Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Cards # 3

Hi everyone!!!  Welcome to my blog ... so pleased you came for a visit.
I'm back to share with you the last of the Christmas Cards I made for this year.  These are the ones I made for close family and some special friends, although I must say, all of my friends are special.  They must be to put up with me!!  hehe!!
As with the other cards I've shown you, these are all basically the same card just made with different papers.   They are Easel Cards and all of the base papers are from Meg's Garden's 'Musical Christmas' and 'Christmas Time' Mini Packs and the trees were made with a number of different Kaisercraft Christmas papers.
 Construction of the tree is simple.  You just cut a triangle to whatever size you want from chipboard or some other type of stiff board, glue a small frill of border punched paper along the bottom and then fill the shape with leaf diecuts from different papers.  It is a little time consuming but I thoroughly enjoyed making these, they are a lot of fun.  You could add some glitter here and there or maybe a few small gems to represent lights or even use some white puff paint or embossing powder to represent snow but I left these plain.  I felt the different colours of the paper was enough.
The star at the top of the tree is a plastic snowflake which I painted with gold acrylic paint.  The label is from Kaisercraft to which I added the greeting sticker and the diecut is the 'Virtuoso Music' Die from Memory Box.
 The inside was decorated with more of the papers from Meg's Garden and I just added a diecut oval shape with the sentiment and also a Kaisercraft 'Holly Border' flourish.  The flourish was coloured with Versa Color in Scarlet and Green  and I also added a few red gems to represent berries.

 Here is how the card looks standing up ...  
 ... and here are a few pics of some others made with different papers.
 

On this one you can see the little bit of border punching I did on the paper.  It doesn't show up quite as well on the others.
Once again, this is just a sampling of the cards made.  


Not sure if I'll be back here before Christmas so I would like to wish all of you a wonderful and joyous Christmas.  Hope you all have a fabulous day and many Blessings to each and every one of you.

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

11 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed all your Christmas cards. They are so beautiful! I particularly love this Christmas tree - it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Merry Christmas!

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  2. Margie, this is another real stunner!! I so love your clever tree cards and I am now one of the lucky owners of them, thank you so much!! I love this one and I love mine!! Hope you got my FB message, I can only apologize again about the lateness of my card! They made it in good time for the UK but not Australia :o(

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  3. ohhhh Margaret what beautiful card is it!!!! Love and a Merry Christmas to you!

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  4. I love how you created the tree. Amazing! Hugs! xx

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  5. Goodness me you are a card making phenomenon! Don't know how you do it!! Have a glorious Christmas Marg xoxo

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  6. OMG this is just gorgeous. Margy you make me want to make cards and I am not a cardmaker... I may have to give it a go in the new year. Such a simple idea with the leaves and so stunningly effective. I love it. Merry Christmas Margy. I hope it is all you wish for and more.

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  7. Wow this is amazing!!!! I love this!!! Amazing work!!!!

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  8. A real vintage and traditional looking Christmas card Margy. Love it to bits.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  9. Oh wow Marg! This is stunning! Not sure I'd have the patience for this one! I'd like to wish you and your family a fabulous Christmas and a safe and happy 2014. Thanks so much for your ongoing support throughout 2013. It's very much appreciated.

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  10. HI Marg, your cards are stunning, wow I love how they look standing up.. and those trees look wonderful too.. Have a very Merry Christmas to you and yours too!

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  11. Wow...these are so amazing! Such a neat idea! Love the Christmas trees and your beautiful accents!;-)

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