1) Cut cardstock 5 ½” X 8 ½” and score at 2 ¾”, 5 ½”, & 8".
2) Fold at score lines and sharpen creases with a bone folder.
3) On the opposite side of the small fold, measure and pencil mark the centers on each end. Center should be 1 3/8”
4) Using your pencil marks as center line, punch in about ¼” with a 1 3/8” square punch, on both ends. You can use a square die 1 3/8” to 1 ½” If you do not have a punch. This step is creating a track for the slider mechanism.
5) Cut a 1 ¼” wide strip from the cellophane bag by cutting the closed end of the bag off, measure and mark the width and cut with a scissors. I tried using several paper cutters and it cuts crooked, so scissor cut works the best. Snip open one end so you will have a 1 ¼” X 11” strip. Do not try to use acetate, it is too thick and will not slide.
6) Open strip and center card base over it, on the track side making sure there is an even amount on each end. Wrap ends in toward center and attach using 1/8” Scor- tape, or red line tape. Make sure to do this step loosely, I put my finger under the cellophane between it and the card base before sticking down tape. Make sure it slides freely back and forth.
7) Cut a mat of plain cardstock 2 ½” X 5 ¾”, and a patterned paper piece 2 ½” X 5 ½”. Glue these together and attach to card front. Using a small circle die or round punch make a slot on the right side. You may do this step before gluing in place to make cutting easier.
11) Die cut a large snowflake base of white cardstock. Cut the intricate part of the snowflake die from patterned paper. Glue together. Cut a Snowman from patterned paper with a 2 ½” circle die or punch. Glue to the snowflake front. Cut two small snowflakes from patterned paper using one of the matching snowflake dies, glue together and add a rhinestone to center.
12) Glue snowflake, gift banner, and small snowflake to card front as pictured to complete this project.
Spellbinders Standard Circles Small; 1/8” Scor-tape; Diamond Stickles; Blue cardstock; White cardstock; 5” X 7” Cellophane card bag; Silver twine; 1 ½” square punch; 1 3/8” round punch; Glue; Pop-dots
About the Artist
I have been paper crafting for about ten years now. A friend invited me to attend a card make-n-take, that I was extremely reluctant to go to, but I let her talk me into it. Well as most of you paper crafters already know, the rest is history! I have been on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team for about a year and a half and I never tire of the beauty that comes to me in each month's design team package. I am amazed by each and every collection, which becomes my new favorite. If you are here reading this, then you are a Heartfelt Creations fan too and I can sincerely say this wonderful family run company will never disappoint.
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