Festive Fridays Christmas Punch

Its that special Friday again -- a FESTIVE FRIDAY!

Festive Friday is a Blog Hop happening the second and fourth Friday of each month, showcasing Christmas projects. The goal is to work on a few Christmas Cards a month so your all ready to mail a gazillion cards by December! If you're joining me directly, you will probably not want to miss the beginning of the hop over at Terris blog. If you've joined me from Brendas blog, You're hoppin' along just fine! A full list of blogs is at the end of this post. Please enjoy your tour of the festivities this week!

This week Simplicity is on my mind...
Sweet & Simple - and maybe one the kids can help with?
Holly Jolly Christmas
This one can be made in bulk (haha) pretty easy.
Heres your recipe:
Card base 8.5x5.5" Red card stock (folded in half to 4.25x5.5")
White strip 2" x 5.5" edges distressed or torn for a "fuzzy" effect
Optional - inking edges of white for dimension
Black 1.25" x 4.25"
Gold 2" x 2" with slits cut 1/2" in from edges (slits should be 1.25" long)
Sentiment stamped and punched - I used the Curly Punch which coordinates with the stamp from Christmas Punch set, but you could also use other coordinating stamps/punches that fit in the same area
adhere white layer first, then put your "belt" together and position "buckle" in line with white layer, adhere
tuck sentiment into belt and adhere

To add some bling?!
  • Emboss the belt with black embossing, snowflakes or ornaments, "HoHoHo" sentiments
  • Use shimmer spray (Smooch Silver Foil) on the belt or on the white strip (Smooch Vanilla Shimmer)
  • Use Metal/foil sheets to fashion belt buckle
  • Emboss belt buckle with clear embossing, swirls or pattern (texture if your using metal/foil)
  • Emboss your sentiment

Want to translate to Scrapbooking?
  • This would be a great page in a mini album! The cover - with the Year on the little sentiment tag?
  • Increase your dimensions to 6x6 or 8x8 and you'd have a spot in the upper right to add a picture with Santa or a nice family shot in front of the tree!
  • You could add photos down the strip of white, or a cute close up in the belt buckle. (perfect for those small phone-photos that print best at small sizes)
  • Would be a nice festive Page-in-a-Frame to display at the holidays - 12x12 size would also be great to frame and give as a gift - nice group shot (class, club, friends, or family) in the space to the upper right?

Alternative Translations:
  • Great gift wrap - red wrapping paper, white ribbon and a black paper belt? Cuteness!
  • Door Decoration - the entire door, or a cute plaque in the center?
  • Table Decor - red table cloth, white table runner, and another black table runner with a gold charger? Would look sweet on a kids table or the food table....

You're off to visit YOLONDA at stop #9



Gine said...

Cute card !!!

Unknown said...

Oh yeah, oh yeah, I am so gonna card lift this. Wonderful

Proxxon Tools said...

great and easy card.. That's a keeper! TFS

Yolonda said...

It may be simple, but it's very adorable.

Thanks so much for all the great ideas on how to translate it to other things. Great job!!!

Debbie Buckland said...

I love this. Its perfect!

Fab said...

Just perfect and oh oh oh ! :)

AJsArts said...

I am so going to use this in a scrapbook layout :D Great card!

Laura said...

I love it.... I am going to have to make a few of these.. its adorable...
hugs.. Laura

Karen said...

This is a great card! My fav so far :)

Clare Lloyd said...

what a great idea and a fab CAS card. x

Shaela said...

How CUTE is this?! Great card. Thanks for joining us on the Christmas Card Challenges blog this week!

LeslieRahye said...

Super cute santa suit card! I love it!