ScrapFIT Workout #55 is to create a Christmas card or tag. As you can tell from my blog postings, I usually create scrapbook pages and haven't done much in the way of making cards, so this was quite a challenge for me. Of course I don't mind being stretched!!
Our son is getting married in December to his beautiful fiance, Rachel, so rather than make a traditional Christmas card or tag, I created this Christmas wedding card. Here are the results of my efforts with front and open views:
Our sponsor for this Challenge is Burlap and Buttercups. They
have donated this wonderful kit for our winner:
I hope you have been inspired to join ScrapFIT Challenge #55 to create a Christmas Card or tag ~
We know Christmas will be here before we know it so let's start spreading ideas for Christmas Cards and Tags! Show us what you're putting in the mail or attaching to a gift this year!
I can't wait to see what you create!!
I've only created single fold cards before and found Bonnie Szwalkiewicz's tutorial on how to create tri-fold cards to be very helpful. She has a picture tutorial with dimensions in addition to her easy to follow video.
I used the McGill Lily punch, Punch Bunch ~ 3D Punch Craft Tool Kit, and In Stitch'z foam mat to punch and shape the leaves for the poinsettia. I also crocheted the cream doily behind my flower and tucked in a bit of black netting as well. The center was created with some shimmery gold glass beads from my stash.
I used the Martha Stewart Double Sided Snowflake Stickers and ultra fine glitter to create these sparkly snowflakes. I'll really like the way they turned out, but will warn you that getting the sticker from the paper backing to the card was quite some challenge. I used my piercing tool to poke down each little piece of the sticker, then placed a scrap of the non-stick backing over top, and rubbed it with a bone folder to make sure it was completely adhered before sprinkling the glitter on. A good tap and a light rub with my finger removed the excess glitter.
The love piece is a brad. I didn't want to pierce my paper in this tri-fold card or have the extra bulk of the brad prongs, so I used my wire cutters to remove the prongs. I put several layers of red backed tape until it was even with the depth of the brad. I tried to use foam tape, but it was too thick.
An inexpensive way to get a nice embellishment is to fussy cut from scraps. The rejoice image was cut from a scrap left over from a previous project.
Bo Bunny ~ Decaf Dot, Noel Stripe, Noel Cheer
Green Cardstock ~ Scrap from my stash
Brown Lace ~ stash
Music Ribbon ~ stash
Black Tulle ~ stash
Flower ~ Crocheted from scraps
Prima ~ Pearl Swirl
Zig Textile Marker #40 Green
Zig Textire Marker #93 Green Grey
Gold Beads ~ Stash
DMC Embroidery Floss
Crystal Gliter Ritz ~ Cool Highlights
Martha Steward ~ Double Sided Snowflake Stickers
Ranger ~ Matte Accents
McGill ~ Lily Punch
Punch Bunch ~ Tool Kit
In Stitch'z Piercing tool
In Stitch's Foam Mat
This card is entered in:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Challenge #53 ~ Stitches real or faux - Hand stitching on borders of card front. (Nov 14)**
Crafty Sentiments: More than one fold ~ Trifold card (Nov 7)**
Catered Crop: FTR24 Recipe ~ I used burgundy/green colors, Christmas theme, glitter and lace (Nov 10)**
Come and Get it Challenges: Anything Goes **
The Hybrid Chick: Card Caravan Challenge #5 THCCC5 ~ Homemade flowers - Poinsettia (Nov 11)**
Ribbon Girls: Jingle all the way to Christmas ~ Use ribbon on a Christmas themed project - Used music ribbon on Christmas wedding card**
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~ Blessings ~