Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Last minute Christmas cards





Happy Wednesday everyone,

Today I wanted to show you Christmas card designs that are really quick and easy to make. I'm sure you will be able to make a pile of these just in one evening! And I'm quite convinced that you have all the material needed at home - we'll upcycle pieces of Christmas wrapping paper, so there's no need to shop any special patterned papers!

Silver Christmas Wreath







Items used:
  • Big Shot Starter Kit, 657000
  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Holiday Wreath, 658264
  • Christmas wrapping paper
  • Light blue square card base (13 cm x 13 cm)
  • Dark blue cardstock
  • Strip of light blue canvas or other (cotton) fabric
  • Small piece of white felt
  • Button
  • Clear beads
  • Two-sided tape, glue

How to make:
  1. Cut a 12 cm x 12 cm square of dark blue cardstock. Adhere to card front leaving a thin border around the edges.
  2. Cut a piece of Christmas wrapping paper. If the paper is very thin, glue or tape it on a piece of scrap paper. Die cut a Christmas wreath and glue it on the card front.
  3. Die cut a snowflake of white felt.
  4. Cut a 1.5 cm wide strip of light blue canvas. Tie a bow in the middle and trim the strip ends. Glue the bow on the top of the wreath.
  5. Glue the felt snowflake and button on the bow. Blue six small clear beads on the bottom of the card front. 


Heart Shaped Christmas Ornaments

Rectangle shaped card


Square window card




Items used:
How to make:
  1. Square window card:
    Cut a border for the card window using two nested Framelits rectangle dies. If the Christmas wrapping paper is very thin, glue or tape it on a piece of scrap paper before die cutting.
    Die cut a window on the card front using a rectangle Framelits die.
    Rectangle shaped card:
    Take a piece of Christmas wrapping paper and die cut a rounded tag shape in the middle. If the wrapping paper is very thin, glue or tape it on a piece of scrap paper before die cutting.
    Mat the die cut Christmas wrapping paper panel on the card front leaving a thin border around the edges.
  2. Die cut hearts from old book pages. Ink with purple stamping ink.
  3. Square window card:
    Glue two inked hearts together. Before pressing the hearts together place a piece of purple embroidery yarn between the die cut shapes.
    Glue the lower end of the yarn on the back of the window frame. Glue the frame around the window.
    Rectangle shaped card:
    Cut a piece of embroidery yarn and attach one end on the back of the die cut heart. Attach the die cut heart on the card front using 3 D foam stickers. Tie a small bow of embroidery yarn and glue on the heart.
  4. Die cut a branch of corrugated cardboard. Wrap the other end of the purple yarn a few times around the branch. Glue the branch on the top of the card.
  5. Tie a small bow of embroidery yarn and glue on the branch.

I wish you all a great and inspiring week!
Love,

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