I am in love with the Double Z-Fold card. My last card club used that style in a fall theme. It's so fun to make! I bought the Santa's Sleigh set a while back, maybe during the preorder or when the Holiday catalog went live, I don't remember. But this was the first chance I had to work with it. The Double Z-Fold works perfect to look like the the reindeer are pulling the sleigh. I used Very Vanilla as the cardbase, layered with Cherry Cobbler. The background DSP is from the Annual Catalog called This Christmas. This pack of DSP is a lighter weight paper than our normal DSP and you receive 24 double-sided sheets rather than 12. So it is perfect for creating Holiday Cards.
The sleigh is a combination of Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler. I stamped the sleigh image in Smoky Slate before cutting it out. I like the additional detail it adds. The trees are tone-on-tone Garden Green, as are the Reindeers in Soft Suede. Each reindeer is finished with a Cherry Cobbler bow. But what's Santa's sleigh without a Rudolph. So I added a dot of the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (now retired). The star on the the tree is cut in Crushed Curry.
I had a later start than I wanted, we had soccer photos, a game did get canceled, but...due to the rainy weather and being home, I realized how desperately I needed to give my house a good cleaning. So.....once I decided, I've cleaned enough, I headed to my craft space. I had a list of a few more card ideas I wanted to work on, but in the end, I am happy what I was able to create these 4 cards.
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It came together quickly, I used a 9" strip of DSP scored a few times and stamped the greeting and spiderweb. I used the 1 3/4 & 2" punches (punches will be quick). I added some bag filler to help the bag stand upright. I love the results.
I am pretty happy with how fast this treat bag came together. I realized there are a few downsides to this design. More so because I need to make at least 100 of these. (I need to contact the campground to see roughly how much candy I need.) and then I'll have a better idea of how many bags I'd like to make. And it may same crazy to make this many when kids will be ripping them apart, I look at it as a way to promote my business.
While I like the idea of the gusseted bag to see inside, it might be just a tad to big for the amount of candy I'd be putting inside. Using a 9" strip of DSP would allow for 5 bags per sheet, I would need at least 2 packs of DSP. And I prefer to omit bag filler since I am not sure the cost of this. The rest of the material is pretty minimal. I could even get a way with punching out a little smaller.
One thought I had was to trim the bag to 5" tall and cut the DSP to 6" with a 1" flap at the top and then I would be able to get 8 bags per sheet. Just not sure how that would look.
Any thoughts? Please share!
I hope you were creative on World Card Making Day and sent a few handmade cards to friends & family!!
Another rainy day here in Massachusetts, which is fine by me, we so desperately need the rain and it's nice to relax and enjoy the day without running around crazy.
I will be working on some more projects and will share.