A daily papercrafting blog which features my handmade cards showcasing Creative Expression's products including my own line of cutting dies and embossing folders, Cosmic Shimmer, Ranger, Spellbinders and more which use various techniques and ideas to hopefully inspire the creativity in you.
Hi crafters! I have selected a couple of fairly traditional cards for today's double day offering. For the first card, I started with the top section and cut a square of white card and added a thin red mat. I used the Poinsettia Corners cut out of white and backed with red card that was glittered with Diamond Snow behind them. I cut the Holly Octagon die in white and used it in the very centre of the card. The Lavish Joy die was cut in white and black and then added to the centre of the Holly die. I cut four of the Poinsettia/Holly Gemini die in white and added them around each of the sides of the topper. I cut them again in red and just nipped away the poinsettia to add atop the original ones. I added this entire piece to a larger piece of coconut white card and added white pearl corners. A thin red mat was added then a double white mat to complete the card. The finished dimensions
are 8" x 8" in size. Scroll down for card number two.
What is more traditional than Santa Claus I say! LOL I stamped the Christmas Cheer Stamp To Die For in black and coloured it with pencils. I cut him out with the matching Poinsettia Filigree die. I cut one more in black and cut it in half to use as a shadow. I embossed a piece of coconut white card with the Star Swirls folder and added a piece of decorative striped paper (from my stash) to the bottom of the card. I cut the Ornate Holly Framed Noel die in white and backed it with white then cut one side off to use as the border between the two pieces. I cut two red poinsettias and accented them with Holly Branches and seated them on the border to the left. I attached the stamped cut out to the upper portion of the card. The card was completed with a white pierced mat, red and black thin mats and a final white mat layer. The finished dimensions are 6 1/4" x 7 1/4" in size. Hope you liked them! All for now, Sue x