- 8”-square card blank
- Apple Snapple (©Kay Miller) digital kit
- 148gsm Mohawk Navajo printer paper
- CD and CD wallet
- Silver apple charm
- Silver chain and jump rings
- Red apple cane slices
- Lettuce Ranger alcohol ink
- Stamps Away Swirly Letters Lower stamp set
- Rocket Red Brilliance inkpad
- Moss Green ColorBox Cat’s Eye inkpad
- Papermania adhesive pearls
- Large button
- Ranger Glossy Accents
1 Print one sheet of the dotty, leaf and orange papers. Cover the front of your card blank with dotty paper then attach a slightly smaller piece of leaf paper centrally with the edges inked.
2 Cut a 155mm circle from orange paper, ink the edges and stamp the first half of your greeting as shown.
3 Print three trees and cut out one, trimming away the left-hand side to fit your card blank as shown. Attach the stamped circle to your card with the tree on top using foam pads.
4 Fix a jump ring onto both ends of a small length of silver chain, secure an apple charm on one ring then colour using the alcohol ink.
5 Thread a button with ribbon and feed the free jump ring on the chain onto both ribbon ends, sliding it all the way down to the button before tying the ends in a bow. Print a flower at 70% original size and cover the centre with a circle cut from orange paper before attaching your button and charm.
6 Fix the flower to your card using foam pads and embellish with pearls. Attach apple cane slices around the edge of the orange circle layer as shown. Cut leaves and apples from your two remaining trees and layer using foam pads, then apply glaze to the paper and cane apples.
7 For the inside, use computer software to layer the same elements as on the card front, cropping the orange paper to create the circle and applying a green outline. Mirror the whole image horizontally and reduce the width by 4mm. Print two copies.
8 Cut a slit in one copy from the tree trunk all the way across the orange circle. Cut your CD wallet in half and attach on the reverse, aligning the opening edge with your cut line. Attach tape along the upper edge of the cut line, the top edge of the wallet and around the outer edges.
9 Attach the whole layer inside your card, then cut the tree leaves from the second copy and layer using thin foam pads. Stamp your greeting onto the orange circle before sliding your CD into the pocket.
Project by Judith Hannington. Originally published in Creative Cardmaking issue 12.