Thursday, November 19, 2015

November Hostess Club


 For my November Hostess gathering I wanted my hostesses to know how much I appreciate them by making an extra special project.  I hope I succeeded.

   We made two projects today I'm posting the first I'll post the second one tomorrow.

    The First is a Center Step card.  You can find a myriad of dimensions for these cards, I chose to do one that would finish at the size of an A2 envelope. So our finished card is 5.5 x 4.25.  I used a diagram I found on google images.  I can't read the watermark but if you can and it's your diagram, Thank You! 
  These Sleigh Ride dies are just the sweetest little images and were amazingly easy to work with.  I expected there to be all kinds of issues with getting them cut out but they were fine.  I used my magnetic platform and wax paper between the the cardstock and the die and the images released just fine.  The precision plate seemed to me to be too much pressure and not using wax paper.... well a mistake.  The same with the Merry die cut.  The word Christmas was from a hostess set.   I know it seems like a ton of cutting but if you are doing one card it's not so bad you just cut 7/8 inch by 12 inch strips and then cut those to the right length.   Here is all the sizes I used:
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Designer Series Paper
1 -7/8 x 5 3/8
2 -7/8 x 4 1/8
1 -3 3/8 x 3 1/8
2 - 7/8 x 3 3/8
inside mat 3 x 5 ¼
inside neutral panel 2.75 x 5
    I hope you like this project and will try one of your own,  I made three different renditions so I'll be posting the other two over the weekend.
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2 comments:

Sue Miller said...

Anne- Your card is beautiful! I love the colors and design. Very festive.
Sue

Terstamper said...

So gorgeous! The colours just make this card pop.

Ter ;)