Monday, November 23, 2015

Gingerbread Easel Card

Making an easel card is fun and easy! I used the adorable gingerbread people from the All Baked Out set over at Paper Crafting World. There are a lot of cute files included in this collection. I used the single man and woman. You can easily use the other designs such as the border people or the title on the base of this card.

Let's make a card!!

I used a die for the base of my card. It is from Sizzix. You can use any stand up bases you like. Silhouette has many in the design store and you can always cut one by hand too. Once you have your base cut from red card stock, decorate it with some patterned paper. I use Christmas papers from Recollections Sugar Plum pad. It was sold by Michael's a few years back but any papers will do.

Cut a white piece of card stock and stamp a greeting. I used a stamp from my stash. I used Stazon black ink and then antiqued the edges of the cut shape with some tea dye Distress Ink.

Cut the cute gingerbread people out your die cut machine. I used my Silhouette Cameo. I inked all the pieces with Distress Inks that matched my papers. I used all solid papers for these cuties. Assemble the folks. Decorate them if you would like with 3D elements to add interest. I added buttons made from melted Perler beads.

I cut the candies out from red and white card stock. I used a red permanent marker to add some extra lines to match my candy paper, this is optional. Add some Glossy Accents to the candy die cuts to add dimension. Let them dry before you attach them. I also added a dot of white acrylic paint with a tooth pick to their cheeks to finish off their faces.

As for the bottom "joyful" embellishment. I used a die from Sizzix. I cut it out three times and glued them together for dimension.

Glue on all your embellishments and you are done!! This card can be folded flat to mail and propped up to display!!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Turkey Time!

An adorable turkey from Paper Crafting World is the headliner to this card.  Once you cut the turkey, ink the pieces with Distress inks, the rest of the card goes together quickly. It is an A2 card meaning it is 4.25 by 5.5 inches. The striped paper is cut .13 inch smaller to leave an edge around it. (I used a rust paper for my card base. You could use white paper and add a 4.25 by 5.5 inch piece of paper over the front of your white card base and continue as instructed. This way, the inside of your card is white.) Cut some tan paper 3.5 by 5.5 inch and run it through an embossing folder. Any embossing folder will work. This procedure adds texture and interest to your card. (Round the corners with a corner chomper if desired.)  Add black paper behind that piece with .13 inch showing to make your image pop off the page. (Round corners if you rounded the other rectangle.) Add ribbon that matches your papers and then the turkey on top to finish off this element. 

The top rectangle is 2.75 by 3.5. (I used decorative paper with words. You can use any coordinating paper.) Cut a .13 inch paper border to go behind it. Add it to the top of the card, add the other embellished rectangle and you are done! (For some added fun you can add some faux enamel dots.)

Happy Thanksgiving!!