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Thanksgiving Card with gift card holder

 

Thank you/ Thanksgiving Card

I used the Handmade Wishes stamp set for the greeting on this card;  the stamp set will be retiring even though the punch is carrying over.  Strange but true.  The outline stamps for the punch can be used with any greeting, not just Christmas, and right now you can get the stamp set and punch as a bundle at 10% off.

I tried several coloring techniques with the Leaf Fall embossing folder but liked the embossed look without coloring the best:

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I used a combination of gold and copper embossing on the greeting.  The outside is gold, the inside is copper.

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.  Sorry, I still can’t see the difference.  

Sigh……  it’s one of those days!  The software I use to add the watermark froze up and the camera isn’t catching the colors.  But you need to see the Handmade Wishes stamp set before it goes away and, more importantly, you need to see this die:

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This Mini Pocket Envelope Die!  It is the perfect size for gift cards and look at all the other dies that are included:

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A miniature oval, branch of leaves die, scalloped rectangle, tags and tiny dies to punch circles or a slot for twine or ribbon!  And check out the little bow you can make with two of the dies.  You need this die – trust me – no more manually cutting and scoring to make a gift card holder, it is all done with the die.

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Recipe for Thanksgiving Card

  • Base:  Thick Very Vanilla, 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Layer 1:  Thick Very Vanilla, 4 3/4 X 3 1/2, (X2) outside and inside
  • Layer 2:  Thick Very Vanilla, 4 1/2 X 3 1/4, embossed with Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder
  • Inside Gift Card Holder:  Designer Series Paper (retired), 4 1/2 X 5, die cut with Mini Pocket Envelope Die; stamp the very top of the gift card holder in Versa Mark with ‘For You’ from Handmade Wishes and emboss with copper embossing powder.
  • Greeting:  Very Vanilla, Scrap, stamp with border from Handmade Wishes stamp set in Versa Mark and emboss with gold embossing powder.  Stamp ‘Endlessly Grateful’ from Very Best Occasions stamp set and the scrolly from the Handmade Wishes stamp set in Versa Mark and emboss with copper embossing powder. Punch with the Handmade Tag Punch
  • 7″ of ribbon folded in thirds and attached to the back of the greeting with glue dots

The small leaves I used on the inside are from the retired Square Pilllowbox dies and the front open leaf, die cut in gold, is from the retired Stitched Seasons Framelits dies.  The two leaves at the bottom left of the greeting are from the retired Gathered Leaves Dies with the larger leaf die cut in copper foil and the smaller in brushed metallic foil.

SAL,  Share A Love

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case The Creator #9, Recessed Panel Card

It’s time for another Case The Creator card!

This time we are creating a Recessed Panel Card.

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The recessed DSP (designer series paper) on the front is a full size piece so when you open to the inside the back of the DSP is the top of the card and quite nice- just be warned to not use directional papers that might be upside down on the inside!

There are many different versions with different placement of the recessed panel.  I chose the dimensions used by France Martin of www.frenchiestamps.com.  To access her video click on the pdf file not the screen shot of the dimensions – the video won’t work from the screen shot.

Case The Creator #9 printable pdf file

Screen Shot of Directions

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.   That’s really cool and I like the picture of the fall card on the directions but what did you use?

That would be helpful, Sal, wouldn’t it?

The Christmas card I made uses the Painted Christmas Paper DSP for the recessed panel.  This DSP carried over from last year to the new fall mini catalog, so check your stash, you may have it already!

The base is Evening Evergreen and the mat is Basic White.  The greetings on the front are from the Hope & Peace stamp set and dry embossed with White Embossing Powder.   The inside greeting is from the same set and stamped with Evening Evergreen Ink.

The holly berries, stamped in real red, and leaves, stamped in garden green, are from Merriest Moments stamp set and Merriest Frames Dies, another carryover from last year that is one of my all time favorite sets.  The pine boughs are from Christmas Banner Dies cut from Garden Green cardstock.

Very helpful!  Did anyone participate in the challenge. 

Indeed they did, Sal!  Ann used the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set with Candy Canes Dies and the oh- so- cool Sweetest Christmas Designer Series Paper.   Her card is just beautiful and the green mat and mistletoe bough are perfect with the candy canes!  Such a great job!

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Do you see what I mean with the back of the DSP panel?  A lovely look!


Jo’s card has a recessed panel of many colored candies!  She used a punch to cut out even more candies to embellish her card and added glittery snowflakes!  So very fun!

 


Sharon used the smiley moose from our All Bundled Up stamp set!  She turned the panel the other way which looks great.  I love how the moose scarf is colored to match the DSP!  We don’t have a die to cut out the moose so she fussy cut him and then added an oval of gold behind him.  Beautiful work!

 

 

 

.  Let’s see…. 50 days left until Christmas and less than that to get those cards mailed. 

AAAAHHHHHH……. I better run!

SAL,  Stamping A Lot of Christmas cards – (not yet)

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