Monday, November 18, 2013

Another Duo of Christmas Cards, Part Deux

Hello everyone!  I am so glad you stopped by today.  I have another duo of Christmas cards to share with you today using the Robin's Nest red and black Christmas Collection, along with Tonic punches and dies from Purple Cows, our sponsor this month. And best of all, the Christmas collection is 20% off this month.  So, if you are looking for some beautiful papers for your Christmas projects, I know you are going to love these.
Supplies used:

The Robin's Nest:  Hunter Classic Glitter with Gold Glitter CSRed Glitter Stripe CS, Red Snowflakes CSChristmas Glitter Words CSRed Distressed CSSilver Glitter on Creme Swirl CSRuby Red diamond drops, Champagne dew drops
Tonic Studio Daisy Circle Die, Daisy Border Punch (Purple Cows)
Winter Snow corner punch, Winter Snow border punch (Martha Stewart)
Mini Snowflake Rosette die (Sizzix)
Cherry Cobbler ribbon (Stampin Up)
Diamond Stickles 

Directions:

Trim a sheet of Hunter Classic Glitter with Gold Glitter CS to 7" x 10".  Fold in half to make a base card measuring 7" x 5".  Cut a piece of the Red Snowflakes CS slightly smaller than card front (6-3/4" x 4-3/4"), punch corners with snowflake corner punch, adhere reverse (red) side to card base.
 Cut two strips of Red Snowflakes CS and adhere along edge, as shown.  
Die cut a scrap of Hunter Classic Glitter with Gold Glitter CS using the Daisy Circle Die.  Then cut out the center with a 1-3/4" scallop die.  

I found this copyright free image of candy canes online.  
Cut out one cane and trace onto Red Glitter Stripe CS, reversing one so you have a a cane going in both directions.  I also traced onto the right side of the paper only to ensure my stripes were going diagonally.  Erase any pencil marks left.

Insert both candy canes through daisy circle die cut before adhering to card base.  Cut out "Merry Christmas" words from Christmas Glitter Words CS.  Adhere to card front with pop dots, as shown.
I needed a little more glitter, so I added a light coat of Diamond stickles to the snowflake borders, and Champagne dew drops, as shown.  The stickles do not show up well in the photo, but they really add to the whole piece.

For my second card, trim Red Distressed CS to 4-1/2" x 12", fold in half to make top folded base card that measures 4-1/2" x 6".  Distress edges and apply Old Paper distress stain.  (NOTE:  If you are making lots of these, you can certainly skip this step).
I trimmed a sheet of Red Snowflakes CS to 4" x 6" and applied Old Paper distress stain.  It has a green undertone, perfect for Christmas.  Punch around the page with the snowflake punches and adhere to card base.
Trim a scrap of Hunter Classic Glitter with Gold Glitter CS to 1-3/8" x 3-3/4" and adhere to center.
Add the little green daisies (from the die cut used in the card above) to various snowflakes, as shown.

Die cut a mini snowflake rosette from Silver Glitter on Creme Swirl CS.  Add Ruby Red diamond drops to center of rosette.  Adhere to center portion of card with two small pieces of red ribbon.
There you have it.  Another duo of Christmas cards that I hope have inspired you and helped get those juices flowing to make some yourself.  As I've said before,  this collection makes it is so easy to make beautiful, quick and easy cards for the holidays.  And since they are on sale this month, I hope you will take a moment to check out the Robin's Nest online store for more of their matching products to make your holiday cards fabulous.  And don't forget to visit the Robin's Nest blog for tons more inspiration this month using this versatile collection.

Have a wonderful week, and a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Barbara Rankin
http://blackholeartstudio.blogspot.com

5 comments:

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very cool cards, the punches go perfect ! Great job Barbara!

Robin O'Crowley said...

Very unque, love this!

Tonya said...

As always awesome job on the cards! Love them both!!!

juscrap said...

Gorgeous! Love this! thank you for sharing!

Bev said...

super cute cards.. and some fun punch ideas

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