I got permission to share some of the Christmas cards I received as part of a swap. It is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season each year. Hopefully you will get some ideas for your next round of cardmaking!
using beginner ink-blending techniques! <3 So easy an elf can do it! ;)
I made a nice little stash of cards this year (although far fewer than I’d planned on! 😅), using dies, stamping, a clearance find card stack paper pad, and a clearance card kit. Do you like to make Christmas cards? Or do you send cards this time of year at all?
Today I’m doing a quick walkthrough of how I made these adorable pencil embellishments. I love them, they’re short and chunky and super cute (kinda’ like me! LOL).
First, I chose scraps to start with. In this case, I was making these pencils as part of a kit, so I chose scraps either directly from the kit, or that matched and coordinated with the papers I had in the kit.
Next, I trimmed the scraps to .75″ and cut similar sized strips out of kraft cardstock to create the wood element of the pencils. At this point, I also matched up some strips and layered them to create multicolored pencils.
Next, I trimmed the ends of the colored strips with scallop deco scissors. I did the same thing with some white strips of paper, then layered them on top of the kraft strips, which I simply cut into a point! I used tiny matching scraps for the pencil leads. :)
For a few of them, I trimmed some gold glitter washi and pink cardstock scraps to become erasers. For all of them, I used my smallest corner rounder to round off the bottoms.
A circle scallop punch for the rind, a circle punch for the flesh, and tiny hearts for the seeds. So many variations possible with this! And I love the sentiment. :)
Some sweet little watermelon slices, courtesy paper scraps, a scalloped circle punch, a slightly smaller circle punch, and a tiny heart punch. We’re doing this as a free make and take at our booth this week, come see us this afternoon in Raymore!
These Americana style tags were a free make and take I offered at my farmer’s market booth a few years ago. I love how the colored ink looks on the kraft cardstock, and of course, baker’s twine will always have my heart! I could see these tied onto a hostess gift if you were going to a BBQ or something. Happy 4th!
I scored an American Crafts die cut pack of layering pieces with a ice cream theme for CHEAP at Tuesday Morning–and it is making seemingly endless cards!! Love it when that happens. :)