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You are going to love today's cards! I received both of these Peace & Joy cards in one of my holiday swaps and they are simply Too Cool!
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Peace & Joy Sending Joy Gnome Card
There are so many fun elements going on with this joyful card by Katherine Anderson! I especially love the popped up layering of the word "Joy" as the focal point. The Joy Dies make it so easy!
Background Basics—Katherine started by embossing a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder. Next, she layered a 4" x 3" piece of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper along the bottom and wrapped some Real Red Braided Linen Trim across the top of it, securing the ends on the back. It's all mounted onto a Whisper White Thick card base.
Joyful Foam Sentiment—Check out the dimension on that focal point! It's not popped up with traditional Dimensional foam dots…it's actually die-cut from Foam Adhesive Sheets! Did you know you could die-cut that foam? You can! Any open die will work! Talk about Too Cool!
Katherine first die-cut the large "joy" outline die-cut from Real Red cardstock. Next, she adhered a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the Foam Adhesive Sheet and ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine with the middle-sized "joy" die to get that thick layer. She finished by die-cutting the skinny "joy" from Gold Foil, adhering it to the white foam layer with Multipurpose Glue. All layers are stacked and adhered to the card front with Multipurpose Glue. Amazing!
Sentiment Accents—Katherine finished the sentiment by stamping the two reverse-type sections onto Whisper White cardstock in Mossy Meadow or Real Red. She hand-cut the words and attached them with more Multipurpose Glue.
Nice Gnome—I also love her adorable gnome from Gnome For The Holidays! She stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White and colored him in with Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Smoky Slate and Soft Suede. He's popped up with Dimensionals.
Finishing Touches—Katherine finished with a few Red Rhinestone Jewels floating around the card for sparkle! What a fun card!
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Peace & Joy Peekaboo Pocket Card
Talk about Too Cool and FUN! Deb Snyder sent me this AMAZING Peace & Joy pocket card with a cool peekaboo feature! The Joy Dies make it easy to create, too!
Joyful Pocket—Deb started with an 11" x 5-1/4" piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock, scored along the 5-1/4" side at the 1/2" and 4-3/4" marks and along the 11" side at the 5-1/2" mark. She cut the 1/2" panels away from one side of the card, and the other panels will be used as flaps to to adhere the card together into a pocket. Before she adhered it together, she ran the piece through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine with the large "joy" outline die on the side with the flaps.
Once the window is die-cut, adhere the flaps to the back of the card with SEAL+ Adhesive or Tear & Tape Adhesive. Use the 1-1/2" Circle Punch to punch out the notch at the edge of the pocket.
Pocket Insert—Deb created the pocket insert with a 5-3/8" x 4" piece of Real Red. She stamped the Peace & Joy holly image in Granny Apple Green with Real Red berries and a Memento Black sentiment onto a 4-1/4" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White, leaving plenty of room for the focal point.
Joy Focal Point—Deb die-cut the medium "joy" layer in Soft Sea Foam and the skinny "joy" layer in Real Red. To position them in the window, she inserted the pocket and centered the layers, adhering them with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Sweet Sentiment—Next, Deb stamped the card front sentiment in Memento Black onto Whisper White, hand-cut it, and layered it onto a Real Red Classic Label punched shape. It's popped up with Dimensionals.
Finishing Touches—She created a festive accent by stamping a couple more holly leaves in Granny Apple Green onto Whisper White cardstock, cutting them out and popping them up with Dimensionals. She finished by adding a Real Red Sheer Ribbon bow with a Glue Dot. Oooohhh…I love, love LOVE this card!
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