Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Cards

These cards are so cute and so easy...it takes a few minutes to do them but I am about to give you the measurements for each card so that will take some of the guessing out of it for you!  I saw this pattern this morning on http://www.southerninkerbelles.blogspot.com/ (she used it for baby shower cards) and thought, "This would be great for Santa and Elves...or ANYTHING you could think of doing with it!!"  So, I went with the Holiday ideas and did and Santa and an Elf. 

Santa:  1.  Start with a RED A2 size card (8 1/2 in x 5 1/2  in piece of paper folded in half)  that opens from the side (you could make it open from the top as well if you wanted to which would be a 4 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in piece of paper folded in half).  2.  Use a 1 3/4 in circle punch to punch out the neck.  3.  Use a 1 1/4 in square punch to punch out middle of the legs.  4.  Cut out slim rectangles off the top sides to make the indentions you see in the picture....about 2 in x 1/2 inch.  5.  Use a cutting system or a punch to cut out the scalloped edge around the neck.  6.  Use a edge punch to make the center white "fluff" for the jacket.  Use the same punch to make small ends to his pants.  (all of my white was done with glittery white paper)  7.  Cut out a piece of black that is 4 1/4 x 1 inch.  8.  In yellow or gold cut out a small 1 inch square;  then cut around that with a 1 1/4 inch square punch and you have your buckle!  8.  If you so choose, you can emboss the front of the card before you assemble all the peices.  I did mine with the Swiss Dots pattern.  9.  Assemble!  10.  After you assemble you may have to trim a little bit in the neck area.   Just FYI  :)

Elf:  1.  Follow the first 5 steps of the santa card....except the color in step ONE will be GREEN.  6.  Cut out a strip of striped red paper (or whatever pattern you think would be cute on an elf) that is 1 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in.  7.  Cut out a black strip that is 1 in x 4 1/4.  8.  Cut out in white or silver (I used a white glitter paper) a buckle that is the same size as the Santa buckle.  9.  Cut out two small circles using a cutting system or punch for the buttons.  You could also use large brads, buttons...whatever you think would be cute.  10.  You can emboss the card before you assemble if you would like.  On the elf, I chose not to, but it is totally up to you!  11.  Assemble!  12.  After you assemble you will have to trim the red paper in the indention of the legs.  FYI  :)

Hope these were fun to do!  They were for me!  Happy Holidays!! Remember, it is always homemade!!


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