Saturday, December 13, 2014

30 Days of Holidays with Xyron Advent Calendar

Merry Christmas!!! Can you believe it, we are days away from the big day? I wanted to share with you a fabulous card that will really knock the mittens off of whom ever receives this card. It is really easy I promise. So let me tell you how to make this card!!!

1. You are going to pick and choose 2 pattern papers and color of cardstock to coordinate. Cut each piece to fit your measurements.. Above I have a 5x7 card! So in the pattern paper I cut the Green at 3.5 x 6.75 and the stripe at 1.5 x 6.75. run EACh PIeCE through your XYRON Creative Station MAX!! I love this Machine!!! Peel and still and BAM!!! you are a card making DIVA!!

To cover the seam between the two I ran a piece of ribbon down the middle using some Glossy Accents to adhere it.

Now for the main attraction. The Wreath!! Super Simple and Sooo Easy to make!!!

First you want to get about a dozen of what is called " clear Wheat sprays" you can find them here at Creating with Details Store.

Take the Wheat Sprays and place them in a ziplock bag. Add several drops of Alcohol Inks in shades of green to the bag and smush around until all wheat sprays are coated. Dump out onto a paper towel an let fry for only a few mins. super fast and easy!!!

Then begin using your hot glue and bend the sprays into a wreath style as you see above, I added red jewels as berries. To Finish off the wreath you can simply glue it to the card or you can make it into a removable ornament. The Choice is yours!!!

I hope this simply and festive card gives you a new take on making wreaths for the holidays!!! You will be making tons of these!!!

Again thank you so much for stopping by,

Your Professional Crafting Designer/Educator

Angela Holt