Sunday, 29 April 2018

Christmas Card Duo

Good morning friends

I have a pair of holiday cards to share today.

I loved how this first card turned out - especially since both cards were 'use things up' kind of cards. The pretty bird image was fussy cut from a holiday card we had received last year. I knew it would make a nice recycled card and the Centre Step die set worked perfectly with it. The 'be merry' was die cut last year and not needed so sitting in the embellishment box and the gold snowflakes were sitting on my stamping table from a different project. I was able to use paper scraps for both cards as well, and didn't have to cut into a fresh 12 x 12" sheet from the stack. I love using up those bits and pieces!

Here is a peek at the inside:

For this second holiday card, I chose the pretty scalloped card base and since I had the patterned paper stack out anyhow I used white & green scrap prints with a stamped and die cut tree. I love this stamp set, and still have a hard time understanding why Stampin' Up would discontinue it.

The stitched red frame sits on the white circle and then the stamped and 'beaded' tree is popped up with foam tape. I used red Nuvo Crystal Drops for the 'beaded garland'.

Below is a peek at the inside. The red circle is actually the centre from the stitched red frame on the card front, and the white 'zig zag' circle was sitting on my stamping table. It is the inside of Karen Burniston's beaded circle frame in the SnowmanTwist Circle Pop-Up die set.

Two more holiday cards for the stash and I got to use up a bunch of odds and sods. Win win!

White card stock
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
Kind Sentiments Step Ups - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Fun foam
Gold foil card stock - Michaels
Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Word stamp - Verve

Scallop with Banner and Greetings Drop-Ins - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Scallop with Gifts 3-d Drop-Ins - Stephanie Barnard (Sizzix)
Patterned paper - My Minds Eye
White, red, green card stocks
Tree stamp and die - Stampin' Up
Stitched frame - Lawn Fawn
Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Words - Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping by today

1 comment:

StampOwl said...

Great cards, love the bird on the first one