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Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday cards

Happy Monday friends! I'd like to start of the week with some cards share. And because we are in the Holiday season, I picked the ones that are applicable for this time of the year...
Happy Holidays
Size: 4 1/8” x 4 1/8”

Supplies Used:
Pattern paper-Winter Wonderland, My Little Shoebox; Stickers- (epoxy) Holidazzle, Creative Memories; (tree) Winter Wonderland, My Little Shoebox; Stamps- Bows and Holly, Lawn Fawn; Ink- (black) Jet Black, Stazon, Tsukineko; (red) Cherry, American Crafts; (raspberry) Versacolor, Tsukineko; Pen- Black, Dual-tip, Creative Memories; Scallop Scissor- Fiskars; Dies- Classic Scallop circles large, Spellbinders; Adhesives- Perma tac, u cut it foam, Raisen’s, Mini Square- Glue Arts; Flower- Pink, Accent Creative Designs

Instructions: Fold your pink pattern paper into a card sizing about 4 ½” square. Run it through the die cut machine using the circle scallop circle die. Cut another piece of scallop circle paper using the grey pink dot paper. Emboss the edge as well. Ink the edges of the pink/grey dot paper and adhere to the circle card. Cut a piece of green snowflake paper that is about 1 ½” in width and 5” in length. Cut the edges with scallop scissor. Place another pattern paper on top of the border. Adhere the layered border piece on the bottom portion of the card, cutting the left and right edges into notches. Stamp the gift box and tag images onto pattern paper. Set it aside to dry. Wrap the twine around the bottom paper strip twice. Secure the ends on the back side of the card. Adhere the Christmas tree sticker and flower onto the card. Cut the gift box and tag accent and adhere to the card. Place the epoxy stickers on the sticker and stamped images.
Notes: I used a die cut machine to make my shaped card. I place the die a little above the top of the fold of the paper so I won’t cut the fold of the card. I mainly used a pink color scheme on this card but with the tree, snowflake and gift box accent still keeps the Christmas/Holiday theme in the card
Joy to the World
Size: 4 x 5”

Supplies Used:
Cardstock- (red and white) WorldWin; Pattern papers- Holiday Style, October Afternoon; Buttons- Traditions, Fancy Pants Designs; Ribbon- Red, Offray; Stamp- Holiday Expressions, Inkadinkado; Ink- Jet black, Stazon, Tsukineko; Adhesives- Perma tac, Mini Square- Glue Arts

1.Stamp the image onto white cardstock using black ink. 2. Make the card base using red cardstock 3. Cut a piece of the holly leaves paper that is ¼” smaller than the card base and adhere to the center of the card. 4. Cut a ¾” strip of striped paper and adhere to the bottom of the card. 5. Wrap the red ribbon on top of the striped paper and adhere the ends. 6. Make a bow with the red ribbon and adhere to the center of the ribbon strip. Add a tiny green button in the center of the bow. 7. Cut out the Santa image to a 3 ½” x 2 ½” block. Mat with black/beige dot paper and adhere to the center of the card. 8. Add two green tiny buttons on the top corners of the block.

Happy Winter

Size: 4 ¼” x 6”

Supplies Used:
Cardstock- White, WorldWin; Pattern paper and stickers- Year-o-graphy, Simple Stories; Bling- Creative Charms; Adhesives- U cut it foam, Perma tac- Glue Arts

This card was made super easy with coordinated products

Trim pattern paper 1/8” smaller than the card base and adhere. Place a striped sticker on the bottom right side of the card. Place the letter stickers above it to spell out “Happy Winter”. Place a snowflake sticker on top of the snowflake design on the paper using foam adhesive. Place rhinestone on three different spots of the card to create a visual triangle.

Snow card

Size: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

Supplies Used:
Cardstock- WorldWin; Pattern papers, chipboard, Stickers- Twig, Little Yellow Bicycle; Button- Fancy Pants Design; Paper Trimmer with Decorative blade- Creative Memories; Adhesives- High Tac, Mini Squares, U cut it foam, Raisen’s- Glue Arts

I love adding embellishments with dimensional adhesive to give the project texture and layers.

Make the card base with cardstock. Cut a piece of blue dot paper that is 1/8” smaller than the card base. Cut this piece using a decorative blade attachment to a paper trimmer. Cut a piece of brown snowflake paper that is 4” x 5 ¼” in size. Measure ½” all round the snowflake paper, make measurement lines on the back side of the paper and cut out a frame.  Adhere to the card. Place the chipboard snowman, chipboard snowflake and sentiment accents on the card using dimensional adhesive. Add a small blue button in the center of the chipboard snowflake using mini square adhesive. Notes: I cut the brown snowflake paper into a frame so I won’t lose any of the beautiful design of the blue dot paper in the background.

I hope you all have a great start to your week.

Till next time,

P.S Does this new format of sharing my cards with supplies and instructions better for you? Let me know so I can start doing it like this from here on out.  :)

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