Friday, 13 November 2020

Stamp 'N Hop November Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to the monthly Stamp N’ Blog Hop! 

If you're starting here, come and join the hop! If you have just arrived from Alison's blog, isn't her project fantastic? My name is Kim and I'm so happy you are visiting my blog Handmade by Kim!

To see all of today's projects all you have to do is scroll down this page until you find the 'Next' button. Click 'Next' to be taken to the next blog and repeat until you end up back here again! 

This month’s theme is 3D projects. There are over 20 of us on this blog hop today so you'll be spoilt for inspiration for your papercraft projects!


I've created this 3D Christmas Card - I have NO IDEA what this style card is called (leave me a comment if you know!)

In the last few years, I have received at least two cards like this, one from each of my aunties Chiquita and Sherida, who live in Utrecht in The Netherlands. 

A week ago I was going through the Christmas cards we received last year (I like to double check my Christmas card list has everyone who sent us a card last year on it!) and I found a card just like this (I forgot to take a photo). I hsve never seen this style card for sale in the UK so the challenge was on, I wanted to create my own version.


I didn't have any circle dies large enough and whilst I'm sure I could have worked this out using various items to draw a pattern onto window sheets, I decided this was a job for my electronic cutting machine! 


I designed this shape (yes, it does look like something else lol) in Cricut Design Space using two circles of different sizes (the larger one being 5") and a rectangle. I then welded the shape together so that it would cut as one piece. I added my Window Sheet onto my cutting mat and put the machine to work! The shape was perfect and I have saved it for future use! 

I scored the Window Sheet where the rectangle meets the circle and attached it to the underneath of my card with Tear & Tape. 

The card base is Mint Macaron cardstock measuring 5" x 10", scored at 5". I've covered the whole inside with a piece of the Snowflake Splendor DSP of the same size. 


I've decorated the Window Sheet with die cuts from the So Many Snowflakes dies and Joy dies. 

I've used a combination of  Whisper White cardstock, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper - plus Whisper White cardstock which I'd previously painted with Frost White Shimmer paint mixed with Pool Party ink (which was leftover from previous project). 

I applied Adhesive Sheets to the back of all the cardstock, before die cutting. This is so all the pieces would stick to the Window Sheet really easily (and be repositionable) and also so it didn't look messy on the reverse side of the Window Sheet. Adhesive Sheets are so much easier to use with die cuts than any other adhesive, especially when working with intricate shapes such as snowflakes.

As you can see the Window Sheet piece folds totally flat. This makes posting easy and if you are in the UK, the bonus is this card would only need a standard stamp.


I've decorated the top of the card with a piece of the same DSP measuring 4 3/4" square. This distracts from the small cut I created, which was needed to be able to insert the top of the Window Sheet into the cardstock, to create the 3D effect.  


Thank you so much for visiting my blog - I hope you enjoyed my project today! I really enjoyed creating this.

Like I said at the start, if you know the name of this type of card please let me know in the comments. 

Next up on the Stamp N' Hop blog hop we have Stacey Marsh who has created a wonderful project for you. Simply click next to hop from blog to blog to see all of the fabulous projects!


Alternatively you can visit each blog by clicking on the names in the roll call below.


Roll Call

20 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Kim, what an adorable project x

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  2. That is pretty awesome. I have never seen anything like it before. Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Narelle! It was fun to CASE a card that was not handmade. I haven't used my window sheets in ages!

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  3. This is lovely Kim, never seen a card like this before, you did a fab job :-)

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    1. Thanks Gez! I managed to get this made just in time! I'd totally forgotten about wanting to recreate it until I got last years Christmas cards out

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  4. Such a different card and the decorating is brilliant

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    1. Thank you Vickie! Those adhesive sheets were a life saver!

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  5. Love it - not seen one like this before!

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    1. Thanks Susan! I still have no idea what to call it

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  6. Wow this is beautiful Kim, thank you so much for sharing x

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