Christmas in July 2017 ~ Day #2

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Christmas in July! Each Monday during the month of July 2017, there will be a post with a Christmas project designed to help you get a head start on the busy upcoming holiday season. There will be a variety of items ~ from gift packaging to home décor. You might even get some gift ideas for the special people on your list. Thank you for joining me today 🙂

This week’s project: Bookmark Card

Today’s project is perfect for the book lover on your Christmas list. A pretty bookmark is tucked into a front pocket of the Christmas card. Add a gift card for their favorite book store and you’ve got a great gift that they will love!

You will need: card stock, patterned paper, cutting tool of choice, tag punch/die, hillside die {this curved shape can also be cut with scissors}, die cutting machine, embossing folder, adhesive, ribbon/twine, sentiment stamp/ink, embellishments, hole punch, scoring board and bone folder {this helps in creating a nice card fold but is not necessary}, embellishments.

 

#1} Cut a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of card stock for the card base. Score at 5 1/2″. Fold and crease with the bone folder {I used Cherry Cobbler}.

#2} Cut a piece of white card stock to measure 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Run through the embossing folder.

#3} Cut a piece of white card stock to measure 4 1/8″ x 2 1/4″ but it’s up to you how tall you want your snowbank/hill to be. Cut with the hillside die or with scissors. You can always cut it down if you like.

#4} Add adhesive along the bottom and sides of the snowbank and adhere to the embossed panel. This is the pocket to hold the bookmark. Adhere this panel to the card base leaving equal borders on all four sides.

#5} Cut 1 each of card stock and patterned paper to measure 2″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere the patterned paper to the card stock. Punch/die cut/hand cut the top of the tag.

#6} Punch a hole at the top of the tag for the ribbon/twine.

#7} Now it’s time to decorate! I added another snowbank to the bookmark, a deer embellishment {with a tiny red nose of course} and “merry Christmas”. Then stamped a greeting on Crumb Cake card stock and added it to the card front with foam dots. A little bit of glue and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter along each edge of the snowbanks and some on the snowflake embossed panel and the card is complete. ∗Please note: because I used a dark color of card stock for the card base, I cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″piece of white card stock and adhered it to the inside of the card for writing the message on.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s Christmas in July project 🙂

 

 

 

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See you next Monday for another Christmas in July project!

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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