Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Cuttlebug/Nestabilities Christmas Card

Thought I would share with you how I put together this Christmas Card using the Cuttlebug, Nestabilities and my Crop-a-dile.

Materials :
  • Scraps of pp - I used some Basic Grey Fruitcake that I had left after doing a Kaisercraft Christmas Wreath. (pics in the gallery)
  • White card - scored and folded (I used a basic 6 x 4 card)
  • Piece of cardstock 51/2" x 3 3/4"
  • 4 chipboard squares
  • Small piece of card to stamp greeting on
  • Eyelets and ribbon
  • Double sided tape and 3d foam


  • Cuttlebug with Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinder Nestabilities - Inverted Scalloped Squares and Birds
  • Craft knife and Scissors
  • Crop-a-dile for setting eyelets
  • White gel pen
  • White and pinecone ink pads
  • Sand paper
  • Greetings Stamp and Black Stazon Ink.

Ok first I cut the inverted scalloped square from the top section of the cardstock. Just come down from the top no more that 1". Using your white gel pen doodle around the edges and lightly ink edges with your white ink pad.

Cover the 4 chipboard squares with paper, if you have never covered chipboard the easiest way to do this is to cover the chipboard with glue (I used a glue stick) then stick onto the back of your paper. When dry trim with your craft knife. Sand all the edges to take off any overhanging bits.

Take your Crop-a-dile and punch your holes for the eyelets (tip - if you set your quide they will both be in exactly the same place) then set your eyelets.

Place your cardstock piece over your card to see where the chipboard will go, then stick your squares down with double sided tape.

Thread your ribbon throught the eyelets and tie at the front.

Put your 3d tape on the back of the cardstock and adhere it to the card.

Now using the Cuttlebug again cut out one of the Nestabilities Birds with another scrap of matching paper. Emboss it then with the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Ink the edges with a pinecone ink (no girl should be without at least 4 pinecones on the go at any one time..lol.).

Put some 3d foam behind the bird and stick it in the middle of the chipboard square. Give him an eye with a small rhinestone.

Stamp a greeting onto some white cardstock, trim close, ink with pinecone then matt with another scrap from your PP. Stick the greeting to bottom corner of the chip squares.

This card design could be used for any occasion, using up some of your papers left from your projects. If you make one please share with us in the gallery.

Thanks for looking and Merry Christmas to you all.


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