Thursday, July 11, 2013

Christmas in July

Christmas in July Fan Decks
By Judi Kauffman

Get a head start on holiday gifts by making a batch of duded-up fan decks. They're easy, fast, and affordable. Make one to tuck in your purse, just right for to-do lists!

     





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For all projects:
1.
Remove the covers and set aside screw post and inside pages. Use a strong hold double-sided adhesive to adhere materials to the covers. (I chose transparent double-sided adhesive sheet from Elizabeth Craft Designs)
2.
Wrap the outside and line the inside of chipboard covers with two coordinating decorative papers (Snowflake Fan Deck).
OR
Color the edges of the cover pieces with paint or a metallic pen, and decorate only the outer surface of them, leaving the natural color of the chipboard visible on the inside of the covers (Bohemian Flower Fan Deck, Flower and Berry Fan Deck).
3.

Alter the screw head and flat back of the screw post with paint or ink formulated for metal, or add a decorative sticker to the screw head.

Bohemian Flower Fan Deck -
Covers made with Shimmer Sheetz in Fire Opal Gemstones (Elizabeth Craft Designs), embossed with Bohemian Collection folder (Sizzix), colored with StazOn ink in Teal Blue (Tsukineko). When ink is dry, lightly sand the embossed piece. Cut to fit cover. Make a matching back cover, or choose a second embossing folder in a coordinating pattern. Reassemble fan deck.

Flower and Berry Fan Deck -
For front cover, alter Shimmer Sheetz in Turquoise Gemstones (Elizabeth Craft Designs) with Piñata Color alcohol inks in Metallic Gold and Passion Purple (Jacquard Products). Cut to fit cover. Alter a black flower and berry peel-off (ECD #123) with Piñata Color in Metallic gold. Position peel-off on cover, trim as needed. Add a Glitter Dot in Pink (ECD #7018) to each flower. Use altered Shimmer Sheetz without the altered peel-off for the back cover. Reassemble fan deck.

Snowflake Fan Deck -
Wrap and line covers with Eastern Elegance Designer Series paper - gray and white pattern for the exterior; turquoise, white and gray pattern for the interior (Stampin' Up!). Center Glitter Snowflake peel-offs (Elizabeth Craft Designs #7055) on each large motif on the front cover. Trim snowflakes as needed at edges of the cover, taking care not to accidentally cut the  patterned paper. Center a tiny snowflake peel-off on the screw head. Reassemble fan deck.
**Tip: Eastern Elegance was not designed as a Christmas or winter collection, but the motifs, like snowflakes, are six-sided. Don't limit yourself to only seasonal papers when you shop. Any repeat pattern with 1" motifs will work, though six-sided designs are the best option for snowflakes.
**Another option: Use Glitter Stars or other glitter peel-offs instead of snowflakes.

(For Shimmer Sheetz and peel-offs: Elizabeth Craft Designs,www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com)



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4 comments:

  1. What a great idea for Christmas presents or any special occasion. Teachers, secretaries, office assistants, news carriers, postal employees, etc. would love to receive one. Thanks for sharing! Each one is more beautiful than the next!

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  2. I totally agree with Marilyn. In my own paper crafting I love making things in batches for our gifting closet when just a little something is needed. Thanks, Judi, these are inspiring!

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