final christmas cards using last years scraps.. for now…

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here are my finla two cards using up last years scraps. still have plenty left, and I found some xmas graphic 45, so that wil be the next lot that I make. In the meantime I have been making some little girl cards which I will get Nathan to photo this weekend. Still have some other cards to show for now though so its all good! WordPress have changed my blog a bit – have had fun working out how to post this, hopefully it works! Til tomorrow….

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 with leftover bits part 2

IMG_5501 (Medium)Another idea for those strips of leftover bits is to cut ( or punch) them into squares and layer them with foam pads ( I use three different thicknesses – .5 mm, 2 mm, and 3 mm) onto your card.add  a ribbon bow and button for a homespun feel and to add the the patchwork effect. The greeting on the right hand card was made with a scalloped collectable which had a message on it which I didn’t want to use ( sometimes those messages are more for scrapbooking than card making ) and layered another circle – this time from the paper pad – on top. 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….