How to Maker 2 Quick Fun Christmas Cards!

How to Maker 2 Quick Fun Christmas Cards!

It’s Christmas in July with Ellen Hutson
and we’re hopping along to celebrate Hi it’s Therese from Lostinpaper and
I’m hopping along with Ellen Hutson and I’m so excited because I’m getting
started on my Christmas cards and it’s July awesome and hopefully this inspires
you guys to get the start on your Christmas cards too because it always
creeps up on us and we never have enough time to get them all done. Anyway I’ve
got a very clean and simple fun way to create two really quick cards here I’ve
got the Essentials By Ellen set which is called abstract paint strokes (I’m
having trouble with my words) and I’m stamping it out on a piece of cardstock
and I’ve chosen three different colors from Catherine Pooler so they’re nice
bright fun colors it’s party dress Fiesta blue and lime Rickey and I’ve
just alternated them down the front of my panel I want to cut a triangle out of
the center of this panel so here’s a trick I’ve got a piece of just cheap
cardstock I’ve out of the score line in the middle and now I’m just sort of
marking I folded it in half and I’m marking two points on this which I’ll
run through my trimmer and then that’s going to create my template now I’m just holding it in place I am
using the grid lines on my mat here to make sure I’ve got it nice and centered
and just putting a couple of tick marks on with my pencil and then I’m using the
guide wire in my Fiskars trimmer to cut the negative space of the triangle which
will be my Christmas tree if you have a die that is shaped like this
you don’t need to do this you could simply just actually cut it out with
a triangle die but I don’t and this was easy enough to do anyway if you don’t
have a guide wire on your trimmer you can easily use a craft knife and a metal
ruler to actually cut the triangle out yourself just need to be careful of your
fingers and here I’m just using my craft knife to cut the edges of the
triangle away so that I don’t cause any scraggy bits in the corners so this
is the original triangle that I cut out and I’m actually using this as a support
because my initial panel I just stamped on some 80lb Neenah card stock and I
wanted to actually pop the triangle tree up on the front of the card and so I’d
want to make sure it was it a little bit more sturdy I have a sentiment this is
from the Mondo Holly stamp sets a simple merry christmas I’m stamping it with
some obsidian pigment ink and stamp that directly on the front of my card my
second sentiment is from the snow days stamp set and I’m using the black ink
again here and this is a nice bold black and dries really quickly this pigment
ink I used some foam squares to pop my triangle tree on the front of the card
and then I also grabbed it was from the parcel box die set has this really sweet
little bow and I’ve die-cut it a couple of times
in some white cardstock and joined up together with some matte medium and I
thought it would be fun to add some red droplets so I just scattered these about
the front of the tree and use a matte medium and just pop those in place with
my jewel picker which I reactivated this is a really old tool for me and I used a mini glue dot on the end of it and that worked really well so
if you’ve got a dodgy jewel picker you can actually cuz it loses its stick
after a little while I found it that works quite well and then I just use the
matte medium to add the bow and don’t forget to head to my blog I’ll put the
link in the description below and that’s going to take you to the list of
everyone that’s hopping along as always heaps of inspiration and lots of fun
projects to see there are also prizes to be won so if you’re here in july 2019
head there and comment and you can find out all the details on how you can win
and oh he’s my second card, this is the positive portion of the stamped panel I
did actually cut the bottom of the the
panel off a little bit just to even out the pattern and I’ve added some now
these are the cutest little droplets they’re the snowball droplets and
they’re an opaque sort of clear white color and I did come in with another bow
here so great way to get a good head start on your Christmas cards this year
really easy fun technique and two cards for one good bang for your buck I also
look forward to seeing you at my blog don’t forget to like this video if you
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till next time happy papercrafting bye

21 thoughts on “How to Maker 2 Quick Fun Christmas Cards!

  1. I'm a firm believer in accentuating the positive, Therese… but that negative is truly something to celebrate! Clever girl how you've cut that Tree! Marvelously Merry cards! xx

  2. I love these cards–so creative and fun!! I need to get started on my Christmas cards too. Have a great weekend, Therese!

  3. Cute Cards ! And as advertised .. quick ! These pack a lot of bang for the crafting buck .. so to speak .. especially for those who have A LOT of Christmas cards to get out .. * on time * 😀 ( Yes it is July, but I guarantee if you blink it WILL be Dec 23rd ! : D ) … Awesome as always ! …

  4. These cards are just fantastic. I love love love it! I make Christmas cards for all my team members at work and I chose this one. Its the best. I absolutely love your videos and I thank you for doing them. You are great!

  5. Sweet cards! Should I annoy everyone and say I am done with this year's cards? Well, except for the envelopes….

  6. Noooooo!!! Not yet 😂 It's actually been really warm here today, I got sunburned walking with my grand daughter to the park even with factor 50 on. Oh! I have one of those pickers, thanks for the reminder. Nice bright cards :o)

  7. Those are cute! I have a great grandbaby on the way. I bought yarn for so many projects, I may never get another card made. LOL

  8. Great Christmas card ideas. Always on the look out for inspiration.
    Loved the red and opaque jewels!

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