Christmas cards using last years leftover papers number 5

IMG_5497 (Medium)Tonight we are looking at using scraps that are a little bigger than the ones we have previously been using. Choose pieces that when used together will cover the whole of your card front, lay them out and match them up in a way that they look good together, stick them on your card front and cover the join with a border – either from the paper pad as I have or punch one or die cut one out. If all else fails use ribbon!layer up some die cuts from the paper pad and collectables add a ribbon bow and thats a few more scraps put to good use! Til tomorrow….

christmas cards using last years scraps number 4

IMG_5503 (Medium)Here is another idea to use up those little strips of patterned papers. I have cut some banners and grouped them together with a decorative brad, but you could string them across the top of the card for another look. a message die cut and ribbon was all that was needed to finish! tomorrow we will look at scraps that are a little bit bigger! til tomorrow….

christmas cards using last years scraps part 3

IMG_5499 (Medium)Tonights idea combines the previous two posts using strips and squares , with lots of layering and use of foam squares to give different heights on the the card. A ribbon bow , button threaded with linen thread and the red rhinestones add visual interest and cunningly form a triangle which draws the eye around the card!Til tomorrow….

Christmas cards using last years leftovers…

IMG_5498 (Medium)I gathered all my Kaisercraft christmas papers from christmas’s past.. ( these included Turtle dove,december 25th,Dear Santa, Tis the Season and twig and Berry) and combined them all. Every one who knows me will tell you this was very hard for me as I always keep my collections separate, and never mix and match!I still won’t mix paper companies. It was not too bad, as most of the collections had very similar colours. Anyway,once that was done I went through the paper pads, and fussy cut, and took out border and labels die cuts that I hadn’t used previously and put these in a separate pile. Next I combined all the collectables into one container,and after all that it was very hard to tell the different collections anyway.First I worked on the wider strips that are left behind when I had covered the original cards and the two cards above are the result of that. I added a collectable to both, some words fussy cut from a nother piece of paper, and some craftworks candii in the top corner of the card on the right.More strip makes tomorrow…. Til tomorrow….

A clutch of xmas cards….

Here is another group of christmas cards, this time using Kaisercraft december 25th 6″ pad and I believe a sheet or two of 12 x 12. Just added ribbon and kindyglitz. I had to go and check which kaisercraft range this was, and see that I have quite a bit left, and I’m quite tempted to make a few more, although I am sure I am done with xmas but I have been working on a simplified triple easel card which I think I have perfected and this paper would be perfect – maybe when Nathan gets his camera back I will turn it into a video clip to show it off! Til tomorrow…..

Tis the season….

Again I think I have mixed and matched my Kaisercraft collections – Tis the season and december 25th, and on this card a tag. The cardstock is stampin Up Always artichoke, and I added a little organza bow. I have spent spme time in the card room today, but it was to organise my cardstock which took 2 hours! At least now I know what I have, and i will go in there after tea and come up with some new mens cards. Til tomorrow….

More Xmas!

Upon investigation I have found that I have used 2 different collections for this card, and realise that they really go well together! They are kaisercraft Tis the season ( 6″ paper pad) and Kaisercraft December 25th ( a 12 x 12 sheet full of xmas images – a cost effective way to make your cards) . All I added was an organza ribbbon and some kindyglitz for santas beard! The cardstock is as almost always Stampin Up ( colour – Popppy Parade). I have only made a couple of cards so far with these papers but have put them out on my table and tonight I will get in there with my itchy fingers and make some more! Til tomorrow….