Christmas Card Ideas

With Christmas fast approaching, I thought I’d share with you some of the cards I’ve made in the past.  I love using kraft card as a base and I’m thinking of creating this year’s cards with kraft card too.

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These three square cards were made using papers and elements from “Christmas Gift” by Digital Anemona; I made the Santa card topper on the central card from a kit “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” by Let Me Scrapbook

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The card above (which I made for my parents) was made using “A Homespun Christmas” by Starynight Graphics. 

The xmas tree topper was made using a digital stamp by Pink Petticoat called “Flirty Christmas Tree”

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All the scalloped tags/toppers were made using my Nestabilities dies and my trusty Cuttlebug.

The red twill/ribbon was something I salvaged from a purchase of tea towels which were tied together with this… I’m always on the lookout for “freebies” or think laterally as to how things can be used in my crafting! 🙂

As always, I look forward to your comments and am only too pleased to answer any questions you may have.

 

 

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18th Birthday card for a girl who isn’t girlie!

Have just made this birthday card for a friend’s daughter, who happens to be like my daughters in the fact that they just don’t like pink!  The funny thing is, they’re all “scientists”!  My eldest daughter, in particular, went through a stage of she would wear anything so long as it was black!  She got past 18 and then began to appreciate pretty things.  Anyway, here’s the card:

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I just had to add the purple gems to add some sparkle!

Products used:

  • Pink Petticoat’s “Pretty Doodles” pattern (unfortunately no longer available – so glad I managed to get this – it’s so pretty)
  • Anita’s gems (Gem Wheels)
  • Textured pearlescent purple card
  • White 300gsm glossy card
  • Tiny flower brads (purple)
  • Sakura Ball Sign Tiara Glitter pen – purple
  • Font:  Janda Quirky Girl (18 today!)
  • Printed on my Epson R1900 printer

If there’s anything you’d like to ask me about creating a card digitally, please contact me.

My parents’ 56th Wedding Anniversary!

Well, it’s something to be celebrated… 56 years of marriage! Some would say “I’d have been released from serving a life sentence in jail before now!” 🙂 .  Of course, I had to make a card.  Happy Wedding Anniversary Mummy and Pop, the most wonderful parents & grandparents xxxxxx!

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Materials used:

  • 300gsm white A4 card folded in half to make C5 size card
  • Patterned paper (rosebuds) from Pink Petticoat‘s “Perfect Papers” printed on 200gsm white card
  • Sage green background paper printed on 200gsm white card from Pink Petticoat
  • Circle & scallop cut using Cuttlebug & Nestabilities cutting dies
  • “Happy Anniversary” = “Cookie” font
  • Rosebuds frame graphic – I’ve had this for some time – before I made a note of designer…. apologies to designer
  • Pink sheer ribbon
  • Card edges inked with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad – Olive Pastel, using a make-up sponge
  • Insert created using 120gsm white paper, rosebud frame graphic & font “Cookie”

Birth Congratulations

We had some lovely news on Saturday; my cousin’s son and daughter-in-law‘s son had arrived.  It was a real surprise to us as we didn’t even know she was pregnant!  The creative juices started flowing and again using Pink Petticoat‘s designs, I made this card…

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The insert…

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Materials used:

  • 300gsm white card
  • Daisy Bouquet paper (white background “Ocean” flowers) by Pink Petticoat
  • Matching “Ocean” coloured paper
  • Digital stamp “Baby Buggy” by Pink Petticoat
  • Blue vellum
  • Baby boy face digital stamp on front of insert (sorry to designer – I have no record of name)

If you would like to know how I coloured the baby buggy on the digital stamp, please contact me.