A Few More Cards I’ve Made – Well, A Lot Really!

Those of you who’ve followed my blog for a while will know that I’ve got fluctuating health/disability issues that interfere with my crafting, meaning that I find it difficult to do cutting out at times because of aches and pains in my arms and hands and my dexterity isn’t the best either.  But there are times when I want to craft despite the pains and so try and make things easier for myself.  For this reason I keep an eye out for die-cut card-making stuff, especially when they are on offer, and keep an assortment in the house for me to use when I feel like it.  Over the last few days I needed to make a batch of Christmas cards, but knew I wouldn’t get many done if I did a lot of “from scratch” designs, so, having found a few packs of Hunkydory Christmas stuff while looking for something else a few days ago, I decided to plough ahead and make as many as I could.  You will see the results, a batch of 25+ cards, below.

(Remember to click on the thumbnail images to see larger photos of the cards.)


The first couple of cards I’ve made using design sheets from craftsUprint.  You’ll notice that I’ve put pictures of both inside and outside of the second one.

1cup274209_49 - card02 - here comes santa step by step  2cup212216_96 - card05 - Prayer Card Front-Topper 3   cup212216_96 - card03 - Prayer Card Front-Topper 3

  1. Here comes santa step by step by Sally McIntyre (There was a bit of intricate cutting out around the different layers of this decoupaged Santa on a rooftop, but I didn’t actually use every one of the layers on this card to limit the amount of cutting I had to do.  That’s the good thing about decoupage, you can layer up as many or as few layers as you want, so don’t think that you have to use every layer provided just because they are there.)
  2. Prayer Card Front-Topper 3 by Anna Babajanyan (This was a simple, straight cut, topper that I’d printed out around half size and used stuck in the inside back of a gate-fold card made of mirror card.  I then simply wrapped a sheet of vellum that came printed with a gold pattern around the outside and used some ribbon as decoration.  A quick and simple card to make, but very effective.)

This second batch of cards are all ones made using die-cut sheets from Hunkydory.  Most I’ve played around with layout and what cardstock I’ve used, so not all the base cards are made with Hunkydory cardstock.

1Christmas Hunkydory 07 03  2Christmas Hunkydory 08 02  3Christmas Hunkydory 09 03  4Christmas Hunkydory 10 01  5Christmas Hunkydory 10 03

6Christmas Hunkydory 11 01  7Christmas Hunkydory 12 02  8Christmas Hunkydory 13 03  9Christmas Hunkydory 14 01  10Christmas Hunkydory 15 01

11Christmas Hunkydory 16 01  12Christmas Hunkydory 17 03  13Christmas Hunkydory 18 01  14Christmas Hunkydory 19 03  15Christmas Hunkydory 23 03

16Christmas Hunkydory 21 03  17Christmas Hunkydory 22 01  18Christmas Hunkydory 20 01  19Christmas Hunkydory 24 01  20Christmas Hunkydory 25 04

21Christmas Hunkydory 26 01  22Christmas Hunkydory 27 02  23Christmas Hunkydory 28 01  24Christmas Hunkydory 29 03  25Christmas Hunkydory 30 02

26Christmas Hunkydory 31 01


CUP Update:  

Discount Code –  Hip Hip Hooray!  A discount code has been announced that will give you 20% off orders placed on craftsUprint until MIDNIGHT 30th November 2011.  So come on everybody – time to have a good look at the thousands upon thousands of card making design sheets, kits, cutting files, scrapbooking items, designer resources, knitting patterns, cross stitch, etc., that you can buy from the site.  Build up your digital library for less!  And if you are stuck for inspiration, then there’s always the gallery of Finished Cards for you to look through.  So what do you have to do to get the discount? – “Simply type the word ‘SANTA’ into the REDEEM VOUCHER box on the basket page BEFORE you check out then click UPDATE BASKET”.

CUP Newsletter Mailer – The two Titanium Designers and the Top Cardmakers are featured in the mailer sent out Friday, 25th November – which you can see here.  There’s an assortment of new Origami Christmas Tree Card Kits created by Christine Crowther.  There’s even a small piece about my win in the Charity Cards Group challenge (see my previous post – here) amongst all the other bits of news included in this mailer.

Card Making Competition –  Well, after a lot of thought, and looking again and again at the entries I managed to whittle my favourites list down to 5, so had to go back for another look and finally chose which one to give my vote to.  Not going to say which one though.  Nor am I going to say which card is my entry – not until after the closing of voting.  Those of you who are eligible to vote (CUP Designers and Registered Crafters) – please go to the competition gallery – here – have a good look and place your vote for the card you think is the best.


You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)

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