Monday, 13 June 2016

Ten Little Christmas Cards

I'm still keeping my promise to myself - making two Christmas cards every week all through the year to avoid that last minute rush. But that's only going to make  enough cards to cover what we send ourselves - if I am to have enough to donate to people to sell in aid of charity, as I do with the other surplus cards I make throughout the year, I will need a lot more than that. But I don't enjoy "batch baking", I need some variety to keep me interested. So while flicking through an old Australian magazine, a 2009 issue of "Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft" I saw a collection of similar-but-different cards, all using the same basic idea of paper triangles used as trees, but with different layouts, that struck me as a great way to approach the batch bake issue.

I rummaged through the snippets box and came up with scraps of four different patterned papers (only two of them specifically Christmas ones) and all sorts of oddments of red, green, cream and white card. A selection of A6 card blanks in white and cream, a handful of sentiment stamps, my button tin, a few stars and my ribbon scraps bag and I was good to go...... get your scrolling finger ready......











Phew! Still with me?

Naturally I am sharing these with Pixies Snippets Playground - can you picture what a HUGE difference they have made to my overflowing snippets box? And I was one of last week's picks, so I have a lot to live up to!

I am also sharing with
Allsorts Challenge - Fancy Bows and Ribbons
Winter Wonderland - Add a ribbon and a bow

11 comments:

  1. What a great selection of Christmas cards Jane, well done.

    Pat xx

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  2. Wow Jane what a great selection of cards!

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  3. Lots of lovely creations with those super trees Jane, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  4. What a fabulous set of Christmas cards, love the variations on a theme! Cara x

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  5. Wow! You have been busy Jane, a super collection of Christmas cards.
    Pauline
    x

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  6. What a great idea to make these 'similar but different,' Jane! They are lovely!

    love Mags B x

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  7. Wow wonderful set of cards, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxxx

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  8. These are great Jane! A good way to batch bake with a twist so it doesn't get boring. And ten cards in one go, impressive :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  9. Beautiful Christmas card Jane. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Winter Wonderland. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

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  10. Great CAS christmas cards. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting in Winter Wonderland challenge.
    Hugs, Iwona DT

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  11. Great contemporary card thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.Lyn D T

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