Monday, September 3, 2012

A Little Bit ‘O’ Christmas…

This weekend I decided to pull out my Christmas stash and make a couple of cards.   Every year I make cards for my family and friends at Christmas.  I make approximately 60 cards so I thought I should get a jump start on it so that I can have them all done by mid November.  I usually make about 6 different cards – 10 cards of each type.

The two cards were made with paper from the Recollections Sugar Plum paper pack.  I love the papers in this pack.  The little red envelope on card #1 was made by me and there is an image with steps at the end of this post so you can see how I did it. 

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  The first photo is the outside of the card and the second photo is the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from the Cornish Heritage Farms - Heart Warmers stamp set.

 

 

 

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This photo shows the inside of the card.  I used some of the paper from the front of the card and stamped some white cardstock with an Inkadinkado sentiment from the Warm Holiday Wishes set.

 

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  Here is a photo of the outside of card #2.  This is a tri-fold card.  The sentiment (Cornish Heritage Farms - Heart Warmers stamp set) holds the card together by tucking it under the little green snowflake to the right of it.  The bow was made with several pieces of twine tied together to make several loops.

 

 

 

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This is what the inside of card #2 looks like.  I used the Spellbinders Beaded Squares (Part Number S4-315).  and some of the Recollections paper that I used on the front.  Once again, I used the Inkadinkado sentiment from the Warm Holiday Wishes set.

 

 

 

STEPS FOR WATERFALL ENVELOPE:

Start with a 4x6-inch piece of paper and follow the steps below…

Waterfall Envelope Steps

I finished it off by adding a brad to hold the flaps down.   This makes card #38 through 57 of the 100 cards in 100 days challenge. (10 of card #1 and 10 of card #2).

11 comments :

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cards and your wonderful friday freebies. I loved your tutorials as well. Thanks again. Sherry T

~ Sharon ~ said...

You are very welcome, Sherry. Thanks for stopping by.

My Crafting Channel said...

Fabulous Tri-Fold card. Love the background pattern so much fun.

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Jackie said...

Gorgeous cards & LOVE that envelope! TFS!!!

Darlene said...

Sharon, I can see why you are in love with these papers! They are so pretty and festive! I love both cards and thank you for the time and trouble of making the tutorial on your wonderful envelope!

Liz Williams said...

Thanks for the tutorial. This is wonderful card, and how smart you are to get a head start on those holiday cards.

~ Sharon ~ said...

Thanks so much, Jackie

~ Sharon ~ said...

You are very welcome, Darlene. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.

~ Sharon ~ said...

Thanks, Liz. If I don't start now I'll never get them done, lol. Thanks for stopping by.

Carolina Little said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Sharon and thanks for that envelope technique...it is beautiful!!!

Gail said...

These are nice Christmas Cards Sharon - I like the folded envelope tutorial as well. Thank you