Thursday, September 24, 2015

Christmas Bauble Shaker Box Card

"Silver bells, silver bells, it's Christmas time..."  

Oops - they're not quite silver and yep, it's not quite Xmas, but if you started making these now, you will have plenty in time to send out for Christmas this year. As you can see, I am still loving this range from Kaiser. I had a go at card making - who wouldn't with the yummy Christmas dies we have in stock and this stunning Xmas paper?

Using one of our many Kaiser cards, re-fold your card as shown below.

Handmade Christmas Cards

Adhere Silver Bells patterned paper (trim to 0.5 cm less than card) to both sides of your folded card (paper packs are available here).

Handmade Christmas Cards

With the Kaisercraft Flourish Baubles Die (available here) make a sandwich of patterned paper, acetate and the patterned paper again - and put through your die machine.  By cutting them all together, the acetate won't fully cut the middle bits and the bottom layer of patterned paper will only have the outer part cut because the acetate blocks the inner decorative part of the bauble cutting through. (How awesomely clever is this!!! Ngaire was soooo impressed with me - cause she could not work out how I had done it until I explained how - and I just love to keep her guessing!)

Now cut out the middle of the top bauble to make a bauble frame (you could use this in so many other ways - little photo frames, etc).

Handmade Christmas Cards

Glue the acetate to your cut bauble.

Add a silver rhinestone dot and a 25 Dec typewriter key to the backing bauble, then some Blue Lemonade sugar beads

Now add foam tape to the inner rim of your top bauble - over the acetate - and adhere to the backing bauble.

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 Attach to the front of your card with white organza ribbon and one of our holly charms. The put to one side - because now you have 1 (one) card on your way to a Merry Christmas. You could get a real production line going with these.

Handmade Christmas Cards

Handmade Christmas Cards


Alison Bevis said...

That is a nifty way to do a Shaker card - the Sugar beads are perfect for shaker style projects!

Dolly B said...

looks fabulous, very clever