Thursday, 19 November 2009

The Twelve Cards of Christmas...

Well, I'm not sure where the time has gone this year, already we are halfway through November and I've hardly thought about Christmas! This year, I thought we would have the Twelve Cards of Christmas - I've asked the Design Team to come up with a card each and over the next few weeks we'll be giving you step by step guides to making them. Hopefully you'll find a variety of styles, and maybe something to inspire you... only 5 weeks to go!! Do remember to check back regularly. First up is Stephanie - and we've got two cards here for the price of one!!

Vanessa x

Hi all

Here are a couple of cards I have made using the new MAKING MEMORIES MISTLETOE papers - they really are just to good for words ...... I am so not a card maker but have tried my best to bring you two simple cards for you to achieve with ease ...

The first card HAPPY HOLIDAYS:

1 Start off by cutting green card stock and glueing this onto your card, distressing the edges.

2 Cut a smaller piece of patterned paper, big enough for you to leave about a 1cm border of the green card stock showing when glued into place. Take the patterned paper and punch a circle hole as shown then glue this into place

3 Make a tap top for the top left hand side of the card and add a chipboard flower. Cut the trees and lettering from the patterned papers and mount using 3d foam pads. Finish off the card by using 3D gel pens as shown.

The second card is MERRY AND BRIGHT:

1 Using a piece of red card stock punch a border with your preferred pattern down both sides of the card stock.

2 Cut two strips of patterned paper and glue into place as shown

3 Stamp your letter image onto green card stock (I've used an Imaginisce Snag 'Em stamp - great value!) and place to one side. Cut a strip of red card stock small enough to fit snugly onto your patterned paper as shown. Make a large cross stitch shape then glue this onto place. Finish off by adding a few cut out trees from the patterned paper and adding your stamped image.

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