Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Christmas Cards :)

I know I am ahead of myself...my Christmas doesn't normally start til the end of November/start of December, but I have this great mini book kit from Handmade Hannah and I just had to make some cards - I still have more paper left to do other things with too :)  I tried to do a mixture of cards and since I mostly scrap there are a few of my scrapbook ideas in there and things that I have/will use on pages too.


Firstly my Christmas Bauble...I traced around the crate paper chipboard piece to make the shape, then cut it out 3 times, and folded in the middle.  I created a mount for my bauble with a little stitching and my deckle edge scissors then lightly stuck the bauble down just in the middle, then stitched down the centre and pulled the layers up - the benefit of these shapes are they will go flat for posting, but can fluff up when they arrive.

 Next - I have seen lots of this kind of arrow patchwork background around at the moment, so I had to have a go (going to try it on a LO too), I made a template and cut the pieces out of several offcuts of paper (great offcut user upper) then stuck them on some kraft paper and stitched along the edges, I added the chipboard snow globe to the centre and wrapped some twine around it and glittered the snow with stickles, the tag is from echo park.
 This card is my husbands favourite - he prefers plain :)  I die cut the word Joy and stuck it on twine, to hide where the twine goes it is sandwiched between the scalloped edge paper borders and the hole I cut in the card.  I added some of the bauble paper behind on the card too, and some glitter (it is for Christmas)

My final card uses the strip of presents on the echo park journal block and I cut out some of the presents too.  I played with my craft robo and die cut the scalloped circle shape out (free download from ukscrappers and created by MaryAnne - thank you).  I drew on some extra stitching with my black gel pen and of course glittered Father Christmas.  I hope that has given you all some inspiration :)

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