Tuesday 12 December 2017

Pinwheel Christmas Cards

Good evening dear friends,

it is a while i have been able to put some projects up here due to a hugely busy Studio 8 at the Allendale Forge Studios!
I am really pleased with all the orders i have been receiving and would like to thank my customers for the amazing time they are giving me, but i feel really guilty of not having time to be there for my online audience all over the world!

I spend every day crafting just in order to refill my shelves! The Christmas ornaments keep flying off the shelves and i have had so many orders for treasure chests and special gift boxes, i just couldn`t find the time to even put it up here!

But today i am happy to present thee cute little cards that i have seen at Helen Griffins Youtube Channel and i liked them so much i decided to make some myself

The DSP is 8" x 8" and you will need a score board, an envelope punch board and a pair of scissors as well as  some wet glue and a 2 1/4" circle punch as well as a 2" circle punch or dies.

First, put your DSP into your envelope punch boad, line it up with the 3 1/2" mark , DO NOT PUNCH, just score. Repeat on all 4 sides.
Next, burnish all 4 score lines, then use your scissors to cut off the little triangles on all 4 sides formed by the score lines. 
Make sure to cut the score lines off.
Next, place your DSP in your score board, and score at 7/8" down to the cut out triangle. rotate 90 degrees and repeat on all 4 sides.
Burnish and fold the 4 new score lines, and fold the card by overlapping all 4 flaps , tucking them in underneath each other so the cad closes up.

For the insert, cut a piece of mirror cad stock to 4 3/8" x 4 3/8" , and a piece of white card stock to 4 1/8" x 4 1/8".
Stamp your sentiment on the white piece, glue both to the inside of your card.
For the belly band, cut a strip of DSP to 8" x 1 1/4", fold around your card.
To cover the gap, punch out a 2 1/4" circle from mirror card stock, glue on.
Stamp a snowflake on a piece of white card stock, punch out with the 2" handheld circle punch, layer on the mirror card stock circle, and your card is finished!

I love making these as they can be used not only for Christmas cards.. they also make great invitations or Wedding Cards!
I hope you will give them a try too and fall in love with this simple but very effective card type just like i did!
Happy crafting and thanks for dropping by today

JoJo xx