Friday, 9 January 2015

Post Christmas Continued

As a round up of Christmas (I normally stop at about the 6th January, some do carry on until Candlemas or through the year) I thought I would include the little details of each of the Christmas Cards I created with materials and tools used to make them. This maybe a long post, I'm hoping it's a short one!

Card One:

These lovely cards were used with heat embossing powders on kraft cardstock - just a simple set of cards featuring this great snowflake stamp set from Avery Elle. 

Kraft Cardstock 
(Cut down to a top folding card, as well as a bit extra to create a panel for the embossing)
White / Silver / Gold Heat Embossing Powder
(If you have other colours, please do use those if you would prefer)
White Gel Pen
'Noel' Stamp Set - Avery Elle
Versamark Ink
Corner Rounder / Punch
Joyful Greetings Stamp Set - Paper Smooches
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
3D Foam Sqaures
Fiskars Stamp Press
Heat Tool / Heat Gun
Acrylic Blocks (Optional)

I had fun playing around with the different designs and layouts until I found the perfect one. Trial and Error is always great fun and it's amazing that some designs aren't always the same!

- x -

Card Two:

Kraft Cardstock - Cut into an A5 size card, top folding.
Various Embossing Folders - Christmas Themed
Basics Christmas Pad - Dovecraft 
 (You can use any Christmas themed scrapbook pad for this)
Christmas Themed Chipboard 
(I got mind from Hobbycraft UK a while back)
Red and White / Green and White / Green and Red Twine
 Clear Christmas - The Greeting Farm
Red Cardstock
Double Sided Tape
3D Foam Squares
White Heat Embossing Powder
Corner Round / Punch

This is just a case of embossing the top / front panel of your kraft cardstock through your die cutting / embossing machine (Big Shot, Cuttlebug etc.), sticking a panel of your Christmas themed paper and then placing (quite creatively) your festive chipboard. I added one of the circle stamps, embossed this on red cardstock - adding another element to the card

- x -

Card Three

A simple card using contrasting Christmas papers and bright colours

Kraft Cardstock - Cut into an A5 size card, top folding.
My Minds Eye - Merry Little Christmas 6 x 6 Scrapbook Pad
My Favourite Things Die-namics - Well Worn Greeting Dies
Corner Rounder / Punch
Double Sided Tape
3D Foam Square
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Stamp Press / Acrylic Block
 Merry Greetings Stamp Set - Mama Elephant

This is a pretty easy one I think, it's just a case of putting contrasting colours with the papers and stamping the greeting with the Die-namics. Simple but effective and the paper pad has some great bright, uplifting colours.

- x -

The Envelopes

These two envelopes were made using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board with two different 12 x 12 Paper Sets. One was from Papermania many, many years back, the other was Dovecrafts or Papermania's Basic Christmas 12 x 12 Pads.

I hope that you've enjoyed this Post Christmas post. We're a little more than a week into January 2015, so here's to more crafting projects, DIYs and card marking throughout the year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

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