Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Card Craft

The end of term is finally here for us students! Its been a tough last couple of weeks with lots of hard work and deadlines! But we all need a break from time to time and with it now being well into December, we've been getting in the festive spirit by making our family and friends Christmas cards. Here are just a few simple but effective ideas that are dead easy and quick to make.


This one uses fern leaves that my sister collected on a family walk. She pressed them between 2 heavy books for a few days before sticking one in place and adding coloured card at the bottom for a box and a gold star sticker. To finish, use clear sticky-back cellophane across the front of the card so the leafy bits don't fall off.


This one is a great way to recycle old newspaper or magazines. Simply pull out a few pages and stick them back to back (so the paper isn't so flimsy). Cut out varying sizes of triangles or trapeziums to build up a Christmas tree shape and mount them on sticky foam squares for a 3D effect.



This third card is similar the one above and makes use of scrap paper. Its a great way to use up those unwanted cut offs from Christmas paper when you've been wrapping up a present. All I've done here is cut out different sized rectangles from different  left over wrapping paper and pile them up to look like Christmas presents. And to finish, find a permanent pen or Biro and draw on a bow.

Hope these ideas are useful! If you're wondering about where to get your hands on the plain card, I picked up a pack of 10 cards with envelopes for £2 at Wilko's. Cheap as chips! You'll be able to find some in most shops that have a craft section.

Lots of Love
Kate xxx

8 comments:

  1. awww these are all such fab ideas :) xxx

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    1. Thank you! Nothing like a bit of cutting and sticking haha! xx

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  2. I schnaffled a load of card from my uni's art supplies. I WON'T TELL IF YOU WON'T.

    http://hollydocx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha, that definitely sounds like a good deal! xx

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  3. love the magazine ones, deffo gonna use them

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    1. Its such a good way to make use of them for a more modern look. And between us 3 we always have an old one lying about!
      Thanks for your comment xxx

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  4. The fern leaves are such a good idea! Great post :) xxx

    http://pointlessprettythings.blogspot.com

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    1. I know! Well done sis! They're so effective
      Thanks for your comment xx

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