Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Sweet Christmas Card

 I'm the November 9th designer on the Card A Day Blog.  (Have you checked it out yet?  Lots of inspiration for card makers over there!) and the theme is "Christmas Food".  To me the best food at Christmas is the candy!  Yummmmmm!!!  So I put together a sweet SVG set featuring all the great Christmas candy we love:
If your electronic cutter can use SVG files,
you can purchase a similar set HERE

This is a very easy card to make...
1.  First I cut the candy using red, green, white and brown scraps.
2.  I glued the die cut pieces together and then attached each piece to red cardstock ( 2.25" x 5.5") .
3.  I added Stickles to the candy to give them some sparkle
4.  I cut a piece of (6.75" x 5.75") white cardstock and to that adhered the striped paper (6.75" x 5.25").
5.  Using computer software I created and printed the sentiment on white cardstock.  I then cut each word out and matted with red and green cardstock. 
6.   I attached the white and red dotted ribbon to the edge of the striped paper with tape.
7.  I attached the red candy strip to the striped paper.  At the same time I adhered the sentiment strips, hiding the left side of each sentiment under the red paper.
8.  Because the front of the card was larger than normal, I cut another piece of white cardstock (6.75" x 6.5") and scored the paper .75" from the top to create a flap.  I then attached that flap to the top back of the card base with tape. 
TIP:  This is an easy way to make cards that aren't the usual A2 size and not cut into your larger 12" x 12" papers.  You could also use this technique to make any type of shaped cards without worrying to get the fold just right.
Cardstock: white plus red, green, and brown scraps
Patterned Paper: from stash
Die cuts: Christmas Candy SVG file by The Creative Pointe
Stickles:  Distress  "Rock Candy" and "Vintage Photo"
Adhesive: ATG, glue stick
Ribbon:  from stash
Electronic cutter: Cricut and SCAL software
Misc:  PhotoShop, "Curlz" font, printer

I'm entering this card into the following Challenges:
Cupcake Craftroom--November Sweet
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge--#45
Moving Along With The Times--#123 Food and Drink


Hazel said...

This is indeed a sweet card - thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 45 - hope to see you again soon x

Paper Squirrel said...

Adorable card! Love the candy SVGs.

Darla said...

Great card!! I'd love a visual on that tip though.. Maybe it's because I just woke up but for the life of me can't picture what you did. ;)

cinmfoster said...

Great card Cindy. Love the tip for extra large cards and will have to do that.

Lisa Jane said...

what fab candy ... looks yummy -
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Creative Genie said...

Love this card and your adorable SVG files. Great use of paper using that tip, too!

Tina Campbell said...

Oh so sweet Cindy. That is just a fun card, love all the bright colors you used on it. Great job on the candy files I so adore ribbon candy this year.

Unknown said...

Sweet and fun card. Thanks for sharing.

Mandy said...

lovely card that choccy looks good enough to eat! thanks for joining us in the cupcake craftroom x