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These projects showcase the Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Projects on this page have been designed and created by Karen Mortensen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Square Noel Card

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

 

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Instructions

  • Half the 12" x 12" sheet of Bazzill to make a card size 6" x 6"

  • Cut three pieces of Wassail paper:1st piece: to cover the front of the card. 2nd Piece 1cm smaller all around, 3rd piece 2cm smaller all around.

  • Distress the edges. I used a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser for the two smaller pieces and inked the edges of all three pieces with fired brick Distress ink.

  • Glue pieces together. Insert three large Wassail brads then glue the entire piece to the front of the card.

  • Tear a large strip of red Wassail paper 4cm wide. Distress and roll the edges. Attach to the middle of the card. Add a Wassail border and write "Noel" along with a little doodling in a white pen  below the border.

  • Add four Wassail buttons and pipe Gold Stickles Glitter glue on the buttons to make it appear as stitching.

  • Complete the card with a large Wassail Chipboard frame from the Chip Sticker pack.

 

 
 

 
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Poinsettia Cards

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

These lovely cards are sure to impress this Christmas. Both uses a large handmade Poinsettia flower as the focal point. To make the flower draw and cut out eight petal leaves from Wassail Paper. Doodle a little on the plain petals if you like. Ink all edges in brown Distress ink. Tape a small piece of florist wire onto the back of the petal, I used the very fine wire, this means you can bend the petals into position. Alternate the petals as pictures merging all the wires in the centre. To finish off the flower add three large brads.

 

Poinsettia Card 1

  • Make the flower as above.

  • Cut a large scalloped circle, I used a Nesabilities die, you can use whatever you have at hand - Silhouette/Craft Robo/Punch/by hand.  My circle is 10cm in diameter.

  • Take a cream sheet of Bazzill Bling and cut & fold it into a card size 6" x 6"

  • Cut two pieces of coordinating Wassail paper, first one 1/2 smaller than the card all around, and second 1 1/2cm smaller than the card front all around.

  • Ink the edges of everything in Brown Distress ink - the card, the two smaller squares, and the circle. Use a brush and sweep the ink onto the card and paper.

  • Glue it onto the card as pictured.

  • Attach Poinsettia to the centre.

  • Add a length of luscious fibre to the spine. Mine is Basic Grey.

 

Poinsettia Card 2

  • Make the flower as above.

  • Cut a large scalloped circle, I used a Nesabilities die, you can use whatever you have at hand - Silhouette/Craft Robo/Punch/by hand.  My circle is 10cm in diameter. Ink edges with Brown Distress ink.

  • Take a cream sheet of Bazzill Bling and cut & fold it into a card size 6" x 6". Ink edges as before.

  • Take three coordinating Wassail papers and cut them into strips. Ink edges as before. Layer them onto a separate piece of card or similar to make a final piece measuring 1cm less all around than the card front. Stick onto card.

  • Attach your Poinsettia to the circle piece and onto the middle of the card as shown

  • Finally ink edges of a green Wassail Chipboard flourish in red Distress ink then entwine it around the flower. I attached it in several places with large glue dots.

 

 

 
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Wassail Christmas Box

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

  • This box is made from an old box of Typhoo tea bags!! Perfect for  a Christmas gift!

  • Wrap Wassail paper all around the tea box, wrapping it around edges on the lid, top and bottom. I detached areas that was previous stuck together  in the lid to make a neater finish, then stuck it back together when I had covered all the areas.

  • Embellish with Wassail stickers and borders. I also made some Christmas trees from a sheet of Wassail paper. I highlighted some of the stickers with a gold pen.

  • Cut numerous petals from coordinating Wassail papers. This is a great way to use your scraps!! Ink all petals in brown Distress ink. Tape on a small piece of florist wire on the back. Attach the petals one by one to the top of the box and bend them into position using the wire on the back. Finish the flower with three large Imaginisce Snowy Jo Glitter Brads.

 

 

 
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Wassail Scalloped Circle Card

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

  • Cut a piece of red Bazzill or similar cardstock into size 26cm x 21cm. Fold on the longest length

  • Cut a piece of Wassail paper slightly smaller than the front of the card. Edge very lightly with red Distress ink then stick onto card.

  • Cut a large scalloped circle  8.5cm in diameter. I used a Nestabilities die but you can use whatever oyu have at hand: Silhouette/Craft Robo/Punch/Hand cut. Emboss the circle. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

  • Ink edges of circle with fired brick Distress ink. Attach a large green Wassail brad to a Wassail chipboard snowflake (from the chip sticker pack) and attach to the centre of the circle. Stick onto card.

  • Attach two large green Wassail brads to the top corners

  • Add a red Wassail rick rack border sticker and doodle a white dotted line along it.

 

 

 
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Wassail Scalloped Square Card

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

  • Cut a piece of your chosen cardstock into a card size 6" x 6"

  • Cut a piece of Wassail paper 6" x 6" and attach to the front of the card. Ink edges with fired brick Distress ink.

  • Doodle a border in white pen

  • Attach two lengths of Wassail red rick rick border stickers and doodle on those also in white pen (see picture)

  • Attach six Basic Grey brads to the top right corner - three large and three small. These are from the Basic Grey Cupcake collection.

  • Cut a scalloped edged square piece of card size 10cm sq from plain bright red cardstock. I used a Nestabilities die. Emboss. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder (Snow Dots). Sweep white ink or acrylic paint onto the edges.  If you sue acrylic paint then apply with a baby wipe or similar.

  • I created a circle sentiment on my computer (see out online classes if you wish to make your own). I am giving it to you here. Please note that the circle must be used for personal use only and copyrights apply. Print it out after sizing to 6cm approx. Click on the picture to enlarge (better quality) the right-click to save to your hard disk.

  • Mount the circle onto cardboard or similar, sand down the edges then ink them. Attach a large Dovecraft Funky BBrad to the centre then attach to the card.

  • Attach a Wassail Photo Turn sticker onto the sentiment circle with a white Wassail brad

  • Finish off with a Wassail flourish sticker and a Wassail Chipboard flower (from the Chip sticker packs). I doodled a white stitch border onto the flowers stem and petals.

 

 

 
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Wassail Border Card

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

  • I used a half a sheet of Basic Grey Blitzen Cranberry, folded into 6" x 6"  for this card, you can wrap it over cardstock if you prefer a thicker card.

  • Ink edges of card with green Distress ink

  • Prick holes in top and bottom borders1 cm from the edge and 1/2cm apart. Draw with a white pen between the holes to emulate stitching.

  • Cut a piece of plain Wassail paper the width of the card by 7cm wide. Punch or cut out a border pattern top and bottom, I used a Fiskars Treading Water Border punch.

  • Cut out seven triangles form the Wassail Tree Lot paper. Ink edges with red or green Distress ink then glue onto centre piece as pictured.

  • Sew on two large cream Wassail buttons with red thread or twine as pictured.

  • Glue the finished centre strip onto the centre of the card.

  • Attach two Wassail flourish stickers as shown

  • Attach a K&Co Christmas Cheer Felt Poinsettia between the flourishes.

  • Attach Wassail "NOEL" stickers.

 

 

 
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Wassail Wreath Card

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

  • Cut a piece of red bazzill into card size 22cm x 24.75cm.

  • Cut a piece of Red Wassail paper into size 22cm x 24.75cm and glue to front of card.

  • Ink edges with brown Distress ink.

  • Doodle a snowball border with a white pen

  • Wrap a Wassail border sticker around the centre of the card.

  • Ink the edges of a large Wassail wreath chip sticker shape with fired brick Distress ink.

  • Wrap fibre around the wreath, I used Basic Grey fibres

  • Attach pearls to the wreath

  • Stick wreath onto card then stick a large K&Co Christmas Cheer Snowflake into the centre.

Simple card but really gorgeous in real life.

 

 

 
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Wassail Christmas Flowers Card

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

  • I used the second half of my sheet of Basic Grey Blitzen Cranberry, folded into size 6" x 6", as the base for this card.

  • Ink edges of card with green Distress ink.

  • Doodle a border around the edges of the card in a white pen

  • Cut a piece of Wassail paper into size 13.5cm x 13.5cm. Round the corners then ink edges as before.

  • Cut a piece of white Bazzill cardstock and cut one edge into a pattern. I used a Fiskars Treading Water border punch. Ink with fired brick Distress ink and attach to card as shown

  • Add the following Wassail chip stickers: Christmas roses, Dove, "PEACE"

 

 

 
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Wassail Snow Storm Card

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

  • Cut and fold a piece of red cardstock into a card size 15cm x 10.5cm. Round  two corners a shown.

  • Sweep the edges with white ink or acrylic paint. If you are using paint apply with a wet wipe.

  • Cut a piece of Wassail paper slightly smaller than the front of the card. Round all corners then whiten the edges as before. Attach to the card.

  • Attach a chip sticker flourish border to the centre of the card with two large green Wassail Brads. I inked it a little with green ink first.

  • Glue some pearls inside the flourish (see picture for guidance)

  • Cut a strip of the same Wassail paper. Scrunch, ink and distress it then glue onto bottom half of card and attach with small red and green Basic grey brads.

  • Attach four K&Co Christmas Cheer Snowflakes.

 

 

 

 
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Wassail Crackle Card

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

  • Cut a piece of cardstock and fold into a card size 10.5cm x 15cm

  • Cover with a plain piece of Wassail paper. Ink edges in brown ink

  • Cut two strips of coordinating Wassail paper. Ink edges in brown ink and attach to bottom half of the card (see picture).

  • Make three trees with three triangles from the Wassail Tree Top paper. Make the tree trunks by inking scraps of cardstock in brown ink. Ink edges with green ink.

  • Cover the card entirely in Crackle Glaze. Press the three trees onto the card, along with an Imaginsce journalling tag. Cover the tag and the trees in Crackle Glaze. also. Press three stars into the glaze above the trees. Leave to dry for several hours, preferably overnight.

  • Glaze a large Wassail  chip sticker bell and leave to dry. When dry attach a large piece of cord or ribbon to the back and fix onto card on two layers of foam tape of pads.

 

 
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Christmas Joy Card

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

  • Cover a large A5 card (21cm x 15cm) in Wassail paper. Ink edges in red Distress ink; use a brush and sweep the ink onto the card.

  • Cut a piece of plain coordinating Wassail paper 7.5cm x the width of the card. Sew a border to the top of the strip, I used burgundy embroidery thread. Ink edges with fired brick Distress ink and stick onto card.

  • Add a Wassail sticker border to the top of the sewn panel. Dot the centre of each flower on the border with gold Stickles.

  • Create an embossed Christmas tree using a Cuttlebug Lace Tree Embossing folder. Cut around the embossed tree and rub with red fired brick Distress ink. If you want to have the colour on the embossed areas on the tree only then apply acrylic paint onto the embossing folder with a brayer before embossing.

  • Add brads and gold stickles to the tree here and there.

  • Cut a square scalloped piece out of Wassail plain paper (I used a Nestabilities die) and use it to mat the Christmas tree as pictured. Attach both tree and mat to the card.

  • Dot within each scallop on the mat with Gold Stickles glitter glue.

  • Attach two Wassail Chip Sticker Present and dot each with a pearl

  • Attach a suitable sentiment, I used a "Joy" sticker, and wrap a length of Dovecraft Metallic Gold Ribbon to the top of the card.

 

 

 
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Wassail Peace Card

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

  • Fold a piece of red Bazzill into a card size 15cm x 10.5cm

  • Cut several strip of coordinating Wassail paper and ink all edges with red and brown Distress ink.

  • Stick the strips onto the card as shown

  • Prick first then sew a row of cross stitches to join to strips (see picture below)

 

  • Attach two K&Co Christmas Cheer Metal Snowflake brads and a K&Co Christmas Cheer Medallions Grand Adhesion, I also added some star stickers from the sheet of Grand Adhesions. Finish with s suitable sentiment.

 

 

 

 
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Wassail Bauble Card

Designed by Karen Mortensen

 

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Products used: Basic Grey Wassail Christmas Collection

Instructions

  • Cut and fold piece of red Bazzill to make a card size 15cm x 8.5cm (when folded).

  • Cut three pieces of coordinating Wassail: 1st piece 15cm x 8.5cm, 2nd piece 12.5cm x 6cm, 3rd piece (same paper as piece one) 5cm x 10.8cm. Distress all the edges , I used a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, then layer them as pictured on the front of the card.

  • attach a lightly inked Wassail border sticker to the middle of the card.

  • Rub fired brick Distress ink onto a Wassail Bauble Chip Stickers; attach a piece of red ribbon to the top and embellish with two pearls.

  • Attach to card.

  • Write "Noel" at the bottom with a white pen.

 

 

 
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