Card created for Scrapbook Nerd's Countdown to Christmas series
Today is my last post for the Scrapbook Nerd's Countdown to Christmas Series. Though I am a scrapbooker first and foremost, I do enjoy making homemade cards. This year was my first time taking part of the Scrapbook Nerd card swap. I did enjoy making the 18 cards needed, I think only a few were repeated, the rest were all a one time design. And in following my theme of making things in a short period of time, I will share with you all one of the designs, I used for the swap.
For this card, i cut white cardstock to fit into a 6x12in rectangle, I folded it in half, and marked the edge with a bone folder. Using the Comfort and Joy collection, I cut a square of one of the papers to fit to a 5 & 7/8in square. I looped twine (this one has a silver strand in the mix), and passed one of the large tags from the collection ad-on through the second loop of the twine. I simple tied the tag to the paper, and used some foam adhesive behind the tag to add dimension. I used foam adhesive behind the plaid paper to attach it to the white card stock.
I always complete all my cards by creating a personalized envelope for the card. I use the We R Memory Keepers envelope and bow punch to create the envelope from a patterned paper from an old MAMBI Christmas collection.
In total, this card took less than 10 minutes to put together from start to finish. It is a simple design, but i used striking colors to complement my idea. I hope the lucky recipient of this card likes it as much as I do.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for visiting!
Smooth texture white card stock - American Crafts
Chartruse and silver twine - American Crafts
Patterned paper , and tag - Comfort and Joy collection - My Mind's Eye
patterned paper -envelope- Christmas collection - MAMBI