Sunday, November 24, 2013

Advent Christmas Cards

Ho, Ho, Ho,

Christmas is just around the corner, a very exciting time for those who sew and craft. It is my favorite creative time, I love to share and spread joy through my many projects. 

Today I am sharing a few cards that I planned on making since last year. I absolutly love the advent cards that some of the other girls were creating, therefore I decided they were a must on my Christmas project to-do-list for this year. Already having last years release of the Kraftin Kimmie Christmas stamps I was ready to go.


The first thing I needed to do was figure out the size of card that would work best with my images. I took several attempts at making the template for this card before I got the perfect dimensions. Next, I coloured up my Kraftin Kimmie images, and used them to create these super cute and fun to make Christmas cards. 


Putting the card together took a little figuring, in the case of a directional image simply fold the card the reverse direction so that the image faces towards the calendar. As I do not have a fancy binding machine, I found using a coil from a notebook, its cardboard cover along with a small hole punch perfect
 for making the holes to attach the numbers and the coil.

So with out further delay here are my cards and a tutorial on how to make your own.





How cute are they? Now onto the instructions for a side step card.

Side Step Card

1) Cut 10 1/2" x 6" (26.7 x 15.25 cm) piece of card stock.



2) Measure 2" (5 cm) in from the outside edge, make a small pencil mark 1 1/4" (3.2 cm) and 6 1/2" (16.5 cm) up from the bottom. Using your paper trimmer cut in between these two markings. This will create the side step on the card.


3) On the 4" (10.2 cm) side, score a line at 5 1/4" (13.34 cm) from the bottom stopping at the slit for the side step.


 4) On the 2" (5cm) side, score three lines, one at 1 1/4"  (3.2 cm) from the bottom, the next at 2 1/2" (6.35 cm )and lastly at the 6 1/2" (16.5 cm) measurement. Score just to the slit.


5) Carefully fold your card along the 5 1/4" (13.34 cm) score line, be carful not to crease the side step piece. This will fold the main body of your card in half.


6) For the side step fold the first or bottom score line back or down, the second score line gets folded up and the third or top score line once again gets folded back completing the side step. The card is now ready for decorating, so go ahead and enjoy making some of these fun cards.





Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial,
Susan

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