Friday, December 2, 2011

Merry Christmas card - Christmas Card a Day!

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This card is based loosely on a pattern I saw by the talented Carol Labuski. I used Mistletoe paper, a retired paper that I miss very much. Cut New England ivy cardstock 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" and a piece of the Mistletoe pattern paper 5 1/4" by 4". Distress and attach the smaller to the larger.

Cut another piece of the pattern paper 5" by 3 3/4", distress and attach to center.

Cut a strip of a third pattern paper 1 1/2" by 4 1/4", distress and attach about 1" away from right side.

Find some matching ribbon and glue down to right of strip, making sure to wrap extra ribbon around the back of card and glue down. Cut off a small piece of ribbon, tie in a knot and glue down to top of the flat ribbon.

Cut a piece of cranberry cardstock 3 1/4" by 3 1/4", distress at attach just left of center. Cut a piece of colonial white cardstock 3" by 3", distress and stamp the star from the Happy Clusters stamp set in New England ivy ink at an angle on it. Attach to cranberry square.

On your cricut, using the Art Philosophy cartridge, cut a 1 1/4" ruffled circle in New England ivy cardstock. Distress and add to lower left of star.

Again, on your cricut, cut a 1" circle out of colonial white cardstock. Using the Countdown stamp set, stamp the circle in cranberry and the Merry Christmas in New England ivy. Distress and add to cranberry circle on card.

Using waxy flax, thread a red button and attach to the star with a glue dot. Add the whole card front to a card base that you've cut out of colonial white cardstock 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" and folded and you're done! Stay tuned for the next card tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't sure if I liked the card until I saw the button. It just really made everything come together and pop! Looks so cute! Thanks for sharing. :D