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Sat 09

Hooray for Holiday Mail!
by Sherry Hester

Hi everyone!  Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

Don't you just love holiday mail? I sure do! Today's card uses two of the elves from the Christmas Elves clear stamp set and matching dies. The little guy on the right looks really excited to be hitting the road to deliver the mail to his little elf friend who's waiting so patiently!

Hooray Mail - 1

I sponged Faded Jeans Distress Ink through the Birch Landscape stencil to create the background directly onto a folded A2 card base. The Fresh Pine Landscape was cut from white card stock. I love how this die can be cut as low or as high on the card stock as you want, depending on how much space you want to work with below. You can also snip off the individual trees to thicken the forest, so to speak (although there is a matching die set with just the trees).

Hooray Mail - 2

That little elf is getting closer and closer! I sponged my go-to green, Peeled Paint, onto the trees, and added some blue shaded snow drifts using a piece of paper that I hand cut. I stamped, die cut and colored the two elves, and once I decided where I wanted them to be placed, I die cut the groove using the middle die of the three grooves in the set.

Hooray Mail - 3

Looks like that very patient elf is finally going to get his holiday mail! As you've seen from earlier posts, the mechanism for sliders is pretty simple. Before I moved on, though, I remembered (thank goodness) to stamp the sentiment onto the piece while it's flat. We've all been there ... you get a piece all ready to add with foam tape already attached and oops ... you realize you should have stamped the sentiment, and good luck getting a good impression, right?

Hooray Mail - 4

Rather than a penny, I had to use a dime for my little guy, otherwise you would have seen the penny sticking out from his sides. I positioned the dime behind the slot, added a narrow piece of foam tape and then attached the elf with the mail to that.  I doubled up on the foam tape on the back before adhering it to the card base, making sure there was plenty of room for the elf to slide.

Hooray Mail - 5
If you haven't ever made a slider card, I hope you've been inspired this week to give it a try. This was my first slider card and I loved making it! Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!




Awe - so adorable - love this background and elves - yeah for mail is right - happy dance time when I get a package of crafting goodies!

Great slider and love the pretty background ! Holiday mail is very special !

Absolutely adorable! The elves are so charming!

Sherry, this is way too cute and who doesn't love getting Holiday mail? Even little elves would, right? LOL

Cute card Sherry!

Great card, Sherry! Love the Fresh Pine landscape die.

Sherry, my first thought when I saw your contribution was, "this card is in perfect balance". I love the play of the dies against the stenciling, and it has action, too. Love that Birch landscape stencil and the Pine Tree landscape die.

Pretty! xxx

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