  2. Love everything about this card!

  3. Congratulations on you wonderfull card at Kylie's blog hop, it was my favorite too.
    Greetings from teh Netherlands.

  4. Such a pretty gift card Kim! Congrats on making it to the Top Ten Blog Hop this month!


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