Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Cards, Tags, and Bags Using Sketches, Part 3

This week I've been sharing some Christmas cards, bags, and tags I made from a previous workshop that I team taught along with Jeri Parks and Linda Dotterer at My Creative Classroom. In the class we used sketches to design out cards. By using sketches you can focus on creating without spending time deciding on the placement and design of things. 

Make sure to check out Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE

Today we are using Sketch #3.

Sketch #3

Here are the cards I made 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".

Goodwill to Men Christmas Card

Title: “Goodwill to Men” card
Basic Info:
·         Sketch #3
·         Card Base: 4.25” x 5.5”
·         Measurements: A- 4”x 3.75”, B- 4” x 1”, C – 0.5” x 2”

Supplies: Cardstock, paper, clip art image, floral trim, chipboard sentiment, sewing machine, thread, corner rounder punch

1.      Cut paper to size of A. Adhere to card front.  Stitch around perimeter.
2.      Adhere two layers of trim to bottom and one layer to top.
3.      Print and cut image. Adhere to cardstock and trim.  Round corners. Adhere to card front.

4.      Adhere chipboard sentiment to cardstock.  Trim closely.  Adhere to card front.


Let it Snow Christmas Card

Title: “Let It Snow” card
Basic Info:
·         Sketch #3
·         Card Base: 4.25” x 5.5”
·         Measurements: A- 4” x 5.25”,
C- 2-3/8” x 1.5”

Supplies: Cardstock, vellum sentiment, embossing folder (Cuttlebug: Snowflakes), tulle trim, eyelets, eyelet setter tools, rhinestones

1.      Cut paper to size of A. Emboss with embossing folder. Rub stamping ink onto raised embossed images. 
2.      Adhere vellum to cardstock.  Trim closely.  Set eyelets into four corners.
3.      Wrap tulle trim around paper and knot in eyelets.
4.      Adhere prepared paper to card front.
      5.      Adhere rhinestones onto various embossed snowflakes.


It's a Wonderful Life Christmas Card

Title: “It’s a Wonderful Life” card (with photo frame)
Basic Info:
·         Sketch #3
·         Card Base: 4.25” x 5.5”
·         Measurements: A- 4” x 5.25”, B- 4” x 1.25”, C – 3.25” x 0.5”
Supplies: Cardstock, paper, ribbon, chipboard frame, plastic packaging, vellum sentiment, circle punch (approx. 2” diameter), white gel pen (Sakura SoufflĂ© Pen)
1.      Cut paper to size of A and adhere to card front.
2.      Punch three circles from cardstock, cut in half and add faux stitching lines to perimeters. Adhere to lower edge of card.
3.      Adhere strip of ribbon above circle halves.  Adhere vellum sentiment to cardstock, trim closely and add on ribbon.
4.      Adhere clear packaging to back of frame. Adhere to card.


Cheers Christmas Tag

Title: “Cheers” tag
Basic Info:
·         Sketch #3
·         Tag Base: 1.75” x 3.5”
·         Measurements: A- 4” x 5.25”

Supplies: Cardstock, snowman rub-on, dimensional glue, chipboard sentiment, border paper punch, ribbon

1.      Punch border from cardstock. Adhere to back of tag so it is visible at bottom.
2.      Add rub-on to tag.
3.      Adhere chipboard sentiment to tag.
4.      Add dots of dimensional glue.
5.      Add ribbon to hole in tag.


Holiday Greetings Gift Bag

Title: “Holiday Greetings” gift bag
Basic Info:
·         Sketch #3
·         Bag Base: 7.5” x 9”
·         Measurements: A – 7.25” x 8”, B- 5” x 1.75”

Supplies: Patterned paper, gold metallic rickrack, velvet leaves, label rub-on, black journaling pen, cardstock, gold leafing pen (Krylon), foam squares

1.      Cut paper to size of A. Adhere to bag front.
2.      Cut paper with images to 7” x 7”. Adhere to bag.
3.      Adhere gold rick rack to edges of image paper.
4.      Apply rub-on to cardstock.  Write “Holiday Greetings” in label. Adhere with foam squares to paper.  Trim.  Color edges with gold leafing pen.
5.      Adhere velvet leaves to lower edge of bag. 
6.      Adhere sentiment piece.

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