Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Cards, Tags, and Bags using Sketches, Part 2

Have you gotten the chance to whip out some handmade Christmas cards yet? By using sketches you can get started creating without spending time deciding on the placement and design of things. 

Today I continue to share some Christmas cards, bags, and tags from a previous workshop that I team taught along with Jeri Parks and Linda Dotterer at My Creative Classroom.

Today we are using Sketch #2.

Sketch #2

Check out the cards, tag, and gift bag I created using 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".

Happy Holidays Card

Title: “Happy Holidays” card
Basic Info:
·    Sketch #2
·    Card Base: 4.25” x 5.5”
·    Measurements: A- 4” x 5.25”, B- 3.75” x 1.75”

Supplies: Cardstock, paper, chipboard sentiment, ribbon, acrylic star, embossing ink, embossing powder, heat gun, foam squares

  1. Cut paper to size of A.  Wrap and tie ribbon around paper. Adhere to card front.
  2. Attach chipboard sentiment with foam squares.
  3. Emboss acrylic star. Be careful as the acrylic can melt…keep the heat gun moving all around.  Don’t heat over your self-healing craft mat! ;-)  Attach to card with foam squares.

Merry Christmas Card

Title: “Merry Christmas” card
Basic Info:
·    Sketch #2
·    Card Base: 4.25” x 5.5”
·    Measurements: A- 4” x 5.25”, B – 3” x 3”

Supplies: Cardstock, paper, metal rimmed tag, felt gingerbread man, small felt circles, ribbon, chipboard sentiment, foam squares, sewing machine, thread

1.  Cut papers to size of A and B. Adhere to card front.
2.  Stitch perimeters of papers to card.
3.  Tie ribbon through metal rimmed tag. Attach to card front with foam squares.  Glue on gingerbread man.
4.  Glue ribbon strips to bottom left edge of B.  Glue felt circles on top.
5.  Attach chipboard sentiment.

For Unto You Card

Title: “For Unto You…” card
Basic Info:
·     Sketch #2
·     Card Base: 4.25” x 5.5”
·     Measurements: A(top) – 5.25” x 2”, A(bottom)- 5.25” x 2”,  B(image)- 3.5” x 1.5”

Supplies: Cardstock, paper, ribbon, plastic filigree corner, vellum-printed sentiment, clip art image

1.    Attach vellum-printed quote to paper.
2.   Cut papers to size of A.  Adhere to card front.
3.   Adhere three strips of ribbon where papers meet.
4.   Print, cut and adhere clip art image to top right corner of card.
5.   Adhere filigree corner to top left.

Warm Wishes tag

Title: “Warm Wishes” tag
Basic Info:
·     Sketch #2
·     Tag Base: 3-3/8” x 4.75” oval
·     Measurements: A(music paper) – slightly smaller than tag, B(tree)- 2” x 4.5”, C- 2” x 0.5”

Supplies: Cardstock, paper, die cut tree, dimensional glue, chipboard sentiment, ribbon, floral trim, Distress Ink pad, decorative scissors, sewing machine, thread

1.     Cut music paper with decorative scissors slightly smaller than tag. Machine stitch paper and ribbon loop to tag. Rub paper with Distress ink.
2.     Adhere die cut tree and add dots of dimensional glue.
3.     Adhere sentiment and floral trim.

Joy gift bag

Title: “Joy” gift bag
Basic Info:
·     Sketch #2
·     Bag Base: 12.5” x 9.75”
·     Measurements: A – 12” x 9.5”, B(purple tissue)- 9” x 4.5”, C- 4” x 4.5”
Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, various ribbons, foam stamps, acrylic paint, snowflake die cut, gift tissue, glitter glue, sewing machine, thread

1.     Cut paper to size of A and adhere to bag.
2.    Adhere ribbon and rickrack 1” from the bottom of the bag.  Adhere gathered ribbon above layered ribbons. (See ribbon tutorial in Lesson 1)
3.      Crinkle gift tissue and adhere to bag front.
4.      Stamp sentiment on cardstock. Cut out each letter. Adhere to bag front.
5.      Adhere die cut snowflake.  Add glitter glue.

Try out some cards, post them on your blog and leave me a comment so I can go check them out. I'll leave you wonderful comments, too! 

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