Warm Wishes

It's just two days till Christmas and I'm in a last minute card making crunch! Usually, the very last cards I make are the ones I hand out to friends and family that I plan to see soon. I hand deliver these so I don't have to rush to get them in the mail and worry about sending them out earlier to allow for shipping times.

Today, I made this really cool 3D Stand-up "Spinner" X-card. Whew... That's a mouth full!! Trust it's much easier to make than it is to describe! LOL... Let me show you how!!

Other Materials Used:

  • Cardstock- White, Red, & Teal
  • A Perfect Winter Patterned Paper by Lori Whitlock
  • Glitter Enamel Self-adhesive Dots
  • Distress Oxide Ink- Broken China
  • Blender Tool
  • Twine
  • Xyron Mega Runner
  • Clear Drying Glue

I started by die cutting teal cardstock with Lori Whitlock's new Card Snowflake base die and patterned paper with the Card Jar base die from patterned paper (I used 2 different prints). I needed 4 of each of these panels. Once all the base panels were cut, I folded each panel on the center crease line.

I adhered each ornately shaped panel from the "jar card" set onto the straight edged panels from the "snowflake card" set. Then attached each creased panel so that they adhered to the next panel at the crease. I connected 3 panels together then set it aside.

Next, I die cut 2 pinking circles from more patterned paper and snowflakes (2 small, 2 big) from white cardstock. Then, I sandwiched a piece of twine between the 2 pinking circles and adhered it close using my  Mega Runner.

I was going to keep all my snowflakes white but when I tried to layer them the smaller one seemed to get lost. So I decided to color it instead. I inked on Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China onto the small snowflakes using a blending tool.

Then, I layered the small flakes onto the bigger ones with a tiny dab of white glue and added a glitter dot to the centers.

I attached the twine piece to the last remaining panel, laying the twine on the center crease line. Then attached it to the remaining 3 panels and trimmed off the excess twine.

I die cut these gorgeous corner shapes from red cardstock. As well as, banners from teal cardstock and the words "warm" and "wishes" from white cardstock. I also added more glitter enamel dots onto the gorgeous fancy corners.

I glued the words onto the banners and attached both the corners and the banner pieces onto the front of the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project for today!!

And If I don't see you all around...

I hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Thank you all for stopping by!!

~Mitsyana Wright

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