I hope that you are having a great time with the Christmas in July Blog Hop. This week is Christmas cards. Don't forget to join my blog and leave a comment. There are prizes each week and a Grand Prize at the end of the month. Scrapalette's blog is the start of the hop each week. If you came here from momto2cuties then you haven't missed out on all the wonderful ideas for Christmas. If not, be sure and check out her blog. When you are finished here, check out gonescrappin' to continue with Christmas in July Blog Hop - Christmas card fun.
I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted to do a tag like last year or a card. Well, you're in luck, I went with both. First up, I used my CCR and Imagine for my Christmas tag. I used Snow Angel and it was so wonderful having the machine do all my fussy cutting for me. I started with a tag (mine was purchased but you could always cut one using the Cricut) and adhered Christmas paper to it. I then punched out the hole at the top. I inked the edges of the tag and all my fussy cuts. Next, you will want to stamp your holiday sentiment on the back (I forgot until after, didn't work so well). Then just start layering your images as you like. I like to use different thicknesses of pop dots to create depth. Make sure when you are adhering your images that your tag will fit into an A-7 envelop (5 1/2" X 7"). When you are done, run some ribbon through the hole at the top, tie it to create a loop, and sign your card. Very easy!
Next is the card. I went with a side step card and used CCR with the Imagine Santa's Village cart. Love not having to fussy cut everything.
I cut my Bazzill cardstock at 10" X 7". Along the 10" side, I scored at 2 1/2". I then turned my cardstock so that the 7" length was along the edge and the 10" length was at the top. I scored at 2 3/4" from the top to the score line, 5" from top to bottom, 6 1/2" from top to score line, 8" from top to score line, and 8 3/4" from top to score line.
I then cut my cardstock using the 2 1/2" score line as a guide from the 2 3/4" score line to the 8 3/4" score line. I hope that is understandable. If not, there are lots of youtube videos out there to help you along. I then folded the card to create the layers. Your 2 3/4" score should be a peak, 5" score a valley on the large side and a peak on the short side, 6 1/2" a peak, 8" a valley, and 8 3/4" a peak.
You need to cut a 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" piece of cardstock to adhere to the back step. I then cut a piece of scrap Christmas paper I had to accent the base card. I inked the edges of the accent paper with Stampin' Up ink. For Santa's home, I used puffy white paint and dry glitter to give it some depth. For the tree and toys I pop dotted with different thicknesses to create the depth. Santa and his reindeer were given a little ink highlights and stickles. Merry Christmas was from the Artiste cart and cut on my mini. I glued a little twine between the reindeer and Santa for the reins.
I hope my tag and card gave you a little inspiration. Please don't forget to continue with the Blog Hop. Thanks and Merry Christmas in July!
To follow along with this weeks line up, the following blogs are participants:
2~Sis O'Snap (Sis)
4~Phantom Pink Rat (Lisa)