Monday, 23 October 2017

Easy Batch Christmas Card #7 PLUS Envelope Making

This is the final card in the series of quick easy batch cards which I've created to help choose the final card design for my Christmas Cheer project. I'm a bit sad as I've enjoyed making these but I'm also excited to make the box tomorrow and pack them up and launch the giveaway. I've been working on an eye catching flyer for it to post all over my social media to keep things consistent so watch out for that.

So for project number 7 in this series I went really traditional and opted to use the Christmas Around the World DSP stack with its plethora of images and patterns which just scream out It's Christmas!  So gorgeous and there are lots of patterns in there which will be useful at times other than Christmas too so you  may be able to use up some of this stack into the new year.

I decided to create a really super simple Christmas present kind of look with this one and didn't even use a sentiment on the front... I really pushed the boat out and added the sentiment to the inside of this one. It's the only one with anything extra added inside so that makes it different from the rest. It's also the only card in the series which uses glimmer cardstock. I die cut the little bow for the 'gift' from the Everyday Jars Framelits set using gold glimmer.

This card is sooooo simple to make, it's just the standard 4 x 4 that I've been using all week with a 3.75 mat of the DSP (I used two different patterns to show how it works with anything really) and then I just cut some strips of Cherry Cobbler a quarter of an inch by 3.75 (2 for each card) and using dimensionals to give them a little bit of lift off from the DSP I stuck them to the card and then finished off by securing the bow using a mini dimensional. 

When a card is so simple in design it's good to add little design features to prevent it being just a 2D uninteresting card, you want people to buy them after all. So little tiny things make them more interesting. For example attaching the strips with dimensionals just adds some depth to the card that would have been lost if I'd used a liquid adhesive to fasten them on yet the card is still easy to put together.

For the inside I took a 3 x 3 piece of Whisper White and stamped on the sentiment from the Merry Mistletoe set and then added some little Early Espresso stamped ginger bread men from The Little Things stamp set, just to keep the traditional theme going.

The video is live on my channel now with a tutorial included on how to make the envelopes to fit these cards and I'll be back tomorrow to show off the box and again the next day to launch the giveaway.

Thanks for dropping in.

Andrea x

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