It's really not fair of me to keep doing this to you, as the Hearth and Home Thinlit Dies are back-ordered into oblivion, but you can still order them and you will eventually get them, though with not much time to spare before Christmas. That being said, I am in love with them along with the Festive Fireside Framelits and the Festive Fireplace stamp set, and I just had to show you what you can do with them. This is the third project for my Technique Night classes, but I think I'm going to have to do some significant prep work in order for them to get all the projects done!
- This is an easel card because of the way it stands upright on the base like an easel, I guess. You can put one of the little battery-powered votive candles inside it and voila! The fireplace is crackling and flickering. Makes me feel warm just looking at it!
- The easel fold itself is quite easy to do. Just cut a regular-sized card base by cutting a sheet of 8 1/5 x 11 cardstock in half the long way, so the piece measures 4 1/4" x 11" and score along the long side at 5 1/2" and also at 2 3/4" to make the easel fold.
- Then cut another piece of cardstock at 4" x 5 1/4" to make the upright panel, and glue it on to the card base, adding the adhesive to the folded piece so you won't have the adhesive extending beyond the bottom half, which would cause your card to stick to the upper part and then you couldn't fold it to stand upright.
- A slightly raised piece, using dimensionals on the "inside" of the card is what holds the easel panel in place as you can see above. In this case I die cut the sentiment, from Cozy Christmas, using the Ovals Collection Framelits and backed it with some Real Red die cut with the oval one size larger, to make a cozy hearth rug.
- All the other pieces were stamped with the images from Festive Fireplace stamp set and die cut using the Festive Fireside Framelits, which you can get as a bundle and save 15% over the cost of buying them separately.
- The fireplace itself was stamped on watercolour paper, die cut using the window frame from Hearth and Home Thinlits and water coloured using various brick colours. The Window Frame Framelit doesn't fit the fireplace image exactly and I had a little trimming to do, besides snipping out the window pane frames from the middle.
- I stamped and watercoloured the burning logs on some vellum. I then used one of the Squares Collection Framelits to die cut a hole through all the layers on the front of the card. This lets the votive's light shine through the vellum.
I hope you will eventually get to play with these great sets, even if not for Christmas. They will be useful all year round.
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