Thursday 12 December 2013

Christmas Cards # 2

Hello everyone!!  I hope you are all well and enjoying your day.
I'm back again to share with you another Christmas Card.  This one is actually the template for most of the cards I've made for Christmas this year.  To make things a little easier on me ( and I'm always looking for ways to make things easier on me .. hehe! )  I usually decide on a design for my Christmas cards and then make them all pretty much the same except for the papers I use.  Actually, I use two designs.  One for the general cards for close friends and distant family and another for my immediate family.  This card is the one I used for close friends.
I love the traditional colours for Christmas and the papers I've used are from small pads of different Kaisercraft Christmas Collections.  I had bought so many pads last year that I felt I'd better use them up.  I simply layered a few mats cut from different papers in different sizes ( one of which was matted on some cardstock ) and then also added a little banner which was matted on cardstock.  Added a frame cut out with Marianne Creatables Frame and Swirls Die and then placed a greeting label over the top.  Added another die-cut  in between the frame and the label to add a bit more interest.  This die is the Snowflake Sprig die from Memory Box.  I simply cut the piece into three and spread them out under the label.

The poinsettia was cut out from different papers with my Silhouette, and the leaves were also cut with my Silhouette and then slightly shaped and edged with gold Versa Color. 
The inside was decorated with some strips of the paper which were edged with Martha Stewarts Doily Border Punch.  The sentiment was cut out with Couture Creations Victorian Square Die.

Here are some pics of a few of the other cards made.

This is just a small sampling. I won't bore you too much by showing all of them but I think, from these piccies, you get the idea.

In my last post I complained about leaving all my Christmas preparations to the last minute, which is what I always do, but now I can report that I am finished!!!   All cards made and posted, all presents purchased and ready to be wrapped!!  I can't believe how easy it all was this year.  Took a while to get the cards done but the pressies were all over and done with in one shop!!!  I really amazed myself!!  Hope all your Christmas preparations go as well as mine did.

Thank you so much for visiting.
Take care, be safe, and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. These are just amazing. I would not want to give them away. So much work goes into them I hope those that receive them appreciate that. Just gorgeous cards Margy... <3

  2. These are all Gorgeous Marg.....I love the traditional colours....Lucky friends. xx

  3. Fabulous cards Margie, all of them and they are all so different even though you used the same basic design (I say basic, but actually it's very, very clever and effective!! Very clever way of using up papers too (I should take a leaf out of your book....) I'm afraid to say, I am still far from ready for the big day.... :o( Still, I have decided I will not fret about it, - keep breathing..... at least my internet is working again.... Hope you have a great weekend, you can rest on your laurels now, unlike the rest of us....

  4. Omyword, amazing creations! I'm in awe! Bore us with all of them?? Yeah, we get the idea all right, the idea that you are one amazing paper crafter!! Whoo hooo!! Love your cards Marg!! What a blessing to see such beauty!!

  5. These are gorgeous Marg! Love those hand made paper flowers, beautiful work

  6. Wow, they are ALL stunning, Margy! I am amazed at how much you put into each card...beautiful work, as always.
    And you could never bore us with your amazing work....never, ever!

  7. Hi Marg! Good on your for getting in and getting it done.. I am sure we all will get organized for the Christmas lunch just in time! hehe! Your cards are so beautiful.. masterpieces each one.. enjoy the weekend!

  8. What totally stunning Christmas cards Marg!! Your nearest & dearest will be so blessed to receive these wonderful creations - all made with such love & care!

  9. Beautiful cards!! Just perfect in everyway! ;-)


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