August 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 August, here is a set of “Hello” notes done with Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Summer Starfruit on white card bases.

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

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

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Fancy Fold Friday #14

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: FLAP OVER FOLD.

This is a very easy card fold that could be used for any occasion at all. The greeting is on the inside and peeks through the window on the front flap.

You will need: card stock, patterned paper, cutting tool of choice, scoring board/bone folder, die/punch {to cut out the sentiment/layer and the window in the front flap, stamp/ink, adhesive, embellishments. ∗Please note: The sentiment can be heat embossed, if desired. This will require a powder tool, embossing powder and heat tool.

 

Cutting the papers:

*4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card stock {this is the back flap of the base}{white}

*3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″{Soft Sky}

*3 3/8″ x 5 1/2″{white}

*3 3/8″ x 6″ {patterned paper}. Score the patterned paper at 5 9/16″.

 

 

Stamp the greeting on a scrap of white card stock. Punch or die cut. If you want the sentiment to be layered, punch or die cut a larger shape in a different color.

Punch or die cut a window in the front of the patterned paper panel. This is where the stamped/layered sentiment will peek through.

 

Apply adhesive to the inside flap of the patterned panel {along the narrow bit that was scored}. Fold over on the top of the colored card stock and press the adhesive down to adhere. Center the white card stock piece to the colored. Place the layered stamped sentiment under the window in the front flap. Even with a layered sentiment, there is still lots of room for personalizing the inside of the card 🙂 Add embellishments ~ I kept this card simple by adding a couple of enamel dots and a glitter ribbon knot.

  

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!

 

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

July 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 July, here is a set of “Kindness Matters” notes done with assorted water colored summery images and patterned paper on white card bases.

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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