Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Have you made your Christmas cards yet??

If not, well we have some ideas for you. Roree Rumph is a master card maker, every card she makes is SO special! I'm sure that these 2 Christmas cards will inspire you to get busy and make your own. Roree also gives us amazing directions with every project, really helps us to recreate her beautiful cards.




Joy
1. Make a 5" square card from a coordinating cardstock.
2. Cover the card front with red patterned paper, and distress the edges with a file.
3. Cut the blue patterned paper to 4 1/4" square, and adhere the panel to the center of the card.
4. Cut four 1/4 x 4 1/4" strips from the green patterned paper, and scallop along one edge. Adhere the strips along the edges of the blue patterned paper panel.
5. Paint the two large chipboard snowflakes with white acrylic paint, multiple coats. On the last coat, while the paint is still wet, add glitter. Let dry. Layer and adhere the snowflakes to the center of the card.
6. Paint the joy chipboard with green acrylic paint, multiple coats, and let dry.
6. Lightly ink the chipboard gingerbread man with brown ink pad. Adhere rick rack at the hands and feet, attach brads for the eyes, dab red ink on the face with your fingertip for the cheeks, and pierce two holes in each cheek and thread with red embroidery thread for the mouth.
7. Punch a small hole in the gingerbread man's other hand and in the 'y' of the joy chipboard. Attach the joy chipboard to the gingerbread man with baker's twine, and adhere a red button to the center of the joy chipboard. Adhere the finished gingerbread man to the center of the snowflake chipboard.




Merry Christmas
1. Make a 5 3/4 x 4 1/4" card from a coordinating cardstock.
2. Cover the card front with red patterned paper, and distress the edges with a file.
3. Cut the green patterned paper to 5 1/4 x 3 3/4", distress the edges with a file, and apply the Merry Christmas stickers to the card, leaving about and 1/8" between the two. Wrap baker's twine around the card twice, and adhere the panel to the center of the card.
4. Cut two 1/4 x 3 3/4" strip from the blue patterned paper, and scallop along one edge. Adhere the strips along the top and bottom of the green patterned paper panel.
5. Paint the two small chipboard snowflakes with white acrylic paint, multiple coats. On the last coat, while the paint is still wet, add glitter. Let dry. Layer and adhere the snowflakes to the card. Thread the button with baker's twine, and tie a bow. Adhere the button to the center of the chipboard snowflake.



Supplies:
Echo Park Paper Everybody Loves Christmas Collection, Trim The Tree
Echo Park Paper Everybody Loves Christmas Collection, Journaling cards
Echo Park Paper Everybody Loves Christmas Collection, Borders
Echo Park Paper Everybody Loves Christmas Collection, Element Stickers
Maya Road - Chipboard Keychain, Christmas Words
Maya Road - Chipboard Keychain, Christmas Shapes
Melissa Frances Home For The Holidays Collection, Chipboard Snowflakes
Jenni Bowlin Collection - Vintage Style Sew-On Buttons, Red
Other supplies:
Cardstock, white and green acrylic paint, glitter, copper/brown brads, white rick rack, red embroidery thread, paper piercer, red and brown chalk ink, decorative scissors-scallop, file, hole punch-small, baker's twine

Thank you so much Roree! I'm sure that you'll want to check out Roree's blog, for lots more Christmasy inspiration. Still to come in December, more from Roree, Michelle Lanning, Morag Cutts and a brand new designer to AllyScraps. Be sure to check back soon. Dana

3 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Suzy said...

So cute!! I love this collection! Check out my blog to see a layout I just made with it ;)

Erika M. said...

These cards are just too cute!