Further October Crafting

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you like the assortment of Christmas cards I’ve got to show you.
I also hope you’ve got a moment to leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

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Today I had a complete stop on any tidying and went to do a batch of Christmas cards.  I wanted to top up my box of Christmas cards before taking them up to our Chapel tomorrow so that members can see and buy during the tea after the service.  Most are made from Hunkydory card-stock and die-cuts, but one batch is made by recycling old Christmas cards as toppers on the new cards.  You can see the cards I made today, together with one birthday card I made at the request of a friend earlier this week, in this E-mail.  Unfortunately the light conditions were fluctuating a bit by the time I’d finished making the cards today so not all the pictures are as good as I’d like.

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CARDS:

(If you click on the thumbnail images you can have a look at a larger image of each item.)

This first card was made on the request of a friend to give to one of her grandsons who’s a rugby player.

1cup27223_359 - card20 - Rugby Quick Card with pyramage  2cup27223_359 - card22 - Rugby Quick Card with pyramage

  1. Rugby Quick Card with pyramage by Carol Clarke (I didn’t know what colours his team plays in so I went for a design with rugby posts and rugby ball on, rather than an actual player.  I wanted to give a bit of a rougher look to the card, as the grandson is in his teens, so went for a 8″ square kraft card base with a mat of core’dinations cardstock that had torn edges on top.  I then stuck on the pyramid topper, which I’d printed out onto Matte Crafty Bob cardstock, before finishing the card off with peel-offs.  Nothing intricate to cut out at all, making this a relatively easy card to make.)
  2. For the insert I simply printed out the main panel in one tone red at a larger size and stuck a white panel with the greeting typed on it in the middle.

These cards were made using the Hunkydory blockbuster kit of four packs that I bought via Create & Craft a few months ago.  The cards vary in sizes up to A5 size.

1HD card59 01  2HD card60 02  3HD card61 01  4HD card65 02  5HD card66 01

6HD card67 01  7HD card68 02  8HD card69 02  9HD card70 02  10HD card72 01

11HD card73 01  12HD card74 02  13HD card75 02  14HD card76 01

15HD card77 02   16HD card78 02   17HD card79 02   18HD card80 02

19HD card81 01   20HD card82 01  21HD card83 01  22HD card84 01

23HD card85 01  24HD card86 02  25HD card87 01  26HD card88 01

The next three were made with items from the same Hunkydory kit, but are larger, A4, cards.

1HD card62 03  2HD card63 01  3HD card64 01

This set of cards are all made by recycling old Christmas cards to make new toppers for use on the front of these.

1Recycle card29 01  2Recycle card30 01  3Recycle card31 02  4Recycle card32 01

5Recycle card33 01  6Recycle card34 01  7Recycle card35 01   8Recycle card36 01

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CUP UPDATE:  

CUP Mailer – A copy of the mailer sent out on Friday, 5th October, can be seen by clicking – here.  This includes what’s on the Free CD-ROM that’s available this week if you spend more than £10 on the craftsUprint website.  And the really good thing about this freebie is that little extras come free with it, and also that there’s free P&P on the freebies.  Of course, there’s lots of other bits of news and lots of lovely designs to look at in the mailer as well.

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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.)

You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.

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(Hi All – You should find a box below where you can leave a comment if you feel like it, but due to the fact that I’ve had some problems with Spam/advertising posts, that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live.  Genuine comments will go live when I’ve checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)

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10 Replies to “Further October Crafting”

  1. Lovely collection! I particularly like the idea of recycling/upcycling and think I will try to make more of things that have been lying around a while. Thanks for the inspiration! Hope the sale goes well. Pob lwc.

  2. Hi Gwyneth, what a busy bee you are! lol gorgeous cards, love the idea of recycling your old christmas cards t o make toppers x