Sunday, December 15, 2013

Coordinating Christmas Cards

At a recent scrapbook event, I couldn't say no to some awesome deals on paper.  One of the deals was on double sided glossy paper by Little Yellow Bicycle (25 Days of Christmas) and packs of embellishments.  I picked out 5 coordinating sheets and a pack of stickers.  I vowed to make Christmas cards from these papers if I bought them and amazingly I kept that vow!  Even more amazing...I used every single sticker from that pack!!
The cards have been mailed out a few days now so it's safe to share them with all of you!  
Here's a closer look at the cards.
For this card, I used a border punch along the side of the designer paper and laid down a strip of sparkly white glitter tape to the left of the punch.  This was placed over white embossed cardstock.  The bulbs and sentiment are stickers.
This card has more embossing, punching and glitter tape.  The sentiment is a sticker.  I used a strip of paper and the snowflake rosette die (Tim Holtz), to create the rosette...topped off with a snowflake button.

No embossing, but same punching and glitter tape.  The reindeer is a sticker added to white cardstock and fussy cut.  The nose is a red gem.  The sentiment is white rub on letters punched from designer paper and matted with white cardstock. 
More snowflake embossing/glitter tape.. but the decorative edge laid over it is paper left over from the rosette die cut.  A great way to use up scraps!  The sentiment sticker was laid on white cardstock and punched out.  The poinsettias are stickers.

There were two more cards made that I'm not showing.  I still had plenty of paper left, so I made some gift card holders which I'll show you next.

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Pam Lavertu said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
♥ Pam

Merry said...

Wow, what stunning papers and well done sticking to your vow. Thanks for sharing these with us at Unstampabelles for our Christmas challenge.

Paper Squirrel said...

Gorgeous cards!

Susan Hogan said...

Well done - great cards, great use of good stash and a sense of satisfaction - all in one! Lovely cards too. Thanks for entering at Unstampabelles for our Christmas Challenge!

brenda said...

Lovely designs and colours, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Lovely snowflake. The embossing adds a very pretty touch!

Thanks for entering our Christmas Challenge at Cut it Up!

Winnie and Patty said...

These cards are just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Creative M said...

Beautiful cards!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

Beccalite said...

Beautiful card, love the snowflake rosette you have used.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 4th Challenge at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx (DT Member)

Ruth G said...

These are so just beautiful! I love the way the embossing compliments the rest of the designs! I am drooling over the snowflake rosette! Gorgeous! Adding it to my wish list (along with a manual die cut machine that'll take those dies!)
Thanks so much for sharing!

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cheiron said...

Great colors and I love the patterned papers you chose. Wonderful set of cards. Thanks for playing along with us in the Let It Snow Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week.

Stampsnob said...

Looks like you got your quota met in one co ordinated project Lovey....Lis

Sarah said...

Gorgeous festive cards! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Snowflakes challenge x

Carole said...

Thank you for playing along with us this week at TPC with your gorgeous creation.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Tracy said...

Fabulous creations, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

a great selection of cards - thanks for joining in our Christmas Challenge at UnstampaBelles.

Sarah C said...

Beautiful! Great job and thanks so much for playing at the UnstampaBelles Challenge!