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Friday, October 22, 2010

Making Christmas Cards

Yes, I have made 14 of these - very quickly, and thought I would show off a few. I found a Papermania Christmas embossing folder at a local craft shop (very cheap by comparison to the Cuttlebug ones) so of course if jumped into the basket - I then opened a magazine and there were some cards made using embossing folders and metal shim. Bingo, I thought,and got busy.  Here is some of the result!

The gold card one looks the best I think. I added some bling and mounted some.  However, after making eight, I grew tired of them.  Moved on to another few things that just leapt into my basket - some Blue Christmas embellishments from Scrapbooking Australia. Again, I got about 6 pieces for $6.  I really liked the girl and thought I would turn my hand to vintage - but even though I am old I just don't seem to get there. However, they turned our OK I guess.

Again, some scrap Christmas paper and card, a bit of ribbon and lace, some bling and stars - done. 

Then I went to another shop and found a 12 x 12 sheet from Graphic 45 called Christmas Past Frames.  It cost $4 but I got 5 cards from it. Here they are:

It took me an hour to make these, and I used scraps of Christmas paper, ribbon and lace, some doilies, and some card to mount some bits and some bling. I also used dimentionals to lift up sections, particularly in the apertures. Here are three of them in close up:

OK, I added some ink around the edges of the base card, some leaves and brads to the Santa card, and cut out the aperture and put the image inside the card for Peace.... but Peace and Tradition come from a give- away in a magazine. So, only another 120 or so to, I won't put all of them up here! Just wanted to boast a bit that's all about getting some cheap and quick cards done. 


Ira said...

Whoa, you've been at it girl! You've created so many beautiful Christmas cards already. What a marvellous embossing folder you used (first pic), it's totally elegant, TFS, Ira

Joyce across the Pond said...

Great cards! Stunning metal ones....must look for those embossing folders at our local exhibition in two weeks. Love your blog!