Creating Celebration Cards with the Soiree Collection

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Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned card-maker, you’re going to love our new Soiree Collection!

The festive paper prints and super cute embellishments and stickers are perfect for card-making.

The possibilities with this collection are endless.

You can whip out a card in a few minutes or take more time to create something a bit more detailed.  Either way the results are going to be fantastic!

For this assignment, I created three cards with three different difficulty levels for your inspiration.  For each card, I used solid cardstock as my base – I like the texture and heft that cardstock provides.  I also used Foam Squares to adhere most of the embellishments – I love the extra pop and dimension that they provide.  And the gemstone embellishments provide a finishing touch of dazzle!

To make these cards, you’ll need:

This first card is super easy but also super cute!  I simply added one of the printed card fronts from the Soiree Paper Pack and a few embellishments to my card base.

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Step 1:  Cut white cardstock to 5.5″ x 8.5″ and fold in half.

Step 2:  Cut out pre-printed card front from the Soiree Paper Pack and adhere to card base.

Step 3:  Adhere embellishments and stickers with Foam Squares.

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I spent more time on this second card by making a circle cut-out with our Custom Cutting System.

Step 1:  Cut white cardstock to 5.5″ x 8.5″ and fold in half.

Step 2:  Cut raspberry cardstock to 5.25″ x 4 2/8″ and adhere to front of card.

Step 3:  Cut designer paper to 5″ x 4″ and adhere to raspberry cardstock.

Step 4:  Use the custom cutting system with the largest circle pattern and blue blade on the inside edge to cut a circle out of the top part of the card.  Press hard as you’ll be cutting through three layers of paper.

Step 5:  Use the custom cutting system with the largest circle pattern and blue blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from the raspberry cardstock.  Adhere this circle to the inside panel of the card positioning it inside of the circle on the front of the card.

Step 6:  Add sticker to the raspberry circle and use foam squares to adhere stickers and embellishments to the front of the card.

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Finally, I created a “Z-Fold Card”.  If you get stuck with the instructions, just Google “Z-Fold Card”, and you’ll find an assortment of video tutorials online.  Don’t be afraid to try this card.  It really is easy to make, and the results are fun!

Step 1:  Cut raspberry cardstock to 5″ x 12″.

Step 2:  Position the piece horizontally in your straight trimmer and score at 4″ and at 8″.  To score, run your multi-purpose tool down the arm of the trimmer.  Press hard.

Step 3:  Turn the piece vertically on your trimmer and make a small mark at the bottom at 2.5″.

Step 4:  Diagonally cut the paper from the 2.5″ mark to the top corner of the piece.  Fold into a “z” shape at the score marks.

Step 5: Cut designer paper to 4 7/8″ x 12″.

Step 6:  Lay the piece vertically on your trimmer and make a small mark at 2 3/8″.

Step 7:  Diagonally cut the paper from the 2 3/8″ mark to the top corner of the paper.

Step 8:  Turn the piece horizontally on your trimmer and cut off three pieces with each piece being 3 7/8″ wide.

Step 9:  Adhere the three designer paper pieces to one side of your raspberry piece.

Step 10:  Add embellishments.  I used foam squares for the embellishments on the front of my card, and tape runner for the inside embellishments.

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The Soiree Collection is perfect for card-making, but it’s equally perfect for birthday and celebration scrapbook layouts!  I’m sure that you’ll want two of this collection, and I guarantee that you won’t be sorry!

Celebrate Good Times!

Karyn

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