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Friday, February 17, 2017

Christmas? in February Part 9

Again, I got 5 cards from this set of die cuts & coordinating card stock (from Hunkydory's Cute Christmas).  BUT, even though it is a Christmas kit, my first card in this set is NOT a Christmas card!  The colors of this first sheet of card stock were not strictly Christmas AND as I contemplated the wiener dog pictured, I thought the word "long".   This card evolved from there.  On the front it simply says, "LONG . . . ".  The inside finishes the sentiment with ". . . time no see!  Miss you."  Now I just need to decide which of my "far away"friends will get this one! :)  

As you can see, I basically folded this first card stock sheet into a tri-fold - cutting off a bit of excess which I used for the sentiment as you'll see later.  The focal is added with foam tape, and then a little circle with the dog's head is foam taped on top of that for a mini paper tole look.  For the sentiment, I didn't like the message that was printed on the original die cut, so I cut a piece of scrap snowflake card stock and covered up the original message with that!  The letters are stickers - both here on the sentiment (which was added with foam tape) and on the inside where I finish it.

Next up are two cards made from the 2nd coordinating sheet.  The artwork on this sheet really called for the whole dog to be seen.  After all, I couldn't see using the middle portion by itself somewhere (for example)!  I realized, however, that I didn't have to keep both dogs on the same card - I could cut it apart & make two cards.  Which I did.  I made two more tri-fold cards this way.

Both of these cards were made with added sentiments from the 2016 Christmas Sentiments pack.  The first also used some outline stickers and a bit of scrap snowflake card stock.  I used outline stickers around the scrap of card stock on the front of this card to frame the tag holding the sentiment.  That sentiment says, "Jingle all the way" - and I added little bell stickers along the length of the dog! 😁 

This second of the small tri-folds says, "H Ho Ho, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas".  On the inside it simply says, "Warmest Wishes".

Card number 4 uses a couple more of the die cuts from the kit.  

The background is a piece of white card stock wrapped with this pretty green and glittery gold tulle-type fabric that came with a flower bouquet.  This is wrapped with a wide red ribbon topped with the sentiment ("Wishing you a special Christmas and a Happy New Year").  I framed it all with gold outline stickers.  The focal is matted on a die cut cut from red foiled card stock.  The die was from Spellbinders Persian Motifs.  The focal die cut was simply added to this pretty mat with foam tape for added dimension.

For the inside, I added another tulle-covered card stock piece, framed with outline stickers.  The sentiment (from 2016 Christmas Sentiments) is matted on a scrap of coordinating card stock, framed with outline stickers.

The last card from this set uses the largest die-cut focal and a sentiment (from 2016 Christmas Sentiments).  The sentiment in the upper left says "Warmest Wishes" - and continues with the hand-lettered "Whether You're Coming or Going!" at the bottom (framed with two strips of gold bordered red ribbon).  

The inside is pretty simple - two gold-bordered red ribbon borders, embellished with the last die cut (a dog head). 

So, that's another 5 cards, bringing our running total to 42 cards from this kit - and still more to go!

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