Making Christmas Bright Z-Fold Class Cards

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There is less than one week left to register for the Making Christmas Bright Class-To-Go Kit, the first of four classes from my Countdown To Christmas Series!  Sign up by September 18 to participate! 

Today, I'm sharing 1 of the 3 card styles that will be included in this class! We'll be making a total of 12 cards: 4 each of 3 designs. 

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Making Christmas Bright Z-Fold Cards

The Making Christmas Bright Countdown To Christmas class features supplies to create all four colors of these fun-fold cards!  The kit includes the Making Christmas Bright stamp set, All Is Bright Designer Series Paper and pre-cut supplies—you add ink and adhesive!  It's a fantastic way to get your handmade holiday cards done a little early this year!  You'll be able to mix & match the colors of the card bases, the DSP and the Christmas bulbs…so fun!

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Background Basics—The base of the first card is a 11" x 4-1/4" piece of Cherry Cobbler scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" along the 11" side.  After folding the card in half, the front cover is folded back onto a "Z" style fold.  TIP: Use the tip of the Bone Folder to really crease the folds so the card lays down flat. 

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Next, I added a 2-1/2" x 4" piece of the polka dotted All Is Bright DSP to the left front flap of the card.  The inside of the card has a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, decorated with a 5-1/4" x 1" coordinating strip of All Is Bright paper.  Be sure to wait to adhere it to the middle until you stamp the inside sentiment!

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Bright Bulbs—I stamped the Making Christmas Bright sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the bottom left of a 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" piece of Whisper White.  Then, in the top right corner, I stamped the bulb string in Memento Ink.  Using Whisper White scraps, I stamped the solid Christmas bulbs in Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce inks, and the star bulb in Real Red ink.  I used the Christmas Bulb Punch to cut out the shapes, then used it again to punch out the Gold Foil sockets.  Those were adhered with a tiny dab of Multipurpose Glue.  Once they were dry, I popped them up with Dimensionals over the string and added a Rhinestone Jewel to the star.

The layer was matted onto a 3-1/2" x 2-3/4" piece of Cherry Cobbler, then it was attached to the left front flap of the card only with Dimensionals.

Bundle It & SAVE—Purchase the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and the Christmas Bulb Punch together as a bundle and save 10%!  You can select the punch as an Add-On to your Countdown To Christmas class and save, too!

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Inside The Card—I stamped the first part of the sentiment in Memento Black, then added the "bright" in Call Me Clover.  The tiny stars are stamped in Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler.  I love how the stars pick up the pattern in the strip at the bottom, as well as the star on the front.  Coordination, baby!

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Two Cool—For the second version, I started with a Call Me Clover card base and changed the inside strip to a Cherry Cobble pattern of DSP.  You'll notice that whichever card base I used, I chose the other three featured colors for the Christmas bulbs.  So, this card features Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobber inks.

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And, the stars inside feature the colors that are not in the strip along the bottom. I love how this card design is both clean and cute!  The perfect combination for a memorable holiday card!

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Three Cool—The third card features a Real Red card base. I selected the Christmas bulbs All Is Bright DSP for the front and went back to the green DSP for the bottom.

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Four Cool—The last card features a Shaded Spruce card base. I love how the realistic Christmas bulbs match all four of the featured colors: the highlights on the bulbs are the lighter colors, the shaded areas are the darker colors. 

I know my class participants are going to LOVE this fun & festive holiday card!  Order the Class-To-Go kit today and you'll be able to make it at your convenience before the holiday season gets REALLY busy! 


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