Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It's Not Too Late....Is It?

It's not too late to make Christmas cards, is it?  

I have been super busy with family life and other commitments that I haven't even started making my cards.  I sat down last night at my crafting table and came up with a card that is easy to make assembly-line style!

To start, I cut the base for all of the cards using my Carl Cutter.  I cut the base to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and scored. Before I folded them, I stamped the holly leaves from Christmas Tidings along the bottom using green ink then I set those aside.

The next step was to cut the red cardstock and the patterned paper layers.  I cut the red cardstock to 4 x 4 1/4.  The patterned paper was cut to 3 3/4 x 4.  I layered these together using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.  I also adhered the doilies into place using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.  To save myself some grief, I ran the gold mirror cardstock thru the Xyron so that the halo would be extra easy to put into place.

Here are my die cut pieces before assembling.  I used Spellbinders™ Paper Arts -  S5-141 Sweet Folk Art.  This is one of my favorite Christmas sets from Spellbinders.  You can see how tiny that halo and head are and saving time when putting together a bunch of card is the way to go!   

Here is my angel all assembled using Scrap Happy Sheer Glue.

I stamped the small holly leaves from Christmas Tidings set and colored them using a Forest Moss Distress Markers.  I added a dot of Scrap Happy Sheer Glue and You're So Fine Patriot red glitter and let that dry.  Then I fussy cut a bunch of the holly leaves out while I was watching TV with the family! 

I added the sentiment onto a Grommet Tag die cut to finish the card.  This card has two brads and a bow on it......so that means extra postage.  For some family members, that is okay because I know how much they love my homemade Christmas card.  
But if you don't want the extra postage here is another version that doesn't require any extra handling!

I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock using red ink and then just cut it out with my scissors.  I added the little holly leaves to finish it off.  I made 12 of each card last night!  I am only half-way done but its sure a good start! 
So you see it's never too late...

Happy Holidays!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Christmas Tidings
Ink:  Tuxedo Black & Rhubarb Stalk Memento, Always Artichoke (SU)
Paper: Pop-Tones Cardstock, Pink Paislee City Sidewalks - 8x8 pad
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Sheer Glue, You're So Fine Patriot Red Glitter ,3d foam squares, Xyron
Embellishments:  Really Reasonable Ribbon-Cream seam binding, 4" Wilton Doilies
Tools: Spellbinders™ Paper Arts - S5-141 Sweet Folk Art, S4-322 Grommet Tags, Score-Pal

1 comment:

Karen T said...

Such a sweet card - great tutorial... showing a flater option is good too!