Saturday, March 16, 2019

Christmas cards - reused gift wrap, tree die cuts and fun greetings

In an effort to have Christmas cards ready to go by the beginning of December I am again this year committing to getting some made every month.  I did not get any made in February so I am playing catch up this month.  I had the gift wrap backgrounds cut out for these cards since January.  They have been sitting in my craft room waiting!!  I had a bit of time to play so I decided to get started on them.  I cut white card fronts for all of them as they all have green envelopes.  I glued the backgrounds on and then started with some fun!!  I gave them all some sort of white embossed strip and added to them as I went - one with a flagged end and purple and white bakers twine tied around it, another with green ribbon, the next one scallop edges, a purple strip and red fiber tied on one end and the last one has a flagged end, a strip of red and white fiber added to that.  I dug some die cut trees from my stash to use as the focal element which I adhered with 3D foam tape.  I added little greetings from my stash - gold embossed joy layered onto a red scalloped oval, a little laser printed Word Window punchie, a punchie greeting layered onto a Modern Label punchie in red and a laser printed greeting punched with an oval punch (SU).  After finishing off the cards I added glitter glue to the trees!!!!!!!  I added a garland and then some ornaments using a variety of colours of glitter glue.  Discovered several that are dried out but that is the way it goes - use it or lose it!!!  After they were dried I pressed them all!! They are in need of inserts but I am considering doing those all in one go as I will be having a wide variety of sizes in my cards and they will all have to be custom made.  It was very fun to play and make some bright and colourful cards!!          Therese