Saturday, December 3, 2011

1st thru 3rd Day of Christmas

Our Scrapbook Group is doing the Twelves Days of Christmas - OUR WAY!  Lo and Behold I too have begun and will attempt to keep up!

THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS

Today is the 3rd day of Christmas and our project is a Trifold Card.  
What a great incentive to finally move these few things that have been sitting on my desk, waiting for a bit of creativity to hit me.  I have no idea where I got them from - but I am sure they came from our scrapbook group in a pif or a swap.
This is the final card - a trifold card.  The top opens up UNDER the crackled background and license plate - which reads WISCONSIN - Fishn!  I have a brother who has a birthday in January and he just loves to fish.  Being single he has the time and he's always eager to call me and report the catch.  He'll love this for a birthday surprise!

 Here you can see the interior.  With the license plate and the background papers, I also had a stash of camo ribbon and this wonderful burlap colored writing paper - perfect for that all important note to him.


Here I have laid my scissors on the bottom 1/3 flap so you can see how that works.  I do hope you have a bit of time to try a trifold card.  They come in many methods - basically take a 6x12 sheet of cardstock and instead of folding in 1/2 - you will fold down 1/4 and fold up 1/4 leaving the interior a 6x6 surface. 

Rolling along with our theme of the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting, we hear the carolers sing:
On the SECOND day of Christmas, my crafter made for me,
TWO Christmas CARDS (and that pretty Christmas ornament to hang)…

You know what - I used to feel totally overwhelmed when it came to sending out Christmas cards.  Well I still don't start early enough but I have found some shortcuts.  I make my cards - I just cannot buy a Christmas card - they aren't the same.  I want feeling in mine!  But how did I make it?

Well perhaps my way of creating Christmas cards/Birthday cards/etc. will help you out.  Below is a very fun card I made for this year's season.  Altho not all that religious, it still conveys the message.


 This is the finished card minus the interior sentiment at this time.  Now take a look at the following image to see what the card was comprised of and how could I possible make multiples of this card so easily?

See my secret?  I make multiple images and color them all at the same time - usually watching tv in the evenings underneath my Ott lite for great depth of coloring.  Then I fussy cut the images at another sitting.

Now check out the ribbon on the card - it really is just flat ribbon that I have rubbed stitches on - you can see the rub on stitches yet that remain on the fun sheet of rubons.  

The background has been impressed with the cuttlebug dies - I have several ready all in winter and Christmas theme.  Then I merely distress them with a lovely sand or brown (very lightly) to get more depth.

Do some pop dotting and the front of your card is ready.  I'll now stamp my sentiment inside.  Some people print their sentiments from digis and then remount.  Either way is good.

Hope I helped you - Have a great holiday season!

FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS

"It's made with the Spellbinders Snowflake 4 piece nestie.  I made 3 large snowflakes, bent them in the middle using my ScorBuddy from Crafter's Companion and hot glued them from there.  Also used the other stars and ornament that come out of the shapes on the ScorBuddy.  Lots of ways to use it.  I hung my ornament on a cupboard door - couldn't see it against the tree!

Happy crafting, everyone!!  Check us out tomorrow!



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