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Gate-fold Christmas card

I made a gate-fold christmas card today. This is how it turned out:

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The template of the christmas tree was taken from birdscards.com. I embossed the green card stock with a flower design, covered the base of the tree with fabric tape, added a star on top of the tree, and used some gold glitter to add a bit of bling. IMG_0947 IMG_0948

 

I lined the inside of the card with red paper, and made pop-up gift boxes. I covered these with patterned paper.

Materials used:

Green card stock, embossing folder, glitter glue, craft glue – itsybitsy.in

All pattern papers: A5 boofle stack, polka dot fabric tape: A1craftsupply.blogspot.in

Pearl white card stock, double sided tape, red paper, star sticker – Local craft store

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Sunburst Christmas Card

This is my first attempt at making a sunburst card. I had seen some lovely sunburst cards on the face book group ‘Card-Making‘, and I wanted to try it out. This is my creation:

Sunburst Christmas

The 8 pattern papers used are from the A5 boofle pack. The red and white polka dot strips are a fabric tape. The red bow is from a local store selling christmas decorations. The base of the sentiment is red handmade paper. I typed and printed out the sentiment onto white paper. I’ve lined the edges of the inside of the greeting card with the fabric tape. (white card stock, red handmade paper – itsybitsy.in; A5 boofle pack, red-n-white fabric tape – A1craftsupply.blogspot.in; red bow, double sided tape: local craft store)

 

 

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Blue and White Christmas cards

One of my aunt’s favourite colour is blue, so I wanted to make a blue and white christmas card and gift tag for her.

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I’ve had this blue and silver snowflake handmade paper for years. I just found it recently and knew instantly that this would go into one of this year’s christmas cards. The white card stock (card base and mittens) are from itsybitsy.in. The white lace, silver glitter, and double sided tape are from a local craft store. I spent hours trying on various sentiments on different locations on the card, but for some reason, I kept liking this bare look better. Finally I decided to just keep it this way. The mittens pattern is a free digital stamp from birdscards.com

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I’ve kept the inside of the card simple as well. I used a stencil to cut out stars from the same blue handmade paper, and stuck that to the four corners of the card.

Xmas Tree

The gift tag is actually a mini-card (2.5”x3”). The cardstock is from the DCWV Mediterranean stack. 3mm white quilling strips are used to form the the tree. I added a blue glitter strip, pearls and a 3D glitter star to complete the card. All the products used in this tag are from itsybitsy.in.

I will be trying a sunburst card for the first time tomorrow, so lets see how that goes!

 

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Square Christmas Card

Since I’m busy creating Christmas cards, I’ll try and keep posting some of them as and when I get the time. I recently bought an A5 boofle pack patterned paper, and I’m making the most of it 🙂

For my first card, I quilled a snowflake on red handmade paper, and applied silver glitter to it.  The oval shape was cut out using an old stencil that I had. I stuck this to my card using 3D tape, to give it a bit of ‘lift’. The pp is again from the boofle stack. A red bow completed my card. (green card stock, red hand made paper, white quilling strips, silver glitter, craft glue – itsybitsy.in; pp – a1craftsupply.blogspot.in; double sided tape, 3D tape, red bow – local craft store)

Green Glitter Snowflake

 

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Square Christmas Card – 2

For my second square christmas card, I used a free digital snowflake stamp from birdscards.com (I hand-cut it since I don’t own a silhouette or cameo machine). I lined the edges of the pp with red and white polka dot fabric tape. A little pearl in the centre of the snowflake and voila! my card is completed! (card stock & pearl – itsybitsy.in, pp & fabric tape- a1craftsupply.blogspot.in, double sided tape – local craft store).

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Christmas must be around the corner!

Yes, I am on a Christmas card making spree, and I am thoroughly enjoying myself. I have recently resurrected my hobby of making cards, so I’m also enjoying learning all the aspects of the ‘trade’. My latest card is below:

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The printed paper is from the A5 boofle collection. The doily, quilling strips, card and craft glue is from itsybitsy. The satin ribbon is from a local store. It took me less than an hour to make this, but I like how it has turned out. Happy Holidays everyone! I am entering this for the following challenges:

Itsy Bitsy Picture Inspiration Challenge

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Tags Completed!

Yay! I finally completed my 50 Christmas gift tags. I so enjoyed making them! I know exactly who all will be receiving these tags on their gifts, and I so hope they all like them. When I stack them together they don’t look like all that many, but I hope we don’t run short.

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Poker-themed card for a friend’s 48th Birthday

A friend of mine turned 48 yesterday and she is an excellent poker player. I wanted to make a poker-themed card for her, and this is what turned out.

For anyone not familiar with poker, each player gets dealt two cards. Two aces are the best possible ‘hand’ that can be dealt to you and they are called ‘the bullets’. An ace and a king dealt is called the ‘big-slick’ hand. Similarly, if you are dealt a 4 and an 8, (48th birthday) it is known as the ‘big-brother hand’. The winner of every round is decided by a combination of 5 cards: the two cards that you are dealt (your hand), and three of the five cards that the dealer lays out on the table. The best possible result in a round is to have an ace, king, queen, jack and ten, all of the same suite. This is known as a ‘royal flush’.

I used these two bits of information to create her card, and also wrapped her gift accordingly. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures before handing it to her, and could only take some after the party had started. The effect of this can be seen, both in the slightly ‘damaged’ card and the shaky pictures 🙂

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The card and gift wrapper are both quite simple, but since there are such few ‘casino’ themed card designs, I wanted to post this.

Challenges:

Three Muses – Black, White & Red

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 183 – Game Night

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A set of 5 Christmas tags

My very first order! Yes, it’s from my mom so technically it’s not really an ‘order’, but she has asked me to make 50 christmas gift tags. I have started making them, and here are my first 5!

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Except for the brown paper used in the snowman’s broom and angel’s hair, all other products are from itsy bitsy. The red card stock is A4 handmade paper and the green and white card stocks are from the DCWV Mediterranean stack. I have used Light Red, White, Green, Cream (santa’s face) and Black (eyes and buttons) 3mm quilling strips. Golden glitter glue is used to add some bling (also from itsy bitsy). The cards measure approx 7.5cmx 5cm.  I must mention here that the angel is from Pritesh’s tutorial  (I just loved it so much that I wanted to make it the first chance I got), and the photo editing has been done using Sunhera’s tutorial. I hope you like it as much as I’ve enjoyed making these!

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Anything Goes with Itsy Bitsy Challenge

Penny’s Paper Crafty #151 “Black or Bling”

Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes”

Crafters Corner Make it Festive 

Lulupu’s Tag it All

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