As you all know it is that time of the year again where the Christmas decorations get taken from the cupboards; the shops start playing Christmas carols and the of course, us as scrapbookers start with handmade crafts as Christmas gifts and of course, making Christmas cards.
In general I do not make Christmas gifts, as I found that they can get very expensive and people just do not tend to appreciate them as much as you want them to. They also take a lot of time, and I always run out of time, as work and life get in the way. If I do make Christmas gifts, they will be for the very close family that I know appreciates it more than what I do.
I do however make Christmas cards. I have a few orders this year for family members and some work colleagues of mine. Needless to say these few orders are totally about 70 Christmas cards, oh my word, I only realised now that is A LOT………………….. Well at least I have started, 7 have been done J I must say, if it was not for Let’s Scrap and the awesome card sketches designed by Debby de Wilde, I would probably not have had 7 and definitely not had to motivation to do another 63 J
So let me show you the 7 I have made so long.
CHRISTMAS CARD 1: MERRY CHRISTMAS
When I started with these Christmas cards, this was one of the first one I made. I used Let's Scrap Card Sketch 2-16-11. The products that I used for this card is from My Mind's Eye.
CHRISTMAS CARD 2: MERRY CHRISTMAS
I used the same My Mind's Eye paper than for the previous card, but just a different sketch - Let's Scrap Card Sketch 2-17-10. I have a few leftover bits and pieces from this My Mind's Eye range, which I find works very well with making these type of Christmas cards.
CHRISTMAS CARD 3: 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY
I recently attended a Christmas class where we made a Christmas layout using the new Fancy Pants Christmas range. There were some leftover bits and pieces that I used for this card. It is based on Let's Scrap Card Sketch 5-10-09. The die-cut in the top left corner, is from Making Memories and I raised it with some foam squares. For the title I just used a rub-on from Kaisercraft. I decided to not place the rub-on on a piece of cardstock, as I liked the way the stripes came through the negative pieces of the title.
CHRISTMAS CARD 4: CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
The above card was made using the Let’s Scrap Card sketch 8-17-11. I had off cuts from the Kaisercraft Christmas range that I used for this card. All the paper and embellishments is from that one range. I kept the embellishing to a minimum, with only the Christmas tree (made from chipboard) and the tree rubons.
CHRISTMAS CARD 5: HAPPY HOLIDAYS
I used the Let's Scrap Card Sketch 7-20-11 for this card. The papers I used and all the embellishments are from Making Memories. Instead of using a flag banner, I took one of the papers from a journalling book from the range and cut it into two pieces. The outside piece is the scalloped banner I used in the top left corner and the inside piece I used at the bottom of the card.
CHRISTMAS CARD 6: MERRY CHRISTMAS
All the paper and embellishments I used for the card was one of the Christmas ranges of Kaisercraft from last year. The card was based using Let’s Scrap Card Sketch 9-21-11.
CHRISTMAS CARD 7: SEASON GREETINGS
This card was based on Let’s Scrap Card Sketch 11-16-11. I used the Noel Range from Making Memories. All the paper and embellishments for this card was from that range.
Well, since I still have a ton of cards to make, let me get back to that!!!!!!!!!!!!