BoBunny Christmas Collage Cards

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Hi there Blitsy fans!!

Bernii Miller here with you today to share with you two ways that you can complete some traditional and fun Christmas cards. The festive season is just around the corner and whether you have lots or little time up your sleeve I have just the card for you. Both of the cards were made using the Bo Bunny Christmas Collage Collection which I just love because of the rich traditional colours and the gorgeous patterns through out. I also used the Xcut metal dies in the Poinsettia shape with my trusty Cuttlebug.

Let's Get Crafty!

From the Chevron double dot BoBunny cardstock cut a piece to 4 x 12 in and score in the middle. Then using red ink go around and ink the edges.

Then cut a piece from the BoBunny Christmas Collage - Decoupage paper to 3 x 5 inches. We are using the woodgrain side of the paper.

From the BoBunny Christmas Collage - Yuletide paper cut a piece to 3 1/4 x 5 1/4. This will form the small green backing to the wood grain paper.

Then pinching the two sides of the wood grain paper to the centre ( gently - you do not want to create a crease) cut in a triangle shape.

Once you have that cut adhere it to the green paper making sure that you leave an even edge around the side. Then cut in the triangle to the green paper.

Then using the small BoBunny doily adhere that to the centre of the wood grain pennant and pop that to the side for the time being. We are now going to make the Poinsettia for the entire of the card.

Using your Xcut Poinsettia die and the BoBunny Christmas Collage paper cut out two from each of the sides, so that you will have 6 pieces altogether. Then using a finger dauber and some red ink go around ad ink all of the edges of the petal for definition.

Once you have them inked, pinch each petal towards the centre to create some depth. Then from the largest to the smallest flowers , using your glue dots - glue down all the petals on top of one another making sure that the petals are not leaving any gaps.

Then using some fabulous Couture Creations Glitin Glamour in Crystilina go around the tips of the petals roughly to add some sparkle and shine to your flowers.

Once that glitter glue is dry we can then put the card together. Adhere all the pieces to the front of the card. If you have extra time you can add a little detail to the top of the card and sew acros the top.

This next step is only additional step if you would like to add a centre to the Poinsettia. If not then your card is complete. Simple and so effective.

Ok if you would like to add a fast and easy centre then this is your chance to raid your old brads, dig out the ones you really do not like or are unlikely to use as they will become the centre . Once you have chosen a brad, pierce a hole through the centre I used a craft knife to slice through all the glue dots ) and attach the brad.

Using some clear wet glue like Glossy accents cover the top of the brad liberally as it will be covered in glitter. Then sprinkle the glitter right over the brad, Make sure it is well covered. Then tap off the excess glitter.

Then you are done with the simple card!! You can then add a sentiment to the front if you wish and create a decorative panel to add on the inside for your journaling.

Card 2

Then if you are after something a little more using the same collection and same products perhaps for your close family then this next card is for you. I have made a few of these cards now with different flower die cuts and I never tire of making them.

From the BoBunny Christmas Collage - Decoupage paper cut a piece of paper to 5 x 12 inches. Then score in the middle. We are using the wood grain paper for the front of the card.

Then from the BoBunny Christmas Collage- Comet paper you are going to cut a wreath. I used the Couture Creations die from "The Treasures" collection called Splendour. Run this through your manual die cutting machine and pop out the two pieces. Then if need be go through the die cut piece and pop out the extra little pieces.

Then from the BoBunny Christmas Collage - Yuletide paper cut out four of the Couture Creations - Aurora Vine pieces to help create the wreath.

Then from the Xcut Poinsettia metal die cut out 6 small, 5 medium and 2 large Poinsettias from the BoBunny Christmas Collage - festive paper. Then using a finger dauber go around the edges of all of the flowers using red ink.

It's then time to put the flowers together using small glue dots. Then using the Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour in Crystalina go around the edges of the Poinsettia to add some sparkle and shine. Put them to the side and allow to dry.

Then using the sizzix leaf die cut out 5 sets of leaves from green paper.

Then it is time to start adhering and placing all the Poinsettias and the leaves to the wreath making sure that the placement is even . Once you are happy with the placement glue them all down using glue dots. Then if you would like to take the extra step to create the centres of the Poinsettias then please refer to the previous card tutorial.

If you would like to add extra detail to your card, you can sew around the edge in contrasting white thread. I also added a sentiment to the centre of the largest Poinsettia by typing Merry Christmas through my vintage typewriter, snipping in the edges and then inkin the edge.

These cards will truly make your recipient smile as they are clearly made with love for those special people in your life.