Tuesday, December 6, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3

On the third day of Christmas, my Tim made for me:

(with detailed instructions over here: http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/12/12-tags-of-christmastag-3.html)

The cool technique he used involved creating a multicolour stamping pad that can be used repeatedly for efficient card/tag making. Well, I don't have that stuff, but I DO have a new Cameo electronic cutter (thank you dear husband for the perfect birthday present), so of course I wanted to play with that instead.  When two worlds collide, THIS is what happens...

I really liked the look of the subway art style card, so I picked a few Christmas words and some favourite fonts and went to town on my Cameo. I could fit 4 5x7 cards on a 12x12 piece of kraft paper. I don't think I can upload the file here, but I'm happy to email the studio file out to anyone who requests it.

After the cardstock was all cut out, I peeled of the cards, and kept all the pieces together in each 5x7 card (ie I didn't pop out the letters). I wanted to make sure that the centres of the a's and the e's etc stayed in position, so I laid pieces of vinyl transfer paper on the tops.

 Ran the whole piece through my trusty Xyron (transfer paper side up):

I peeled the Xyron backing off, leaving on the transfer paper, and picked out the letters.  (The letters picked out are sticky, so you can use them on another card in reverse.)  Then, I was able to start laying blocks of coloured paper on the back.

Continue until all the letters are covered.

Trim the edges, distress a little around the sides if you like. I added the holly and swirls like Tim did. Turns out I didn't really want to cover the words (Noel ended up looking like "No".... was better than the time I ripped a piece of tissue tape at the wrong spot on glASS ornaments....), so I put them where the snowflake was.

I quite like the way this turned out. I really like using nice bright colours with a kraft background. Thanks for looking.


  1. Thank you for your very kind comment - it really warmed my heart <3

    I also love the way you have done this one - very clever idea ;) Actually I was so impressed by the idea just might try out something like this in Finnish with my Cricut if I run out of Christmas cards this year ;)

    Smiles from Finland,


  2. I seriously am in love with this card. I found a 'dead link' on pinterest showing the card and I searched until I found it!! I would LOVE to have the file if you are still willing to give that out a year later :)

    here's my email just in case
    amandapeckphotography at gmail dot com

    Thank you!!