Today Biker Chick Tania Willis shares some great winter card ideas with our gorgeous Winterings collection. Let's have Tania tell you all about it...
This month for me is always a flurry of crafting activity as I work on cards and small gifts for teachers and service workers. I think I’ve settled on making homemade hot cocoa mix and gifting it in quart-sized mason jars along with a set of chocolate dipped spoons and a batch of homemade marshmallows to finish it off.
I’m not quite sure if all of the recipients celebrate the Christmas holiday. The neutral nature of the Winterings collection is the perfect fit since its focus is more on the season, than the specific holiday. Because of this, I’ve decided to tweak one of my favorite origami folds – the Christmas tree – to make it work for the season by simply using a tone-on-tone white/cream paper instead of the traditional pine green color of a Christmas tree. A simple google search for “origami Christmas tree” will bring up many links for the tutorial.
I used diamond jewel stickers in various sizes to mimic the sparkle of freshly fallen snow. If you don’t have rhinestones in your supply, you could brush the tree with Diamond Glaze and sprinkle with glitter or add some Stickles glitter glue instead.
Of course, these jars need to be gifted with the perfect gift tags attached, so I’ve been taking a few minutes here and a few minutes there to fiddle with my Winterings products until I get the number of tags that I need for all of our gifting.
I’m impressed with how easy it is to combine the small embellishments in the collection to make these little tags of wintery goodness. Keep a simple formula of choosing a chipboard embellishment, a burlap sticker, and a clear shape to embellish some mini-card bases and you’ll be swimming in a sea of gift tags in no time!
To bring unity to the sets of cards without them being too matchy-matchy, I kept the focus on the soft blue, cream and white with small bursts of navy, and then added the same diamond jewel stickers.
Hope this has inspired you to use your Winterings collection to create some greeting cards &/or gift tags to adorn your gifts this season! If you don’t have a flurry of gifts to give, you might consider recycling one of these ideas to use as a small embellishment or hidden journaling tag on your next layout or in your next mini-album project.
WI – 105 Cozy Quilt
WI – 106 Grey Dot
WI – 103 Worn Denim
WI – 222 Layered Burlap Stickers
WI – 140 Fresh Verse Cardstock Stickers
WI – 279 Chipboard Shapes
WI – 230 Clear Cuts Shapes
Please visit Tania's blog What'chu Talkin' 'Bout Willis for more of her amazing and inspiring work.
Remember - You can purchase our entire Winterings collection directly from us HERE.
Almost to the Weekend!