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Winter Wishes - 06/27/2023

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Kraft card blank 7 x 7"

Kraft card blank (landscape) 5 1/4 x 3 3/4"

Black/kraft cardstock

Songbirds Vintage Fold & Seal Envelopes

Songbirds Vintage Card Toppers

Winter Solstice 8 x 8" Paper Pack

Winter Solstice A5 Stamp Collection

Christmas Blessings Stamp Collection

Creative Words Die Collection 

Archival Ink Pad: Shadow Grey

Versafine Ink Pad: Smoky Grey

Stickles: Unicorn

Eureka 101 Watercolour Tablet

SBM Magnetic glass mat

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue

Red liner tape

Die Cutting machine


How To Guide - Step 1

You will need this beautiful Vintage Songbirds topper and coordinating envelope, for this project.

Fold along the pre-scored lines and seal the envelope flaps in place with a little wet glue or tape.  

How To Guide - Step 2

Stamp this tree, from Winter Solstice, in the Archival ink, down the left side of the topper. Do not re-ink but stamp it again, this time taking it off the left edge of the topper....this is known as first and second generation stamping. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Adhere your topper to the landscape, kraft card blank, then pop to one side, with the matching envelope. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Use the "Love Ya" from the Creative Dies Collection, to cut a mat from kraft card and the detailed die from black card. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Adhere together, to create your layered sentiment.

How To Guide - Step 6

Glue your sentiment to the top left of your card and set to one side. 

How To Guide - Step 7

Take TWO sheets of this decorative paper from the Winter Solstice 8 x 8" Paper Pack.

Trim the first to 6 3/4" square. 

You need to tear a panel from the second piece, ensuring that when the panel is lined up with the pattern on the first sheet, the panel will sit just to the left of the centre line (see next step). 

How To Guide - Step 8

Place a piece of red liner tape along the top and bottom of the panel only. Peel off the backing, line up the image on the panel with the image on the square paper underneath and adhere in place. You now have an "open" band to slide your gift card under. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Adhere this to the front of your 7" square, kraft card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Stamp your sentiment with the Smokey Grey Versafine, in the top right corner of your card. 

How To Guide - Step 11

Use your Stickles to add a touch of festive sparkle and glitter, to the forest trees. 

How To Guide - Step 12

Add a touch of sparkle to your coordinating card and envelope. 

How To Guide - Step 13

Once the glitter is dry, you can pop your card in the envelope and slide it under the torn band.

Voila, one beautiful card and gift card ready to give to a loved one.