Archive for the ‘Christmas Cards’ Category

Tinsel Like Glitter

December 18th, 2011

Hi Everyone

Just thought I share my Christmas card with. Not had much time this year to make all my friends and family a Christmas card, managed to make a few.

Christmas tree stamp embossed with silver embossing powder

My Christmas card design for my family

I have used a Christmas Tree stamp from Dimension Stamps, Christmas paper I had in my stash. A piece of cerise grosgrain ribbon. I have used double sided tape on the top and bottom edge of the card, sprinkled tinsel effect glitter which I bought from Glitter Magic at the Craft show at the NEC.

Stamp embossed with silver embossing powder.

Silver tree finished off with pink gems

I love this Christmas Tree stamp, I think it is quite a timeless design which I would use again and again. I have embossed the tree with silver embossing powder to give a more of a contemporary feel.  I have finished off the card with self adhesive pink gems and a cerise pink gingham bow.

Traceys Xmas Cards

December 14th, 2011

Hi Everyone

How are you all, hope you are all wrapped up warm from the cold blistery wind. I bought some leg warmers today, they bought back memories!

Tracey has been very busy making Christmas cards for her friends and family. She has also manage to make cards and gift bags to sell at a craft fair. “Wow! Tracey you have been very busy!”

Embossed Christmas card and gift bag

Tracey's handmade gift bag and Christmas card set

This is a card and bag collection Tracey made for the craft fair. Tracey has used some gorgeous embossing folders for the Christmas tree designs from Papermania and Cuttlebug, embellished with pearls and white organza ribbon from Meiflower.

Embossed Gift bag

Gorgeous embossed gift bag

Check out Tracey’s blog for more details

Red pearls used to make Holly & Berry Christmas Card

October 19th, 2011

Hi Everybody

Wanted to show you all these  gorgeous new red mixed pearls which I absolutely love. I find it hard to buy bigger size red pearls, so these pearls are ideal as berries for holly cards and because they come in different sizes they look more realistic when you mix them up. Also if you look closely you’ll see that they have a beautiful sheen to them much better than a simple matt finish.

This week we have a fantastic offer on these, SAVE OVER 30% on mixed size red self adhesive pearls.

Holly and Red Berry Christmas Card using Red Pearls

Holly and Red Berry Christmas Card using Red Pearls

I had this Christmas card idea in my mind over the weekend, so I have managed to find time today to make the card. I bought a Sizzix Die from Craftbug to make my holly leaves, it also comes with a pretty swirl pattern as well. The design is called Sizzix Bigz Die – Flourish, Holly & Mistletoe.

Close up of the Red Pearls used for the Holly Berries

Close up of the Red Pearls used for the Holly Berries

Instead of using all the same size pearls I’ve used different sized self adhesive red pearls to give a much better and realistic effect. The ribbon I’ve used is red grosgrain ribbon which is 7mm wide I’ve stuck the ribbon down randomly to create a nice pattern.

Green Self Adhesive Gems to finish off Christmas Card

Green Self Adhesive Gems to finish off Christmas Card

I’ve stuck some small green stick on gems on either end of my ‘Merry Christmas’ banner I think it finishes it off  really nice.

Christmas Wreath made with Sage Green Satin Ribbon

September 27th, 2011

Hi Everyone

Todays blog is going to be different to my other blogs. I am going to show you all a video tutorial on how to make a ribbon wreath for christmas using our gorgeous sage green satin ribbon.

Christmas Card using Sage Green Ribbon

Christmas Card using Sage Green Ribbon

I have been demonstrating this ribbon wreath over the weekend at the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace over the weekend and all the customers loved the idea. I promised them all that I would upload a tutorial on how to make the wreath, so here it is. . . hope you like it :)

I have finished off the wreath with a simple ribbon bow made from red grosgrain ribbon. All the papers used for this design are part of the Pepper Christmas Party Collection pack which i bought last year from a craft show.

Close up of Ribbon Wreath Design

Close up of Ribbon Wreath Design

So have a go and try it with different colours of ribbon, I’ve used 10mm wide sage green ribbon because at the moment its my favourite colour. If you get a chance send in a pic by e-mail of your finished wreath, I would love to see your final design.

Ideas using clear iridescent sequin flowers

August 23rd, 2011

Hello Everybody,

We have a special offer on crystal blossom sequins this week. 30% off . I’m using the iridescent sequins today because they are my favourite sequins to use, so versatile, I use them on wedding cards, birthday cards, Christmas cards, baby cards.

I’ve also got a great idea on how to use the sequins on Christmas baubles, but at the moment the idea is just simmering away in my craft laboratory :) . . . so watch this space!

iridescent blossom sequins

Close up of iridescent blossom sequins

I used the sequins as a border around my sentiment, I love the effect the iridescent sequins give when you stick them onto a coloured background, they’re like little chameleons they just seem to pick up any colour. On some cards that i make they remind me of small bubbles.

Peel off snowflake stuck onto acetate

Peel off snowflake stuck onto acetate

I have used a 6×6 square card and covered the front with a free Christmas paper from a craft magazine. The scalloped aperture was cut out using a nestabilities die. I have finished off the card with matching turquoise polka dot ribbon.

Diamante gems stuck onto peel off snowflake

Peel off snowflake stuck onto acetate

Behind the aperture, I have used acetate to create a window effect. I then stuck this snowflake peel off on which i bought from the Stamperama Craft show at Stevenage a few weeks ago. I’ve then used sticky gems to bling up the snowflake, using a mixture of colours including light blue gems, pink gems and a selection of clear gems from a pack of mixed sized clear gems. I think the colours go really well together . . . bling . . bling !