Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A few more (8) Christmas Cards

Hello my blogging friends and family. I hope you have had a great Christmas and that when the new year rolls in your NYE celebrations are Super, Safe and Spectacular! I also hope that 2014 also brings you all the things you wish for.

We had a quiet Christmas with friends and on New Years Day the family arrive for a few days which will be wonderful. My second new knee (Surgery 4th December) has just started to get with the program. It has been a painful journey and so different from the first. However I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is beginning to feel so much better. Thank you to all my well wishers for a full recovery and recuperation.

Today I have a few more Christmas cards to show you.

Here they are:

This first one I think is just so cute. Made using the Stampin' Up Owl punch and Kaisercraft Base Coat Design Papers.

The sentiment was made using JustRite Christmas Antique Labels One Stamps and matching Custom Die with memento Bamboo leaves ink pad and Copic pen.

A la-La Land Christmas Elf Digi stamp sits at the centre of this card. Behind the image I used a Spellbinders Heirloom die as well as a Swiss Dots embossing folder. The paper is from a Bo Bunny Mistletoe Collection 6 x 6 paper pad and the merry Christmas sentiment is from a sizzix decorative strip die.

Similar to the card above but on different background paper.

Yes, you've guessed it another La La Land Digi stamp, with a Flourishes stamp coloured in Copics as are all the Digi stamps!

The Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

A simple card using a couple of Christmas dies (see links below in the ingredients list).
 I used some foil design paper bought at Spotlight and cut out the oval using the Grand Ovals dies.
The design paper is from a Kaisercraft Christmas 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad.

Couldn't not show you a pop-up card. I saw this lovely idea on Pinterest and thought I'd have a go at replicating it. Here is the front of the card.
I used Sizzix embossing folder, as well as a Sizzix, Karen Burniston designed Noel Pop-up insert.

Here is the inside of the pop-up card. Using a Sizzix decorative strip die and a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die.

Here is one of two cards that are pretty similar. White card base, Kraft card for the background, a Spellbinders Edgeability die, a spellbinders pinking die and the Hero Arts and Sizzix Reindeer stamp and Die set.

... and here is the (almost) twin version of the same design.

... and there you have it 8 more Christmas cards. Here are the main ingredients I used to make these cards.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a Fantastic New Year Celebration and a very special 2014.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Cards in a box - or are they???

Hi my blogging friends how are you? Not long until the big fellah makes his world trip - so the big questions is about Naughty or Nice right??? OK we won't go there!

I have two cards to show you today and I must say right up front that my inspiration came from Chris Peterson on her Calla Lily Blog. She has made many versions of these cards and and they are really worth taking a look at. I'll include the links later on in my posting. I have some photos as well as a video clip to show you.

Let's begin with my Christmas card - you will see Chris' influence here and this was a great confidence booster for my first attempt.

Here is the card all folded ready for posting - it fold almost flat.

The paper I used is from Echo Park, their "Tis the Season" Collection. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.

I used an A4 sheet of red card stock that I had in my stash.

This is the back of the card. I used a sheet  from the 6.5 inch Kaisercraft St Nicholas Paper Pad and then fussy cut out a white panel and used my corner chomper to tidy the corners.

Here is the card opened up. I used a variety of dies for the trees and deer, see the ingredients below. I used a little of crystal Stickles to give it a little sparkle.
The star I hand drew and fussy cut out.

A view from the top. You can see the "Bridges" which create the perception of the layers on the card. All the instructions are on Monica's You Tube video (see below).

Please forgive the background mess which is my crafting table, it was the best way I could show you the card as it is meant to be placed.

OK next is a Birthday Card with a strong Australian influence (as requested by the person who asked me to make the card for her Mum).

Here is the card all folded ready to post. I used a piece of 12 x 12 Kaisercraft Tangerine weave card stock as the base. The Design paper has no name on it and I have had it for ages so I don't know what it is or where I got it sorry!
Again all inked with Vintage Photo ink pad.

The bakers twine is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The back of the card with an image of one of the Waterfalls near us at Danger Falls.

Here is the die on view of the opened card. I used Jolees Boutique Australian Stickers plus a few images I printed and fussy cut out from Google e.g. Cockatoo, King parrot, kangaroo etc.

I used "peel offs" for the Sentiment.

The helicopter view as I call it - just so you can see the bridges. I used three on both of my cards. I think the instructions suggest using two. You can use as many as you like.

.... and another view of my untidy craft desk, you do get to see all the bits and pieces in a more close up way though!!

I loved the Thongs - they had an image of the waterfall on them that is close by to us.

I also did a video, so if you'd like a different perspective of the two cards click on the image below:

Here are all the links to those people who inspired me with all the instructions and measurements etc.

Chris was inspired by Monica Gale who includes a great video giving instructions on how to make these cards. Her measurements are in cms so if you like metric this is the place for you.

Chris includes her measurements in Imperial on her blog here:
She has a few posts on her blog showing the different cards she has made using this folding technique so take a look for lots of inspiration - particularly for Christmas Cards (next year!!??).

Here are the main ingredients that I used to make these cards:

Thanks for stopping by today and reading my blog. I hope you like the cards. If you fancy making them yourself pop over to Monica's and Chris' Blogs.

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