Squeaked In "Christmas in July"
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Well, I made it! I squeaked in a "Christmas in July" card with two days of July left to go! This is a fun and easy card to make. Watch the video, then see the measurements I used to build the card below. You can, of course, refine the measurements based on dies you currently own... or use a circle die... or a heart die... etc.
- The card base is an A2 card size (8.5" x 5.5"... folded in half to be 4.25" x 5.5" side folding).
- I cut the patterned paper to be 4" x 5.25" then, using a 2.5" square die I cut out the square window in both the base and the patterned paper piece. Hint: Line up the patterned paper onto the card base and secure with a small piece of removable tape BEFORE the die cut, this way the window will line up nicely when you are building your card.
- The frame to the window is made using 3.5" square die with the 2.5" square die nested carefully in the middle.
- The acetate is cut using the 3.5" square die.
- The pop-up components consist of:
- a strip cut 4.25" long and 0.5" wide. I then scored the strip at 0.75", 2.75" and 3.5"
- the pop-up piece is cut using the 3.5" square die
Tis the Season!
Pop-ups are always fun!
Adds nice depth to the card.
This one is a shaker card, too!
Simply add a second piece of acetate with sparkles
sandwiched between he two acetate pieces.
Notice I added a frame inside the card to cover the
edges of the acetate that created the shaker component.
This card utilized some Cricut Foil Acetate to create the window.
I always add a "little something" to decorate the inside of a card, too.
Some of the products used:
- I used patterned paper with a Christmas theme... but you can make this card with any patterned paper based on your card's theme.
- The base is made with CTMH cardstock.
- The stamping and blending inks coordinate well with the patterned paper.
- To heat emboss I used:
- Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
- Anti-static Pouch
- VersaMark Ink
- Heat Tool (I have the old style one, this link takes you to the new and improved version!)
- Other goodies used include:
Thank you for visiting my blog and for watching my video. Did you notice I followed up and showed you my renovated craft area? I love the clean spacious feeling my hubby created for me! If you have any comments, please do leave them for me. I love reading about what you are doing and creating.
Happy Paper Crafting,