Thursday, 23 November 2017

Robin and Friends

  • Hunkydory Christmas classics luxury card collection: Robin and Friends
  • Hunkydory little book of snowy scenes
  • Hunkydory essential book of Christmas sentiments
  • gold mirri card
  • A5, 7x7" & 5x7" white card blanks
 
For the 7 square card, I mat and layered the card front with gold mirri and the red printed cardstock. I then glued the image topper down flat, just above the centre on the card front. I added the frame surrounding the image and placed a sentiment beneath, raised on foam pads. I cut the insert sheet, with the coordinating image, down to fit inside the card.
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I created this 5x7" card using the printed image as the main feature. I trimmed the cardstock down and layered onto gold mirri to fit the card front. I finished it with a large decorative essential book sentiment. I added the insert to the inside, cut down to include the printed message.
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Using the other sheet of cardstock, I made this 5x7" card. I covered the card front with the cardstock, featuring the robin printed in the corner. I then positioned the image topper in the space above and nestled the sentiment beside the printed robin. The insert was trimmed down, so the inside matched the card front with a nice sentiment.
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I made the final card using the remaining cardstock and a complimentary little book image. I covered the A5 card blank with the cardstock. I then mat and layered the little book page onto gold mirri to create a topper. I added this to the card using foam pads, along with small sentiment from the collection. I used the other half of the insert sheet to finish the inside of this card.
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Mx

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Deer winter wishes

  • Hunkydory snowy season luxury card collection: Deer winter wishes
  • silver mirri card
  • A5, DL, 5x7" & 5x5" white card blanks


For the A5 card, I mat and layered one half of the cardstock on silver mirri to fill the card front. I then simply added the image topper offset on the card, using foam for dimension. I trimmed down the insert to have the matching image inside with the printed sentiment.
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I cut the other end of the cardstock down to make this DL card. I mat and layered the tree image onto silver mirri and glued to the card front. I finished with one of the long thin toppers on foam pads. Again, I trimmed the matching insert piece down to fit inside.
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I used a section of the other printed cardstock in the collection to create this 5x7" card. I carefully cut the cardstock down to fill the card front, with the border running across the bottom of the card. I then added the image central to the main section of the card, with the sentiment overlapping the border edge. I added the coordinating insert to the inside of the card.
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 For the first 6" square card, I made a feature of the decorative borders to enhance this topper. I began with the inside of the card, with a cut off border on the outer edge of the card, alongside a section of the insert. I cut away a reveal, then added the cardstock with the border to cover the remaining card front. I finished with the image and sentiment toppers on foam pads, leaving the gap for the sentiment to overhang the card front.
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For the final card, I pieced together the offcuts as a background. I covered the join between the cardstock with the coordinating border strip. To complete the card, I added the sentiment topper to one side of the border and centred the image topper on the other section, both raised on foam pads.
Mx

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Robin redbreast

  • Hunkydory snowy season luxury card collection: Robin redbreast
  • Hunkydory essential book of Christmas sentiments
  • silver ribbon
  • A5 & 6x4" landscape & portrait white card blanks
For the first A5 card, I covered my card front with the cardstock. I then simply added the large square topper with a sentiment topper beneath, both raised on foam pads for dimension. I cut the coordinating insert to fit inside with the printed message.
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For this A5 card, I trimmed the other half of the cardstock to fit the card front. I then added the large circle topper to the centre. I chose an essential book sentiment and positioned it in the corner overlapping the border. I used the remaining insert to fill the inside of the card.
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I used the little robin topper to create this 6x4" card. I trimmed the cardstock down to fill the card front, with the border running across the base of the card. I then simply positioned the robin on foam pads off centre. I found a sentiment from the essential book with the same shaping to compliment the image and glued this in place. I trimmed the coordinating insert down, adding the blank piece to the inside of this card.
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I created the final card to make a feature of the printed image on the cardstock. I simply cut it to fill the front of a 6x4" card. I added the border strip to fill the space beside the robin and ground the sentiment. I glued the sentiment tag on foam pads, with a silver ribbon bow tied as a finishing touch. For the inside of the card, I carefully trimmed the insert down to include the message and border.
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Mx

Monday, 20 November 2017

Christmas Delight



  • Hunkydory snowy season luxury card collection: Christmas Delight
  • Hunkydory little book of snowy scenes
  • silver mirri card
  • pink & white satin ribbons
  • A5, DL & 6x4" landscape & 8x8" white card blanks
For the A5 card, I cut the cardstock to size to cover the front of the card blank. I then simply positioned the image and sentiment toppers overlapping on different depths of foam pads. I cut the coordinating insert down to complete the card.
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Using the same cardstock, I cut a 6x4" section with the border running across the base for this card. Again, I simply arranged an image and sentiment topper from the collection on foam pads. I trimmed the sentiment section from the centre of the remaining matching topper sheet to finish the inside.
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I created this DL card to make a feature of the image section on the other patterned cardstock sheet from the collection. I trimmed it to fill the card front, then angled the sentiment on top using foam pads for dimension and a knot of ribbon as embellishment. The insert sheet featured the mirror image of the card front, trimmed down to fit neatly inside.
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For the final card, I used a little book image to compliment the large sentiment from this set. I cut the  mat of silver mirri card to cover the 8" card blank. I then cut a layer of the patterned cardstock. I wrapped the satin ribbon around opposite corners, with a bow tied at the top. The ribbon was secured on the back of the cardstock before gluing onto the card front to keep a neat finish. I matted the little book page onto silver to create the topper and glued down off centre using foam pads. I overlaid the sentiment topper using deeper foam pads for added dimension. I glued the remaining insert inside to complete the card.
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Mx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Angel's Wings

  • Hunkydory cute Christmas luxury card collection: Angel's Wings
  • Hunkydory second little book of Christmas
  • Hunkydory essential book of Christmas sentiments
  • silver mirri card
  • ribbons
  •  6x6", A5 & 6x4" landscape white card blanks
For the A5 card, I mat and layered the patterned cardstock onto silver mirri. I then arranged the image and coordinating frame onto foam pads in the main section of the card. I added a bow to the sentiment tag and glued this in place on the printed border.

Using the other sheet of cardstock, I created this 6" square card. I cut mirri card to cover the card front and added the patterned cardstock on top, with the border across the base. I interlocked the frame and image topper to create a more interesting shape and glued this into place. I added an essential book sentiment in the corner to complete the card.

For the other 6x6" card, I pieced together the starry border from one sheet and the other starry patterned cardstock to cover the card front. I added a border strip to cover the join, (as there wasn't one in this collection, I took a spare one from another set which was similar to the printed border on this cardstock). To create the topper, I used the coordinating image from the little book and glued the frame on top. I then carefully trimmed away the excess little book page which was overhanging the frame, so the image appeared to sit neatly within the surround. I glued this onto the card front with foam pads for dimension.
 
Using the printed images of the angels on the cardstock, I made two 6x4" cards. I cut the cardstock to fill the card fronts. I then chose ribbons to sit in the space beside the angels and secured this in position before I glued to the card blank. I then simply tied bows in the same ribbons and attached to the cards to embellish the selected messages.

Mx

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Christmas is coming...

  • Hunkydory Christmas classics luxury card collection: Christmas is coming...
  • Hunkydory second little book of Christmas
  • Hunkydory essential book of Christmas sentiments
  • gold mirri card
  • gold ribbon
  • A5, DL, 6x6" & 6x4" portrait and landscape white card blanks

For this A5 card, I used a little book image to create a nice big topper. I simply matted the page onto gold mirri and covered the card front with the cardstock. I then glued the topper in the centre with an essential book sentiment beneath, raised up on foam pads. I trimmed the coordinating insert down to finish the inside.
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With the 6" square card, I cut off the top border and turned the remaining cardstock around so the border ran vertical. I mat and layered this onto gold mirri to fill the card front. I then arranged the topper and coordinating tag from the collection onto the card. I glued the topper flat, raised the tag on foam and finished with a gold ribbon bow. The remainder of the insert sheet was trimmed down, so the inside of the card matched the backing paper on the front.
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Using the other sheet of cardstock, I created this DL card to make a feature of the printed image. I simply cut the cardstock down to fill the card front and finished with the coordinating 'north pole' sentiment glued down with foam pads. I trimmed the sentiment section of the insert down to fit inside.
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I switched the vertical stripes of the cardstock to horizontal to work with the oval topper in the collection. I simply cut the cardstock to fit the 6x4" card front. I then added the image and sentiment toppers into place, again using foam for dimension.

For the final card, I pieced the front with the striped card and the cut off border from the first sheet. I edged the border with gold mirri card to create a neat finish. I then positioned the little train topper alongside a sentiment from the essential book to complete the card.

Mx