A while ago Sue Parker (Sparkled Stamps) from our weSTAMP team created and posted an awesome Buttoned Up Sweater Card that she'd made and shared. It was so much fun that she did a Make & Take at team meeting earlier this week. Thank you Sue, it was so much fun!
When I was talking to my stampers about it, Linda suggested, what about making "an ugly sweater". Lights when off in my head and last night when I went home I started working on it!
Here is my version (there are SO MANY COMBINATIONS) of an Ugly Sweater. This is actually my second attempt. My first attempt is below - but it wasn't ugly enough, so #2 takes first place.
The paper I used is the 6" x 6" Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack. For this card, the front and back of one sheet were used perfectly. Begin by cutting a width of 4 1/4", then cut that piece to 5 1/2".
The strip on the side will be used for the pocket and the band across the bottom and the v-neck. Use your scoreboard to mark the bumpy strips or if you have a crimper, you can run them through there very slowly.
Full measurements are on Sue's Blog
(I just realized as I went to post this that I didn't give you the card base instructions!).
Then just add whatever you can find to make your sweater the perfect bit of "ugly".
I cut out bits from Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper, punched out candies with my 1/2" circle punch, the Reindeer from Cookie Cutter Christmas and Cookie Cutter punch. Christmas Trinkets Embellishments, and Gold Bakers Twine
The possibilities are unlimited! Just have FUN with it!