It is hard to believe we are only days away from Christmas. I am excited I can finally relax a bit, I am 98% done with my handmade Christmas gifts. I’ve made 25 bottles of Granola following this awesome link this week for the youth group. I didn’t use the glass jar instead I had everyone save their red Jiffy peanut butter jars for me, less work didn’t need to paint the lids.
I made 5 of these scarves for my cousins in Boston!
75 of these ornaments in the past 3 weeks. I used lose beads from the huge container from Michael's, I also made these glittered bulbs as well.
Hello! I'm Char and I'm thrilled to be guest posting at today. I am a wife, mother and avid paper crafter. By day I work as an Educational Assistant. At night, after my kiddos are tucked into bed, you can find me creating cards, layouts and all types of crafty projects. I consider paper crafting to be my creative playground.Feel free to stop by my blog Vanilla Bean Creations and say hello.
As a crafty person I love giving and receiving hand-made cards. However with all of the Christmas hustle and bustle I sometimes find it hard to make the time to create my own. I thought it would be nice to share a holiday card that has that 'wow' factor, yet easy to mass produce.
Here we go!
Gather your supplies. You will need two pieces of different coloured cardstock, one piece of patterned paper, alpha stickers, an embossing folder, Cricut cartridge, sanding block (optional), glitter glue and baker's twine.
Cut your card base 8.5" x 5.5" and fold. Cut your cardstock mat 4" x 5.25". I've used a Core'dinations green for my base and whitewash for my mat.
Emboss using your favorite Cuttlebug holiday embossing folder. I've used the Sizzix-Basic Grey Evergreen folder.
I love using Core'dinations cardstock for this step. I even have a old baking sheet that I use when sanding. Less mess!
For my embellishment, I chose to use the Cricut Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge. I am using the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday collection for my patterned paper.
Cut: pg.23 border 1 x 11"
Using your scoring board, score every other indent.
Flip paper over and score the remaining indents. You want the paper to fold accordion-style.
You will want a strong liquid adhesive to hold your rosette together. I use Glossy Accents for this (a gloss and a glue!!). I ended up cutting a quick circle to adhere my rosette onto as well. This is your choice - I simply find it all holds together nicer in the end.
Cut and add your tree embellishment. I used the whitewash cardstock for the shadow, and green for the main shape.
Cut: pg.28 Rhinestone/Medallion Shadow at 2" in whitewash
pg.28 <treemd>at 2" in green
Assemble and adhere to rosette. Let dry.
Cut a length of twine and wrap it around your card mat. Tie, then trim the ends. Adhere to cardstock base.
Adhere rosette to card. Add a holiday sentiment of your choice using alpha stickers. I used the Basic Grey Nordic Holiday collection. Decorate tree shape with red Stickles. Let dry.
Voila! Your finished card.
Thank you again for letting me share today, and happy holidays!
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