yep. not really my thing.
I always think I'm going to like making one, but then...no, not so much.
So what to do when you're given an assignment to make some?
For me, I get everything out on the table and start praying for inspiration!
Today you will find these over on the 7gypsies blog so I thought I would show you how a non-card maker, makes a very easy Christmas card.
Decide on how big your card is going to be. I had some kraft cards and envelopes (that I bought in bulk at Hobby Lobby) left over from last year and decided to use them again. Easy.
Next I cut a rectangle of creme cardstock to fit on the cover of the card, yet leave some kraft showing on each side.
I decided it needed some color (it was looking pretty bland) so I put the cardstock on a paper towel and gave it a quick spritz of Adirondack Color Wash in Lettuce. The cool thing is that very piece will turn out different so every card you make will be unique. So now time to dry it with a heat tool and move on to the next step.
Next I taped a piece of scrap paper to the work table (and I really mean scrap here because I seriously just got it out of the trash). Then used a bit of removable tape runner to attach the green paper to the white so that it would not move while I stamp.
Oh darn, I should mention that before I taped my green paper to the scrap paper I drew some horizontal lines so I could keep my stamping in a straight line.
Christmas Greetings from 7gypsies for both of the cards that I made.
Card number Two:
For this card I used one of my last remaining sheets of this great recycled paper I use to buy at Recollections when they were still in business in Texas. It came in a pack of 25 (8 1/2 x 11") and I am now down to 2 sheets. darn it. If anyone knows where I can buy more please post a comment or email me. Anyway, back to the card.
I had some red envelopes so I decided to make a card to fit into the existing envelope.
I cut the recycled paper into two strips, each 4 1/4 x 11".
From the two strips of paper I cut one piece 9" long and the other 5" long as shown below. This is how the card is laid out before you connect the two pieces with paper tape.
grid paper tape.
Alphabet clearstamp. Same set I used when I made this.
polka dot paper . I wrapped mine around the left edge about an inch.
Well that's my foray into card making for the year! Thank goodness it's over.