Monday, 16 October 2017

Hometown Pines Quartet

Here is a quartet of simple but festive Christmas cards using the Hometown Greetings dies.
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Christmas cards made with the Hometown Greetings & Pretty Pines dies

The card below was the first I made and has slightly different dimensions to the other three.  All of the cards followed a few basic steps.
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Pretty Pines and Hometown Greetings dies combine to make a simple but festive Christmas card
  • I cut  circle of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Using a Stitched Shapes circle of similar dimensions and a slightly smaller Layering Circle die, I created a narrow edge of Basic Grey.
  • With Basic Gray cardstock, I cut just one of the houses with the Hometown Greetings die.
  • I glued the house to the white circle and glued the Basic Gray edge on top.
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The foliage in this Christmas card is from the Christmas Staircase die set
  • I added a layer of Designer Series Paper to the card (some of the cards also have Basic Gray and Whisper White mats)
  • Glued the decorative circle to the card front
  • Added some foliage cut in either Gold Foil Sheet or Tranquil Tide and using either a die from the Christmas Staircase or Pretty Pines die sets.
  • Added a bow cut with a die from the Pretty Pines die set and an Enamel Dot or Rhinestone
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Traditional red and green is combined with grey and silver in this Christmas card
  • The greeting is heat embossed either with gold or silver heat embossing powder on either Smoky Slate or Basic Gray cardstock
  • I used one of the square Stitched Shapes framelits to cut the rectangular shape for the greeting.
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The black and white Christmas card is made more festive with addition of Real Red trimmings

The banner on this card is a little different.  I cut the red layer at both ends with the Triple Banner Punch.  The Smoky Slate layer is cut with one of the Lots of Labels dies (see below) and then trimmed to slightly wider than the greeting.

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This is how I used the Lots of Labels die to cut each end of the label

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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