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Watercolor Christmas Blog Hop

For folks new to “blog hopping”, this is an activity where a bunch of like-minded folks get together and blog about the same subject on the same day. Then everyone else (that’s you) ‘hops’ from blog to blog to see how each author interprets the subject of the day.

In this case, the subject is Club Scrap’s annual holiday paper-crafting (and digital scrapbooking) collection called Watercolor Christmas.

So, here we go . . . on with the hopping!

There’s still time to get those holiday cards in the mail to friends and family.

If you’d like to add a homemade touch to your holiday card giving, try this quick and easy project.

This beautiful artwork was painted by the super talented Swarup Murthy. Visit her blog and store HERE. Club Scrap’s owner Tricia Morris shares more about Swarup HERE.

You’ll need:
(1) 8.5×11″ Black craft paper (card stock)
(2) 8.5×11″ White craft paper
Paper trimmer or scissors
Two-sided tape adhesive or scrapbooking glue-type adhesive
Scissors for optional detail cutting
Ink for edging (optional)

Directions:
1. Click HERE to download the pre-made holiday card panels.
2. Trim one Black 8.5×11” craft paper into two 5.5×8.5” panels. Score and fold both in half to make two card bases.

3. Print cards.pdf (from the downloaded file) on one White 8.5×11” craft paper and trim individual art panels from the page.
4. Print cards2.pdf (from the downloaded file) on the other White 8.5×11” craft paper and trim two white panels.


5. Assemble parts according to photo using adhesive of choice.

Hints and Tricks:

  • Dimensional adhesive adds some nice depth.
  • Ink all edges to hide cutting errors and crop marks.
  • Add personal greeting with a white pen/marker or add an additional white panel to the card inside.
  • If you’re feeling particularly detailed, cut out the wee star and bow and adhere for extra wow factor.
  • Add a couple A2-sized envelopes from your stash and mail these beauties away to lucky friends and family. Or, skip the envelopes and attach the cards to hand-delivered presents.

    Rinse and repeat as many times as needed to fill your card-giving santa bag.

    If you’re following along the Watercolor Christmas Blog Hop, your next stop is HERE with Roni Johnson.
    If you’ve arrived here first, you’ll want to click HERE to go to the very beginning of the Watercolor Christmas Blog Hop so you don’t miss a minute of holiday goodness!

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    Watercolor Christmas Blog Hop

    1. Fabulous! Of course Jac! Fun to see you in action. Wishing you and your awesome family a very happy merry filled with bliss holiday season!

    2. Fab, as always. And you don’t even have a real room to work in! You put us all to shame. But have a great holiday anyway! How are things in Pahrump? It’s cold here but no snow for the past couple of weeks. What is it like to winter in an RV? What are you doing for the holidays/kids? Send me email….

    3. Wonderful job Jac!!
      Thanks so much for the free download 🙂 makes card making a snap.
      Your cards are so pretty and the added little ribbon and star embellie touches are just perfect.

    4. Awesome Jac. Thank you so much for playing with this gorgeous kit and thanks for the download as well. Merry Christmas to you, Scott and Singer.

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