It's 6 Weeks Until Christmas!
We did not mean to shock you with this blog title, G45ers - we cannot believe it ourselves! In honor of 6 weeks until Christmas, we are sharing fabulous handmade ideas for the holidays! We have two glorious projects from Ginger Ropp and Annette Green that will have you singing "A Holly, Jolly Christmas!"
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Twas the Night Before Christmas 8x8 Paper Pad
Twas the Night Before Christmas Pockets and Tags
Twas the Night Before Christmas Chipboard Elements
Twas the Night Before Christmas Cardstock Stickers
Twas the Night Before Christmas 6x6 Patterns and Solids
Graphic 45 Book Box
Graphic 45 Staples Shabby Chic Drawer Pulls
May Arts Wide Red Silk Ribbon
Paper Doily from my Stah
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Jump Ring Brads
Tim Holtz Mini Metal Photo Corners
Red Bling from my stah
Small Red Rose buds from my stash
Arti-Cake Christmas Santa Charm
Handmade Stick Pin
'Twas the Night Before Christmas Pop-up Card Tutorial
The Sizzix die creates a flat card...
...which can be propped up to create a stand-up card.
Adhere the Happy Holly-Day piece to the inside portion of the card. Notice the half-circle tab for propping up the card later.
Close the card flat and adhere the Twas The Night Before Christmas piece to the top portion. (I’ve inked the edges of all the papers with a brown ink)
Fussy cut a few holly leaves from Happy Holly-Day, ink edges. Adhere a 6” piece of red metallic ribbon to the same length of green ribbon.
Adhere the ribbon unit to the Jolly Old Elf die-cut piece as shown.
Add lots of foam tape to the back for a solid secure layer when adhered.
Peel and stick the foam tape and adhere this unit to the card front.
Slice across the die-cut border piece (Bundle of Toys)
After inking the edges, adhere both halves to the card above and below the ribbon unit.
Cut a few strips of desired paper for the card’s inside. Use your favorite border punch for interest.
Stamp the image onto smooth ivory cardstock with any red ink. Carefully color in elements as desired.
A Gelli-Roll pen is a fun tool for adding small touches of sparkle and sheen. Color in the number 25 and around the frame.
Cut out the stamped image closely and adhere to card front with foam tape to pop it up.
Stamp the Happy Christmas sentiment with green ink onto ivory cardstock and cut out closely. Use the Gelli-Roll pen again to accent areas.
Adhere stamped cardstock to Antique Moss cardstock and cut closely around it. Adhere this unit to card base with foam tape.
Cut a 6” length of red metallic ribbon and tie into a small bow, then adhere to card as shown.
Adhere the fussy cut holly leaves, layered with foam tape to the card front as desired. For added dimension and interest, it’s fun to add a clear dimensional glue like Glossy Accents to the holly berries. This will appear clear once dry.
Adhere three small chipboard circles to the card front.
See how the glue dries shiny and clear?
The bit of sheen from the Gelli-Roll pen coordinates with the metallic ribbon nicely.
The card is finished!
And looks so pretty when propped up.
Don’t forget to make an envelope for your card. I used the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.
Core-dinations Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45 (Venetian Lace & Antique Moss)
Sizzix card die: Regal Stand-ups
May Arts 1” wide green ribbon (HN-1-16)
May Arts ¼” wide metallic red ribbon (397-14-14)
Antique Linen marker
Glossy Accents clear glue
Frayed Burlap ink pad
6 weeks - we can't wait! Here at Graphic 45, we definitely have OCD - Obsessive Christmas Disorder. Enjoy and happy holiday crafting!
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