Friday, 28 October 2016
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
|CUT-OUT CHRISTMAS TREE CARD|
The Regal cut-out Christmas tree card has had paper stamped with light and dark green branches placed behind it, whilst the actual cut-out, edged with a sparkling gold pen has been offset to the side and front of the cut-out. Lightly padded fabric stars have been added to the top, and a greeting sticker added to finish.
As the top tree is mounted on foam tape to raise it above the other tree and the surface of the card, you'll need to add a little foam tape under the left hand side of the sticker too, so that it will stick flat.
You could obviously use decorative paper as an alternative under the aperture, and add decorations to the tree at the front etc.
Friday, 21 October 2016
|A FUN BUTTON CHRISTMAS TREE CARD|
Raid your button jar - the colours and styles don't have to match, take a square card from Regal Craft Cards, arrange a group of buttons in a tree shape and glue them down (or use strong sticky dots or double sided tape), add a cut-out container for the base and you're just about done! Stickers and trim are optional.
This can either be a really speedy enterprise if you just stick it all together, or take forever if you're the type of person who spends hours agonizing over the order in which to put the buttons. Either way its a fun card!
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
These cards are perfect for very special friends at Christmas but could be given for a number of occasions, or even made and framed for yourself!
Regal has a choice of two Beading and Stitching books by Rikki Showell, if you'd like to try this technique!
Friday, 14 October 2016
Janet has used a variety of decorative papers, some glitter card, and twine to decorate this example. It is relatively easy to make this card either more or less complicated, depending on the technique you chose to use, and don't forget that if you add a little doublesided tape tot he side and bottom of the front panel, you have an instant "pocket" for tags or small gifts.
Friday, 7 October 2016
If you are beginning to make your Christmas cards now, you still have the time to devote to a few extra special projects. Marilyn has used patterned paper from Kaiser, and a variety of embellishments to decorate one of Regal's swing cards for the occasion.
The card bases are great because every swing panel is perfectly cut (hard to achieve with a craft knife, so you can go straight onto the fun bit of decorating. The cards are available in white, red and Kraft brown so you should be able to match just about any style.
Embellishments used in this example include green star split pins and rhinestones, a red paperclip, die-cut tag and Christmas tree, red paper flowers and a peel-off greeting sticker. Its really just a matter of selecting a variety of decoration to suit the occasion. Inked edges neaten the finish.
I'd suggest this is a great project for the card-keepers amongst your friends