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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Easy Holiday Card

I love to make simple holiday cards that you can duplicate yet you are proud to present to someone because it looks like you put a lot of effort into them.

So I've created a greeting card using Current New Idea Book items with items that you may already own. I used the For Always paper packet (X7165B), Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686), (NEW) Red Shimmer Trim (z1848), (NEW) Ruby Mini Medley (Z1861), (NEW) Yuletide Greetings stamp (D1553), 3" x 3" Acrylic Block (Y1006), Sponge - optional (Z697), Slate Ink Pad - optional (Z2175) and Black Ink Pad (Z2105).  I also used CTMH Ruby (Z2429), Honey (Z2415), Olive (Z2425) and Sky Blue (Z2402) Alcohol Markers.

If you would like to recreate this card for the holiday I've included below the instructions to follow with your Cricut machine.
  1. Turn to your Art Philosophy cartridge booklet to page 43.
  2. You will first insert the chevron patterned paper to create the card base. Select CARD key, square (third row, third key) and cut at 4.25". If you have a Personal Cricut machine you may want to cut this at 4.5" and will need a 5" x 5" envelope.
  3. Next you will cut the Ruby cardstock to create a red frame by removing Card feature and selecting Square key (third row, third key) and cut at 4".
  4. You will need Daisy White cardstock. Cut two shapes at 3.5" by selecting Square key, then cut. One piece will be for the top of the card and second piece will be used for the inside so that you may write your message.
  5. Cut Red Shimmer and Trim tape at 4.25" in length. You will adhere it to the front of the card in the center laying horizontal by starting to place it from the left to the right. You will need to trim the excess from the right of the card due to its peak.
  6. Using a piece of sponge (you may want to cut round sponge into quarters and save the rest for another project) pick up Slate ink using to ink the edges of the Ruby and White cardstock by swiping the inked sponge along the edge of those pieces. If you do not wish to ink piece edges you may skip this step all together.
  7. Adhere the Ruby cardstock onto the center front of the card.
  8. Place your Yuletide stamp onto your acrylic block and ink the stamp image in black ink. Don't forget to place your foam mat stamp insert beneath your white cardstock before stamping.
  9. Next stamp your greeting Yuletide Greetings in Black Ink.
  10. Now color in your images using the alcohol markers. I used the Sky Blue marker for a shadowing affect on the greeting card sentiment.
  11. Now you may adhere this last piece into place and the second white cardstock inside the card.
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Until the next time happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Christmas Card! Great instructions too.