3 Christmas Cards

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Nov 162018
 

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3 Christmas Cards

While I was busy makeing my batches of Christmas cards earlier this year one of the carers who come to help Mam and I asked me if I could make some cards for her that were personalised.  She wanted one each for her two grandaughters as well as one from the dog to her husband.

These are what I made.

She saw me using an image of a mole, from a Hunkeydory collection that I’ve had for a while, and immediately thought of their dog who is always finding moles and presenting them to her husband.  She wanted something a bit more ornate than the flat card I was working on at the time, and for it to be personalised to Dad.

There were several mole pictures in the collection so madeing something for her wasn’t a problem.  The card is around 8″ square. I had the matching background cardstock so put that inside.  I cut a panel out of the front and taped acetate in it’s place.  Before I added the two decorative panels onto the front, which were cut from the A4 background sheet I used inside, I cut two more strips of acetate that were longer than the gap. These were also stuck across the front but bowed.

Once the decorative panels were in place I put one strip of red liner, ultra racky, tape dow the center of the topper and stuck it to the center of the top bowed acetate.

I then die cut a Happy Christmas and glued it to the bottom strip of acetate so it looks to be floating.

 

You can see the 2 items floating in this photo just about. Sorry my photos haven’t turned out the best.

I then die cut the letters DAD and stuck them onto the right hand side panel using 3mm deep foam tape.

And this is what the card looks like from the front.

I made a box to ptesent this card in because of the dimension.

Next it was a card for one of the grandaughters.  The carer liked the image of a little girl on the stairs from another Hunkeydory collection.

This time I made an A4 size card.  I stuck a whole sheet of A4 cardstock that matched the chosen image on the ouside of the card, and a matching insert inside.

I put decorative line peeloffs all round the outside a few mm in from the edge and then set about die cutting the little girl’s name and Happy Christmas out of gold and green cardstock  for the Happy Christmas I stuck the gold version onto the green slightly offset and stuck the words directly to the card front using wet glue.

I did the letters of the name the other way around – green on gold.  After a discussion with our carer about whether she wanted the letters of the name on straight or at jaunty angles she decided on jaunty. So I stuck them on with foam tape to give them dimension.

I also used different depths foam tape to stick on the framed topper.

I also put together two A4 sized envelopes for this card and the next. Think they came pre cut from Kanban.

Next it was on to the second grandaughter’s card.  She isn’t 1 yet so 1 Christmas was needed somewhere on the card together with her name.  The cute Santa image, from another Hunkydory collection, chosen by the carer has a Christmas greeting on it, and I had a coordinating background cardstock for this one as well.  This time I stuck a sheet of foil patterned cardstock onto the A4 base card and then trimmed the coordinating cardstock before attaching it to the card with fingerlift tape so that it was framed by the foiled first sheet.

This time I cut the greetings and name out of white Adorable Scorable and another sheet of the same foiled cardstock, and I stuck the foiled offset over the white for all the lettering.  The Christmas wad stuck directly to the card and the other letters and the topper were stuck on with foam tape.

And here we have the finished card.

Had to take the photo in more gloomy conditions than I’d like because all the foil lettering just gave a lot of glare in brighter sunlight.

That’s it from me for today.  Have a great day whatever you are doing.

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Sep 072018
 

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More Christmas Cards With A Bit Of A Variety

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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.

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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.

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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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One More Selection Of Cards

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Sep 052018
 

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Another Selection Of Christmas Cards

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By the time I am writing this post I have so many Christmas card photos on my camera I’m not even sure if I’ve shown you these already or not. I don’t think I have, but please forgive me if some from a previous post have sneaked in to this batch.

These are all made using items from the Hunkydory collection with some extra cardstock, banners, etc.

Rather than directly sticking the toppers to the base cards I have used some 2mm or 3mm deep foam tape to attach this time. It gives a little dimension, so will need a Large Letter stamp to post in the UK, but are great for hand delivery.

 All have an insert that says Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda (Happy Christmas and a Good New Year) on the inside.

 

Trying to get a photo to show some of the dimension of the previous card.

 

 

If I remember rightly, these have gone into a big bag of assorted Welsh cards where people can have a look through and select individual cards.

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I’ll do have a small number more of Christmas card posts to come over the next few days, but I have now re-started on my sewing projects, so expect updates on how my Big Work In Progress is coming along in the near future as well.

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Christmas Cards I Made Last Year

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Aug 282018
 

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Christmas Cards I Made Last Year

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The batch of 8 cards I’m going to show you today were actually put together around this time last year, but in the chaos when my father came out of hospital they were thrown into the garage by somebody, and have only just come to the surface this month.

These were all made using a Hunkydory Filigree Frames collection, and were made up last year more or less as intended, with matching insert inside. And supplied envelope tucked inside.

The only thing I hadn’t done was put a greeting inside and out.

I have two different sized “Nadolig Llawen” peeloffs (Welsh for Happy Christmas), so the smaller peeloffs went on the outside and the larger peeloffs went inside on the inserts . There wasn’t room for the larger peeloffs on the outside because of lack of space and the fact that the base card itself was printed.

The kit included enough material to make another batch of cards the same as these but I’ve not finished them off yet as one of our carers has expressed an interest in having some with English greetings for English family members.

So, that’s it for today – another pack of cards made up where a percentage of the money raised will go towards the work of our Sunday School.

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I’ll have some more Christmas card posts to come over the next few weeks, so please do pop back to have a look.

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Even More Christmas Cards

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Aug 262018
 

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A Small Pack Of Christmas Cards

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For the cards I’m going to show you today I used different images from from a Creative World of Crafts Popper Pad, that was in my box of things to make Christmas cards in the garage so not this year’s purchase, to make two packs of 5 cards.  There is little difference between the content of both packs but I’ll show you photos of all 10.

I started by matting and layering each image onto a piece of black cardstock.

While cutting out the black mats I also cut out one piece around an 1″ bigger.

I then took a pack of pre-scored, scalloped, white, 6″ square base cards and used the larger piece as a template to draw around with a fine liner black pen onto the front of each base card, leaving a space to put on a peeloff aling the bottom. I used black peeloff tyat say “Nadolig Llawen” greetings (Welsh for Happy Christmas) on the cards.

I then used used double sided tape to attach my matted images to the card fronts.

An insert with “Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda” (Welsh equivelent for Happy Christmas and a Good New Year) was stuck to the inside of each card.

This is what I finished up with.

The cards in pack 1

The cards in the 2nd pack (most were made using the same image toppers as there are several of each image in the popper pad – which means I have enough to make more little packs of cards like these.).

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So, that’s it for today – another couple of small packs of cards that are small and flat enough to go through tge UK post using a standard letter stamp, which is important to some who buy a few cards from me..

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I’ll have some more Christmas card posts to come over the next few weeks, so please do pop back to have a look.

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Some English Christmas Cards

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Aug 242018
 

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Some English Christmas Cards

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Anybody who’s visited my blog before will probably have noticed that the vast majority of my cards are in Welsh. I do however make a small number in English, mostly when specifically asked for them.

To be ready when asked, rather than making after being asked, this year I decided to make a few assorted English Christmas cards and put them in a big plastic bag where anybody can choose 1 for £1 or 6 for £5.  Again I’m donating a percentage of any money made to our Sunday School.

I’ve not made a lot to fill the bag yet, but here are the first few.

Made using items from this year’s Hunkydory Christmas collection. It has a greeting added to the inside as well.

The next two were made using the same Peter Rabbit topper from my box of old Christmas stash, and therefore look very similar.  I therefore made them slightly different by adding holly peeloffs, to the corners of the topper on one and the corner of the foiled background on the other. Both had small inserts added which were made using different Peter Rabit backgrounds.

The next three cards are again made using Hunkydory toppers. Not sure whether they are from this year’s collection or leftovers from previous years that were in my box of Christmas “makings” that was out the garage.

These I have kept very simple, thus keeping the cost and dimensions dkwn. I’ve just stuck on toppers onto a scored and folded, hammered, cardstock of a suitable size.

Each one has an insert inside that says “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”

So that’s it for this blog post. I’ll have some more Christmas card, both Welsh and English, to show you over the next few weeks, so please do pop back to have a look.

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Christmas Cards From Inserts

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Aug 222018
 

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A Small Pack Of Christmas Cards

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I’ve set myself a bit of a challenge to make as many batches of Christmas cards as I can during the rest of August so that I can then put my box of Christmas card consumables back in the garage for a bit and get my quilting back out to work on that in September. I’m not saying that I’ll have made all I need for the year, but I’ll have a fair few to start off with, and can get stuff back out the end of October/November if I’ve had a lot of sales and need to make more for Mam and I to send ourselves.

If I get what I want made up I’ll probably have Christmas card blog posts to show you well into September.

For the cards I’m going to show you today I used different inserts from this year’s Hunkydory collection.  I also made my own foiled greetings on parchment.

I started by using the downloaded Canvas software to design the words Nadolig Llawen (Welsh for Happy Christmas) ar around 4″ in length. These I sent to my ScanNCut and used the foiling feature to write the words with a glue pen onto Parchment paper.

These were then covered with foil, some silver and some gold, before beeing rubbed and the foil sheet removed.  The greetings were then cut out in strips.

I took the bundle of inserts from this year’s Hunkeydory Christmas selection and chose some with an image forming part of the sheet.  I cut an image panel of 4.25″ x 6.25″ from each insert before trimming a quarter inch from the height of the piece that was left.

I cut various coloured and foil panels of 4.75″ x 6.75″ to use as mats for my images.  Before sticking the images to the mats I wrapped parchment greeting strips around each image, using tape at the back to keep it in place.  Double sided, fingerlift tape was used to attach image to mat, and then the matted image to a plain white, pre scored, A5 base card.

I then used the same tape to attached the left over bit of matching insert, gaving folded down a bit, inside each card.

I added peeloffs saying Nadolig Llawen to the inserts.

Here are the cards I created, together with the inserts of the first two, to give you an idea of what I did.

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As you can see, the cards have a much softer look than the ones made using the same image toppers from the collection, but those who’ve seen them here have commented that they like the effect as it is so different to anything in the shops.

So, that’s it for today – quick and simple cards.

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I’ll have some more Christmas card posts to come over the next few weeks, so please do pop back to have a look.

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Aug 202018
 

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More Recycled Cards

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I’ve been going through a big batch of old Christmas cards that I’d got put away in my box of Christmas Card makings after cutting off the backs.

I started by triming any that needed trimming to around the same size, then matting and layering each image.

I then took a pack of pre-scored, kraft card base cards and used double sided tape to attach my matted images to the card fronts.

I used peeloff “Nadolig Llawen” greetings (Welsh for Happy Christmas) on the card fronts. And an insert with “Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda” (Welsh equivelent for Happy Christmas and a Good New Year) on the inside.

This is the second card with this image.  It’s amazing how many cards with the same images on are amongst the cards I’ve got in my stash to recycle.

 

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So, that’s it for today – another assortment of recycled quick and simple cards that are small and flat enough to go throught the UK post using a standard size stamp.

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I’m on a Christmas card roll at the moment so I’ll have some more Christmas card posts to put online over the next few weeks, so please do pop back to have a look.

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Some More Christmas Cards

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Aug 122018
 

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Some More Christmas Cards

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For the cards I’m going to show you today I picked out images which had a bit of an animal theme on them. All the images are from this year’s Hunkydory collection.

I’ve also used the matching cardstock to score and make the base cards for all but one of the cards – for that one I used an Adoreable Scoreable cardstock with some of the design cardstock matted on top.

All have the greeting “Nadolig Llawen” on them (Welsh for Happy Christmas), and an insert that says “Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda”.

Pheasant

Lama

Sloth

Fox and Mouse

Dear

Polar Bears

So, that’s it for today – another pack of cards made up where a percentage of the money raised will go towards the work of our Sunday School.

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I’ll have some more Christmas card posts to come over the next few weeks, so please do pop back to have a look.

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Another Pack Of Christmas Cards

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Aug 082018
 

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A Small Pack Of Christmas Cards

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For the cards I’m going to show you today I used different images from the same Hunkydory little book I’d used for the cards in my post of the 4th August.  I think I may have missed letting everybody know about this post so please do click to the earlier post after having a look at these cards if you think you’ve  missed seeing them.

I started by matting and layering each image with a metalic mat of either gold, silver, or red mirror card.

I then took a pack of pre-scored, scalloped, white base cards and used double sided tape to attach my matted images to the card fronts.

I used peeloff “Nadolig Llawen” greetings (Welsh for Happy Christmas) on the card fronts. And an insert with “Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda” (Welsh equivelent for Happy Christmas and a Good New Year) on the inside.

So, that’s it for today – quick and simple cards.

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I’ll have some more Christmas card posts to come over the next few weeks, so please do pop back to have a look.

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