Thursday, September 06, 2007

Christmas in September!

Hands up - how many of you still have stash at the bottom of your cupboard from when you first starting crafting? I pulled all of my Christmas boxes out this week and found quite an array of papers and stickers that I have no idea why I bought, those have been donated to school for the children to cut up, but I did keep some and I am challenging myself to use at least some of the old stuff before I can buy any new Christmas papers. So that is why I am making Christmas cards at the start of September!!! I need to make space for all the new stuff.
For this card I have used mainly resources from my stash, I am sure you have similar kinds of things, or adapt what you have as I'm not sure you can still buy what I have used.
Step 1
Cover a square card blank with patterned paper

Step 2
Cut a strip of dotty paper and cut a scalloped edge using decorative scissors, punch or draw around a 2 pence coin several times and cut out with scissors. Use a fine black pen to doodle along the scallops.

Step 3

Glue onto your card just off centre.

Step 4

Adhere a paper frill, length of ric rac or similar along the straight edge of your spotty paper, ink around the edges of your card using charcoal chalk ink.

Step 5

Use a thin sticker strip to decorate the paperfrill, you could leave it plain or doodle along the edges if you prefer.

Step 6

Take a piece of white card, trim it to fit your sticker and attach the sticker firmly to the centre.

Step 7

Use a fine black pen to doodle around the white card and ink the edges with charcoal chalk ink.

Step 8

Attach the Santa image to the card using foam pads to give added dimension.

Step 9

Tie red gingham ribbon around the fold of the card.

(Pixie Press holly paper, Costco red spotty paper, MAMBI stickers, Doodlebug paperfrills)

Happy Cardmaking

Love Andrea x

1 comment:

Belfastgirl said...

oooh the wee santa is so lovely... I must make a start on my cards, great idea to use up old stash!!!