Popping in to share makes for this month's Christmas workshops. We are getting stuck in to all things Christmas with the option of some gift box / packaging ideas for those really special gifts!
Today's post will be about all the cards and tomorrow I will post more versions of the tall gable box and an easel drawer box. I have decided to share these before the workshop this month, which I know some of you will like LOL!
I will be updating the Links to Products page with more info on products used, dies, papers, images etc where this are still available. Just need a little time to put in all the links so please be patient :)
Without further delay then, the first project to share is a matching tag and card (good for a man as no frilly things around!) and a nice way to dress up a bottle
My previous post contains info about an offer over at Meljen's designs where Melissa has a sale until November 30th - the snowmen used on the card and tag different size digi images which come pre coloured, so super quick to make up.
And to follow is a card made with a much loved Sarah Kay Christmas image - the card is slightly narrower than A5 with different sized front panels.
the image was coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils
The inside of the card:
The next card is quite feminine and has a 'Country Christmas' feel about it - the digi elements were from Nitwit Collections Holiday Bouquet collection which I adore. and I am addicted to this spellbinder ornament shape on this card as you might notice LOL!
the same papers used on the inside of the card as the front. The papers are subtle enough to line the card inside and still be good to write a message on..
The embossed ornament shape has a different feel embossed. Sorry the photo just doesn't do it justice - I need more practice!
Some more red - it's my favourite Christmas colour after all!!
This little bear is sooo cute... I haven't used bear images in a long while and I couldn't resist that along with lots of glittered edges...
Above shows the easel card closed and below the easel in the standing position
Muted papers for the inside too, and loads of space to write a special Christmas message.. I will post the box version of this card tomorrow ;)
So another colour combo I use often is blue and white, and I love this cornflower shade of blue especially at Christmas time. The doves were the first ever set of Flourishes stamps I bought and the stamp design is simply stunning.
Lots of die cuts and embossing on this one!
Coloured with pencils again (note to self - paints and markers are being neglected..)
Some new snowflake dies from Marianne D..
Used those sentiment Stamps from The Snowman released by Crafters Companion - fabulous sentiment selection for all of your Christmas cards in one pack. Below is how the card will look closed...
Also note the different pressure used embossing the front of the card and the inside with the same embossing folder - the versatility of the Jus Cutz machine is fantastic and no shims used!
Last but not least is a card using the Spellbinder ornament die - yep the shape lends itself to so many things, including using with stamps which don't specifically fit the die, like the Angel Trail one from Inkadinkado used below:
This card has white embossing powder heat embossed on purple card, dry embossed snowflake corners and stenciling (the die used as a stencil for stamping the image and for using the distress ink.
Will be back tomorrow with the boxes