Monday, December 21, 2015

Paper Crafting World's Elf on a Shelf

My elf came off the shelf and is just popping in to say, Merry Christmas! I used the Paper Crafting World's Elf on the Shelf Boy Cut File, for this easy Christmas card. I know it is almost Christmas but this is easy enough to make in a rush.

I cut him out, inked the edges with Dew Drops ink pads and assembled him. I cut a circle with a sizzix scallop circle die and layered that over red dot scrapbook paper. I added that over a plaid piece of scrapbook paper and adhered it to a red A2 card.

To finish the card off, add embellishments you have in your stash. I had some red faux enamel dots I used as berries (I also used a yellow dot for a button) and hand cut some green paper for some holly leaves. I added them in the corners and a baby bow under the banner. The baby bow is from Paper Smooches. If you don't have a bow die, use ribbon to tie a bow and glue on with glue dots, add a banner stamped with your favorite holiday greeting and you are done! (You can use a die to cut the banner, a cut file of a banner or free hand one.)

I hope you enjoyed this easy Christmas card. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you check back in the new year for more fun and easy projects!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Do you want to build a snowman??

Let's make a pop up card!!

This adorable little girl and her snowman friend are files from Paper Crafting World's
Frosty Fashionista.

Take an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of blue paper. Cut it to 4.25 x 11 inch. Score 5.5 inches down to make a vertical top fold card. With the right side of the paper we will make the base.  Cut the base to Score (a) .38 inch from the bottom
and (b) .38 up from that score. Then turn the paper over and score (c)
at .38 from other side.

(I did a sample of what it should look like. This should be done with your blue paper not orange. I used this as an example.)

Next fold on the score lines. A a valley fold, B mountain fold and C mountain fold. See below for folds and placement.

Now cut out the little girl and snowman from frosty fashionista. (Do not cut any images larger then 3.75 inches tall so they don't peek out of the card when it is closed.) Cut out some clouds and a sun either with a die, free hand or use this adorable set called, Apple-Tree-Clouds-Sun-Grass.  Ink all the edges with coordinating Distress Inks. Free hand some snow banks and ink them with a light blue ink. Add clouds and sun to the background of the card. Add some snowbanks. Decide where you would like the little girl to stand and where you would like the snowman to be. (Check before you cut anything that the images are placed far enough back so they don't stick out when the card is closed.) Then cut a slit in the floating floor with an X-ACTO knife.  Cut a strip of paper for a support and fold it at the end to secure to the bottom of the card through the hole you created.  Adhere the girl to the support. Do the same for the snowman. Add snowbanks to the front or back of their feet so they will move with the card. For added support, make another strip and fold on each end and adhere to background and back of girl and snowman's heads. Fold the card and train all your folds to lay flat. For some added bling I cut some snowflakes out of some glitter wrapping paper and glued to the bottom of my floating floor.

For the front of the card: You can decorate any way you would like. I added some decorative paper to the bottom of the card. Used some green paper to make a strip of paper to go above the patterned paper and die cut some words on my die cutting machine. I used glittered wrapping paper for all the shiny stuff, even for the faux ribbon across the card. Lastly I rounded the bottom corners of the card with my corner chomper.

If you would like to turn it into a Christmas card, add a Christmas tree to the background with some presents or have the little girl holding a gift.