Guess what folks? It’s a long weekend here in Western Australia, so tonight is not the last moments of my weekend – woo hoo!!!
And I’ve been able to keep it relatively commitment free, which has meant lots of craft time already and more to come.
Lazy days are few & far between here!
Thanks for joining me for another CASEing the Catty blog hop. The theme this week is ‘Favourite Holiday Bundle’, so prepare to be inspired to use all those great bundles you’ve bought from the new catalogue. There’s a great variety with the team all having different favourites.
As always, ‘favourite’ was tricky for me – I love them all.
But at the moment, I’ve been enjoying using (and Pinterest-ing) my Santa’s Sleigh bundle – so I’m calling that the ‘favourite of the moment’!!!
My inspiration for today’s project came from 2 places – the catalogue (of course) but also from a fabulous blog post from Olga Cavanaugh.
Olga shares 4 different ideas for this bundle (most in 2 colour options)! Make sure you click on her name above to visit her blog and see her great projects!
It was her z-fold card that caught my attention.
This is the catalogue inspiration, which formed the colour palette and some of the design elements.
I combined it with Olga’s inspiring layout to create…
Z-Fold cards are so much fun and so easy to make!
My card features 6 Kraft reindeers with black hooves (as per the inspiration photo), a gold sleigh, green & gold trees and a Softly Falling embossed background.
Add some stars for extra bling, bows for the reindeer and glitter snow on the tree and it’s sparkly and bright!
The embellishment fits perfectly on the left panel – I wasn’t sure it would!!! You can’t always translate 3D projects from the catalogue to cards without making adjustments.
Z-Fold cards fold up flat, which means they are perfect for posting to your recipient, who can then display them once they arrive.
You write your Christmas wishes on the back, which is blank (unless you choose to decorate that too).
To make your own at home:
- Cut a piece of A4 cardstock in half down the long middle – 4-1/8″ x 11-11/16″
- Score at 2-15/16″ and 5-7/8″
- Fold in half and then fold the section with the 2-15/16″ score line back again so it sits in front (at the left of the card)
- Cut a strip of cardstock along the long edge 1″ wide (if you want it to line up with any background cardstock or DSP you are using, cut 1/4″ off the length)
- Fold in half & crease with a bone folder, fold one section in half again
- Once you’ve added your background DSP/cardstock pieces, adhere the folded strip to the front with the longer piece on top and the smaller pieces folded under the right side. Make sure to use strong adhesive like Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape. You only add adhesive to the part of the strip that attaches to the left panel and the back of the small right panel.
- Add your other embellishments to finish your card
Thanks for hopping with me.
From here, you can visit Rebecca Scurr (previous blog) and her awesome Holiday project or Julia Quinn (next blog) for her great ideas!
If you have a favourite Holiday bundle and you’d like to share a project with us, please join our September challenge by following the link up below.