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Heartfelt Creations Christmas Cardinals Elegant Gateway Card for the Alumni Hop
Hello, Friends! This Christmas Cardinals Elegant Gateway Card is my inspiration project for the Heartfelt Creations December 2020 Alumni Hop. Decked out in frosty blues and glittering die cut layers, adorned with vibrant poinsettias and a jolly jingle bell, it’s very merry, indeed!
This 5″ x 7″ shaped card is made with the Scalloped Flourish Gateway Die and the Festive Winterscapes Paper Collection. Although it may look complicated, it is actually a very simple card to make.
How to Make a Christmas Cardinals Elegant Gateway Card
Here’s how to create the 5″ x 7″ shaped card base:
- First, fold a 12×12 sheet of white cardstock in half. The fold should be on the left hand side.
- Next, place the largest Scalloped Flourish die on the folded paper. The cutting edge of the die should hang slightly over the fold so that it will not cut the paper.
- Now run the die and the paper through your cutting machine. You will end up with a side fold card base.
- Then cut patterned paper with the same die and adhere to the card base.
- Next, Die cut the scallop and inserts from silver glitter paper. Remove the center panel and save it for use elsewhere. Adhere the die cuts to the card base.
- Now die cut the cardinal image from patterned paper using the center frame die without the insert in place. Pop this up on foam tape and adhere as seen and adhere in the center of the card.
Die cut a tag from the paper collection. Attach it to a white glittered clothespin and decorate with novelty buttons.
Make the poinsettias like this:
- First, use Versamark Ink to stamp the poinsettia layers on red glimmer paper.
- Next, heat emboss the petals with white embossing powder.
- Stamp a second set of poinsettia layers with green ink.
- Die cut all the layers with the matching Poinsettia die.
- Then shape the layers in the 3-D Poinsettia Mold.
- Layer together , offsetting the petals.
- Now punch a small hole in the center of the white stamped poinsettia. I use a Crop-a-Dile punch to do this.
- Insert stamens in the center of the white poinsettias.
- Fill the centers of the other flowers with Prills.
Here’s a video tutorial I made a while ago showing you how to make several different styles of poinsettias.
A Peek Inside
Finish the inside of the card with a pair of pockets. Adhere 3 sides of a card front to make a little tea bag pocket. Tuck a gift card wallet in the pocket on the left.
Create a shaped gift card wallet for the larger pocket. Simply die cut cardstock with the large frame die. Then fold to form a pocket on the back side.
On With the Hop!
This hop is open until 11:55PM on Monday, December 21st. A random comment from a mystery blog will be selected to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card . The winner will be announced at the top of this blog and on the Heartfelt Creations Blog and Facebook page on Wednesday, December 23rd. If you are the lucky winner, contact [email protected] within 72 hours. Please write “Winner of the December 2020 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your message.
Now let’s hop!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure!
Thanks for hopping by!
- Heartfelt Creations Scalloped Gateway Die
- Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection
- 3-D Poinsettia Shaping Mold
- Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamps
- Matching Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Die
- Ornamental Tags Dies
- Medium Pearl Stamens
- Stop Whining Prills