Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Valentine Card

For a recent card swap I made a Valentines card.

I started with white card stock, and folded it to make a 4x6 card. I cut a 1.5x1.5 inch square from the front portion of the card.
I then cut red paper to be 3.5" by 5.5" and I cut a 2x2 inch square out of that.
Next, I cut out a 2x2 square of pink paper, and cut out the center 1.5"x1.5".
Lots of cutting squares. Here's what the pieces looked like.

I then cut 16 gauge wire and bent it slightly. I glued one end of the wire to between two small hearts that I had cut from the same red paper as above.

Next, I glued the other end of the wire to the white paper, right above the cut out box. On top of that I layered the pink square of paper, and then the red layer of paper.

I then stamped/embossed the words 'Be My Valentine' on the front. Voila!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Gift Tags

In November, the cardswap I go to swapped gift tags instead of greeting cards.

Poinsettia tags, these were very simple, I traced a pattern I made onto the poinsettia patterned paper, and then cut it out, to get the tag shape, then took my favorite scrapbooking/cardmaking glue, Scotch Quick Adhesive, and outlined one poinsettia with the glue, then sprinkled on some red glitter, and shook off the excess. Very Easy.
Snowman Tags For these I made myself a round top tag shaped pattern for the green paper, then trimmed down the card I used for the pattern and used it to trace on my red paper.
I used a snowman punch on the bottom corner of the tag, and glued the two papers together.
I cut a slit in the top of the tag, and ran some red and white striped scrapbooking ribbon through the whole I created, and glued the ends of the ribbon together.

Ornament Tags For the ornament tags I started with white cardstock and cut it into 2 inch circles.
I took green and pink scrapbooking ribbons and glued them across one side of the circle.
I took some gold DCWV cardstock and cut out the top of the ornament, using my Kraft Edgers scissors across the bottom. I used a 1/8" hole punch in the top and then threaded some thin white "rope" I found in the scrapbooking aisle through the hole in the ornament topper, and tied a knot on each end of the rope.

Buttons and Bows Tag Here I made a pattern for the shape of the tag and traced it on the green paper, I again trimmed down the cardstock I used as my pattern, and used it as a pattern for the white paper. I glued the green and white tags together.
I Threaded some scrapbooking ribbon through two of the buttons, and then glued all three buttons down with my wonderful Scotch Glue.
I punched a hole, and set a silver eyelet at the top of the tag, and ran some red cording through the eyelet. I took 20 gauge wire and wrapped it around the red cord, and used pliers to curl the edges of the wire.

Santa Tag My personal favorite.
I cut 2" circles from white paper, and 2" circles from red paper. I cut small circles (about 1/2") out of peach and black paper. I cut small triangles from the red paper again and then small rounded crescents from the white paper.
I attached the white and red circles with a small strip of paper folded in half, each half glued to the edge of one of the circles.
I Cut the peach and black circles in half and glued them to the edge of the red circle as Santa's feet, hands, and face. I took a black velvet ribbon I found and wrapped it around the belly of Santa, held in place with my handy Scotch glue.
Cut a belt buckle from a golden-yellow cardstock and sprinkled it with glitter then glued it into place on the belt.
Last Step: I glued on the hat and the fur lining of the hat.