Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mini-Tutorials - DIY Christmas Cards

DIY: Christmas Cards 
October 21, 2014

Here are a few Christmas cards I made a few years ago.  All were cut on the Cricut Expression. 


Gingerbread House:



DIY: Gingerbread house Christmas Card




Card base and envelope - Recollections 5" x 6 1/2" White
Mat - Creative Imaginations - Danielle Johnson
Cricut "Wrap It Up" cartridge - Gingerbread house (pg. 28) at 5"
"Base" - Bazzil brown cardstock
"Shift" - Recollections - Brown (8 1/2" x 11" multi-pack)
"Layer" - Bazill White
"Layer-Shift" - Recollections Red ( 8 1/2" x 11" pack)

The snow is Flower Soft in Polar White and is applied at the top edge of the roof.


Gate & Wreath:

DIY: Decorative Gate Christmas Card

Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Card Base - Recollections Light Blue Shimmer Cardstock
Gate -
Cricut "Ornamental Iron" cartridge gate 1A (pg. 21) at 4 1/2"
Bazill Basics - Black Tie

Wreath -

Cricut "Trim the Tree" cartridge at 1 1/2"
"Layer" - Bazill Basics Green
 Base - Bazill Basics Grenadine

Maple Leaf:

DIY: Glitter leaf stem Christmas Card
Add caption

Red Glitter Christmas Pick - Maple Leaf by Celebrate It

 (measures approximately: 6 1/2" x 6 1/2")
Card Base - Core'dinations Gemstone - Jade cut to 6" x 12"
Sentiment - courtesy of Papercraftsmag.com 
     Printed on Recollections Cardstock - Kraft cut to 1 3/4" x 2 3/4"
     Cricut "George & Basics Shapes" cartridge Rectangle 2 (pg.112) cut at 3 1/4"
Red acrylic gemstone
I attached the glitter leaf to the card with hot glue.  The picks had 3 leaves per piece which I cut with a wire cutter. 

Paper Crafts Magazine's website has lots of free sentiments and patterns you can download so check their site often for new additions. 


TTFN,

V

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