Friday, December 10, 2010

Another Christmas card!


I decided to use the same idea behind on of the cards earlier, but change it up a little. This time, I used some different papers. I think the green and red patterns go really well together. Here are the directions if you'd like to make one of your own.

STEP ONE

First, you will need two pieces of coordinating patterned paper (you can use more than that, but I choose to use only two for this particular card). The two papers I used were from a paper stack I found at Joann's awhile back. It's by Debbie Mumm and called "Harvest & Holiday".

3 strips of red paper
(1) measuring 3/4" x 4"
(1) measuring 3/4" x 3"
(1) measuring 3/4" x 2"

2 strips of green paper
(1) measuring 3/4" x 3 1/2"
(1) measuring 3/4" x 2 1/2"

STEP TWO

Slightly round the corners of each strip of paper with your scissors. Please note: A corner rounder will NOT work for this as it rounds the edges too much. You just want to get the sharp corners off of each strip.

STEP THREE

The brown strip going down the presents measures approximately 3/4 x 3 3/4" (you may have to trim it down slightly later). The bow itself was made using the Cricut Mickey & Friends cartridge (pg. 92 of handbook --icon option). To make the ribbon coming down from the bow, I just estimated how long I wanted it to be.

STEP FOUR

Trace around all pieces using whatever brown maker you have. This will give everything a bit more dimension to ensure it shows up nicely on the white background.

STEP FIVE

Stamp your sentiment at the bottom of your card base. I used the My Pink Stamper "Christmas Wishes" stamp set along with my Onyx Black Versafine ink pad.

STEP SIX
Start building your tower of presents from the BOTTOM up. Then add the strip to the front and the bow on top.

STEP SEVEN

Cut out six snowflakes and centers using EK Success Paper Shaper punches. Add a circle to the center of your bow as well. Add Inkssentials Glossy Accents (or similar product) to your centers to give them a glass-like, 3-D effect.

Enjoy your new card!

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial! Happy Friday everyone! :o)

Monday, December 6, 2010

My Pink Stamper Birthday Challenge

I thought it would be fun to participate in the My Pink Stamper challenge for today. In celebration of her son's fourth birthday, the challenge was to create a birthday project. I decided to make a birthday card... and if I do say so myself, I think it turned out pretty darn cute! :o) I hope you like it too!


Recipe:
Birthday Cake - Sweet Treats Cartridge - cut at 3 3/4"
Ribbon by American Crafts
EK Success Paper Shaper Punch - heart
Crystal Stickles
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper Stamps "Everyday Life"
Martha Stewart's "Drippy Goo" punch - for wax on candle
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