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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Cards, Tags, and Bags Using Sketches, Part 5

WOW! We've covered quite a bit of Christmas cheer so far with the cards, tags, and bags using sketches. Have you been following along? If not, you can catch up. Check out Part 1 here , Part 2 here, Part 3 here, and Part 4 here. Each post uses a different sketch to create quick holiday projects. Give it a try.

Today we use sketch #5:

Sketch 5

Check out the cards, tag, and bag I made with this sketch!


On several of these cards I've stitched on paper with my sewing machine. If you'd like to try it, check out my  "10 Tips for Stitching on Paper".


Three flowers card

Title: Three flowers card
Basic Info:
·         Sketch #5
·         Card Base: 4.25” x 5.5”
·         Measurements: A- 4”x 5.25”, B- 2” x 5.25”, C – 1.75” diameter circles

Supplies: Cardstock, paper, felt flowers, circle punch, embossing folder and machine, sewing machine, thread

Instructions:
1.      Emboss cardstock, trim to size of A, and adhere to card front.
2.      Cut B to size and adhere to lower edge of A. 
3.      Machine stitch around edges of A and B, if desired.
4.      Punch three circles form paper.  Adhere to B.
5.      Adhere three flowers to circles.


Snowflakes card

Title: Three snowflakes card
Basic Info:
·         Sketch #5
·         Card Base: 4.25” x 5.5”
·         Measurements: A- 4” x 5.25”, B- 2” x 5.25”, C – approx. 1.75” x 1.75”

Supplies: Cardstock, paper, hand colored fabric, fabric scissors, metal snowflakes, paper piercer, DMC (embroidery) floss, embroidery needle, sewing machine, thread

Instructions:
1.      Cut paper to size of A and adhere to card front.
2.      Cut B to size and adhere to lower edge of A.
3.      Machine stitch around edges of A and B, if desired.
4.      Trim hand colored fabric to size of C and adhere to B.
5.      Lay metal snowflakes in place and pierce 4 holes in top flap of card as placement for hand stitching.

6.      Using DMC floss, stitch and tie to secure snowflakes.


Three trees card

Title: Three trees card
Basic Info:
·         Sketch #5
·         Card Base: 4.25” x 5.5”
·         Measurements: A- 4”x 3.75”, B- 1.75” x 5.25”, C trees – 0.75” x 1.75”

Supplies: Cardstock, paper, felt trees, Stickles (glitter glue), sewing machine, thread

Instructions:
1.      Cut paper to size of A and adhere to card front.
2.      Cut B to size and adhere to lower edge of A.
3.      Machine stitch around edges of A and B, if desired.
4.      Adhere trees to B.
5.      Add dots of glitter glue as ornaments.  Let dry completely.



Peace tag

Title: “Peace” tag
Basic Info:
·         Sketch #5
·         Tag Base: 4.25” x 5.5”
·         Measurements: A- 4” x 5.25”

Supplies: Cardstock, paper, scrap embossed cardstock, mini sticker letters, ribbon, lace trim, sewing machine, thread

Instructions:
1.      Adhere ribbon and trim to prepared tag.
2.      Machine stitch around entire perimeter of tag, if desired.
3.      Adhere scrap of embossed paper above ribbon.
4.      Attach letter stickers as sentiment.
5.      Add ribbon in hole at top.


Joy gift bag


Title: “Joy” gift bag
Basic Info:
·         Sketch #5
·         Bag Base: 9” x 6” (trimmed lunch bag)
·         Measurements: C – 1.75” diameter circles, Sentiment – 1.5” x 3.25”

Supplies: Large lunch bag, patterned paper, circle punch, ribbon, hole punch, chipboard word, acrylic paint, foam brush, Stickles (glitter glue), star sequin.

Instructions:
1.      Trim top of bag so final height is 9”.
2.      Punch three circles from paper. Rub edges with foam brush dipped in acrylic paint.  Let dry completely.  Adhere to bag front about 4” from bottom.
3.      Paint chipboard word.  Let dry. Adhere in center of circles.
4.      Adhere sequin star for dot on the “j”.
5.      Add Stickles on chipboard piece.


To prepare bag for presentation:  Fill with goodies.  Fold down top edge about 1”.  Punch two holes, thread ribbon, and tie in front.


Try out this or other sketches for your Christmas projects. Leave me a comment with your blog link so I can come check them out! I love comments, and I bet you do, too!

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