Sweet Day Card Kit

Hi everyone!

Anyone can make handmade cards ~ sometimes you just need a little help with the supplies. This kit comes with one completed card and enough supplies for 5 more cards. They are ready to assemble and are quick and easy to put together. Included are all the precut and scored 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card bases + 1 extra, die cuts and/or stamped images and 6 envelopes with embossed flaps. Any embossing folder work is done for you as well. You will also get to play with different embellishments that are included with the kits ~ colorful rhinestones, pearls, sequins, brads, buttons, ribbons and twine to dress up your cards. Please note: embellishments will vary depending on the kit but each will have a different variety of embellishments {a good amount is included so you should have extras leftover for a future project}. Detailed step-by-step instructions are included.

Please note:

  • adhesives, glue dots or dimensional adhesives are not included unless otherwise stated. You will also need scissors for cutting the ribbon and/or twine to fit.
  • each card is left blank on the inside to add your own personal message or maybe a rub-on/stamped image/stickers of your choice {unless otherwise stated}.
  • the supplies used are quality Stampin’ Up! and craft store products.

 

Sweet Day ~Summer is here! So, I am sharing a card kit made with the fun Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats framelits from Stampin’ Up! A brushing of Wink of Stella glitter gives the popsicles a frosty look! The cards in this kit aren’t for any occasion in particular. But one would be cute to send to someone to let them them know you are thinking of them and are wishing them a day as sweet as they are! 🙂

 

 

This kit is available at the Carstairs Artisan Market as well as on The Country Touch website.

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

June Note Cards

Hi everyone!

Sometimes it’s nice to have a little greeting to tuck into a gift bag or a bouquet of flowers. With this set of 4 note cards, you will be ready when that time comes! Each month has a different theme/color scheme. The note cards measure 3″ x 3″, have heat and/or machine embossing and embellishments of some sort ~ ribbon, pearls, rhinestones, etc. Envelopes with the flaps machine embossed are included.

For the month of June, here is a set of “Marriage is a Journey” notes done with the Flourishing Phrases Wood-Mount Stamp Set {item #141531 ~ page 49} on white card bases.

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Fancy Fold Friday #13

Happy Friday everyone!

Fancy Fold Friday posts are posted on the first Friday of each month and are about making a wide variety of card styles just by varying the way that the paper is folded. Knowing how to fold cards from a single sheet of cardstock is a useful technique to learn. Many different styles of handmade cards can be created from standard sizes of paper and card stock ~ typically 8 1/2″ x 11″ {letter size}. The various methods of card folding each provide different design opportunities. Very unique looks can be achieved simply by changing the fold or orientation of your card and special folds are a great way to create eye catching cards!

This week: CASCADE FOLD.

 

This is a simple card fold that makes good use of coordinating patterned paper for decorating. Since Father’s Day is coming up in a couple of weeks, that is the theme of this card design.

You will need {to make the card base}: card stock, scoring board, bone folder, paper trimmer or cutting tools of choice, ruler, pencil, eraser. *Additional supplies may include card stock/patterned paper and whatever embellishments/extras need to complete the intended design.

 

Cut one piece of card stock to measure 6″ x 12″.

Starting at the left hand side with the card stock longways on the scoring board, score at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″.

 

 

 

Fold on the score lines as follows: mountain, valley, valley, mountain. Crease the folds with the bone folder.

 

 

 

Measure and make a pencil mark 2″ down from the top left corner of the card base. Draw a line from the pencil mark to the top of the 4″ score line. On the right side measure and make a pencil mark 2″ down from the top right corner of the card base. Draw a line from the pencil mark to the top of the 8″ score line.

 

 

 

Using your cutting tool of choice, cut along the lines. ∗Please note: save the cut off triangles to use as templates for the patterned paper pieces.

Fold the card base and crease each fold again. Now it’s time to decorate!

 

 

From the patterned paper cut:

*A piece that measures 5 3/4″x 3 3/4″. This is for the large inside space that you see when the card opens.

*4 pieces that measure 1 3/4″ wide by 6″ long. Now is when the cut off triangles are helpful for getting the correct angles when you cut them to the correct length. Lay the patterned paper on the flaps so that there is equal space on the left/right/bottom. ∗Please note: refer to the very first picture of the completed card to see what I mean. Lay the cut off triangles on the patterned paper at the top and trace along the angled line to mark for cutting. If they are still to long after cutting, you can always trim a bit more off.

 

 

 

I used patterned paper only on the areas that can be seen when the card is folded. You can add some to the other 2 inside panels if you want to. A blank piece of card stock was added for a hand written message.

 

 

 

I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it before using a die cut to cut it out. Then matted it onto a larger layer of card stock that matches the card base before adhering it to the left side. ∗Please note: only adhere to one front side or the card won’t open. A few enamel shapes and it’s all finished. What do you think? More embellishments could be added and it would look awesome! 🙂

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!

 

 

 
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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Fancy Fold Friday #12

Happy Friday everyone!

Fancy Fold Friday posts are posted on the first Friday of each month and are about making a wide variety of card styles just by varying the way that the paper is folded. Knowing how to fold cards from a single sheet of cardstock is a useful technique to learn. Many different styles of handmade cards can be created from standard sizes of paper and card stock ~ typically 8 1/2″ x 11″ {letter size}. The various methods of card folding each provide different design opportunities. Very unique looks can be achieved simply by changing the fold or orientation of your card and special folds are a great way to create eye catching cards!

This week: PINWHEEL FOLD.

This card fold looks a bit tricky but I assure you it’s not. How fun for the recipient to slip off the belly band and find a special message inside 🙂

You will need {to make the card base}: double sided patterned paper, card stock, envelope punch board, scoring board, bone folder, paper trimmer or cutting tools of choice, adhesive. *Additional supplies may include card stock/patterned paper and whatever embellishments/extras need to complete the intended design.

 

 

Cut the patterned paper to 8″ square. Decide which side of the paper you want for the inside of the card which will also be the narrow outside strips that form the pinwheel design. This is the side you want facing up for the next step.

On the envelope punch board, place the left corner on the 3 3/8″ mark and score. ∗Please note: Do not punch. Turn the paper and repeat this on the remaining three sides. As you are scoring, you will notice that the score lines intersect or cross each other.

   

 

 

 

Where the score lines crossed each other, cut out the triangles as shown. This is now what it should look like with the four triangles removed.

 

 

 

Flip the paper over and place it on the scoring board. Score at 1″ from the top of the paper to the point of the triangle. Turn the paper and repeat this on the remaining three sides.

 

 

 

Fold the score 1″ score lines and crease the bone folder.

 

 

 

Add a panel to the inside for the sentiment or hand written message. I just added a 4 1/8″ square piece of white card stock but this piece could be cut to 4″ square and matted with a coordinating card stock cut to 4 1/8″ square.

 

 

 

To fold the card: left flap, top flap, right flap then tuck under the last fold to secure.

   

 

 

 

I then created a 1″ belly band and added a die cut sentiment/embellishments.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!

 

 

 
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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

May Note Cards

Hi everyone!

Sometimes it’s nice to have a little greeting to tuck into a gift bag or a bouquet of flowers. With this set of 4 note cards, you will be ready when that time comes! Each month has a different theme/color scheme. The note cards measure 3″ x 3″, have heat and/or machine embossing and embellishments of some sort ~ ribbon, pearls, rhinestones, etc. Envelopes with the flaps machine embossed are included.

For the month of May, here is a set of “Welcome, Baby” notes done with the “Foxy Friends” Photopolymer Bundle {item #142326} and “A Little Foxy” DSP stack {item #141637} on white card bases.

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Square Lined Envelope

Hi everyone!

Typically, the A2 size card is the most common. But sometimes it’s nice to change things up a bit. I created a 4 1/4″ square card but didn’t have an envelope on hand that would work. I do however have many A2 envelopes which measure 4 3/8″ x 5 3/4″. So, I altered one of them to create a square lined envelope to coordinate with the card.

You will need: A2 envelope, cutting tool of choice, scoring board, bone folder, adhesive, double sided tape, patterned paper {to coordinate with the card}, corner rounder punch{optional}.

1. Cut off 1/2″ from each end of the envelope.

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2.  Round the flap corners with the corner rounder punch. Cut the patterned paper to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Round the top corners.

 

 

3.  Open up the envelope and lay it flat. Add a strip of double sided tape along the top edge of the flap. This allows the patterned paper to cover the existing adhesive and be placed up higher. The tape backing can be removed when ready to seal the envelope. Adhere the patterned paper.

 

 

4.  Line up the fold line of the flap on a groove on the scoring board. Score along that line, fold and crease with the bone folder to get a nice crisp fold.

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5.  Add a strip of double sided tape along each side of the bottom of the envelope. Peel off the backing, fold up and press to seal the sides.

 

 

 

There you go! You now have a coordinating square envelope to go with your square card. My card ended up being damaged and could not be included in this photo, my apologies.

 

 

 

∗Please note: depending on your postal service, there may be a minimum size or extra charge for mailing square envelopes. Be sure to check before popping it in the mail. The information may also be obtained online.

 

 

 

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The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

Fancy Fold Friday #11

Happy Friday everyone!

Fancy Fold Friday posts are posted on the first Friday of each month and are about making a wide variety of card styles just by varying the way that the paper is folded. Knowing how to fold cards from a single sheet of cardstock is a useful technique to learn. Many different styles of handmade cards can be created from standard sizes of paper and card stock ~ typically 8 1/2″ x 11″ {letter size}. The various methods of card folding each provide different design opportunities. Very unique looks can be achieved simply by changing the fold or orientation of your card and special folds are a great way to create eye catching cards!

This week: FOLDING SCREEN.

Use punches to create a card that looks like a decorative room divider screen. The finished size of this card measures 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8 ” {when folded} and will fit in a standard A2 envelope.

You will need {to make the card base}: card stock, scoring board, bone folder, paper trimmer or cutting tools of choice, punches and/or dies. *Additional supplies may include card stock/patterned paper, stamps, inks, adhesives and whatever embellishments/extras need to complete the intended design.

 

 

Cut a piece of card stock to 5 1/2″ x 11″. Score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 8-1/4″ on the long side.

 

 

Using a border punch or die, create a border along the top edge of the card.

 

 

 

Fold in half at the 5 1/2″ score line. Then fold each side back in the opposite direction on the scored lines. Crease score lines with a bone folder.

 

 

 

To create the screen “legs” at the bottom, work on only half of the card base at a time. Keep the two right panels folded together and center a punch or die to cut. ∗Please note: only punch or cut through two layers at a time to avoid damaging the punch/die. If the card stock being used is very tick, just cut one layer at a time.

  

 

 

 

Repeat with the right left panels. This is what the card base should look like.

 

 

 

Now it’s time to decorate! To create the finished card:

#1} Layer patterned paper onto card stock panels. The measurements are: patterned papers are 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ /  card stock panels are 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″. Plain card stock could be cut to the same size as the patterned paper and then stamped before layering.

#2} Adhere to the panels.

#3} A die cut piece of white card stock was adhered to the last panel for the message.

#4} A sentiment was stamped, die cut and layered before attaching to the first panel on foam dots.

#5} Add embellishments ~ punched butterflies, enamel shapes, perfect pearls and Wink of Stella.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!

 

 

 
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The Country Touch

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