Hello Folks! I'm back with another use for the Ellen Hutson Alpine Windows dies!
After making my first few tri-fold cards from a standard size sheet of paper (like the above card, originally posted here) I was left with smaller 3" x 3 2/3" trifold pieces. I never want to toss anything, so I thought I'd see what I could do with these leftovers.
For the first one I made a smaller see-through card for a gift tag. I used all the same die cuts as I did for the "real" card, and in addition I snipped off the house from the first layer. Since I accidentally had the card upside down when I made all the cuts (you can see this trifold would have opened to the right instead of the left) I adhered the last two layers together. So now it opens like a regular card! I curved and embossed the sentiment from Totally Random Sayings Vol 2 to follow the curve of the valley. I just colored the trees for this card. Very simple.
For this card, I did not use the mountain die on the bottom layer, just the house die on the first layer (cutting off the house again) and the evergreen trees die on the second layer. Instead of adhering the last two layers together, I adhered all three of the layers together. And that made the perfect place for me to slide in a $20 bill!
What I couldn't believe, aside from this being the perfect size to fit a dollar bill, is that the white house on the back is very similar in scale to the evergreen trees! They totally go together! Who knew?
The background that this is mounted to is made with the Altenew Feeling Dotty Stencil, stenciled once in orange, shifted to the side, and stenciled again in aqua.
These next few photos I was UNABLE TO EDIT, thanks to Photoshop thinking I was some sort of criminal mastermind taking photos of US currency and perhaps replicating them?!? It honestly would not let me edit these photos showing the $20 bill. Hilarious, and also annoying. Thought I'd share them with you anyway so you can see how I slipped the money between the two layers.
I'm always looking for clever and creative ways to give money. Cash is cash, so it's nice to have a way to make it stand out from other gifts of money.
Here's my collection of projects made with the Alpine Windows dies so far! I blogged about the card here, and the monster treat bag here.
Thanks so much for looking!-Kelly