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

blank cards

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....

7 comments:

jillgg said...

**squeal** gorgeous Jen!!!
xxxJ

Fiona said...

hey Jen, fantastic idea for cards :) I'm thinking of using scraps for cards this year too...

AZviaTx said...

Well, aren't you just the crafty missus! Hey Jenno, long time. I love the cards you've created. Might have to use these ideas as I'm not being very imaginitive these days! Thanks for the tips. Tina

jenny said...

Oh they are gorgeous Jen... loving all your Christmas embellishments...
Lots of inky and scrappy goodness...

Jenny x

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh, I'm kicking myself now - I hadn't made any Christmas cards and actually went and bought some this morning (shhh, please don't tell anyone -lol) They cost a fortune and yours look absolutely amazing!!!!!!! I must remember for next year. Thanks for sharing xx

Margaret said...

You are so on a roll, just the best ideas!! love these cards! Mx

Lesley said...

You know I love this Jen. What a great and simple idea. We all have scraps to use and what a very innovative idea, can't wait for more. Thrifty is right up my alley.
Loverly Les