Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas Card Ideas... FAST Cards!

Traditional Theme
These are four cards we recently completed for a fast cards class with a traditional Christmas theme. We completed 20 cards in three hours.
The dimensions for each follow:
Card 1 (Tree)
6x4 White Daisy Card Base, 6x4 Black panel, 2x3.5" White Daisy panel
Stamp tree on white cardstock panel, at the very bottom. Stamp Merry Christmas sentiment on scrap white paper and cut out. Adhere black base to white card front. Position tree in the centre of black and adhere. Cut silver shimmer trim in half and position around the outside of the white panel. Cut corners tidily or mitre. Adhere sentiment at top of the tree with foam tape.

Card 2 (Joy)
Colonial White Base (5½ x 4¼”), Yuletide Panel (5¼ x 4”), Kraft Panel (1¾ x 4¼”)
Stamp "Joy" onto Kraft panel, on the far left. Dovetail the right end with sharp scissors and daub the whole shape. Adhere the Yuletide and Kraft panels to the card base. Create the Cricut bow (Artiste cartridge). I cut it at 1" tall, and used liquid glass to create. I also made sure that I curved the ends with my bone folder, rather than creased them. Adhere to card.

Card 3 (Noel)
Colonial White Base (5½ x 4¼”), New England Ivy Panel (4 x 1¾"), Kraft panel (4 x 1¾"), Yuletide Panel (4 x 1¾"), Colonial white panel (2¾ x 1¼”).
Stamp New England Ivy piece with "Noel" in New England Ivy ink. Emboss Kraft piece with dots folder. Stamp holly embellishment onto Colonial white piece with Bamboo ink, then stamp sentiment over the top with New England Ivy. Daub around the edges of the Colonial White piece with New England Ivy ink. Adhere all items to card, daubing first if desired.

Card 4 (Wreath)
Colonial White Base (4x4"), New England Ivy Square (3¾ x 3¾"), Colonial White square (2¾ x 2¾").
Dry emboss New England Ivy square with dots. Stamp wreath on Colonial White square in desert sand ink, then stamp pinecones over the top in Cocoa. Corner round piece and daub with Desert Sand Ink. Stamp Sentiment onto scrap Colonial White and cut out with good scissors. Adhere layers to the card, raising sentiment up on foam squares.

I used three stamp sets when planning this class, all currently available. Please go to my website to purchase, or contact me directly.

Noel (C1598) $25

Always Grateful (C1559) $25

Merry, Merry (C1591) $25

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