Saturday, December 3, 2011

Quick I need to make some Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards
Every year I say that I will make my Christmas Cards early and as usually, not being a fan of making cards, I keep putting it off and leaving it to the last minute!
If you are anything like me, I have the solution
12 very basic and easy peasy Christmas cards that you will whip up in no time!

I tried to used the same selection of embellishments throughout the cards, keeping the cost and time down


All you need is a few base products to start with:




and 10 "5x7"Ivory Greeting Cards (10 for $1.80 and includes the envelopes)
okay so not the best photos from the supplier but you will get their look as we progress

BUT OF COURSE ALL THESE PRICES ARE 25% less due to our SALE

So start by cutting each flash card up into separate pieces

All your back ground pieces of cardstock is 10cm x 14cm (so you can get 6 cards from one sheet of cardstock)

Card 1



Adhere your cardstock and flash card to your card

Tie a bow with Red and White Bakers Twine (I have a thing about mixing cream and white so to remove some of the white I wiped the twine over my Jumbo Java ink
Then add your holly and berries

How to make Holly 

Draw your holly on the BACK of a piece of green cardstock, it doesn't have to be perfect.  Cut them

Then crease a centreline (outward)
Bend and scrunch holly
Ink the edges and wipe over it to pick up the creases
Then cover with dimensional magic and a sprinkle of diamond dust


To make the berries

Take a variety of sizes of our cabochons

Drop a little bit of dimensional magic to the backs of them and place down onto red cardstock.  Push down and swirl the cabochons around the cardstock a little to remove any air bubbles and to spread the dimensional magic around evenly

Once dry cut the cabochons away from the cardstock


CARD 2



Adhere your cardstock and flash card to your card (i did my flash card on an angle)


Tie a bow with Red and White Bakers Twine again inking my twine with  Jumbo Java ink 

Then add your holly and berry


Card 3



Start with by adhering your black cardstock to your card

Draw a line around your flash card with liquid glue and sprinkle diamond dust over the glue.  Once dry (around 5 minutes) adhere to your black cardstock.


Cut two 4.5cm stripes of our black acrylic chain with rhinestones .  Tape with 3mm tape or liquid glue to top left hand corner then add our large snowflakes (with liquid glue)

Glue one of our Snowmen charms to the bottom right hand corner of the flash card



Card 4



 
Adhere black cardstock to card

Using liquid glue add one of our Joy Wreaths to highlight the 25th

Using either 3mm tape or liquid glue attach a strip of our black acrylic chain with rhinestones to just below the flash card





Card 5



Ink the edges with Spanish Olive VersaMagic ink

Take one of our gardenias from the Heritage pack and apply liquid glue to some of the edges and dip into your diamond dust

Once glue has dried, place gardenia in centre of our new Flower Filigaree 
Tape down 4 Metallic Gold Skeleton leaves then adhere the flower to the centre




 Card 6


 

Cut piece of Scarlett Coredinations Cardstock , ink edges black and adhere to card

Adhere flash card to the centre of your cardstock

Add strip of black acrylic chain with rhinestones to top of the flash card
Adhere Black Merry Christmas Charming Chain with liquid glue.  When dry, tie a bow from the top loop of charming chain with Red and White Bakers Twine (this time I wiped the twine with black ink)





Card 7


Cut piece of French Roast Coredinations Cardstock,  Distress the edges of cardstock then adhere to card

Add strip of Brown Acrylic Chain with Rhinestones just above scalloped border on flash card

Adhere 2011 Christmas Bauble (I have inked my bauble with Spanish Olive VersaMagic ink, again its the white and cream thing!)

When dry, tie a bow from the top loop of charming chain with Red and White Bakers Twine 


Card 8


Adhere your cardstock to card

Colour in a present charm with stickles (I say do this first as stickles take a while to dry)

Draw a line around your flash card with liquid glue and sprinkle diamond dust over the glue.  Once dry (around 5 minutes) adhere to your cardstock.

Once both stickles and diamond dust is dry attach to layout



Card 9



Adhere cardstock and flash card to your card

Cut piece of red acrylic chain with rhinestones and adhere to flash card using liquid glue or 3mm tape

 Adhere 2011 Christmas Bauble (I have inked my bauble with Spanish Olive VersaMagic ink, again its the white and cream thing!)




Card 10


 Adhere your cardstock to card

Draw a line around your flash card with liquid glue and sprinkle diamond dust over the glue.  Once dry (around 5 minutes) adhere to your cardstock. (leave a gap without diamond dust at the top for your filigree)

Using liquid glue or 3mm tape add a piece of red acrylic chain with rhinestones to above the banner on the flash card

Add the filigree and one piece from the red acrylic chain with rhinestones

Card 11



Adhere cardstock and flash card to your card

Tie Red and White Bakers Twine around the bottom of flash card with our Christmas Sleigh Charm







  


Card 12


Adhere cardstock and flash card to your card

Adhere strip of brown acrylic rhinestone chain to just above the scallop on the flash card.

With red organza ribbon tie the extra dangle from the Merry Christmas Charming Chain around the reindeer charm neck and using liquid glue AND foam tape attach him to the card




If you don't want to bother with the cardstock backings, try the Simply Stories 4x6 Journaling Card Elements

Here is another quick one I did using our lollipop charm with stickles
and a piece of Melissa Francis Sprig 









Okay so 13 Christmas Cards done and I don't want to count how many more to go so.....
my solution was to get Cathy's Christmas Kit and make another 10!

You will received instructions and ALL materials (with leftovers) to create 10 more Christmas Cards (this includes the cards and envelopes) and 3 "12x12" Christmas layouts using the gorgeous Simply Stories Christmas Papers and Sticker Sets

SORRY THIS IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE 25% off sale
Please complete a new order for this kit

Here is a snippet preview of what you will create





and the layouts








all of this for only $49.95 this works out on average $2.00 per card and $10.00 per layout ... AWESOME VALUE for a jam packed kit



Christmas may only come once a year (so why do I have over 10 years of Christmas photos still to scrap!)  

Insert "happy dance" here because I got Cathy's kit

I now have most of my cards done and 3 Christmas layouts completed so now on to finishing my other "in progress " projects




2 comments:

Marie (Mazz) said...

very clever cards and the LO's look amazing too. I've used most of the amazing value kit making LO's and heaps left over...hopefully next week you may get a peek at my Lo's ...here's wishing you Tracy and the team a very happy safe Chrissy {hearts'n'hugs} Mz xx

Sandra D said...

Great Cards Tracy!! I love them.