I made a cute decorated Christmas tree card and thought I’d share it as my last Christmas project for this year.
I used a Christmas Tree Die SKU: DMZH711 http://bit.ly/32vDDGN $4.69, plus if you use the code FSUNSANDY it’s good for 15% off this die. The die came from a company called In Love Art and can be found at Inloveartshop.com. I put a link in the video to the haul I received from Inlovearts, and you are entitled to use the discount code on any of the items in that video. Here’s a link to the video so you can look at the other items if you are interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1pjfZ497cg As always, I don’t receive any monies from anything you purchase from InloveArts, I only receive the original products, so we know if I can use them or not, and how well they work for someone with hand/wrist issues.
I really liked the way this die cut, and used it on thick mirror cardstock from Crafter’s Companion from their luxury collection(sometimes available on HSN.com), and it cut through it with no problem whatsoever. To make the card, I started with Michael’s Recollections Heavyweight 110lb. cardstock in white and cut it to 8 1/2″ wide by 5 1/2″ tall. I scored it on the 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4″ to make a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card (also called and A2 size card)…. I took a Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Fired Brick and rubbed the ink pad on the edges of the front of the card so the edges would be red. Since I was layering another paper over the card base, only the edges would be showing. I had some glittery paper that looked Christmasy that came in a paper stack (that I took the title page off and discarded, so have no idea the name, sorry.) I cut it to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and put a piece of kid’s fun foam on the back with tear tape and adhered it to the front of the card base. I then cut out the Christmas tree die with Crafter’s Companion 40 piece Luxury Cardstock Collection. Before Christmas, they offer a green/red combination, and currently they only are offer a metallics collection, and here’s the link to it on HSN.Com. https://www.hsn.com/products/crafters-companion-40-piece-luxury-cardstock-set/8555808 I also went to Crafter’s Companion’s website and the green is sold with 30 sheets, and you only get green’s whereas on HSN, you’ll get two colors and 40 sheets. I can’t recommend their glitter/mirror cardstock in the luxury collection enough. Here’s the link to their green luxury cardstock, but it is also not available there currently…Maybe if you read this in a few month’s, you’ll be able to order it. https://www.crafterscompanion.com/luxury-cardstock-pack-green.html
I attached the Christmas tree to the front of the card, and used a simple holiday greeting die to cut the sentiment for the inside of the card..I glued this and the tree with wet glue from Ad Tech called Crafter’s Precision Glue. It’s inexpensive and I don’t have any trouble squeezing glue out of the bottle, like I do with other fine tips. Here’s a link to the Ad Tech glue. https://tinyurl.com/sjewegr. I have a bunch of small pearls and stick-on gems in my stash, that I attached all over the tree in a variety of colors. I took a string of Michael’s Recollections Bling on a Roll (sorry, it was hard to understand what I said there)..and here’s a link to them. https://tinyurl.com/rqjwft2. I laid them across the card beneath the tree to give the tree a place to land and called the card finished.
I hope you enjoyed my last Christmas project….It was simple, but looks really pretty in person…