I’ve been feeling the urge to start my Christmas crafting and these little MemoryDex cards were a fun way to start. I used the Together For Christmas project pad for all of these and the colors are the perfect mix of traditional and fun!
For my first card, I created a little wreath by folding my paper in half and die cutting a larger circle first (leaving a small piece of the fold at the bottom) before die cutting a small circle inside to create the wreath base. I punched the bottom of the wreath with the MemoryDex punch to create the feet. I used flower punches to create the leaves, curling the edges to give some height and texture. I trapped gold thread between a gingerbread man puffy sticker and patterned paper and then trimmed the paper, being careful to leave the thread intact. Then I glue the top and bottom of the thread between the two pieces of the wreath, creating a spinning gingerbread man. And I had to add a few little sequins too!
My next card was really simple. I used the MemoryDex dies to punch two pieces of plastic (I used an old page protector). I used my sewing machine to stitch a die cut sentiment to the front of one piece of plastic and then placed both pieces together and stitched around three sides. I added a sequin mix I created to the inside of the pieces before stitching the whole thing shut and creating a shaker card.
To create the opening present card, I created a tri-fold pice before using the MemoryDex punch to create the feet. I glued the front two pieces together, added a piece of craft foam in between to give dimension. I added a long piece of ribbon around two sides with tape runner before adhering my sentiment to the inside and tying a bow on top.
The last card took the longest but was well and truly worth it! I used the Gingerbread House cut file from Paige Evans and resized it to fit in my MemoryDex holder. I then cut it twice from white cardstock – one as an outline and one solid piece to cover the back when I was finished.
Then I spent the morning backing each of the little pieces with papers from the project pad paper, I love all the glittery little details! Once I had finished backing the outlines, I covered the back with my second cut file and used the MemoryDex punch to cut the feet.
Here’s a quick look at how a couple of these MemoryDex cards came together:
I love these little cards as a quick way to get a bit of holiday crafting in each day and I think they’ll make a pretty fun gift for someone too!