Husky Dogs Tent Card
115mm x 125mm x 32mm
1 – Using the tent card template and white card, draw around the outer shape and inside front panel and cut out. Using the template and the metallic gold card, draw around the panel shapes and cut out. Glue the gold panel onto the white shaped card. Score the card along the fold lines.
2 – Die cut the husky dog pieces. Die cut the two polar bear body shapes to use for the walking dog body. Die cut the snow shape from the glitter card and the sleigh from the metallic card. Assemble the dogs.
3 – Glue the snow, sleigh and the sitting husky dog in position. Position the walking husky dog so that it's front two legs and tail are at the front of the card. Glue in position.
4 – Cut vellum to fit the reverse side of the card front. Emboss with the folder and tape in position.
5 – Wire tie the ribbon and lace to make a flat bow. Glue in position. Add the mulberry paper flowers to complete.
Husky Dog Treat Bag
72mm x 110mm x 45mm plus topper
1 – Using the Little Gift Bag template and vellum paper cut out and score the fold lines of the bag.
2 – Emboss the bag sides with the folder. Assemble bag and glue with silicone glue.
3 – Die cut the bag topper and husky dog shapes. Assemble the dog and attach it and a flower to the bag topper.
4 – Fill bag, staple the top and glue bag topper in position.
5 – Attach ribbons and lace bow to finish.
Snowman & Christmas Star Card
135mm x 135mm
1 – Cut and score the base card. Cut 125mm square panel from metallic gold and a 120mm square white panel. Emboss the white panel using the embossing folder. Using a gold ink pad or pen highlight the star and attach a rhinestone to the centre. Wrap lace and ribbon around white panel and attach both panels to the card front using foam tape.
2 – Die cut the Village scene from gold glitter card. Glue to white card and die cut the circle. Using the same size die and a larger circle die, cut the gold metallic cardstock and glue to card front. Using foam tape fix the Village roundel scene in position.
3 – Die cut and assemble the snowman. Glue in position with silicone glue.
4 – Add bow and holly to finish.
135mm x 135mm
1 – Cut and score the base card. Cut 125mm square panel from metallic gold and a 120mm square white panel. Emboss the white panel using the embossing folder. Wrap lace and ribbon around white panel and attach both panels to the card front using foam tape.
2 – Die cut the Forest scene from gold glitter card. Glue to white card and die cut the circle. Using the same size die and a larger circle die, cut the gold metallic cardstock and glue to card front. Using foam tape fix the Forest roundel scene in position.
3 – Die cut and assemble the snowlady. Glue in position with silicone glue.
4 – Add bow, pearls and mulberry paper flowers to finish.
Let it Snow 3D Diorama Box Card
150mm x 132mm x 50mm
1 – Using CR1374 die cut the pieces required to make the 3D Box Card.
2 – Using LR0444 die cut the forest background pieces, sliding the die along to cut the width required to fit the box card. Cut three pieces in vellum, white and gold glitter card. Trim the pieces to fit. Glue the gold forest on top of the white forest and glue into the back of the box card. Glue the vellum forest onto one of the floor struts.
3 – Die cut and assemble the snowlady, snowman, husky dog and polar bear. Glue the snowlady to the vellum forest floor strut.
4 – Die cut two snow shapes from white glitter card. Glue onto the second floor strut and glue the snowman in position.
5 – Die cut the holly from gold glitter card, and the tag embellishment from white card. Emboss and ink the tag.
6 - Die cut the poinsettia from mulberry paper and mint cardstock. Die cut the fronds from vellum and mulberry paper. Lightly spray the die cut shapes with water and shape the petals and leaves. Set aside to dry and then assemble the poinsettia.
7 – Make a tulle ribbon flat double bow by folding the tulle and securing the centre with tape or wire.
8 – Using silicone glue attach all pieces and any extra embellishments to the front of the box card.
9 – Assemble box card and fold flat to mail.
When gluing tiny shapes, squirt glue onto a scrap piece of paper and use a cocktail stick to pick up and apply the glue to the piecings.
Lightly spray water onto die cut flower and leaf shapes, form them with fingers and tools, to add dimension. When dry the shaping will be retained.
Pre-make a batch of character toppers – they're super useful to have on hand.
Published in Issue 155 of Simply Cards & Papercrafts.