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The Heart of Christmas Inspiration, Week 17: Bridge Fold card with FREE tutorial

Hello Friends,

Welcome to Week 17 of The Heart of Christmas: Handmade Inspiration from the Art with Heart team!

My project today uses the At Home with You stamp set, the coordinating At Home Framelit dies and the Detailed Gate Thinlits die to create this Bridge Fold Christmas card!

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I started by die cutting the gate in the new Champagne Foil sheet and I was surprised how gorgeous it was. Then I had to come up with a card to use it on… and because it is quite wide, I thought it was perfect for using on a bridge fold card, but I had to come up with a solution to make it sturdy and solid, so I added some Window Sheet behind the detailed gate and because it is clear, you don’t see it! Winner!!!

I love the red front door with the Christmas wreath on it, I think it really pops behind the front gate! I’ve really tried to set the theme here with the gorgeous front gate and looking through to the front door of the house!

Heart of Christmas Inspiration Bridge Fold card with TUTORIAL using Stampin Up At Home with You & Detailed Gate thinlits die by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia. DIY #cutitnothoardit #stampinup.JPG

Click here to access my FREE Bridge Fold Card Tutorial (in Australia measurements).

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I hope you have enjoyed my Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you next Wednesday! If you would like to see what others in our team have created, you can view the participant list over on the blog of our leader, Claire Daly.

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Paper Piecing

Dear Crafters,

Today I have created a card using the Paper Piecing Technique, not to be confused with the Paper Piercing Technique!

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This technique is quite easy, but you need to like fussy cutting!!!!

I stamped the floral image onto the chosen Designer Series Paper and then fussy cut out the flowers petals with Paper Snips. I did the same for the leaves, but onto a different designer paper.

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Stamp the image again (stem) onto your Very Vanilla card and then glue the fussy cut pieces over the top.

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I added the cute little ribbon bow, using some of the metallic ribbon that I got for FREE during Saleabration when I placed a $90 order!!!

What do you think of this striking project?

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Products Used:

Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, Blooms & Bliss DSP, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Stamp Sets: You’ve Got This
Inks: Cucumber Crush, Sweet Sugarplum
Other: Cucumber Crush Stampin’ Write Marker, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Paper Snips, Wink of Stella, Project Life Corner Rounder, Big Shot, Lovely Lace TIEF, 3/8″ metallic ribbon

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Christmas Card with a Gift Box

Dear Crafters,

I have a different type of card today that can also be used as a gift. It has a card on the top and a little pull out box underneath to place a gift!

I have used the Candy Cane Lane DSP and the Cookie Cutter Bundle. I just love these products!

Here is the front of the project:

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Here is how it looks when opening the card:

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Oh and here is another one I made with the gorgeous Rudolf on the front!

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Card and drawer open:

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Aha, and there is my gift!  A designer series paper necklace!!!

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I just love how all of these products coordinate!!!

Here’s how to make it:

Start with an A4 piece of card and cut it down to 3″ x 11 6/8″ then score it at 3″, 4″, 7″, 8″, 11″

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Burnish the folds and add Tear & Tape as shown below

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Fold up the right hand side (see below), remove the cover off the tape and then fold down the left side to secure firmly.

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Next cut a piece of card to 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″. Score each edge at 1″. Using scissors, cut in and notch as shown below. Also use a 1″ circle punch to create the semi circle before you put the box together with tape. This will then slide beneath the card!

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What do you think of today’s project?

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Between 1-31 October, you and your customers can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! That’s great news since everyone can use more Designer Series Paper. This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual catalogue and the recently released holiday catalogue (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks). Promotion period: 1-31 October 2016

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Stampin' Up!, Techniques & Tutorials

Watercolouring with Spritzer

Dear Crafters,

Today I share another technique I found on the Stampin’ Up! YouTube channel about Watercolouring with the Spritzer!

I haven’t had a go at this technique either, but it is certainly something I’ve added to my list.

Be sure to watch the video by clicking here and let me know if you have ever tried this fun technique and how went.

 

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