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Sunday, 18 October 2015

Using up some stash...

...making Christmas cards.

This easel card was made using a design that came on a project ideas sheet.

The base was created from one complete and one half of some Christmas green card blanks...
 ...and I chopped up a Christmas red card blank for the first matt. The embossed panels were just leftover bits of CS embossed using my "Moonlit Berries" folder from the 2013 'Wrapped in Joy Collection' by Couture Creations (I love this embossing folder)...
...a bit of die cut decoupage and some lovely tartan ribbon and it's all done.

Now that we are into October, many crafters are finally thinking about their Christmas cards but sometimes the old Mojo can do a disappearing act (trying to cling on to the last remains of Summer). So if you find yourself in this position, flick through a few craft magazines - you don't have to have all the materials that have been used on the original idea...just look at the design and the layout. If you like the basic design, have a go a making a few with whatever scraps you have to hand - before long you will be polishing off those Christmas cards at a rate of knots..........................................

5 comments:

Stef H said...

oh is this gorgeous. i haven't done an easel card in ages!

hope your weather is fabulous. ours has turned cold. had to turn the heat on... but at least not too high..... YET!!

have a great week.

hugs :)

sue jones said...

Gorgeous Card Toni,I have just started to make mine.

Redanne said...

There is nothing nicer, in my humble opinion, than red and green for Christmas - your card is beautiful Toni! I also love your Halloween themed background. Not sure why, but I cannot turn my mind to Christmas until Halloween is over - but well done to you for making such a great start. Hugs, Anne xx

Wendy said...

lovely card :-)

Sandra said...

What a lovely card. Yes I've made a little start, and actually I got out my Christmas crafting magazines at the end of last month for some inspiration