Today, I want to share a special card that we sent to our deployed soldier! This took a lot of time to create, but bears A TON of heart and soul with the addition of the Talking Tag Video!
Here’s the cardfront (please forgive my 6-year-old’s dirty hands…boys):
Here’s what you’ll need to create a similar card:
Materials: Sizzix Pop ‘n Cuts 3-D A2 Card Base, Sizzix Pop ‘n Cuts 3-D Noel Insert, Sizzix Sizzlits Brick Wall Decorative Strip, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Cardstock for Sizzix Sizzlits, Sizzix Sizzlits Noel Set, Talking Tag Video Message sticker, Lawn Fawn Cozy Christmas stampt set, Lawn Fawn Fa-La-La Papers, Lawn Fawn Fa-La-La Element Stickers, Lawn Fawn Elf Green Narrative cardstock alpha stickers, copic markers, detail scissors, adhesive, rhinestone gems, white cardstock for stamping, Memento Black Ink, sand paper/nail file
Here are the die-cut pieces in detail:
You will need a A2 card base, Noel Pop-up card, die-cut Noel phrase, 2 upper fireplacs & 2 bottom fireplaces (will describe in further detail in tutorial), a 4 1/4″ x 3/4″ folded Kraft-Core cardstock for mantel, 2 patterned paper panels for above and below fireplaces, patterned paper A2 base, 2 strips of patterned paper borders, 2 large cut presents, 1 medium cut present, and 1 small cut present.
To make the upper & lower brick fireplaces:
Take 4 1/4″ wide Kraft-Core cardstock strips in maroon and using the tick marks of the pop ‘n cuts die, die-cut the top of the Noel phrase (upper fireplaces) & the bottom of the Noel phrase (bottom fireplaces). Repeat to create 2 upper fireplaces and 2 bottom fireplaces. Using detail scissors, cut/remove the letters.
Now, take 1 upper fireplace piece and 1 bottom fireplace piece and die-cut using the brick wall Sizzlit. Make sure the pieces stay in their place! This is the tricky part! Leave the other upper fireplace and bottom fireplace pieces intact. Adhere the whole fireplace pieces to their respective brick die-cut pieces.
This is what the completed fireplace pieces will look like (upper and bottom). Take a nail file or sand paper and sand to reveal the Kraft-Core.
After sanding, adhere the upper and lower brick fireplaces to the Noel Pop-Up base. Adhere patterned paper panels above and below the fireplace.
To create the mantel above the fireplace, take the 4 1/4″ x 3/4″ strip of Kraft-Core cardstock and fold twice (1 valley & 1 hill). Sand with a nail file/sand paper.
Adhere Mantel above the fireplace and adhere decorative strips and cut presents. Now you can color your stamped images!
Using whatever coloring mediums you prefer, color your stamped images. I created a camo stocking for my deployed solder, sprinkled cookies, and a simple glass of happy milk! Now, trim!
Now, that your stamped images are trimmed, you can adhere them to the mantel!
To create your Talking Tag Video surprise, adhere a matching cut present over the one already adhered to the card by creating a 1/4″ adhered fold. Just adhere the sticker on the inside! Now you’re ready to include your video message!
If you so choose, add a label of instructions!
Add additional embellishments and stickers to finish this amazing creation & adhere to the A2 Card Base!
I know this is time consuming, but I KNOW for a fact, my deployed solder and your loved ones will treasure this card for a lifetime!
Thanks so much for stopping by.