Easy Sticker Card for Christmas in July + GIVEAWAY!

Fast, easy, unique!! This card is super simple and doesn’t take many supplies. In fact, the supplies you will need may already be in your stash. You will only need FIVE supplies for this FIVE-STEP, FIVE MINUTE card!

All you need to do is find the Christmas stickers you want to use… that will be how you will choose your color theme for your cardstock. This card sort of makes itself! 😉 The supplies you will need are…

Glue

Scissors

Cardstock

Washi Tape

Christmas Stickers

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Step-By-Step Instructions:

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STEP 1: Begin by placing six Christmas stickers onto your cardstock.

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STEP 2: Use your scissors to cut a border around the stickers from the cardstock.

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STEP 3: Align stickers onto your card base and adhere down with glue.

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STEP 4: Add a strip of coordinating Washi Tape to the center.

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STEP 5: Finish your card by adding a sentiment sticker OR foam cutout sticker to the center.

It’s THAT easy!! This is a great card for kids and/or beginners to try out. It’s also nice if you are mass-producing similar cards since each card only takes about five minutes to make!

Giveaway!!

To thank all of you for stopping by my blog today, I will be giving away a mini Christmas prize pack with a set of Gold Foiled Christmas Stickers AND a set of Recollections Holiday-Colored Solid Cardstock (10 sheets of 8.5 x 11″ in a variety of colors) to one lucky winner (U.S. residents only). Contest ends on 7/24/17 at midnight CST. Winner will be e-mailed shortly thereafter to claim their prize.

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Easy DIY Mini Art Trio

Easy, affordable, quick, and fun… today’s blog and companion video are all of these things! The mini art trio we are going to be making today can be hung on a wall, put on a mantel, or used as desk decor. For the supply list and instructions, keep scrolling. ↓ ↓ ↓

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Supplies List:

Instructions:

Step 1: Begin by painting your frames if you choose to do so. This is entirely optional. Cut two 5″ heart shapes on your Cricut Machine or by hand.

Step 2: Using your ruler and pencil, draw a straight vertical line on the back of the hearts about 1/3 of the way in. Be sure to do it reverse on the second heart. Use your scissors to cut on this line. You will be left with 2/3 of the heart shape for each heart.

Step 3: Cut three pieces of coordinating cardstock paper for your backgrounds at 4×6″. Remember, the center frame will sit horizontal, so if your paper has patterns, cut accordingly. Glue your cut heart shapes on the two vertical paper panels. The center panel is your centerpiece, so decorate it as you wish. For mine, I used a song verse – but you can choose whatever you’d like.

Step 4: Decorate your cardstock using markers, glitter, or whatever you choose. Cut your transparency sheet (or acetate) at 4×6″ for all three frames. This reflective, clear paper will act as your “glass” to your frame. Place your finished art and transparencies in the frames. Decorate and embellish the outside of frames as you choose!

I hope this was a fun, easy, and affordable craft idea for you to try! Be sure to check out the companion video below!

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DIY Door Hanger

This craft is easy, affordable, and fun!! With this project, you can make the standard, “Do Not Disturb” door hanger or you can personalize it with a name or theme – the choice is yours. You could also paint the door hangers or decorate them for holidays. There are many three-dimensional ways to spruce up your door hanger by hot gluing on silk flowers, buttons, bows, and other embellishments. These are also great for kids. A boy might like dinosaurs, cars, or sports while a girl might like diamonds, glitter, and pearls! The main thing is to be creative and have fun.

Completed door hanger

Completed door hanger


Supplies Needed:

*Glue Runner

*Glue Dots

*Pointed Scissors

*1 sheet of 8.5 x 11″ blue cardstock

*1 sheet of 8.5 x 11″ black cardstock

*Foam Alphabet Letters (made with glitter)

*Hot Glue Gun (with glue sticks, of course!)

*Fiskars Paper Trimmer (or scissors)

*Wooden Door Hanger (for the base)

*Pencil & Eraser

*Black Sharpie Marker (or the color of your choice)

*Flat-back Gemstones

Instructions:

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*Step One – Trace door hanger twice on your sheet of blue cardstock. Cut out what you have traced and erase any excess pencil markings. To cut out the center hole, pierce the center of it with the point of your scissors and begin cutting inside it. Before gluing them on, use a Sharpie marker and color in edges of wooden hanger to disguise any raw wood edges. If you would rather, you may alternatively use acrylic paint. Then, place glue all over one side of your wooden door hanger (paying close attention to the edges) and glue traced image onto the door hanger. Do the same for the opposite side.

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*Step Two – Cut an accent piece of cardstock (I used black) to add contrast and a backdrop for your foam letters. Secure this piece on with your glue runner. To frame your accent piece of cardstock, use ribbon or strung sequins which you can secure with a hot glue gun. Also, use a dab of hot glue on the back of your foam letters and secure them where you want them.

*Step Three – For a finishing touch, secure gemstones onto your door hanger with Glue Dots in either random or precise placement.

Tips/Ideas:

~ Add texture to your base paper by running it through the Cuttlebug/embossing it.

~ Instead of covering door hanger in paper, why not use some acrylic paint to spruce it up?!

~ Sometimes, the door hangers have splintered edges when you purchase them. Simply use some sandpaper or a coarse nail file to smooth edges.

~ When you’re at the craft store in the wooden goods aisle, pick up a three-dimensional wooden initial for your door hanger or other cut-out wooden shapes.

~ For the advanced crafter, you could do a mosaic effect background with random shapes of glittery and matte cardstock!

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