Hobbycraft are helping us get in the Christmas Spirit with their 12 Makes of Christmas. They are hosting festive demos and sharing a range of inspiring makes and project guides to help those looking to create a handmade Christmas. This week we are making Christmas Cards.
Each week I’ll be making the projects and featuring them on my blog to give you some inspiration. So, with the help of Hobbycraft and their fabulous card making selection I’m hoping inspire you.
If you fancy having a go yourself pop to your local Hobbycraft Store on Saturday 14th October between 12pm and 2pm for an instore demonstration.
- If you’re new to card making I would strongly suggest getting your papers and embellishments from the same range. Someone else will have done all the hard work colour matching and creating a theme, so you can just have fun. Everything pictured here I have made using items from the Pa Rom Pa Pa Pom range. Bar one sheet of red paper and a wooden star. Oh and a pink pen.
- Don’t worry if you don’t have a cutting mat or scalpel. Though I firmly believe you get a better result I haven’t done anything you can’t achieve with a decent pair of sharp scissors.
- Do not use standard glue. Well I mean, of course you can, but it’s likely to bubble the paper. I’m a massive fan of glue dots for the buttons and for everything else, even the embellishments I used a roll on tape. I am slightly obsessed with this, it’s life changing. Standard double sided would to the trick too.
- Lay everything out first, before you start sticking. It helps to have an idea where things go and to make sure you’re happy with the overall look.
- Don’t go crazy on the embellishments, however tempting it may be. I think the better cards aren’t overly busy. At the end of the day it’s all personal opinion.
- Don’t get overly worried about the mistakes. Most people won’t even notice them and it’s the imperfections that make things truly yours.
Card making is one of my favourite crafts. You get an immediate result and can easily stop after one card if you need to. I also love to give a handmade card, it’s the best feeling and so personal.
To view The 12 Makes of Christmas visit the Hobbycraft Blog or visit www.hobbycraft.co.uk to see when your local store will be demoing each make. Next week it’s home decor!!
Disclosure – I have received the products to make these crafts and a few extras for my craft stash in exchange for sharing the 12 Makes of Christmas for Hobbycraft