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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Christmasy" Crafty Designers Day at Craft Junkie Too!



Well December is already here and only 18 days left until Christmas!!  Can you believe it?
Have you finished all your shopping and gifts? Or....have you even started?  :)

Well, me personally, I have haven't been shopping yet but rather busy making things!  Of course I can't share them yet and it's about to kill me, but I'll have to wait to share!  However, today is Crafty Designers' Day over at Tracy's Craft Junkie Too and simply, we were to create a Christmas card of any kind, shape, size, or color! So I'm definitely sharing that.....but be sure to check them all out and be inspired! :)



So for my Christmas card, I chose to make something I had never made before!  I have seen them made by many fellow bloggers and always wanted to make one, so I finally did and it was so fun!  I created a Christmas "Shaker" card!  I first of all used the same paper pad that I used in my last DT post about my Christmas ornaments, the 6x6 My Mind's Eye - Be Merry paper pad.  This pad has so many fun patterned papers for Christmas! (Did I mention that I can't wait to show you what I created for my Christmas gifts with this paper as well??  heehee)


I started out by choosing a coordinating cardstock to go behind my 'window' on my card, then simply recycled some plastic casing from I believe a package of brads (maybe).  I used my regular hole punch to punch out a bunch of circles from scraps of coordinating papers from this pad.  The circles and some silver glitter I added to the window, then adhered the cardstock to the back of it to hold it all in.  Beforehand, I had traced this plastic 'window' piece and cut out the window on the Be Merry paper so it could fit over it and adhere to the card front.


Now after adhering the paper over the 'window', I just added some glitter glue around it to 'seal' my window!  :)  Then I added a strip of pink ribbon from my stash to the top of the card.  Then from my stash of buttons, (I know I have many stashes!) I added a pink button with three different twines tied in a bow!  These three colors of twine from My Craft Spot were great for this paper (Traditional Bakers Twine in Cherry Red, Baby Blue, & Spring Green)!  Then finally I added a fun, Christmas sentiment sticker from BasicGrey!


On the envelope, I added a little extra decoration with a matching paper.  I used my Creative Memories snowflake punch and then trimmed around it to create a shape, then adhered it to the corner of the envelope.


On the inside, I added another extra touch of color with scraps from the same papers, random scrap Cricut cuts, and another fun, puffy ornament sticker from BasicGrey. Since I had the sentiment on the outside, I figured that I would just leave this one blank and simply write a quick Christmas message on it when I decide who the lucky recipient will be!  :)

Well, I hope you've been inspired by not only my Christmas card, but by the other Design Team members' creations!  Check them out at Craft Junkie Too's site!  Take care, and I hope you have all of your Christmas cards ready to mail/hand out!  :)

 I can't believe it, but Carley's 2nd birthday is coming up next week and I can't wait to share with you what I will be creating for it!  She is really into Elmo & Abby Cadabby so it should be fun!!!
So come back soon!

Shelley

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3 comments:

  1. It's always fun to try something new! Love the colors! Merry Christmas to you!
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  2. Shelley: This is seriously a WOW kind of card. You rocked this challenge girlfriend! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  3. Great card Shelley!! I love shaker cards, but have never made one for Christmas. What a special card.

    Hugs, Cheryl

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Shelley (Carley's mom!)