I really wanted to make something special for my Can/Am friends, but I was really stumped, until I was inspired by two cards I saw on Pinterest and Stampin' Ups! Stampin' Connection*. Thank God for card sites!
The first card featured the Snow Flurry Embossing Folder and Mittens Punch. The second inspiration card was a birthday card that had a series of presents that popped up when you opened the card. I decided I would combine a similar card front with pop-up presents for a Christmas theme. Here are some of the steps that I took to create my card.
Pop-Up Presents Technique for inside of card:
|Push the slits to the back of the card stock.|
|Once slits are cut, turn over and burnish folds to ensure they are firm.|
This view shows the presents with 2 pieces of DSP adhered to them. Add ribbon to the sides of the boxes and adhere to the back side of the card base with tape. Create a bow for the top of the box.
Assembling the Card Front:
The card base is a 5 ½ x 8 ½ piece of Bashful Blue card stock. Add 5 ¼ x 4” piece of Pacific Point. The next layer is a 5 x 3¾ piece of Whisper White card stock that’s been embossed with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder. Although this picture doesn’t show it, Basic Rhinestones were added to the centers of the snowflakes for some bling.
For the mittens and for the presents inside the card I used some of the beautiful papers from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. Using the Builder Mitten Punch, I punched two mittens from Bashful Blue DSP. I made sure that I punched one mitten from the bashful blue side of the DSP and the other one from the Lucky Limeade side. Why you might ask? Well, if you don’t do that then your thumbs will both be facing the same way.