VIDEO: 4 Last Minute Christmas Cards From Recycled Packaging

Last minute Christmas cards from recycled packaging. Video by Kim Dellow

 

Ok, so you are tired of hearing it, but we don’t have long to go before Christmas and I don’t know about you but I am totally behind with all my Christmas jobs! So today I have a video to help you out with some ideas for making those last minute Christmas cards and all you need is some old packaging and a few bits and bobs that you probably already have in your stash or around the house.

You won’t even need to buy any new stamps or stencils for this one! It is that last minute friendly! Grab your favourite glue, (obviously everyone has a favourite glue!) scissors, paints, packaging and some cardstock or card blanks and you are good to go! As always the full list is below the video so just scroll down!

 

VIDEO: 4 Last Minute Christmas Cards From Recycled Packaging

 

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Cardboard and tissue paper from packaging

Liquitex basics Acrylic paint
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(the gold was from a high street newsagents, I’m not even sure if they still make it, but you can find gold acrylic paint from lots of brands)

Brushes
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String
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Card blanks (white and kraft options)
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Double sided adhesive tape
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Glues
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I use Golden regular gel as my glue (see this video for more details)
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We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile (hole punch)
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Fiskars Trimmer
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Close-up of the Last minute Christmas cards from recycled packaging. Video by Kim Dellow

 

The freehand drawing circles tips and tricks video that I mentioned was the from Fine-Art Tips and is well worth watching as there are three really useful hacks. And whilst you are at it you might want to watch my recent DIY gift wrap set video using Gelli papers, if you missed it.

Have fun and let me know how your Christmas planning is going, I will be very jealous if you have everything sorted already!

Kim



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3 Comments

  1. Rena
    December 8, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Oh no…. my comment from last night is again gone…. what happend?
    What did I say… l lemme think….
    That I of course like these ideas since I am – as you know – very much for recycling stuff. And corrugated board can be used for just anything, especially mixed media. Same as brown packing paper.
    The Merry Christmas card can be used for any occasion, just change the sentiment. It makes perfect men cards and would sure look in other colours equally good.

    The idea how to draw a perfect circle is priceless! I can’t draw a decent one freehand even if my life depends on it LOL

    You shouldn’t be sorry when you don’t answer immediately… you have a job to do and that comes first. I know a thing or two about deadlines. It is always really nice when you answer and very much appreciated.

    Sunny greetings from Germany
    need a coffee now
    Rena

    • kim
      December 9, 2017 / 12:14 pm

      Have we lost another one? I’m sorry Rena, it could be the spam plugin on this new blog. I’m not sure how to change it so I will find out 😀
      I know, you and me are recycle-central! The Merry Christmas card is a perfect man’s card and you could, as you say, use it for so many things! Have you watched the Fine-Art Tips video that I got that tip from? It is a great way to draw a cycle, I was very pleased to find it and had to share 😀
      Thank you Rena for being so patient! You are a star and I love reading your comments.

      Have a lovely day. Very cold and sunny here today but cold and wet tomorrow!
      Kim

  2. Rena
    December 9, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    Hi Kim,
    yes, I wrote a comment somewhere in the night of Dec 7th, a rather long one LOL
    But obviously it went missing, fell into the big black box.
    I had also said that I saved a couple of junk stuff with not too flimsy paper, so maybe I find some time to give it a go.
    The ideas of journals from galeries, museums and such is a good one, only I hardly go out because of my walking difficulties. But I will keep that in mind.
    Oh yes, I certainly watched that video about how to draw a circle. Already tried it, but I have to practice a bit. But the circles so far are circles, not some wonky figures like before.
    Patient? Who? Me? I am too old to be patient 😉 Don’t you worry, I don’t go anywhere and your site is always open in the browser since I am always curious with what you come up next.
    You have a very nice weekend. We had some snow today, now it seems to be raining. No weather for me to go out.
    See you soon
    Rena

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