Thursday, December 25, 2014

Countdown to Xmas: 25 Cards, 25 Days - Day 25! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, everyone!  Wow - Day 25 is finally here.  How awesome.  Hope you are all spending some great time with friends and family.  Thank you for the support and encouragement through my first Christmas Card series.  This project was so much fun, and though it took a bit of time, it was totally worth it!  Thank you for the fun comments as well!

Since I love Christmas and I love Bubblegum... here's my Christmas greeting for all of you:

Click below for a behind the scenes look of the bubblegum machine assembly process:

  • Kraft cardstock: 4.25"W x 11"H, scored at 5.5" mark
  • Pink card stock: 4"W x 5.25" H
  • White card stock: 3.75"W x 5"H
  • The Stamps of Life:
    • bubblegum4me stamps
    • moregum4me stamps
    • bubblegume die set
    • ornaments4Christmas stamps
  • Patterned paper for the machine and gum balls
  • Black ink pad
  • Adhesive tape runner
  • Liquid adhesive for gumballs
  • Stamp the bubblegum machine stamp on four pieces of paper: white, grey, pink and green.
  • Cut each piece of the machine from the different colors.  I wanted a pink machine with green trim.  The base of the machine is on white background.  The metal sections are in grey.
  • Piece the machine together
  • Add the bubblegum gum balls in different colors that coordinate with the machine. 
  • Stamp "Have a Bubble-rific" on a piece of white card stock using black and pink ink.
  • Stamp "Christmas" underneath.  I used the top part of the "Christmas Blessings" sentiment for this.
  • Cut a strip of 0.75" pink polka dot paper.  Glue this to the top of the white card insert approximately 0.325" from the top.
  • Place the sentiment on some green patterned paper to create a mat.  Glue this on top of the pink strip of paper.
  • Adhere the machine with foam adhesive.
  • Glue everything to the pink and kraft card stock.

Yummy!!!  Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Note: Although this "Countdown to Xmas" series has ended, please check back often for some new card designs.  I have a few lined up to ring in the New Year!  Thanks for reading and following!

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