Monday, 24 November 2008

Christmas Cards

Today I am taking part in a Christmas homemade-handmade bloggie carnival as hosted by Antique Mommy. I've never taken part in a carnival before, but it's a good idea as it gets a lot of people blogging on the same topic and all the posts can be found in one place. (of course, that only works if everyone joins in!!)

Anyway, I have been making what feels like hundreds of Christmas cards for an upcoming craft fair where I work and here is a selection of the range that I shall be selling!


As I couldn't possibly describe how to make each and every one as I'd be here all day, there is one that I want to focus on though as I rather liked this one. Oh, I like them all, but this one is relatively simple yet very effective.


1) Grab yourself a card blank

2) Lightly draw a circle in the top two thirds of the card

3) Stamp a greeting in the middle

4) Punch out several shapes from different coloured paper. I've gone for a variety of green paper and have used my star punch, but you could use a simple round punch, or perhaps jazz it up at bit with a snowflake punch?

5) Using glue and foam pads simply layer the punched out shapes around the circle so that some lie flat against the paper and some stand out from the circle.

6) Finally, tie yourself a ribbon, red works well with green! But it will depend on your tastes and what colours you have already chosen.

And there you have it, a little card that is quite easy to make and you could sit down of an evening and make a few of these!! Nothing too time consuming or requiring lots of colouring in or embossing, and yet, don't you think that it looks pretty?!

And by the way, some crazy woman is giving away a craft stamp every day for the rest of November!! So, go and check out Bootiful Stampz if you want to be in with a chance of winning a stamp for your cards!

Incidentally, my latest ICLW comments are....

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An Equation of Hope
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Dreams come True Sometimes
That's My Answer
Loving Thee....and More
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Ordinary Exultations
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Off my Mind, but from my Heart
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Pampers


Antique Mommy said...

That is cute - and we actually have some stamps. I'll bet Sean could do that with just a little help from me.

Heather said...

Very cute! This would be a great craft to do with students, if you went ahead and cut out the stars and stamped the cards.

Casey said...

I love that card, I think I could even make it

smartypants said...

Oh, I wish I had time to craft my own christmas cards! I'm lucky if I get them out in time to begin with!
They look great!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

edbteach said...

I love to scrapbook so I have materials to do these. They look so cute (and simple!)

Thanks for sharing!

Dana~Are We There Yet? said...

All the grandparents really want is something the kids make. This is a great idea, and very doable, though ours probably won't look as pretty as yours!