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Sharon



Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Stampin' Up - Heart of Christmas - Week 12


Tonight is week 12 of the Heart of Christmas and I have added a little twist to the top corner of my card tonight.

I was looking around for some different layouts and sketches that I might be able to use but then I saw this little twist that I hadn't come across before so I thought I would use it for my Christmas card this week.
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As you can see it has a little bit of a fancy twisted corner. I had not seen this twist before but it is kind of cool and it is so easy to do. Check out the end of my post for the photo tutorial!

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Here is the corner without anything behind it. Rather a bit fancy.
For the Bauble I have stamped it in memento ink and used my Stampin' Blends to colour it in matching the colours from the Under the Mistletoe DSP that I have used on the card, which is in the Annual Catalogue! I then decided they were a little bit bold so I muted it slightly with the Frost White Shimmer Paint which I applied using a sponge dauber. I cut the bauble out with the stitched shape framelits and popped it up on some dimensionals and added the shimmery black organza ribbon. It has become one of my favourite ribbons from the holiday catalogue!

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I have layered the inside of the card and stamped this beautiful saying. When you close the card the layers look fantastic in the top corner.
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Hope you have enjoyed this weeks Heart of Christmas card. Make sure you pop on over to my lovely friend Claire Daly's blog and see who else is hopping along with some Christmas inspiration.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any craft supplies of would like help in making this card.

Now for a look at how to make the corner of your card.
I actually folded my card base in half just so I could get my head in the correct spot where the twist needed to be. I have photographed in Night of Navy so you can see the contrast.
This is the top corner that you will need to cut. The whisper white square is the size of the square that that needs to be cut. It is 7.5 cm square. I cut it as a guide so you could see what I was doing.

It this first cut I turned the over so that the middle fold of the card base is to your right hand side and the edge of your card is lined up with 7.5 on your trimmer.


Now move your blade to the 1 cm mark DO NOT CUT DOWN TO THE MARK just move to that spot. You will start cutting from this spot.

Now cut down to the 7.5 cm mark

 Now flip your card back over so that it looks like this with the cut mark at the bottom and the fold line still on the right hand side and line the edge of your card up at the 7.5 cm mark on your trimmer.
Now repeat the steps that we did before.


Move your blade down to 1 cm mark. DO NOT CUT. We will start cutting from here.

Cut down to the 7.5 cm mark.


Now your card should look like this with the cuts joining up.

Fold your card base back over so that the cut is in the tip right hand corner of your card.

Now swing the cut card through the hole that you have created and then use your bone folder to burnish the 2 little corners


After you have decorated your card front to your liking adhere down the part of the card base that you have swung through so that it stays down and you can decorate it in anyway you like.

There you go. Let me know if you need help with these instructions. Let me know if you try to make this card yourself. I would love to see what you have made.

Thank you for spending some time with me tonight.
Take Care,

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colour combination Sharon, I love how you used the shimmer paint for the added shine and softening of the colouring!

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  2. Lovely card Sharon, what a great card fold.

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  3. Beautiful colour combination Sharon. I love Night of Navy for Christmas, it's stunning!

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  4. Lovely card Sharon and especially like the use of navy for xmas

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