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More Christmas Cards With A Bit Of A Variety
As anybody who has viewed my blog posts over the last few weeks will have seen, this year I decided to make up packs of Christmas cards, which I’ve been putting into cello bags with a bit of paper with the bag price and my details. These cards have mostly been quick and easy cards, around a half stuck completely with fingerlift tape to keep the dimension flat, with some using recycled cards as toppers.
But I have made some more dimensional cards, and some more ornate cards, which I’ve individually bagged and priced.
These most definately will not go through the UK post using a standard letter stamp.
This first one is a decoupaged one made using a Hunkydory decoupage sheet and layered using 2mm or 3mm deep foam tape. I used a greeting banner, also stuck using foam tape, and some sticky back gems, to finish the card off.
I should have gone a bit at an angle for this close-up of the decoupage as the fact that it is heading on for an inch deep doesn’t show in this photo.
Here’s the card. It has a matching insert with a peeloff greeting.
For this next card I used a Kanban 8″ square foiled border base card.
I used the Kit N Caboodle Circle Cutter to cut out the circle the image is sitting on as well as the white and silver circular frames.
The Nativity scene cuts were cut from silver mirror card using this year’s Tattered Lace Christmas Nativity dies.
I used my Brother ScanNCut to draw the greeting and the holly leaf cluster in glue onto parchment before I foiled them in silver.
I cut a strip of white cardstock the right size to go behind my greeting, cut the greeting a little longer than needed so that it could be wrapped around the card and attached with tape on the back, so that no glue would show on the front. Another, longer, piece of silver cardstock was cut out and trimmed at the ends. I firstly glued the backing circle to my base card, then glued on the die cut Bethlehem scene. I glued the white frame circle onto the silver one before attaching them to the card front with 3mm deep shaker foam tape. The same tape was also used to attach the layered greeting. As it was a single element I just hand cut the holly, rather than getting the ScanNCut to do it, and used a dab of glue behind a berry to attach it to the card. A dab of glue was used behind the star and the camel’s legs to attach them to the frame.
This photo is taken at a slight angle and gives a bit of a better view of the dimension.
The next one is another made using some items from Hunkydory. This time one with a Nativity scene.
It is decoupaged and very dimensional, as I’ve tried to show with these photos.
And this is what it looks like from the front.
So, that’s it for today – a small assortment of cards made up where a percentage of the money raised will go towards the work of our Sunday School.
I’ll still have some more Christmas card posts to come from the batches I made during August, so please do pop back to have a look.
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