Christmas Card Day 15!

2 Dec

For Christmas, I made three card sets to give as gifts.

Yesterday, I shared the reindeer boxes I made for packaging, and today I am sharing the first set of cards!

For every gift, I included a set of five everyday type cards. You saw me post about these for World Card Making Day:

I packaged the cards and envelopes all together in a clear envelope with a sealable strip. I did not adhere it closed, because I want the recipients to be able to look at all the cards and decide if they want to keep them and use them for themselves, of if they want to re-gift them to someone else. They can seal the envelope if they give them away.

I also included a clear envelope with a set of three Christmas cards with five tags and twine using a Simple Stories Christmas line.

Here is what everything looked like together:

Here are the individual elements:

So, that’s it!

I am really pleased with how these turned out. Stay tuned-on Monday I will be sharing the second set I made.

Have a great day!

Pinterest Thursday-Christmas Card Day 14!

1 Dec

Today, I have something a little different for you-a 3D project!

For Christmas, I made three card sets to give as gifts.

When I saw this pin, I knew how I wanted to package them:

pin and picture found here

I did not have any kraft gift bags lying around, so I decided to make my own version:

To make these, I used two pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of heavy-weight kraft card stock (110 lb. Park Lane from Jo-Anns), googly eyes, tan pipe cleaners, twine, and red pom poms.

I wanted my box to fit my cards, so I cut my paper down to 8 1/2 x 10, but you don’t need to do this if you want a bigger box.

I scored two long sides and one short side at one inch in from each side, creasing them with a bone folder.

I did the same with the second sheet of card stock.

Where the crease lines met in the corners of each sheet, I cut squares with my scissors on the crease lines to create little notches into the card stock. This way you will not have overlapping card stock when assembling the boxes.

I punched two holes at the top (the side that was not creased) of each piece of card stock for the string handles.

Then, my husband used his drill and drilled holes in one piece of card stock for the antlers (I marked the holes with a pen first.) This was probably overboard with the tools, but the holes were the perfect size for the antlers. You could also use an eyelet setter for this if you wanted (or any other tool you might have.) It’s definitely a good idea to do the holes before adhering anything together.

I added the eyes and nose with glue dots on to this same piece of card stock.

I used liquid glue to adhere both pieces of card stock by putting glue on the scored flaps of one piece of card stock, and fitting the two pieces of card stock together like a puzzle to form my box shape. Hold the two pieces together for a few seconds to make sure they adhere.

I threaded through the antlers, and twine for the handles.

I chose to use pipe cleaners instead of candy canes because these are traveling with someone, and I didn’t want to worry about anything breaking.

I love how these turned out, and my card sets fit into the boxes perfectly.

I will definitely be making something similar in the future-it’s so easy!

Stayed tuned tomorrow to see the first set of cards I made to go into these boxes.

Wednesday Words

30 Nov

pin found here

Christmas Card Day 13!

29 Nov

For today’s card, I decided to work through more of my Christmas chipboard stash!

Supplies: Dies: Lawn Fawn (border), We R Memory Keepers (circle); Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket; Letter Stickers: Making Memories; Other: Card Stock, Foam Tape

It wasn’t hard to put together, and I like the end result!

Stay tuned for a special Christmas project on Thursday!

Card Monday-Christmas Card Day 12!

28 Nov

Today I have another set of glittery cards for you!

I took this year’s Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire, and I am SO glad I did!

I have been crafting for a long time, but I really learned a lot of new things and had fun with the challenges (which I am still working on!)

I made a set of two of this one:

Supplies: Laser Die-Cut Paper: ki memories; Sentiment Die: Hello Bluebird; Misc.: Glitter Paper, Card Stock

I really like how these turned out-and I like that I used up some really old paper too!

Well, that’s it for today.

Stay tuned for another Christmas card tomorrow!