Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Easy Peasy Christmas..... Scrappy Christmas Cards.
Welcome to my Easy Peasy Christmas...... simple, cheap and quick to make....and recycled where possible too...
I made these cards for a make and take for Christmas night at work. They are very simple to make and best thing is they are great to use up all your scrappy bits of paper.....
you will need.....
cutter, glue stick, mounting tape, ink pad, sponge dabber
scraps of paper [doesn't have to be Christmassy], music sheet and book pages. Some of my papers came from Kaisercraft, they have a beautiful range Christmas papers.
embellies...can be offcuts from old Christmas cards, stickers, Christmas decorations. The white metal trees had clips on the back which i pulled off. On the top card i sponged it with with 2 different inks to change the color and sprayed with fixative.
text...again you could use the sayings off last years cards and ink around them.
Cut your papers into 2.5cm or 1" squares. If you use a blunt cutting blade you get a nice rough edge.
Ink around edges [i do mine all one color so the different papers look a bit more cohesive]
stick down in groups of 6 or 8.
add some mounting tape to your embellishment and stick down
add your text if req'd.
They would look good with stitching around the squares too methinks :)
and VOILA!! you are done. Once all the cutting and inking's done these are super quick to make....