Wednesday 21 September 2016

Project 363: Preppy Christmas cards

I had tried my basket weave embossing folder on some die cut Christmas trees to see if the texture worked and decided to try something a bit different. I looked through my box of cut dies and found these double stitched rings from Claire. I picked out pink, navy and red ones as I thought they could work with the lovely green of the trees.

For the headline, I used a sentiment set that Claire gifted me (from a prize draw was it? or Cheiron?) as I thought the really long headline worked well in the landscape format. I added little colored enamel dots to make it preppy and modern.

For some, I used a small ring and cut the card down to a short rectangle and used an alternative greeting from the same set.

And I had to show this: as I was moving one of the red ones to dry I dropped it and some of the enamel dots smudged. I was so cross! So I had a look at what I had in my little bag of Christmas tricks and used some punched snowflakes that are from 4 or 5 years ago when we did about 100 cards that had punched snowflakes from photo paper and dotted them around to cover the smudges.

As I already had everything die cut they were really easy - I made 5 in about 8 minutes!


  1. These are sweet, love the modern colours and that basketweave folder with the trees is genius. I like the enamel dot snow, that is very cool. Love a super easy Christmas card. I just found my tree die...Cx

  2. These are fab cards Jessie... they look easy to make but look so effective. Great idea to use the snowflakes to cover up the smudges... ended up looking really good! :-)
    Hope you're having a good weekend!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx


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