Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Craft & Crop Christmas in July was a hit!

The ladies who joined me for Craft & Crop at the Bird House requested that we do a Christmas in July for our July event. We had a full house and so much fun! Here are the cards that each lady created and passed out copy kits to everyone who attended.

This one was a top fold card with cork frame, patterned paper tag with red frame. she used an eyelet, a metal snowflake ornament, and Christmas button for embellishments.


This one was created using the easel card base and the Cricut cartridge "A Quilted Christmas". I have this cartridge and did not realize that there are some beautiful cards at the back of the book. I am so glad to know that. I love this card because Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

This one is so cute, she used glitter card stock for the base of her side fold card, then a red frame, on top of that she put a white frame, then she used Stampin Up stamp sentiments on the front of the card and the envelope. She used Cricut seasonal cartridge "Very Merry Tags" to cut out the Christmas light bulbs. She then glued small rhinestones as embellishments on each of the light bulbs. Simple and sweet!

Here is another top fold card. She added a patterned paper frame and then cut her design from "A Quilted Christmas" starting with red and layering with green and then using white. She put a little red rhinestone in the center of the snowflake. She then used her stamps to put "Joy" on the envelope and put a rhinestone and glitter on the letter "O". Very nicely done. "-)

Here is a perfect example of what you can do with stamps. She started with a white base card and put a green frame on that. then she used her stamps in a fashion to give the appearance of a glad of trees using green ink, then she used glitter so it looked like snow had fallen. Then to top it off she stamped "Seasons Greetings" to finish this wonderful card.

This was also a top flap card, she used a patterned paper frame and cut slots across the top and ran glittered ribbon through it,then attached that to the white card base.. She used lots of different textures on this one card.  She used blue textured solid paper, then green patterned paper with scalloped edges, then printed her sentiment from the computer and framed it in solid purple and rounded the corners. Then she centered the 3-D penguin on the green patterned paper and glued a piece of textured ribbon across the bottom and added some a string of Christmas lights and large rhinestones as finishing embellishments. Very creative and fun!

I love this card! It is a gift card holder the bottom of the apron is open at the fop and you can slide a gift card in there. She found this on Pintrest and made the pattern by hand. The apron base is red and then she cut one smaller using a patterned paper. the cut the square that for the bottom of the apron or pocket for the gift card out of patterned paper. Then she cut a strip of red rick rack and attached across the apron waist and added a little button with red ribbon tied through it. Last she cut a gingerbread man using her Cricut, attached it to a white solid square and framed that square with a solid red square. Then last she knotted the ends of red ribbon ant the top and there ya go!

Card with Gift Card Holder


Start by creating your card base. (Red) Cut your choice of colors for the card at 9”X 6 ¼” and then score at 4 ½” and set aside.

Now cut a frame from a solid color (Green) at 4 X 5 3/8”

Cut another frame from solid color (Red) at 3 3/8” X 5 ½”

Then cut a patterned frame 5 ¼”X 3“.

Layer them on each other in order of size large to small.

Now take a solid paper and cut 12X5

Score at 4”, 6”, and 8” and fold accordion style. It will look like a letter W if you stand it on its side.

Choose a pattern, I got mine from cutting a tag from a Cricut Cartridge "Bridal Shower" page 12 top left corner. <Gift Tag>,  lay it over the paper you just folded but let it hang over the folded side ¾” and draw pattern on it. Cut it to make the shape for the gift card holder.

Glue a strip from top to bottom and fold so the two smaller sections between the scores will be attached to each other.

Take a gift card and measure for the card opening. Use a punch or cut by hand between the two marks and you will have a place to fit the gift card.

I used Martha Stewart punch and a strip of paper 1 ½” X 3” to decorate the card holder and trimmed it to fit.

I took a punch that would allow me to weave the ribbon in and out and cut red ribbon the size to fit around the card holder leaving enough to tie a bow. Then you can attach the gift card holder to the card base.

Next for finish it off you can cut a white frame 4 X 5 3/8 and attach to inside of card to write your message.
We had a sweet lady join us for the first time and she was not aware of what we were doing, so she was not able to bring a card. But, we were able to bless her with each project we created. It was so much fun. I am so proud of all the ladies for giving of there time to give to someone else. I am looking forward to our next "Craft & Crop" at the Bird House together.
If you did not sign up at the last event for our new event in August, please email me if you would like a spot. I have only a couple left.
Marye Bird