Monday, 2 July 2018

Nordic Christmas and Kraft Card - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
I have a couple of Nordic Christmas samples to share with everyone's favourite kraft card as a base.

I made an assortment of tags and then a little box to put them in. It would make a very handy little gift for someone coming up to Christmas.

The box is ribbon tied to secure it and decorated with a stag design border to echo the image on the actual decorative die cut. 

Inside the box are a variety of coloured tags each with a matching greeting tag inside the pocket.
I've teemed the colours up with their matching Nuvo twine.

Tonic products used - 
Craft Perfect - Kraft, Bright White, Cornflower Blue, Fern Green, Cherry Red
Festive Sentiment stamp set
Nuvo hybrid inks - Safari Green, Empire Blue, Poppy Red

Making the Box
I measured the tag size and allowed an excess for the box depth and for the height of the finished bundle of tags.
Lid - 4.5 x 6.5"
Base - cut the same dimensions minus 1/16"
Score all round at 1"
Snip into the corners and remove a small triangle of card stock at the cross over sections where you will glue the tabs to the insides of the box. This helps line up the edges perfectly. You may also want to cut a small diagonal piece on the top side of the glue tab as well. All for the sake of a neat finish of course. 
I've lined the bottom of the box with co-ordinating paper.

Decorate your box to your own taste and finish with a ribbon tie if required. 

My second Kraft item is a card made with the gorgeous envelope front die for decoration.

Tonic products used - 
Craft Perfect - Kraft card, Polished Gold, Cream, Espresso brown
Nordic Christmas envelope die 
Reindeer Trio die set

The finished card measures 5 x 6.5"

I die cut the front decorative panel and glued it to the polished gold background. Using the Tangerine I replaced the die over the piece and embossed it giving a luxurious quilted effect.
I die cut the reindeer with the kraft and espresso brown card stock, adding the little details with the gold high gloss card stock.
The centre sentiment panel comes with the die set and embosses beautifully by just cutting it out from the card stock - especially the high gloss.

I hope you are enjoying the shows, the collection has all but sold out so have fun with your dies when you receive them.

Thank you for joining me today.

See Edna's original blogpost here

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