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Saturday, November 07, 2020

Christmas Card, October 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

I had found this pretty "Arrow Fold" technique card using the October 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit and when I went to open the window Pinterest decided to reload some "new" images for me. I tried to hit the back button but it just took me to Google. So I tried to find the card with no luck at all. Then it caused me to try to make it from memory. And this is what I ended up with. It's not the same but it's close. 

I know I posted an October 2020 Paper Pumpkin card yesterday but I had to post this one because I was working from memory and the card was ready as much as it could be.

I followed the instructions I had written up in a previous post. You can see them here and I will also explain as I go on here. 

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Cherry Cobbler card stock. This card opens at the bottom and the fold is at the top. 

With a pencil, I lightly marked the bottom edge of the front of the card at the halfway mark at 2-3/4". And then I marked the sides at the halfway mark at 2-1/8".  Score the piece from the top corner of the fold to the center of the bottom of the front where you made your mark. Then for the next score you keep the bottom center on the scoring line and score to the 2-1/8" mark.  Repeat for the other side.

With the card closed and facing you. Fold the long score lines inward on both sides and fold the shorter score lined outward.  Look here at the photo of the card I posted yesterday to see the inside of the card.  You will need to use your bone folder to make those score lines nice and crisp. And you will also need to glue them down because they won't stay down.  Be sure not to add glue where it's not needed.  Just open and close the folds to see where the glue should go.

I used some gold foil card stock and cut it 4" x 5-1/4".  This piece will need to be marked at the bottom half way at 2-5/8". Now you will need to cut from the 2-5/8" to the top corner.  Repeat for the other side.  Try to keep the pieces together. It's easy to get them mixed up. I taped the two smaller pieces to the inside of the card so they were out of the way.  Then I taped the larger piece on the front of the card.

I taped the middle foil piece to the center front of the card. On the inside I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White and then I taped the other two foil pieces on top, lining up the bottom and sides.  

Then I cut one of the cards from the October 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I marked the center at 2-9/16".  It's between the 2-1/2" and 2-5/8" mark.  I cut it from the top corner to my center mark, on both sides. The center piece was taped to the front of the card on top of the gold foil piece.

I taped the two side pieces to the inside of the card. You may want to trim the long angle side 1/8" or it will just line up equal with the gold foil paper on that one side. That is how mine ended up. It's still pretty whatever way you do it. 

I took some of the Cherry Cobbler twine from the kit and made three loops. I added glue dots to hold the threads in place.  I took one of the flower die cut pieces and hovered over the front of the card to see where the threads should go. Then I pressed the threads in place. 

Dimensionals were added to the back of the flower. But before the flower was set in place, I punched two gold foil card stock pieces using the "Sprig" punch. I taped those in place and then I set the flower in place.  I added some Wink of Stella to the darker areas of the flower but it didn't show up in the photo but in person it's very pretty.  And the card was done.

If you happen to run across a card very similar to this one on the internet, please post a link so I can give credit to the original designer.  I do know there was no Cherry Cobbler threads on the original card. This is all I remembered of the original card and I winged the rest.

Tomorrow I will have a non-Paper Pumpkin card to share.  I promise!

Edited:  I found the pin!!  Here's the link. WOW my memory is not all that great anymore. Though I am giving myself credit for remembering what I did because a couple of days passed with it minimized on my computer. 

Thank you SO very much for taking the time to stop by today,


Hilda Burton said...

Your card and the one you found on Pinterest are very pretty. I like the arrow fold and the October 2020 Paper Pumpkin elements. Beautiful card. Enjoy your day, Wanda.

Wavah said...

As always a very lovely card.