Thursday 15 November 2012

| Tutorial | Christmas Tree with Buttons

Hi Lovelies,

I've made a simple and short tutorial on one of my Christmas card preparation. This is my first and also specially made for theartsycraftsy.  I have to admit that I'm not good at giving tutorials as all my cards are 'impromptu'. So, I've picked one of my simple 1-2-3 easy-to-do card and hope this inspire you! I just love buttons and more buttons pls... They are too cute for almost anything. For all button lovers out there, agree with me? I took the photos below with a phone camera (or camera phone?),  hence the quality / resolution. 

x'-button-mas tree

[1]  For this christmas card, I've chose to make a christmas tree with a mix of floral/flower buttons and also mini buttons. The colours are a mix of pastel green, yellow, yellowish-green, red and pink. (You can choose any of your favourite buttons and colour)

[2]  Take a green cardstock and draw a simple christmas tree (or you can print from a free christmas tree template)

[3] Cut the shape of your christmas tree and start sticking the cute buttons on the 'tree'.  I stick a yellow button on top of the tree representing the star ornament.

Now that you've completed the 'Christmas Tree', you can stick it on your card and give it to your loved ones.  Nothing is more meaningful than sending a handmade card, right? Below is my completed card.

I embellished the card with washi tape of red/white diamond patterns, red ribbon and red/white twine on the center. This gives a simple and neat look type of Christmas card. If you need more details on the card below, feel free to write to me. :) I hope to improve my cardmaking tutorials over time. Till then, Happy Crafting! 

Sunday 4 November 2012

Christmas Card Preparation

It's November already! How time flies! Pheww... I am so tied up with new job and hope everything goes well. So, the month of celebration is coming. Have you start preparing some Christmas cards? I found my Christmas patterned papers which I bought some time ago... I can hardly remember what I've bought (bad impulsive buying habit)...but patterned papers are soo pretty and irresistible, right?

Below are some of the papers, range from RM3.80 to RM5.00 per piece. For those who are new to scrapbooking/cardmaking, well, that's the price range for a patterned paper or scrapbooking paper. I was abit sad as well when I was still new to this whole scrapbooking thingy few months back as I can't buy as many as I want (limited budget). If you can get a good deal/sale at price range from RM1.50 - RM3.00, that will be a good grab and must-take imho. One thing on why the scrapbooking papers are expensive I think is due to its acid-free and lignin-free factors. These papers won't fade, won't turn to yellow and will last for generations.

The brand for the patterned papers below are: Dear Lizzy + American Crafts, jovial - basicgrey (buttong nose & christmas tree), Mistletoe - Making Memories and C-Thru Ruler (All Wrapped Up + Winter Whimsy). Both front and back designs and colours are pretty!!


Hope I can prepare something today. ;P Till then, Happy Crafting & CardMaking to you!