Archive for ‘Card making’

October 23, 2021

Christmas pop-up card

Hello and welcome.

It’s the final challenge for October 2021 over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, where the task is to make a pop-up card.  This is the front of my card…

But inside is where the magic is …

I was recently inspired by a lovely lady I found on Youtube – Tanu Creative.  She made a pop-up photo album, but I thought it would work well as a card too, as a pile of Christmas presents.  I chose 3 designs of paper from the Christmas Village collection, and used elegant eggplant card by Stampin Up for the base of the boxes.  I attached a plain piece of paper to a white card base before adhering the stacked presents.

I went a bit crazy with the glittery snowflakes from the Tim Holtz snowflake die set.  I cut out every snowflake out to see what they were like and then used nearly all of them on this card!  Oh well, if you can’t go a bit crazy at Christmas, when can you?

I stamped the sentiments for the front and inside of the card from the Lots of Joy stamp set by Stampin Up.  The decorations for the presents were die cut from the Christmas Stocking die set by Sizzix, and stamped with the Itty Bitty Christmas set by Stampin Up.

The stitched circle die cuts on the front are in daffodil delight and whisper white, and the die cut fairy light is pool party card with a little silver card for the top, with yet more sparkly snowflakes.

It all folds fairly flat for posting, but I think I may just have to hand-deliver this one as it won’t be going too far from home!

I’m linking my card up to the HLS October anything goes with dies challenge.

I had lots of fun making this card.  It took me a while to figure out the placement of the boxes, but once I had that done, I just went nuts with the decorations!

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – we’d love to see your work.

Enjoy your weekend

 

June 26, 2021

Easy to make Christmas cards

Hello and welcome.

The challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown today is a tic-tac-toe, where you can choose a combination of things to include on your card.  I chose a tag, embossing and stitching…

I stamped the Papermania tag, which has faux stitching, and the sentiment, in versamark ink, and heat embossed in gold.

I hand cut the tag, tied a Stampin Up ribbon at the top and mounted it onto and old olive base card by Stampin Up.  The pretty paper layer is by the Lovely Studio. Finally, I added a few green sequins to finish.

I kept the design simple, so whilst I had out all my craft things, I made another…

I was having fun, so I tried different colourways…

I loved that the Stampin Up ribbon I added to this one had stitching too…

Not sure which card is my favourite now…

which do you prefer?

So, I’ve now add lots of cards to my Christmas card collection!

I’ve had this Papermania stamp set for the longest time, and just knew it would be perfect for this project.  All the pretty papers are by the Lovely Studio, and cardstock is by Stampin Up.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – hope to see your beautiful creations there.

Enjoy your weekend

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