Welcome to the Pals September 2017 Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month our theme is “My Favorite Holiday”. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Pals treat you with projects for the upcoming Autumn and Winter holidays.
Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
My Favorite Holiday
My favorite season of the year is Autumn. Hands down. I love the crisp, cool air and the feeling of thanksgiving as the weather and colors change. Autumn holidays, though, are just the opening act to the biggest holiday of the year – Christmas. To celebrate Christmas for today’s blog hop, I made a z-fold card with a gorgeous bundle from the 2017 Holiday Catalog – Night in Bethlehem. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Night in Bethlehem. I adore the imagery and styling of the Night in Bethlehem bundle. It’s such a classic beauty (is there anything more classic than the story of Christmas?) with a modern feel to it. The sentiments are beautiful, and the dies are so easy to layer to create a beautiful project. Here’s a look at Night in Bethlehem:
The sentiments in this set, while lovely, were too big for the small space I had on the inside of my card, so I reached for another favorite, Star of Light. Could there be a more perfect sentiment? Here’s a look at this set:
- Z-Fold. Even though this appears to be an extraordinarily long card, it folds perfectly to fit in a standard envelope. The base of this card is 4″ x 11″ and is scored at 5-1/2″ and 2-3/4″ to create three panels. I tucked the sentiment (and coordinating signature when it’s time) on the inside panel such that the first and third panels come together seamlessly. Here’s how the card looks when it’s pulled from the envelope (please note that the cityscape is perfectly aligned from one panel to the other): And here’s how the recipient will proudly showcase your beautiful card on their fireplace:
- Measurements & Instructions. I’m happy to share the measurements I used to create this card – in order to make sure everything fits exactly as it should.
- The base. The Crumb Cake base of this card measures 4″ x 11″. It’s scored at 5-1/2″ and 2-3/4″.
- The background. The background panels of Night of Navy are precisely measures such that the front panel is aligned with the fold of that panel and the the largest panel is aligned with the inside fold of the card. The front panel of Night of Navy is 2-11/16″x3-7/8″, and the larger panel of Night of Navy is 5-7/16″ x 3-7/8″.
- The dies. There are two edgelits dies in the Bethlehem Edgelits Dies. I cropped the larger die twice in Crumb Cake and the smaller die twice in Sahara Sand, creating two cityscapes. I added little dots of Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue all over the back of the Sahara Sand cityscape, centered it over the Crumb cake piece (lining up the two pieces along the bottom). I glued the cityscape on the back panel first, folded the cardstock over and then glued the second one on the front (only adding glue where necessary). With the back panel as a guide, it was easy to perfectly align the two before snipping along the folded edge. So easy!
Stamp Sets: Night in Bethlehem, Star of Light Papers: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: Bethlehem Edgelits Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on October 11, 2017 for “Wicked Folds”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our Favorite Holiday. Bye the way, what’s your favorite holiday?
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