Thursday, December 11, 2008

A little Christmas card tutorial

Here is a little tutorial on how to make my most popular Christmas card :)

Materials List:

Pink Polka Dotted Grosgrain Ribbon
Raspberry Cardstock
Light Pink Cardstock
Cream Carstock
Sassafras Double Sided Paper (spots and stripes, green)
Love,Elsie Snowflake Stamp
Fontwerks Sentiment Stamp
Stickles Glitter
Kaiser Craft Rhinestones
Star Shaped Button
Pop Dots or other 3-d adhesive dots
Corner Rounder
Brown, Pink and White Colorbox Inks


1. Cut 4.5×12 inch piece of raspberry cardstock, scor at the middle, and fold in half.

2. Cut 3.5×5.5 inch piece of polka dotted side of Sassafras paper, and round the top and bottom corners on the right hand side. Cut a 1/2 inch piece from the same cardstock, but use the striped side. Attach smaller strip of paper to the left side of the polka dotted paper, and cut into a scallop. Affix both pieces to the raspberry cardstock.

3. Cut 2×5 inch piece of lighter pink cardstock. Tie a ribbon knot around the top of the piece, and angle cut the ends. Affix piece to card as shown.

4. Draw a triangle shaped Christmas Tree on green paper, and cut into three separate sections. Stamp tree with small white snowflakes. Ink edges and apply rhinestones. Affix to pink cardstock piece using pop dots. Cut a small trunk from brown paper and also affix with another pop dot. Add a star shaped button to the top of the tree.

5. Stamp sentiment on cream cardstock using pink ink. Cut out and affix to card as shown.

6. Apply glitter glue to the scalloped edge, around the rectanglular piece of light pink cardstock, and the sentiment block. Voila!

Note - To make the mini card version, just scale down your card!


Alorinna said...

Wow, you put so much work into your amazing cards! Thank you for sharing the process. Always neat to see how things go together :)


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing! So many pretty little details! Love the card! Amy :)

Shauna said...

Nice job, Chelsea! Thanks for breaking it down into steps. Your work is great and the papers you use are DELICIOUS!!

Beth Perry said...

I likeee!!!
Very pretty! thanks for showing us how to re-create!

Anna said...

TY! Nice tute!

Randi said...

I think I might attempt!

Meekiyu said...

very beautiful card and your instructions are so simple and easy.. I really love the colors you chose.. especially raspberry!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Super cute card! Great tutortial!

Holly said...

Yay tutorial! I want to try making a card like this! Thanks! :)