Monday, December 8, 2014

How to Make 10 Quick Christmas Cards

DIY Christmas Cards

Hello,

It's Alicia here from Time To Create.
Today I am sharing a quick and easy way to make a set of ten Christmas cards using minimal equipment.  Anyone can follow these 7 Steps to make ten gorgeous hand made cards and send them out to family and friends before Christmas.

Step 1 - Gather your Equipment

DIY Christmas Cards

This is the equipment you will need to make your cards:

1. 10 folded cards with envelopes.
2. Basic Sketch
3. Star hole punch (or star stickers or star-shaped chipboard or buttons)
4. Paper Trimmer
5. Adhesive or glue
6. Mounting tape or squares
7. Christmas paper (any type you have at home will do)
8. Sequins, jewels (any type of small embellishments)

Step 2 - Draw a Basic Sketch

DIY Christmas Cards

This was the basic sketch I had in my mind...very simple.  I ended up not adding the pot for the tree in on my final design as I felt it wasn't really necessary, but you could easily add it in if you prefer.


Step 3 - Work out your Measurements

Decide on your measurements.  The folded card base I used are 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches so I measured my paper pieces to fit the card size I used.  If you use a slightly bigger sized card you may want to alter the measurements to suit a bigger card.


DIY Christmas Cards

Step 4 - Cut your Paper

Cut out all the strips with a paper trimmer and punch out ten stars.

DIY Christmas Cards

I chose papers that co-ordinated each other.  Red, green and a touch of pink.  You could use whatever papers you have at home.  Solid red and green card could look very effective...or gold would be nice too!

DIY Christmas Cards

Step 5 - Add Adhesive

Put adhesive on the backs of all the strips and put mounting tape on the backs of the stars.

DIY Christmas Cards

Step 6 - Attach to the Base Card

Adhere all the pieces onto the card bases.

DIY Christmas Cards

Step 7 - Decorate

Add some sequins for decoration.


DIY Christmas Cards


Thats it!!
These were very quick and easy to make.  I was surprised at how quickly they came together.  You could easily use this design to make a large quantity of cards and have them all ready to go for Christmas!


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Need more Christmas card ideas? See this blog post:

50 Handmade Christmas Cards -DIY

Good luck with your Christmas Card Making! How many cards do you usually send out?

This post was featured over at: Enchanted Home Schooling Mom.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Birthday Wishes Card ~ "Lovely Birthday" Stamp Set


You can never have enough birthday cards right?
This was a little quick one I whipped up awhile back now and its been waiting to be shared.
Very simple.


I have been very busy working behind the scenes on a big project for my Dad's 60th Birthday.
Its all finished and mailed off to my Dad now.
I promise to share it on here once he sees it himself, probably next week.
Have a great day.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Blog Makeover


So can you see the new Blog Look here?
I must say I am in love with the fresh new look!!
My thanks goes to Sarah at Trisarahtops Smiles.
If you are looking for an affordable, professional Blog makeover I can highly recommend Sarah.
Have a beautiful day.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Handmade Christmas Cards


Christmas Cards for Sale

I made and sold three little packs of 10 Handmade Christmas Cards this week.

Christmas Cards for Sale


These cards were made on 10cm x 10cm white card stock.


Christmas Cards for Sale


With little angel stickers.

I have started my own little shop on my blog.

Click here if you would like to take a look.

Alicia xx

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Catch Up With Project Life - Progress Report

Challenge # 7 Mining for Stories

The Catch Up Project Life class was fantastic and I am sorry its over!

Challenge # 7 was Mining for Stories
I managed to complete my goal of finishing Journalling for July 2013.  This mean my 2013 Album is complete!!!

Challenge #8 Batch It

Challenge #8 was Batch It
I managed to print and insert all the photos for Nicky's Baby Album.  This was another one of my goals completed!

Still some catching up to do though....one day I'll get there.

Thank goodness for the Collect App and the new Project Life App.
I could not continue with this project without the flexibility of photos on my phone!

By the way... my blog is currently getting a make over!
Stay tuned for a fresh new look coming soon!!

Alicia xx

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

World's Greatest Teacher Cards


Close to My Heart Cards


In Australia it is almost the end of the school year 
and that means time to say "Thank You" to your child's teacher.  

I had a play with these fun stamps and papers from Close to My Heart 
and came up with this set of three cards.

Close to My Heart Cards

Close to My Heart Cards

Close to My Heart Cards

I love the red chevron the best!

These cards were featured on Chris' Blog here.

I hope you have a beautiful day.

Alicia xx