Saturday, August 19, 2017

Z-fold Christmas Tree Farm

It won't be long before Christmas trees will be for sale at various venues.  When the temperature is 30 degrees C outside,(like it is today), it's hard to imagine this but time flies by quickly....
In making this card, I "married" 3 different stamp sets and their coordinating framelits/dies - Wood Words, Santa's Sleigh, and Christmas Carols.

The base is a 5 1/2 by  10 1/2" piece of  Garden Green card stock scored at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4" for form a  Z fold card. Two patterns of Be Merry DSP is adhered to this base.
On the front piece I stamped 2 reindeer with Soft Suede ink onto Crumb Cake card stock and then die cut them.  They were adhered to an oval dazzling diamond glimmer paper matted with  a scallop oval of Garden Green card stock.  One of the deer has a wreath around its neck.

Tucked inn the center is an inward collapsible crate that I die cut using Wood Grain DSP.  I placed an insert inside the crate to provide increased stability and to attach the trees to.  The sentiment and the Garden Green star on the crate are  from the Wood Words  stamp set.  They were both stamped in Garden Green ink- the sentiment was punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch, and matted with a 1 3/8" Cherry Cobbler circle; the star was die cut....both were adhered with dimensionals.

In order to make the crate collapsible I removed the bottoms of both crate halves prior to assembling them.. See the picture below. You can also see the insert I placed inside the crate.

At the top of the card, I placed a 1 1/4" band with DSP added to it.  It was also scored at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4" .  You can see that in the picture below. The Christmas sentiment was added to this band.

I added some die cut trees (large and small), to the insert in the crate as well as to the back of the card and front of the crate. Some were die cut in Garden Green, and some in Dazzling Diamond  glimmer paper.  Both Santa's Sleigh framelits as well as the  Front Builder Framelits were used to die cut the trees.

The picture below shows the card closed. But because the finished card is larger, I made an envelope using the envelope punch board.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Santa Sleigh, Wood words, Christmas Carols
Inks:  Garden Green, Soft Suede, Black Memento
Papers:  Garden Green, Be Merry DSP, Wood crate DSP, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Santa's Sleight Framelit dies, Wood crate framelit dies, Cards front builder framelits, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Itty Bitty star punch, Layering Oval Framelits, dimensionals

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