I’m pleased to say that yesterday we posted the last of our Christmas cards. We have a few left over which is good – just in case we think of anyone we’ve forgotten! It’s unlikely because I normally keep a good Christmas Card List which I update each year but you never know…… Yesterday I decided to make a birthday card but using existing products rather than using products that won’t be available until 5th January 2021. I fancied using the Zany Zebras Stamp Set which is one of my favourites! I also decided to use some of the Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.
This pack is only available as one of the products in the Quite Curvy Celebrations which is on offer until 4th January 2021. There are four products altogether. As well as the DSP there is a Curvy Christmas Stamp Set. The other two products are the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and matching Curvy Dies. These two products are on pre-release until 4th January 2021 and after that they will be available from the Spring/Summer Mini Catalogue which will go live on 5th January 2021.
The reason I wanted to use the DSP is because there are only three designs in the pack that are Christmas-specific! There are a total of eight different designs and each design comes in Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce. I chose three of the general generic deigns for the squares the zebras are standing – or jumping – on! Although this DSP pack is called Classic Christmas, it will still be very useful for a long time after Christmas.
I also decided to make a slimline card which appear to be growing in popularity! I cut my Sahara Sand Cardstock (CS) to measure 8″ x 7″ and I scored it in half at 3.5″ along the 7″ side. My panel of Cherry Cobbler CS measures 2.5″ x 8″ and the top Whisper White Layer measures 2.25″ x 8″. I used the Layering Squares Dies to cut the DSP (straight cut no. 5 and the scalloped no 6 die). Instead of using ribbon to wrap around my card, I adhered a narrow strip of Shaded Spruce CS along the centre of the top Whisper White CS layer.
After adhering the DSP squares onto scallop squares of the same colour, I adhered them evenly spaced out along the centre. Using my Stamparatus I stamped two of each zebra because I wasn’t sure how my layout was going and I didn’t know which zebra I wanted on the inside. I worked out my plan for the zebras and then fussy cut the four I wanted! I adhered them in position using Dimensionals.
I chose HAPPY BIRTHDAY from the stamp set and adhered it with Dimensionals after I’d punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. To decorate the inside of the card I added two layers in the same colours and the same sizes as the two on the front of the card. Finally I added my fourth zebra at the end on the right-hand side. I hope you agree that the Classic Christmas DSP is going to be just as useful after Christmas as it is during!
The card will fit into what we call in the UK a DL envelope. I imagine that that is a general size used in all countries that use A4 paper – maybe someone can confirm if they can buy DL envelopes where they live? That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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