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Jazz Up Printables for Unique Cards

Jazz Up Printables for Unique Cards

make it monday blog hop logoWelcome to another Make It Monday blog hop. If you came from Lisa Harris’ blog, you’re in the right spot! Isn’t her Santa’s Helpers Workshop brilliant? If you didn’t see her post, make sure you make it back to her blog!

Today’s Artful Adventure idea may come in handy, so take note! With all the printables that are available, why not use them to create something? You don’t even have to spend much time or effort on jazzing up a printable to make it unique. The point of using a printable is the fact that you should be able to just print it and be done. However, I’m not sure I could do that. I always want to add a touch that makes it unique and makes me feel like it a little more personalized.

The Creative Christmas Bundle has a number of printable items! Today is the last day the bundle is available for the special price of $29.99. I decided to use My Dream December digi kit by Margareta Carlsson. There are quite a few images to choose from in the kit, which is predominately red and white, with some pink and whites, as well. They are clean, crisp designs and I felt that any additions I made would be easy to spot.
Creative Christmas Bundle My Dream December Digipack

I simply printed out the image I wanted on nice printer paper. I usually try to keep a pack of presentation paper around for times like this, but I couldn’t find my pack! You usually get great color printing on presentation paper! Oh well, this will end up being more true to most of our lives — regular printer paper! The image was not resized, it is the original size of 3″x4″.

My Dream December image printed on printer paper.
My Dream December image printed on printer paper.

 

Next, I simply trimmed the image, and placed it on the card base to get an idea of how it would look. You can either use card stock, or make it easy on yourself and have a pack of cards and envelopes on hand.

Trimmed to add to a 4.25" x 5.5" card base.
Trimmed to add to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base.

Since I only wanted to print the image without resizing, it left quite a bit of border outside the image. I decided to dry emboss border lines in the white margins.

Scored using paper trimmer track and stylus.
Scored using paper trimmer track and stylus.

 

Dry embossed by scoring.
Dry embossed by scoring.

Gold ink was sponged in from the outer edge and gave more definition to the embossed lines.

Inked edges with gold ink; then adhere image to base.
Inked edges with gold ink; then adhere image to base.

I used Bonding Memories Broad Tip Glue Pen from Close To My Heart to adhere the image to the card base. The paper will not get all wet and wrinkled with this product, so it’s perfect for using since we are using a much lighter weight paper than card stock for the image.

To decorate the tree:

  • glue pen was used to add a bit of glue for glitter on the star
  • Stickles glitter glue was added along the lines of garland
  • Rhinestones were colored with a Shin-Han Touch Twin alcohol marker
  • Puffy white paint was used to add a bit more dimension and a snowy look to the ground.
Glitz and glimmer added to printable image.
Glitz and glimmer added to printable image.

 

Printable image embellished to create unique Christmas tree card.
Printable image embellished to create unique Christmas tree card.

 

Remember this is the last day to get your Creative Christmas Bundle.

15 Designers, 15 Projects, 1 Low Price!

Bundle Details

Now onto the next stop on this week’s Make It Monday blog hop! Pop over and see what Beth’s got up her sleeve this week. She is showing us how she is using products from the Creative Christmas Bundle in her December Daily album. In case you’re not familiar with December Daily, it is an album created to capture the memories of each day throughout December! Yep, just like it sounds! But before you go, I have one last thing to share with you today!


CYBER MONDAY DEAL from Close to My Heart!arrow

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014.

There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections

20% off, TODAY Only

Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.

Each bundle contains 3 stamp sets which coordinate with the Cricut cartridge, and each one has other items included, depending on which bundle you select.

PLUS, with an order of $50, you are qualified to get the stamp of the month for just $5; and also a C or D sized stamp set for $10. That means a savings of about $35!


CTMH December 2014 Stamp of the Month

Here it is! The Creative Christmas Bundle!

 Are you pressed for time during the holidays? Do you want to make handmade gifts, cards, and scrapbook pages, but find it hard to find inspiration to help you get it all done NOW? Have we got the solution for you! Our Creative Christmas Bundle contains all the information, inspiration, and instruction you need to…Continue Reading

Halloween Magic Potions Decor

Halloween Magic Potions Decor

Add a little decorative element to your home for Halloween by creating some “magic potions!” I know many of you enjoy doing your own lettering and drawing, and you can use this idea as you like. However, when pressed for time, or if you just want to use the get it done version, here’s how…Continue Reading