Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Xmas Card for 2012

Now all the cards have been sent out, it is time to show my Xmas card for this year. I must admit that I was glad to get it in the post - I start off with so much enthusiasm but after making so many the same - the enthusiasm does seem to dwindle somewhat.
This year I thought that I wanted to make some quick and uncomplicated cards but in the end they took just as long as last year. I just do not seem to be able to make really quick Xmas cards.

I wanted to make an easel card as this is not a card that you see for sale much in the stores and it is easy if someone wants to hang it up or it can just as easily be put on a mantelpiece or table.

The background paper is a perfumed card that has a cinnamon smell and I bought some of this from last year’s show at Ally Pally but could not remember what store I bought it from. When I came to make my cards this year I realised that I did not have enough of the background paper and after searching on the web, found that I could get it from Art of Craft Ltd.

I used Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Squares for the shape of the card and used the 6” size for my card with the 5” for my background. I used  the 3⅜ x 3⅜″ Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Squares LG for the verse insert. 

Onto my background I mounted a Holly Flourish by Cheery Lynn and then to that added a Christmas recipe card.  I had made the recipe cards from LOTV Christmas recipes set.  I had stamped the card, coloured the border with copics and then distressed the cards with Aged Paper distress ink to get them that used look.  I used a die from the Spellbinders Holly Accents at two corners of the card and added a greeting from either Cheery Lynn Happy Christmas set or Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas set.

For the stopper on the card I used the two smaller pointsettia leaves from Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia. 


  1. These are beautiful Elaine, the detail is lovely.

    Hugs Julie x

  2. OMG your story is just like mine!! I made a series of cards again this year too but as much as I wanted them to be simple, they weren't!! *smile* Love your easel card, great job! Happy Holidays to you and yours!
    Tammy at Créations LaDiva :) xx

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