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I've created this blog to share my life & love of paper crafts with others. You will read bits and pieces of what goes on in my world and be able to see my paper craft creations! Please leave me a comment if you see something you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy "Holly'' Days

Hi Friends!
Well as promised, here is my first Christmas card design I created to send to my stamping friends. 

 I received a card made with this type of layout a while back and always wanted to try it.  As you can see, I made it a point to use it for one of my Christmas cards this year.  I love the unique folding style of this card! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a tutorial on this specific kind of card, but it seems to be a cross between a Double Z-Fold card and a Gate Fold Card.  Finished card size is A2-4.25" x 5.5"

I created my own background papers by stamping DRS Designs Polka Dot Background (688P) with red and green ink.  I stamped it vertically with one color and then horizontally with the second color so that 2 colors weren't stamped on top of one another.  It created a really fun pattern! The left half of the Happy "Holly" Days sentiment (888B) is adhered to the left panel and the right half of the Girl Swirl Holly (887G) is adhered to the right side of the card.  The way the card is folded, it stays closed by tucking the left side panel behind the Holly image you see on the card front, and to open, you  tug lightly on the the left panel, and it slides out from underneath the holly image.  All of the edges were distressed lightly with green ink and I added Diamond Glaze to the holly berries to make them stand out.

Thanks for taking time to stop by today.  I know this is a very busy time of year for everyone and I appreciate your visit more than ever!

Happy "Holly" Days,


Mary Ann said...

Love your card,very pretty,love the fold,You have a very Merry Christmas...

Janett said...

Jennifer, I love this card. Your background is so festive. Great coloring, and I love the fold.


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