Thursday, July 31, 2014

July ECD Challenge: Stand Up Helpers

This month's Elizabeth Craft Designs challenge is to use Stand Up Helpers in two ways - in a stand up card and in another use. The first card is a Christmas card using the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper to stand up the card front when opened.

Christmas Card: Making the Card

1) Cut red card stock to 4 1/4 inches by 11 inches. Fold in half.  Score about 2 3/4 inches down the card front and fold to the inside. This creates the stand up card base.

2) Measure 2 5/8 inches down the inside of the card and lightly draw a line in pencil. Line up the bottom of the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper with this line and cut. Erase line. Fold forward. Die cut two Holly Flourish designs from the green paper; carefully ink the edges.

3) Using the largest accessory oval die from the Accordion Oval Card set, cut one from the patterned paper (I used the tree background on green), and one from the red card stock (for support). Adhere the patterned paper oval to the red card stock oval. Ink the edges using the ink blending tool and Pine Needles Distress Ink. Cut a strip of matching green paper about 7/8 inch by 4 1/4; ink the edges. Adhere the strip to the bottom front of the card as shown.

4) Add vellum to one side of the double sided adhesive. Die cut three parts of the 5 Part Pine from the vellum adhesive paper (I used the smallest then skipped the next size and cut the next two sizes). For the two bottom pieces, carefully peel the backing paper away from just the bottom where the "snow" will go. Dip into white glitter and polish with your finger. Brush off excess. Peel the rest of the paper away and dip into regal green glitter (hint: I use a small spoon, such as the plastic ones you get for sampling ice cream at a shop, to put the glitter where I want it). Polish with your finger. For the top (smallest) tree piece, do the same to the bottom but also add white at the tip of the tree before adding the regal green.

5) Assemble the tree on the patterned paper oval as shown, using dimensional tape behind the bottom points of each layer. Adhere oval as shown to the bottom half of the card front (do not put adhesive behind the top part, from the fold up).

6) Adhere one of the Holly Flourishes behind the tree oval at the top as shown. Add red/gold glitter dots peel offs as shown.

7) Adhere the other Holly Flourish inside the card as shown. Add red/gold dots peel offs as shown. Cut a 1 inch by 4 1/4 inches strip of green paper to adhere behind the stand up helper from the back of the card. Be careful not to put adhesive in the openings.

My second card uses the Thinking of You Stand Up Helper as a title across the front of the card.

Thinking of You Card: Making the Card

1) Cut white card stock to 4 1/4 inches by 11 inches. Fold in half. Die cut card front bottom edge with Agatha Edge as shown.

2) Cut a piece of patterned paper 2 inches by 4 1/4 inches; adhere to top of card.

3) Cut a thin strip of turquoise card stock 1/8 inch by 4 1/4 inches. Cut a strip of turquoise card stock 1 1/2 inches by 4 1/4 inches. Die cut edge of the latter piece with same Agatha Edge die. Adhere to bottom inside of card.

4) From white card stock, die cut Thinking of You. Cut along the fold line to free it. Line up and adhere to bottom of the patterned paper as shown. Cover seam with turquoise strip.

5) Adhere glitter dot peel offs as shown.


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Christmas Card

Thinking of You Card

Other Supplies

Christmas Card
  • Red Card Stock, Vellum
  • Patterned Paper and Matching Green Paper (I used Authentique 6x6 Two Christmases in One)
  • Pine Needles Distress Ink, Ink Blending Tool
  • Dimensional Tape

Thinking of You Card
  • Turquoise, White Card Stock
  • Patterned Paper (I used the hexagon sheet from American Crafts 6x6 #Summer)

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