Day 9 of Seven Days of Easy Christmas Cards–Scraps & PreMade Cards

I wanted to show a video using pre-made card bases. I bought mine at Joanns, and they are simply craft cardstock with the word “Love” on them. I decided to use the “Love” on the back of the card, and wrote Sandy with a white gel pen from Uniball below. That takes the place of “This was made by Sandy Parker.”
For the front, I used scraps of gold mirror paper that fit a base that was 4″ tall by 5 1/4″ wide…these card bases are a little smaller than an A2 size card….the strips were each 1″ wide.
I had 12″x 12″ Christmas pad and used a page with Christmas packages and cut a bunch of them out, as well as a sentiment that was on another of the pages in the pad. I used the sentiment and cut it to 5 1/4″ and laid it over the gold mirror paper and centered it, and then put one of the packages over it on foam tape on an angle. I cut Merry Christmas out with a die out of the same gold mirror paper, and that was the first card.
The second card I showed on camera was gluing the packages across the front and adding glitter to the packages and putting some on foam tape so they were different heights.
The third card I made on camera is using a Stampin’ Up triple banner punch, here’s a link to one on ebay, I punched scraps that were 3/4″ wide and then punched black scraps that were 1″ wide, then laid the scraps on the black paper and made sure there was a small gap at the bottom like on the sides, and layered them across the front of the card at different heights. I trimmed the ends at the top and decided I didn’t like the sentiment that I originally used on the base of the card, and added black cardstock with a white layer and onyx black ink with clear embossing powder on the “Merry Christmas” then heat set it. The white piece was about 3/4″ and the black was 1″ wide and both were 5 1/4″ long.

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