Making a customized Christmas card for friends and family is a great way to indulge in your creative passions and share with the ones you love. One of my favorite card projects is to make a fancy fold and send it out for a holiday keepsake. This design is adapted from a tutorial from Addinktive Designs, you can find her info by clicking here. Her tutorials are easy to follow and spark new ideas for cardmaking and gifting, like how I imagined this Spirited Snowmen Double Z Fold card.
Spirited Snowmen Double Z Fold card
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measurements for this project
Spirited Snowmen stamp set with it’s open lined images is a great opportunity to get in a bit of coloring. Knowing i would enjoy filling in this pretty stamped image, I then imagined it is this fancy fold card design from Addinktive Designs. I’ve included a link above to the tutorial page, so you can get to the design if you like. Following a winter theme, I added a background of frosted twigs from Frosted Florals Specialty DSP. The paper has an added shimmer that lends a beautiful atmosphere in this type of fold.
Here are a few tips for creating this project:
This fun little skating snowman seems right at home on the z section, secured onto the Sparkle Glimmer paper. I like to use Mini Glue Dots when adhering paper to the front of Glimmer paper, it’s nice and tacky.
The scallop punch is my preferred form for a circle sentiment. It’s better for me than the Layering Circle dies because the punch does not leave the “halo” look that some dies can create.
There’s not much color in the project, except for the snowman. To carry the eye to the greeting, I added 3 leaves that are pulled off of a Boxwood Wreath, accented with Red Rhinestones.
After having a look at the Hometown Greetings Edgelits, I discovered they are in a perfect proportion to the snowman! Adding a little gray color around the edge helps them stand out from the background.
One of the easiest ways to watercolor with my Stampin’ Up!® supplies is to either pull ink from the lid of a stamp pad or to add a tiny drip of Ink Refill onto a clear block to create my own color palette. After the snowman is colored and completely dry, it’s fussy cut from the scrap of watercolor paper.
The sentiment is created from a punch and works perfectly in this design!
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase.
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
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