Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Tutorial: Semi-Homemade Christmas Card & A Giveaway

I wanted to share with you all the Guest Post I did over at Dear Creatives last week on how to make a "Semi-Homemade" Christmas Card. There is also a giveaway for the winner to receive a set of eight of these very cute Snowman Greeting Cards. Be Sure to head over to the Guest Post to enter for your chance to win.

Today I'm going to show you how to make a "Semi-Homemade"  Christmas Card. If you are like me, you like to make homemade things or maybe you would like to try to make something homemade, but you just don't think you are all that "crafty." Well, this is a quick, cute way for anyone to dress up a boxed set of Christmas cards to give it that homemade touch!

Set of boxed of Christmas Cards: I got mine from the Dollar Bins at Target
*Embellishments: I used a variety of rhinestones with different colors and sizes
Stamps and Ink
Liquid Adhesive
*Decide how you would like to embellish your cards. I think these snowmen cards are cute as is, but I think they needed a little bit more so I decided to add rhinestones and ribbon.

Cut out how many ribbons you will need. I needed eight ribbon to add to the snowman for his bow-tie. They are pretty small, but they are just enough.

Once the ribbons are made, you will need to attach them. I used my liquid adhesive, but you could also use a hot glue gun. Just be careful when working with small ribbon that you don't burn yourself, I know I always do!

I then added a rhinestone to the center of each snowflake. The rhinestones I have already have an adhesive, but because the cards are going to be handled a lot I like to add adhesive to them just to make sure they stay on.

I decided I wanted to dress up the envelopes a bit too. So I used a small square snowman stamp and my red ink pad and stamped the image in the lower left corner.

There you have it! Quick, easy, and cute!

Thanks for having me! I hope you liked the tutorial and are able to find some boxed cards so you can make them "Semi-homemade!"

Now, how would you like to win a set of eight of the snowman cards I just showed you? Well, here is your chance. One lucky winner will get a set of eight already "semi-homemade" cards and envelopes.

All you have to do is head on over to the Dear Creatives Blog where I did the guest post to get the details! There are super-low (ok, at this point no entries) so chances of winning are pretty great! Shipping paid by me!

Good Luck and I hope you found the tutorial helpful!

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