Learn how to make quick and easy Acetate Christmas Cards using Spellbinders and items you may already have in your craft room! In this acetate card tutorial you will learn how to measure and cut your card stock, craft papers, and acetate to make that perfect elegant, sophisticated dimensional Christmas Card.
Christmas Card Project Supply List
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In This Easy DIY Cards Tutorial, we’ll be using our dies from Spellbinders. You can make beautiful and elegant 3×4 handmade greeting cards for just about any occasion when you have beautiful dies, and Spellbinders steps up each and every time!
Last week you saw my Note Card Gift Box Tutorial for these beautiful handmade greeting cards. It’s an easy DIY for beginners that, I’m sure, many seasoned crafters will appreciate.
Supply List for Elegant Note Cards
The following is a list of items that I used in making these beautiful and elegant note cards. You may click on the links provided. They will take you directly to the products.
Paper Pad – Blush Glam by Craft Smith – You can buy this at Michael’s
Handmade Card Video Tutorial
Although this tutorial is from my Spanish Crafting Channel, Manualidades de Decor8yourlife, I make certain to show you the measurements that I use. It’s a fun and easy to follow DIY; and even if you don’t speak Spanish, it’s fun to listen to me stumble on a language skill I’m so desperately trying to regain!
Don’t have time to watch the five minute video? Not a problem! These cards are so easy to make, I can give you my measurements right away! Since these are 4×3 Cards, you will cut your card-stock at 4×6 then fold it right down the middle, by holding it horizontal wise. You then cut your first layer (which adheres right on the white card stock) an eighth of an inch less then place on top of cardstock. You then cut your second layer (which is the top layer) and eighth of an inch less than your first layer, decorate it with your die-cuts, ribbons, sequin, etc. and adhere. (Remember that less is more!)
Go ahead and watch the video for the full process. Thank you for stopping by! I’ll see you again next week!
This cute Note Card Gift Box Tutorial was inspired by my need to make the perfect gift box to fit my 3×4 note cards. In the hopes of clearing out papers that have been sitting in my stash for awhile, I decided to start my Holiday projects. This year I plan to send out quite a few cards and gifts to as many folks as I can. But I didn’t just want to box them in. I wanted that perfect fit!
Easy DIY Handmade Cards
The cards are 3×4. I decided to cut my cards to this dimension because I wanted them to be used as greeting cards or note cards. These cards are dimensional, simple and elegant. You may ask yourself, how can I get the same effect? My answer to that is layer your paper and less is more!
Let the Paper do the Work for You!
There’s nothing like beautiful scrapbooking paper! As paper crafters we can be really bad about hoarding beautiful paper. However, use it up we must! And what better way to make room for the great new designs than to make some cards and gift boxes with the old ones?
Easy to Create with dies from Spellbinders
You will never be out of ideas or loose your creativity when you have dies from Spellbinders in your paper crafting arsenal. And all that beautiful paper deserves a beautifully well cut design!
List of Items I used
The following is a list of items that I used in the making of these note cards and gift boxes. You may click on the links provided. They will take you directly to the products.
This Halloween Smash Book Junk Journal is my Spellblogger project share for this week. Although the temps are still high in the Houston area, I can’t wait to start decorating for the fall and Halloween!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I just can’t get enough of it! I don’t know where I get this obsession; but making this Halloween Smash Book Junk Journal from scratch, sure satisfies my Spook-ta-cular crafting palatte!
Is it a Smash Book or is it a Junk Journal?
I’ve watched plenty of videos and looked at a ton of pictures to barely be able to tell the difference between one or the other now! Smash Books and Junk Journals seem to have a lot in common. One of the biggest is that they don’t look like mini albums. You can fill them to the rim with all your favorite pictures and items that they can get pretty chunky. And that’s what I love about the Smash Book / Junk Journal.
Items from Spellbinders that I Used in This Halloween Smash Book Junk Journal
It was a lot of fun making this Smash Book Journal from scratch, and here is a list of the items I used. You may click on the items to be taken to them directly:
I have a quick and easy Elegant Birthday Card tutorial to share with you. This weekend is my daughter’s 19th birthday, and she has asked me to make her an elegant black, white and gold theme birthday card.
So off I went to my scrapbooking supplies in search of black, white and gold! It’s a good thing I like using these colors, as I was able to find enough of what I needed to make my daughter’s birthday card!
Here is something that I have found myself doing lately when crafting any card, and I find it easier for me. It’s easier not only in the sense of putting the materials together; but in the whole creativity process. I am now working my cards from the top on down. I’m not quite certain how to explain this to you verbally, so I will include my Birthday Card Tutorial video later in this blog. Yes the video is in Spanish, as it is running in my Spanish Crafting Channel, Manualidades de Decor8yourlife.
However, can we agree that crafting can very well surpass any language barrier? When I film my Spanish Speaking Paper Crafting videos, I try my best to keep my English and Spanish speaking audience in mind, so that in case you don’t understand the language, you can still follow along. By the way, even if you don’t speak Spanish go ahead and sub to Manualidades de Decor8yourlife. You will find that the videos are not a mirror image of Decor8yourlife. I upload different projects in this channel. This way my viewers who are subscribed to both of my crafting channels won’t feel like they’re watching the same exact thing, just in a different language.
The Creative Process
First and foremost I get my papers and all my pieces ready. I pull out the primary paper for the bases of the card, and go to work on getting my Spellbinders die-cuts together. Once this is done I envision, from top to bottom, how the birthday card is going to look. And then I begin putting the pieces together from top to bottom.
Once I have my die-cuts where I want them, I then proceed to measuring the height and width of the largest die-cut piece allow a quarter of an inch room; then cut my first paper accordingly. Since this is an elegant card, I know I will be doing some foam mounting.
Tip: The more dimensional your card is, the more elegant it is. Even if you’re just using 3 or 4 pieces.
Once I have done this, I will foam mount the entire piece to another piece, one quarter of an inch larger. The two patterned pieces of paper complement one another and helps in adding that elegant touch to any card or invitation.
Once the second scrapbook paper is in place, I will then measure the final piece to my birthday card (which is the black cardstock). And of course, I will go one quarter of an inch larger on this as well.
The finishing touch are three pieces of sequin.
Items Used in this Elegant Birthday Card
Following are the items that I used in making my daughter’s birthday card. I’m placing clickable links if you wish to make a purchase.