Wednesday, December 18, 2013

4 wonderful Christmas cards by Leanne Allinson

Hello Friends.  It's Leanne here today to share with you three simple Christmas cards that can be made with a few off-cuts from other projects.  I really don't like throwing away good cardstock especially when it can be used to create cute, little cards in miniature.  To begin, gather your scrap pieces of paper, some white cardstock and your favourite holiday stamps from Hampton Art. 

Soon It Will Be Christmas Day card by Leanne Allinson

Hampton Art:
stamps: Echo Park | Oh, Snap!, Christmas | Soon It Will Be Christmas Day
ink: Colorbox | Pool, Archival Ink | Jet Black
paper: KI Memories | Doilies (KIV0405)
other: white cardstock, KI Memories Bakery Twine (KIV0414), foam tape.

1. Trim your white cardstock to 4" x 6".  Fold in half.
2. Using Echo Park | Oh, Snap! doily and Colorbox | Pool ink, stamp the white cardstock three times.
3. Trim a scrap piece of paper that coordinates with the ink and trim to 1.75"x 1.5". 
4. Trim more white cardstock to 1.70" x 1.45" and adhere to the blue patterned paper.
5. Using the Christmas sentiment stamp and black ink, stamp onto more white cardstock.  Trim to size and mount onto the previous cardstock layer.  Wrap twine about the lower edge of the sentiment block.
6. Mount the sentiment and twine onto foam tape and adhere to the centre of the card.

Merry & Bright card by Leanne Allinson

Hampton Art:
stamps: Graphic 45 | Secret Garden (IC0218), Christmas | Merry & Bright
ink: stampin' up! | Real Red, Colorbox | Pepper
paper: KI Memories | Bright Geo (KIV0406)
other: cardstock, KI Memories Bakery Twine (KIV0414)

1. Trim your white cardstock to 4" x 6".  Fold in half.
2. Using Graphic 45 | Secret Garden stamp image onto the white cardstock to create a visual triangle.
3. Trim a small tag out of red left-over patterned paper and tie twine to the top.  Adhere tag to the centre of the card.
4. Stamp the Merry & Bright sentiment image to white cardstock using red ink.  Trim and mount onto foam tape.
5. Adhere sentiment to the centre of the red tag.

Here comes Santa Claus card by Leanne Allinson

Hampton Art:
stamps: Christmas | Here Comes Santa Claus
ink: Colorbox | turtle
paper: KI Memories | Berry Blast (KIV0406)
other: cardstock, Jillibean Soup twine.

1. Trim your white cardstock to 4" x 6".  Fold in half.
2. Using a scrap piece of white cardstock, stamp the Christmas sentiment with Colorbox | turtle ink.
3. Trim a piece of olive green patterned paper slightly smaller than the front of the white cardstock card.  Trim a second piece of contrasting patterned paper and put aside. 
4. Adhere the green patterned paper to the card leaving a small white border.  Layer the stamped sentiment to the centre of the card, ensuring that it has been neatly trimmed to fit inside the green paper borders.
5. Punch a 1.5" circle from the centre  of the second patterned paper piece.  Ink edges and mount onto foam tape.  Adhere to the front of the card lining up the sentiment so it can be viewed through the punched circle.
6. Using wet adhesive, add twine to the edge of the circle cut out and tie in a bow at the top.  Finish card by adding small triangles to each corner of the top patterned paper layer.

Ho Ho Ho card by Leanne Allinson

Hampton Art:
stamps: Jillibean Soup |Christmas Cheer Chowder
ink: Archival Ink (Jet Black)
paper: KI Memories 6"x6" paper pad | Argyle (KIV0405)

other: watercolour pencils.

Designer notes: Ink the elf stamp from the Jillibean Soup | Christmas Cheer collection onto white cardstock.  Use watercolour pencils to colour and shade the image.  Add to card with foam tape.  Stamp four images of the gifts onto three different patterned paper.  One on blue, one on orange chevron two on to red.  Fussy cut around each image.  Cut the bottom gift away from the blue image and adhere onto one of the full red stamped image.  Repeat with the orange chevron, only using the centre gift. Finally cut the top gift off of the remaining red stamped image and adhere directly to the other stamped gift boxes.  Adhere to card.


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  2. I love the soon Christmas day card. I will make it for my little niece. I just love Christmas, it is such a good time; only happiness, no sad vibes. It makes me happy to see everyone smiling. Last year, I was busy with my academic work. This year I specially got social science assignment help online just so that I stay free on Christmas day! Yaay!

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