Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Elf Magic Christmas Cards

A Cut at Home Design Team Project

Bo Bunny makes a darling Christmas Collection called Elf Magic and I had a couple of sheets of it on my desk and thought what fun to make cards from it.  The images are so bright and lively and just put a smile on your face when you work with them.  I wanted to use the little Elf image so I fussy cut him and the Santa from the paper and made this card
I matted all the cards on red and then used a white card base, red and white just say Christmas don't you think?? I love that color combo.  For the inside of the Elf card I trimmed the Dear Santa piece from the paper and used my Crop-a-Dile to make the note holes on the side.  I wanted it to look like a little one had written it so I scrunched it here and there, tore a little off the top and used Tea Dye distress ink to give it that little hands look.  By adding some Stickles on the white portions of their hats and clothes I was able to add a little bling.

The next card I tried was this one with all the little fussy cut stockings.  I used some Aleene's Glitter Snow on the white parts.  

aren't they precious?  By using small pop dots at the toes it gives them real depth.
And here's a look at the inside, the word Good has the puff snow on it.
With still paper left I used the FaLaLa papers to create snowbanks and then added the North Pole sign with drips of snow.  I heat embossed in Bronze the Santa and his sleigh.
Inside I added this Ho Ho with the paper ribbons on the sides
And there was still enough paper to make one more card
I cut 3 trees from the paper, used the Glitter Snow with some Martha Stewart Glitter Tinsel sprinkled over top.  The mat on this is a Core'dinations paper I sanded to let the snowflakes pop out (it's paper from last year or the year before that)
Santa on the inside is a Fancy Pants rub on from a previous year's collection.
So that's it, my set of four cards from 2 sheets of BoBunny Elf Magic paper.  How fun!  I hope you'll give them a try too and create some smiles on your Christmas list when your cards are opened.

Check out my video for step by steps on the Elf card and tips and ideas for the others.
Plus lot of additional photos


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