Sunday, July 25, 2010

Merry Christmas! It's July 25th...belly band stationery set tutorial

It is time to celebrate Christmas Around the Clock today with us at Cuttlebug Challenge blog. All week we have had Christmas projects posted, and every hour today we will post more tutorials and techniques for you to try. Get out your paper crafting supplies and try our hourly challenges. How many will you complete? The crafter who completes the most challenges by August 1st will win Cuttlebug prizes! I will be playing my Elvis cd of Christmas music to get in the holiday spirit; my dh usually asks me to wait until November 1st before Elvis makes his annual debut :) Just think...you will be preparing your gifts early instead of at the eleventh hour in the nick of time (or should I say, "St. Nick" of time...I crack myself up).

It's 11am and it is my turn to share a Christmas gift/project. I created a stationery set. This is a quick and easy gift to make. Slide off the belly band:
I used BasicGrey Fruitcake papers. because they are ds (double-sided). I chose the stripe pattern for the pockets and belly band and the pine berries print for the outside. The top pocket holds envelope seals, but you could put Christmas stamps there too. The bottom two pockets hold 2 matching cards and envelopes each. I used Provo Craft Cuttlebug Winter Borders and Winter Jelly embossing folders with Core'dinations color core card stock.

Click for my detailed Belly Band Stationery tutorial.

Are you ready to create? This could easily be adapted to any theme...how about a stationery set with stamps for someone going off to college? A housewarming gift? Or just for someone who is truly card-worthy and appreciates hand-made gifts :)

8 comments:

Jeannie said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Hampers said...

gorgeous cards, I think you worked perfectly with the color combo!. Gorgeous colourwork on your images as always.

Windy Hills said...

Fabulous, fabulous cards! And I love the belly band style, very creative.

1heart4stamping said...

What a great idea to spend the summer months preparing ahead for the 25th of December. Your cards are an inspiration,

Kay said...

Marvelous idea! I love the "belly band"! What a great way to get a jump on all of our Christmas preparations. I LOVE it that you're listening to holiday music. I'm always so excited when I start hearing it in November!!
♥♥ Kay

The Wired Angel said...

I just started this delightful project but am confused. (Sorry, I couldn't find an email address for you)... Since the folder is 6.5" wide, where do the 7.25" pieces go? Is this a typo? Help! I'd love to finish this for my adopted soldier serving overseas. Thanks, Peggy x peggymarsh5@yahoo.com

Rebekah Williams said...

You asked ME how I do it all, and yet here you are, getting Christmas cards done in JULY!

Beautiful!!! How are you, my blog friend?

lauren said...

oof--by virtue of being away and then disorganized and then away AGAIN and now thoroughly discombobulated, i *MISSED* xmas week!!! so i guess it's the "saint nick of time" for me again this year. on the other hand, knowing i have a fabulous stationary wallet tutorial in my crafty "backpocket" (so to speak!) will surely give me an edge on those last minute gifts!!! ♥♥♥ (LOVE this, june!)