Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Monday Card Class - Dimensional bauble card and Rudolph gift bag

Afternoon All,

I'm sitting here in the craft space with a 101 things to do and everything is looking a bit of a muddle and needs clearing up ... so why am I writing this post ... I'm procrastinating! It's got to be tidied up but just not now ... instead here are the two projects we worked on yesterday at the craft class.

Firstly, the card:

You might recognise the bauble from an earlier project made at the class. This time it's been given a bit of dimension by stamping and punching it out 3 times, folding them in half and sticking them together (leaving two sides unstuck) before adhering the finished bauble to the card. As you can see there was a bit of card tearing done to produce a sort of snowy scene - this is because our instructor, Evelyn, wants us to get over our fear of paper tearing :)

Just a simple insert - I didn't get the greeting stamped quite straight enough so I think I'll have to try again!
All the materials were provided by the SU demonstrator:
  • Cardstock: smooth card in soft suede (base), cherry cobbler & whisper white;
  • Stamping: Bauble and greeting stamps from various SU sets; Whisper white and cherry cobbler ink pads
  • Tools: Bauble shaped punch 
  • Embellishments: White satin/organza edged ribbon; white crystal glitter; Anita's gems & crystal stickles from stash
The second project was this cute gift bag:
Rudolph's face is made entirely from punched ovals & circles ... easier to make than it looks and great fun to do.
This view shows the little box inner part sandwiched between the two die-cuts. This was also easy to make, just a bit of cutting to size, scoring, snipping, folding and gluing. A ribbon handle fixed with a couple of small brads finished the job. It could be filled with sweets or a chocolate bar or, if sweets are a no-no, a lovely bar of perfumed soap or a pack of playing cards, Happy Families, perhaps ... do children play with these any more?

He even has a wee tail.

Materials used: 
  • Cardstock: Smooth card in soft suede, really red, whisper white, crumb cake, black (all SU) & thin white card (source unknown)
  • Sundries: narrow really red grosgrain ribbon (SU); Anita's gloss, 2 small red brads - from stash
Tomorrow is Wednesday and that means WOYWW ... it does seem to come round all too soon each week. And for that reason I'd better set to and tackle the various piles messing up the workdesk ... it's not a pretty sight and definitely not one I'd dare reveal to the world.
I hope you all had a satisfying day, whatever you've been up to, and I'll see you tomorrow.
Happy crafting,


Di said...

Oh Elizabeth - both wonderful makes! Love the 3-D bauble card and Rudolph is just too cute, even comes with a tail as well. Coo, I remember playing Happy Families - ah, the good old days and it didn't do us any harm did it?! Di xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hello Elizabeth
Thank you for commenting on my Whispers of Paris card at The Stampsmith Blog.
Nice to come across another Scottish Lass LOL.
This is just such fun and Rudolph is so cute.

Crafty Loops said...

Wow, beautiful card and such a cute give bag too Elizabeth. I love your 3d bauble on your card. Lovely projects. Lee x

Rita said...

Gorgeous makes Elizabeth. I just love the Rudolph bag though ,it made smile thinking of someone receiving a gift in this bag. Like you I'm off to do a tidy up too. Hugs Rita xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Love both projects. The bauble card is great and I can just see the pleasure on a childs face when he/she would receive a rudolph bag.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a cute gift bag! and the 3d card is wonderful!

Jackie said...

A beautiful card and I love that Rudolph bag, it's great :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

stunning card elizabeth, the 3d bauble is gorgeous and i love your rudolph gift bag. :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

That card is lovely and the gift bag so cute, thanks for sharing.