CAS Christmas Wreath Card

CAS Dots And Rings Christmas CardHi there.

Times knocking on so it’s time to start the Christmas cards. I know lots of people make theirs in July but I’m never that well organised.

For some weird reason I save some of the tiny bits of waste when cutting dies. I put them in little baggies to use as confetti or just because I like the shapes and think It will save me cutting the die just to get that tiny circle swirl or star.

This card was made with lots of these tiny off cuts and scraps from my bit baggies.

To get a circle shape I embossed a spellbinder embossing circle, this gives a little extra texture as well as a shape to follow. Then with my scraps circles rings and swirls I just place them around the edges. The bow is a small off-cut of coloured raffia tied in a knot.To finish it off I used a silver peel-off sentiment and a few little blue and red gems.

Top tip: The gems are really tiny so I used a small piece of blue tack (poster putty) as a picker-upper.

It turned out quite well. The only real expense in this card is the card base and envelope (and to be honest these are just pennies), everything else is made from scraps and waste. I can easily make a few of these cards with all of the bits I have saved so I’m off to a good start. I don’t want to make them all the same, that would be very dull, but a couple of each type really helps to get the job done.

Thanks for taking the time and stopping by. Till next time, have fun x

Dies Used:
Spellbinders – Nestabilities Enhancing Elements Gold Rounds One Die Set
various makes and types of dies for the tiny bits


Two Simple Cards

C Tree

Hi there. hope you all had a very hapy holliday, filled with lots of love and fun.

As usual I made cards right up to the wire. One year I’m going to get everything finished early but not this year. Hay ho, try again next time.

These are some I made tast minute. They were not too difficult (which is good given the time if year right?). The base of both cards is Centura Pearl cardstock, it has a slight silver sheen to it, not that you can tell by the picture.

The first has been embossed twice with an embossing folder to make a break in the bottom for the Merry Christmas.

Fine is ribbon used to add some decoration, frame the sentiment and to hide the ends of the embossing. The sentiment is heat embossed in silver powder.

The tree on it’s own is lovely and very delicate but I really wanted something a little more substantial for this card. It was made by first embossing the die into some thin white card and cutting the shape out by hand. Silver card was then cut with the same die and glued it in place on top of the white shape along with some of the small silver curls and swirls that fell out.

The little snowy layers puff up through the silver tree mixed in with shiny silver layers. A few small gems dotted around and its done.
C S Flake
The second card base is very similar to the first one.
This time I left the end of the folder hanging outside of the cutting pads so they did not receive any pressure from the BigShot rollers. It worked, although there was some slight fading at the end. A strip of fine ribbon decorates the faded ends. A heat embossed Merry Christmas across runs the bottom, This time stamped in black.

I used a snowflake embossing folder and stamp combo on some scrap paper, it’s just printer paper nothing special. The snowflakes were stamped in blue, embossed with the folder and then blended over with pink and lilac Distress Ink. You can’t see in the picture but next I went around all of the edges with a fine glitter pen, (it is actually quite sparkly).

I cut out circles and placed then in the centre of a silver die cut shape. And glued few small pearls around the edges to finish it off.

That’s my cards done for another year. These two cards were really easy to batch make. Simple but effective.

Have fun, till next time xx


Inks used:
Distress Ink – Broken China, picked Raspberry, shaded lilac
Stamps used:
Sizzix Embossing Folder w/stamp snowflake background
Xcut Delicate Flourishes Embossing Folder
Dies used:
Memory Box – Winterland Tree
Spellbinders is the Venetian Motifs
Spellbinders Nesting Circles
Chocolate Baroque – Warm Christmas Greetings

A Snowy Christmas Card

S FlakesHi there. I’ve had these photo’s in my camera for a while so time I got ’em out and used them me thinks.

I’m getting on better with Christmas than last year but there are always bits’n’pieces that get left till last minute. Luckily this card isn’t too difficult to so it is ok for batch making.

The background is blended out distress inks (I do a whole A4 page and cut them up). The die doesnt cut the edge of the design so it was laid just off the crease of a white card base . The other side cut out of the same card.

The background tucked into the crease of the snowflakes and the other piece attatched to the other side. A die-cut stamped sentimant and two snowflakes finish it off.

I’m liking the blue and white, they always look clean and crisp together.

Bye for now, have fun x

Inks used:
Distress Ink – Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Picked Rasberry
Stamps used:
Wood block Merry Christmas
Dies used:
Marianne Creatables Die – Snowflake
Memory Box Die – Frostyville Border
Spellbinders– Create a Flake #4
Spellbinders – Labels #4