Thursday, December 8, 2011

Merry 25!...

I just love this time of year. All the Christmas decos are starting to appear around the City and the countdown to the big 2-5 is well under way! This is the first year my little rugrat has an advent calendar, and I was inspired by it to create a card to help get him to the 25th.

I wanted to make a shaped card -- the easiest way to do this is to die-cut two shapes and score the top of one to be adhered to form a card base. Next, I grabbed some darling patterned paper from Echo Park. I love the mix of traditional and non-traditional colors, pairing them with some kraft for a sweet rustic look.
I die-cut some numbers and made my own chipboard. This is a favorite technique of mine now because you can really make just about any kind of chipboard you need. Thin cardboard (like a cereal box) works best.
I loved the little trees in the paper and cut some out, mounting a couple on cardboard for some subtle dimension. I applied a wee bit of sparkle glue adhesive to the trees.

To make the "Merry" banner, I stamped individual letters inside some pennants directly on the patterned paper, adding some cute twine to "tie" it to the card. A bit more sparkle and some liquid dimensionals and I had a happy, merry Christmas card to add to my growing pile of holiday greetings!

Stamps: You're My Type Upper (Taylored Expressions); Bannerific (Lawn Fawn)
Patterned Paper: Holly Jolly Christmas (Echo Park)
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukinko)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Fibers: Maraschino Twine (The Twinery)
Accents: White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Sparkle Mod Podge (Plaid)
Dies: Labels One and Grand Labels One Nestabilities (Spellbinders); By the Numbers Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Cereal Box Cardboard (generic)

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Mary Fish said...

seriously cute . . . love the little "merry" banner. hugs, m

Ann Schach said...

This is so cute, Regina! I love the shape. The sparkle on the trees is the perfect touch!

Lynne said...

Lovely card. Thanks from Lynne from oz

Fanny said...

pretty cards!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! ;o)