Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Merry Christmas Pin Card

by Lis Whiting

Merry Christmas Pin Card

This is a cute card to make. And it includes a small gift too!



  • Fold your white cardstock in half to create your base card. The card opens on the right.

  • With your card base in front of you, working from the bottom, stamp two rows of writing using VersaMark ink.
    Emboss in gold.

    Stamp the writing stamp with Pine Needles Distress ink.
    Add clear embossing powder and emboss in clear (the green will show through).

    Clean off your stamp.
    Add versamark again to your writing stamp and stamp the final row at the top.
    Emboss in gold.

  • Using your blending tool and craft mat, edge your card with Frayed Burlap.
    Using your blending tool and craft mat, edge the upper right and lower left with Pine Needles ink.

  • Cut out the tree and girl from your graphic 45 paper.

    Using your craft knife, cut the book from the center of the tree Using your craft knife, cut the girl away from the tree.

    Add mounting tape to the back of the tree and the girl.
    Add TWO LAYERS of mounting tape to the back of the book.
    Using the picture of the card as a reference, attach the tree and then the girl to your card base.
    Attach the book last.

  • Add red acrylic gems to the poinsettias centers that the girl carries,
    yellow acrylic gems for all the candle flames,
    a few green acrylic gems randomly among the branches
    and one blue acrylic gem for the center of the blue flower in the tree.

    Add Stickles Crystal glitter glue to the girl’s fur cuffs, base of her coat and her hat.

    Add two white pearls to the book.

  • To make your Christmas Pin use the i top and the large badge daddies.

  • Choose a picture from the graphic 45 paper or use a picture of a grandchild, favorite animal, etc and punch out the image.

    • I learned a new trick from the Imaginisce website.
      To make the paper softer and easier to fold the little tabs in, you can spray a light mist on a paper towel and then fold it over your punched paper.
      This makes the paper you are going to use for your brad (or in our case a pin) softer and easier to bend.
      It makes a smoother brad or pin.
      Don’t overwet your paper though or you risk it being torn.
      I tried it and it works really well.

    Place the pin top and the punched paper in the I top and press.

    Fold in the paper tabs.

    Add your pin back to the I top and press again.

    Take out your pin!

  • Using a paper piercing tool or a small hole punch, punch a couple of holes in the top right of your card.
    Fasten the pin to the card.

Here is another look at the finished card.

Happy Holidays!

1 comment:

  1. Very cool card. I like the odds on the cap