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Horizontal Z-Fold Christmas Wreath Card

Horizontal Z-Fold Christmas Wreath Card

As you know, Christmas cards come in all sizes and shapes.  The one I’m sharing today is a Horizontal Z-Fold Christmas Wreath Card.  By using DSP (Designer Series Paper) with coordinating cardstock and ink, we can make lots of cards in a short time span.  Of course, we always need some sparkle so the gold embossing for the wreath and the greetings proves to be a great addition.

Instructions with measurements:

  1. Whisper White Cardstock:  cut 1 at 4-1/4″ x 11”, cut 1 at 5″ x 3-3/4″, cut 1 at 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  2. Shaded Spruce Cardstock:  cut 1 at 5-1/4″ x 4″, cut 1 at 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″
  3. Designer Series Paper:  cut 2 at 4″ x 2-1/2″
  4. Fold 4-1/4″ x 11” piece of Whisper White Cardstock in 1/2 to create standard card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ – fold top layer back onto itself to form a “Z”
  5. Use Snail Adhesive to attach 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Shaded Spruce Cardstock to the back piece of the Whisper White Cardstock
  6. On the 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock, stamp the greetings with Versamark Ink.
    1. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder over the greetings and melt with the Heat Tool.
  7. Use Snail Adhesive to attach over the Shaded Spruce Cardstock layer.
  8. Use Snail Adhesive to attach each DSP layer to the smaller layers of the “Z” fold.
  9. On the 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock, stamp the wreath with Versamark Ink.
    1. Sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder over the greetings and melt with the Heat Tool.
  10. Use Snail Adhesive to attach this layer over the 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ Shaded Spruce layer.
  11. Use Snail Adhesive on 1/2 of the completed wreath layer to attach it to the front of the card.
    1. Make sure that the “Merry Christmas” greeting is visible.
  12. On a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock, stamp the bow with Shaded Spruce Classic Ink.
    1. Cut the bow out with Paper Snips.
  13. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach to bow near the top of the embossed wreath.

These are the products used:

Now here’s another look at the completed card:

For a bit of added “Wow”, the envelope has DSP covering the flap:

If you have questions, I would love to hear from you!

2018 Christmas Shadow Box Insert

2018 Christmas Shadow Box Insert

This is the 2018 Christmas Shadow Box Insert that we recently completed in one of my classes!  Decorating for Christmas is a tradition that I love!  A 12″ x 12″ shadow box frame that hangs in our front entry all year.  It’s so easy to change the insert for the season rather than looking for an appropriate wall accessory.   I can hardly wait to have this Christmas Shadow Box insert brightening our front entrance!

I’m sure you can see the details of each square in the picture so for directions I’m only going to share the measurements of the layers.

Cherry Cobbler:  1 – 12″ x 12″; 1 – 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″; Scraps to cut the acorns from

Whisper White:  3 – 3″ x 3″; Scraps for the house, farm truck, Santa characters

Shaded Spruce:  7 – 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″; 1 – 7″ x 3-1/4″

Crumb Cake:  1 – 3″ x 3″; 1 – 11″ x 4″; Scraps to cut the background for the house and the ground area that the Christmas trees are on (used Snail over the Crumb Cake layer and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds)

These are the products used:

Red Glimmer Paper

Red Glimmer Paper
[121790]
$6.75

Big Shot

$150.00

Heat Tool

$41.00
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