Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Quilted Christmas - A WOW Card

So, I guess this is WOW! week here on the ol' blog. Believe it or not, I'm still cleaning up from the weekend's classes. There was a snow layer of Stampin' Dimensional backings - among other things - on my carpet, and my hubby was not happy to find Gold Embossing powder on the BluRay Player.......
THAT was not a Wow for him, believe me.

Anyway, things are slowly getting back to normal in the studio and today, I'm headed out for a few hours with my friend Lissa. Just a little shopping r & r, nothing big, but we always manage to have a good time! I need to find a dressier coat for the winter. When we left for church on Sunday, it was 35 degrees outside and I realized that all I had were my winter parka and my Alaska Cruise jacket - not great choices for nicer clothes. So, that's on my list today.

But I bet you'd like to see the next WOW! card that the stampers did this weekend, wouldn't ya?
Ok, here ya go:

Yes, it's another Z-Fold card, this time with a little twist - I added a flap to the right side for the greeting, both inside and out. Cool, huh? :)
The Z-Fold is made with a piece of cardstock that's 4 1/4" x 11" long. It's scored at 2 3/4" and again at 5 1/2" down the long side. Fold it up and it looks like a "Z".
I call this card Quilted Christmas because of the top left portion of the Z-Fold - the Frostwood Lodge designer paper and Crumb Cake Cardstock are adhered to the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and then run through the Big Shot with the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder. I then rubbed Crumb Cake ink all over it to give it the appearance in real life of a worn quilt.
Actually all the cardstock pieces on this card are sponged with Crumb Cake - Hey, I had no one to stop me! What's a girl to do?

Here's a close up of the embellishments:

I used 22" of Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon to tie the bow and then opened up the back of the Antique Brad and wrapped the prongs around the knot. It's secured to the front piece with a Mini Glue Dot to hold it steady.
The birds are colored with Stampin' Write markers - Garden Green and Early Espresso, stamped and then punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. It's layered on a 1 3/8" Circle Punch and adhered by the bow. Glitter was optional, but I used it - why not?

Here's the opened up version:

The tree from the Christmas Lodge stamp set (along with the birds and the gold embossed front greeting) was inked up in Garden Green, stamped off one time on Grid Paper and then added to the Crumb Cake inside layer. More Dazzling Diamonds glitter added with a 2 Way Glue pen, really sets it off nicely.
The flap is Whisper White (1" x 3 3/4") and Cherry Cobbler (1 1/4" x 4 1/2"). I scored the Cherry Cobbler piece at 4", leaving a 1/2" piece to fold under and glue in place with Tombow Multi.
It's a pretty easy element to add, and I love the grand way it opens up and extends the card. I added my inside greeting from Many Merry Messages to the inside of the flap with Garden Green ink. That leaves plenty of room to write a message and even add a school or family photo to the inside.

I liked this card a LOT and you'll be seeing a few more versions of it on the blog coming up soon. If you are subscribed to my Holiday Helper Newsletter, you already received 4 more ideas for this Z-Fold card - including a Valentine's version to give you a real head start!

Here's a couple of the products I used in creating this card:

#124002 - Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper $10.95 12 sheet pack
#124105 - 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler $7.95 10 yard roll
#117273 - Antique Brads $5.95 20 pack
#123769 - Christmas Lodge Stamp Set $25.95 clear mount

If you need any of these products - or any Stampin' Up! supplies and don't already work with another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to fill that role for you!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today - I'll have another WOW! Card for you tomorrow and Friday, so be sure to check back, ok?

Stamped blessings,
~~Robin

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1 comment:

  1. wow!! The cards look really great!! They look professional. I like the designs on them!! Really nice : )

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