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2011 Holiday Quickies: Joy and Snow Card

Joy and Snow

By: Lisa Minckler, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

Supplies:
Stamps:
Joy (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:
Light blue and floral (Stash)
Inks:
Night Of Navy (Stampin' Up!)
Other:
Embossing Folder (Sizzix)
Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart)
Navy blue Ribbon scraps  (Offray)
Adhesive
Scissors
Big Shot Embossing Machine (Sizzix)
X-ACTO Knife
Cutting Board

Directions:

If you need to use up some scraps of paper and ribbon from your stash, this is a great card for just that.

  1. Create your card base according to the noted "finished card size" above in white cardstock.
  2. Place half of the card into an embossing folder and run through an embossing machine.
  3. Next, choose  scraps of coordinating papers; one of a solid and another of a decorative paper and cut strips accordingly.  Solid paper in 2 strips of 4.25" x 0.5" and 1 decorative strip, also 4.25" x 0.5."  Apply adhesive to the strips and then adhere them to the non-embossed side of the card base.
  4. Placing your card on the cutting board, take your X-ACTO knife and make small slits directly to the left and right of each paper strip, allowing an entry and exit slot for your ribbon.  Make sure that you stagger your slits on each strip so that each bow will have its own space.  Refer to completed image above to see how I've done this step.
  5. Now run ribbon through the slits you've just created and tie a bow on all three rows of paper.
  6. (NOTE: I found that if I had the card facing me correctly, the ends of the bow were upside down.  If you rotate your card so that you are looking at it upside down and then tie your bow, for some odd reason, the bow goes in the correct direction.  This could just be me not knowing how to tie a bow, but if it happens to you, give this little tip a try.)
  7. Punch out two snowflakes with your punch and adhere them with adhesive in random spots on top of the embossed part of card.
  8. Lastly, ink your sentiment and stamp it onto your card somewhere between the embossed and paper strips of your card.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and I hope that the spirit of Christmas and creativity are with you!

Happy Stamping....
Lisa xx


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