Friday, August 03, 2018

Vintage Christmas Puppy

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a vintage looking Christmas card.  My daughter said the colors looked vintage to her and I had to agree. And the card uses previous Christmas and non-Christmas dies.
I started by die cutting all pieces in various colors of card stock to match my plaid.  For the frame I used the second largest of the Eyelet Squares and the fourth largest of the Stitched Squares.  I centered one inside the other and used washi tape to hold them in place as I ran it through my die cutter.
I cut a white panel for the front 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, a 2 1/2 inch square from the plaid paper and a piece of ribbon a bit longer than the panel so I could wrap it around the back.
I glued the candy together and covered them in Wink of Stella.
I laid things in place to get a general placement and took a photo with my phone.  I often do this so as I'm gluing things down I have a reference.  This is especially good if you have a lot of pieces or critical placement.
I glued the ribbon 1/2 inches from the left side and lined up my plaid square with the edge.  The bottom of the square is 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the panel.  I also glued the dog to the plaid square.  His eyes and the nose piece are colored with a marker.
I glued the candy with the notch to the frame (I snipped off the part that showed beyond the frame) and used narrow foam strips to raise up the frame.
Next I tucked one candy under the frame and the other on top.  I also decided at this point to angle my sentiment rather than put it on straight.
In looking at the panel, I thought it needed just a bit more.  So I rounded the upper right hand corner using a corner rounder.  Then on the white A2 card base I adhered a small strip of the plaid paper. I toyed with the idea of using a solid, but decided the plaid looked better.
And the finished card!

We're getting ready for a new release of holiday dies that promises to be WONDERFUL!  There are so many cute dies coming - I can't wait!

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Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is such a cute Christmas card Jeanne and I agree it does have a vintage appeal - love the plaid paper and the sweet little puppy. And it’s another idea for a new and different way to use this previously released die

Anja Ž. said...

Such a lovely card. It's s great how you arranged everything together.

Lois said...

This is such a cute Christmas card. I love the plaid paper and the candies.

Wendy Mind said...

I love this dog as it looks like my border terrier. Lovely card also

Janja said...

What a lovely Christmas card.

Pam MacKay said...

Adorable Christmas pup love how you combined dies to create this sweet card!