Welcome to the Cross-Canada Bog Hop where we are featuring new products from the Holiday Expressions catalog this month. This awesome catalog went live as of September 1st and there is so much goodness to be had - paper packs and stamps plus accessories to highlight Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas!
If you have landed here from Brae's blog, you are in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning and follow this blog hop from one side of Canada to the other, then start at Michelle's blog.
I chose to create a Joy Fold Card. This is a flip sort of card. It is hard to add a lot of dimension to a card like this because if there is much dimension on the inside, it will not close properly. My goal with this card was to feature the Beary Christmas Paper pack and the Beary Christmas - Cardmaking stamp set. I wanted to use every image in the stamp set and I did just that. The stamp set is also available with a set of Thin Cuts, which I also put to use.
If you are looking for a guide to create a Joy Fold Card, I used the one from Splitcoast Stampers, found here.
The front of my card features the wreath and one of the sentiments from the stamp set. The berries and the word Joy have been brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush but that doesn't show in the photos. The Happy Holidays at the bottom actually has a special purpose... It is partly adhered with foam tape and is holding the top layer down so it doesn't open up on its own.
The next photo shows the card partly opened up. You can see the side panel after the front panel is pulled out from under the Happy Holidays tab. I have placed a tree with a star there - and yes, I fussy cut all of those little red circles from the stamp set! No cheating here. They have all been brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush, as has the star, but that just doesn't show in the photos.
The final photo shows the card fully open. There is a place to write in the centre and another decorated space as well. I suppose something else could have been placed on the far left panel but I thought the paper was busy enough as it was.
This card is remarkably simple to do - it looks hard but can be very impressive, depending how far you choose to take your embellishments.
I hope you enjoyed my project.
The next blog on the hop is Jessica's blog. I'm sure she has something wonderful to share with you.
Please plan to join us again next month!
Products used are all Close To My Heart
Paper: Beary Christmas Paper Pack, Cranberry Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: Beary Christmas - Cardmaking
Inks: Cranberry, New England Ivy, Canary, Glacier
Accessories: Beary Christmas Thin Cuts, Clear Sparkles, ShinHan Markers, Clear Shimmer Brush, Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape, Piercing Tool