Hi everyone, from a very wet Country Wexford - today sure was one of those days for crafting!
Thanks to everyone who came along for these projects to Caroline in Crafty Cove in Bonmahon last weekend and to Kilcannon in Ennscorthy today.
So full swing into Christmas then, and we made a gift box, pop up note card holder and three other cards, with a mixture of die cut decoupage, stamped images for coloring and printed images, with lots of glitter thrown in for good measure - think we all went home looking decidedly sparkly today he he......:)
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This first card is one of the new Craft Creations due Cut Decoupage designs I really love, called Christmas Birdhouse, with green and a splash of red mini dot satin ribbon
The Christmas Sentiment Stamp was from one of The Snowman set from Crafters Companion which i found in the Crafty Bride Wedding Studio and Craft Shop in Kilkenny - these are just beautiful for traditional Christmas cards!
This next card was by request. I made the original last year and had so many comments about the cute donkey that I decided to make it this year.
To make the white pearls blue, use a Royal blue pro marker or peel off pen.
and some partial embossing for the inside layers...
Onto the gable box - reminiscent of the Cupcake Gable box, this one was taller made with either 12x12 or A3 size card sheets, some die cut decoupage (I didn't use the layers though just the main image), a punched border and more dotty ribbon together with stamped and glittered snowflakes.
one of the sides...
and the back..
the next project was a pop up gift card holder, and inspiration came for this from a fab tutorial you can find here
the closure is made with a ribbon tied around the card, and this runs through a snowflake, which is part adhered on the back:
coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils..
Last, is a vintage Christmas card, made with a postcard found here.
finished with distressed, inked papers and soft, muted coloured pearls for an aged look..
if you like the Snowflake paper then you can find it at Bearly Mine Designs, Designer Extreme Volume 3 here.