Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Holiday Card!

Is it too early to post for Christmas? This is the first card I made from the up coming Mini catalogue (you can place an order as of September 1!). There are way too many cool items in this mini. I will be posting some sneaks from the mini this week. This card is a unique size: 3-1/4" x 6-1/2". This card will fit into the Small Open end Envelopes from SU Item #107286. The SU Exclusive Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder is way too cool!

Inside card:

Note the Oval message also acts as a closure. The embossed flap slips under the message.
Tip: Apply dimensional to the right and left side, the left side dimensional is to be positioned about 1/2" from the edge to allow the flap to slip under. It is best to fold the flap down then position the message in top to ensure closure is secure.

Components to make card:
(1) 3-1/4" x 11" Real Red CS
(1) 2-1/2" x 3" Old Olive CS
(1) 3-3/4" x 3" Whisper White CS

Score the Real Red CS at 4-1/2", this section will be embossed using the SU Exclusive Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder.

Position the 4-1/2" section into the embossing folder as shown:

Have ready: (2) Old Olive strips and single knot ties, (1) White stripe and single knot tie. Apply Sticky tape to the strips of grosgrain ribbon. Remove backing on sticky tape and position the strips of grosgrain on the flap. Apply mini glue dots for the grosgrain knots.
Tip: It is best to place the grosgrain strips a min of 1/4" above the card edge. Trim cleanly with scissors.
Tip: Sticky tape is applied to the grosgrain ribbon to prevent fraying

  • Stamps: Christmas Punch (Level 2 Hostess), Tree Trimmings
  • CS: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, 1/4" Grosgrain in White and Old Olive, Mini Glue Dot, 1/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Sticky Tape.

Thank you for stopping by.................stay tuned for more Xmas.............XOXO


Dawn said...

Really cute - love all the elements.

Anonymous said...

love it! gives me an idea of what to do with my Mele Snowman. I love the Joy fold idea with the embossed folder. Glad that Sept. 1 is just around the corner, I want to order so many new things! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the inspiration....case-ing happening soon! Gail

eunice said...

Sweet idea for a quick holiday card! Thanks for the closer look at that embossing folder...now I think I'm gonna have to get one!

Tami Black said...

I love simple, elegant and clean and this card is just that! Thanks for sharing -- I am definitely casing this card!

Regina said...

Oh, this is fantastic Holiday card! You are so clever! This new emossing folder is wonderful!

cropsticks said...

Love the card! Great way to add a holiday photo of the family inside too! Can't wait to order the embossing folder and stamps!