Monday, 22 October 2012

Time for a Few Christmas Cards

Those of you who came to the Christmas Card Marathon will no doubt recognise the origins of this card.

The Heart of Christmas stamp is my favourite stamp from the Stampin' Up winter catalogue, so I decided to make some variations using it and the new In Colours and to include some optional add ons that might help bling up your cards if you want.

Here are 5 cards all using the Heart of Christmas stamp. They are all stamped using the Stampin' Write markers instead of traditional ink pads, that way you can colour in different parts of the stamp in different colours. In this case each card has the "in the heart" phrase across the middle in one of the In Colours and the rest is done using Crumb Cake, stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock. I then mounted each card onto a card base of the same In Colour card used for the stamping.

Then I made each one slightly different by adding a little embellishment.
The top card is done in Gumball Green and has no embellishments.
The next 2 cards down were done in Summer Starfruit which had a little heart added that I punched using the new Fashionable Hearts Embosslit from the new Annual Catalogue. The card opposite it was made using Raspberry Ripple In Colour and has 2 hearts punched using the Embosslit.
On the bottom row the left hand card was made using Primrose Petals In Colour and has 2 gems, one
above and one below the text. The final card was made using Midnight Muse In Colour and has
another little heart punched with a gem on.

I cut my vanilla card to 90mm square and the In Colour card to 95 x 190mm which I then folded in half to make a 95mm square card. You can get 3 coloured card bases out of an A4 sheet, so that's a massive 48 cards from a pack of coloured card if you need that many!

Should you wish to order the items to make any versions of these cards, here are the details:

Heart of Christmas stamp pg 15 winter catalogue. Item no. 128129              £7.95
1 pack 2012/14 In Colour card pg 152 Annual catalogue. Item no. 127548
    (Contains 4 sheets of each 5 colours).                                                         £6.25
1 pack Very Vanilla card pg 156 Annual catalogue. Item no. 106549           £7.50

1 pack 2012/14 In Colour Stampin' Write markers pg 152 Annual cat.
Item no. 126856. £11.75
1 Crumb Cake Stampin' Write marker pg 156 Annual catalogue.
Item no. 120967. £2.95
TOTAL. £36.40
If you wanted to add a little bling or decoration by adding gems or the hearts:
1 pack of Rhinestone Jewels pg 175 Annual catalogue. Item no. 119246
(Pack of 150 50 of each size, I used the smallest size). £4.50
1 Fashionable Hearts Embosslit pg 188 Annual catalogue. Item no. 125596
(NB you need a Sizzix or similar cutting machine for this item). £9.95
Postage is £4.50.
If you would like to order any of these items please do not hesitate to email me.
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