Friday, 1 January 2016

Christmas Cards 2015 Part 1

Hello, my blogging friends and family. I am hoping that you had some terrific New Years Celebrations and that 2016 brings with it all you would wish for yourself and your family.

Today I am in catch up mode sharing 2015 Christmas cards made for a few friends and family members. I didn't have a great deal of time to spare this year despite starting to make Christmas cards in August. It looks like I have to begin earlier still this year!

Here are the first three cards and I'll add more when I can. We are working overseas shortly leaving on Jan 6th and not back until the end of the month, so I'll post what I can in the time available before we leave.

Sue Wilson dies - Gemini Collection, New York Collection, Noble stitched dies, and an Couture Creation - Christmas collection ultimate die - with a little red ribbon on the edges.

A closer view of the central medallion on this card. I used scarlet Kaisercraft weave cards stock and American Crafts white card stock to make the base of the card, a few pearls in the corners and a Poinsettia button from Spotlight and the card was complete.

My second card is a three step card. I made a Hessian base using some burlap material from Spotlight, then went mad with Cottage Cutz and Impression Obsession Tree dies. The base of the card was made using kraft cardstock.

I used some Crystal Stickles to highlight the trees and add a little bit of sparkle.

I used two different background dies from Cottage Cutz you'll see them both listed in the ingredients shown below. I used an ECD die to add the leaves, and the white flowers were from my stash as were the pearls.

This image gives you an appreciation of the side view showing the step feature of the card. I also added a little bit of seam binding to the largest step so that it would not "splay" open and remain upright when viewed.

My third and final card for this posting was one that "used up some of the card leftovers that were on my craft table.

The Sue Wilson noble stitched dies made the frames, then more Sue Wilson Christmas - festive collection dies to complement the card.

I cut this from the Sue Wilson die twice in white (although it looks cream in the photo) and in red layering the two die cuts together to give them some firmness and also a shadow effect.

The Sue Wilson "Dove of Peace" was cut twice with white card stock and stuck together for the same reasons listed above.

The Sue Wilson Poinsettia dies and leaves finished the card and I used red foil for the top layer of the flower to add a bit of sparkle.

The main ingredients that I used to make these three cards were:

Thank you for stopping by today to read my posting. May I wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  1. Great cards,love the first two particularly, wanted to see where to get some bits that you used, really good. Cx

    1. So glad you like them Clare - I have few more to show and I will alwys try to show the "ingredients" used to make them where I can!

  2. your cards are lovely Sally-Ann. i especially like the 3 step card as it has so much dimension. i got the dove die free on the Simply Cards magazine and use it a lot as it is so beautiful. best wishes.

    1. Hello pearl, glad as always to hear from you. I also received the "Freebie" from Simply Cards and wish I had seen it sooner as I have the Sue Wilson variation too - still another one never goes amiss eh? I have a couple of cards still to show you that use the Dove Die from Simply cards, you might recognise the designs!


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