Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My Mind's Eye Christmas Design Inspirations

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well and starting to get into the festive spirit as well as crafting spirit. After all, this is the season of joy, peace, hope and love. Time when all is bright, like the Christmas projects that I’m delighted to share using My Mind’s Eye All is Bright paper collection. I created a couple of cards and Christmas gift baskets. 

My first card is a Christmas Box Card.


I learned how make the basic foundation of this card from a craft fair that I have attended recently. It was a portrait or vertical style of card that was taught. I'm just excited to make my own version in landscape or horizontal style. So happy with the paper collection and how the card turned out.More excited to share it with you.

This is the side view of the card. I have decorated the spine with ruffled lace which I have misted with Bronze Tattered Angels  Glimmer mist and a strip of red velvet ribbon. Embellished the front side with cut out design and sentiment from the same paper collection.

I had as much fun decorating the box inside the card and this is how it looks inside. The beauty of this card does not only shows from outside but also from inside. For those who do not celebrate Christmas, the theme of this card can easily be changed for any occasions. 

My second card is quite simple, quick and easy to make. 

Merry Christmas

Created a tent-fold style card. After layering the front with cardstock, pattern papers, trims and die cut swirls, I used layered stickers dimensional from the same MME All is Bright collection. Finished it off with some adhesive pearls at the corners.

The last project I made are the Christmas Gift Baskets and this how the baskets look like.

The basket have enough space to hold your gifts...either sweets & treats, crafting goodies or anything you have in mind. It can also be use to decorate your tables and just fill it up with holiday cheers! The basket theme can  also be easily changed for any occasions.

Here is a tutorial for the Christmas gift basket.
Supplies: Cardstock, Pattern Papers, Trimmer/scissors,border punch, adhesives, embellishments of your choice; Optional: Distress ink, manual die-cutting machine & dies.

 1. Cut cardstock to 8 ½ inches square and score at 2 ½ inches on all sides. Cut as indicated using the template below as guide.

 2. Using pattern paper of your choice cut panels and adhere the panels to the basket shape as shown. My panels measures as follows: 2 ¼ inches square for corner panels, 2 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches for center-side panels and 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches for the center panel or bottom of the basket. Distress score/cut lines and edges as desired.

3. Assemble the basket. (Opps..I took the photo before I have attached the pattern papers)

 4. Cut a strip of cardstock to 2 ½ x 11 inches and punch both edges. Top with a strip of 1 x 11 inches pattern paper and adhere to the basket to act as a handle.

5. Decorate basket as desired.

I hope I have inspired you all today.
Drop by at Paper Lane...you'll be amazed by all the goodies available in the store. 
Also check out the design inspirations from my fellow DT.

Wish you all a Merry and Bright Christmas. 
Until next time, happy crafting!