Step-By-Step Christmas: Step Three 2

STEP THREE: MAKING CARDS
So continuing with my Step-by-Step to Christmas Crafting, I'm still on Step 3 and Making Cards. And this past weekend, I was able to make some more of my Christmas Cards : ) Actually, I was able to do more than that ... I designed some new Christmas Sentiments too.

I'll tell you about the Sentiments first. Then my Cards : )
Christmas 'Banner' Sentiments

The set includes
- a set of 24 Christmas-themed sentiments in a handwritten-style typeface in a single-line banner style.
- They print as 12 sentiments to an individual A4 sheet, as shown below,
- In the 38 colours of the Colour Collection Colour Palette,
- they are black or coloured text on a white background, ready for you to cut or punch out and add to your cards.

These are the A4 sheets included in the download...


... and these are the colours - the 38 colours of the Colour Collection Colour Palette

And you can find them *here* in the Boutique.

My cards are A6 in size. And to make them …

I cut the patterned backing paper to A6 size & glued it to cover the front of my A6 Card Bases.

Then I created my card mats.

The card mats are printed with 'Natural Calico' from 'Natural Neutrals' which is very nearly an identical colour match to the paper I used to print my patterned paper. (It's Sparkling White Paper from Paperchase. And although it's called Sparkling White, it isn't. It's cream. Beautiful paper. But cream.)

I cut my mats to the same height, but 1cm narrower than my card bases. I then embellished them with a mix of paper and wooden snowflakes & wrapped my pretty new sentiment loosely around them, securing the sentiments at the back. And I added the twine, the sequins & crystals to finish.

I fastened my completed mats to the card bases, centrally, using dimensionals. And my cards were finished!

I love these cards. They're soft and pretty and glittery ... they're neutrals with just a tiny pop of colour ... they have depth and texture ... all the things I love. I am so happy with them : )

Fingers crossed they'll be as well received : )

In addition to the 2 complete cards I've already made, I have the supplies ready to go for another 6 which I'll put together this week.

Added to the 12 I've already made, that will give me 20 so far. My Christmas card-making is going well : )

If you want to take a look at the new Christmas Banner Sentiments, you can find them *here* in the Boutique.

And if you follow the links on *this*page, you can see the new 'Tiny Tags' Sentiments too, which I'll be including on my cards over the coming weeks : )

I hope you like them!

Love Liz xx


Card Credits
A6 White Card Blanks.
Patterned Paper: 'Snowberry' Designer Digital Paper Pack printed onto Paperworks #46 Sparkling White Paper. From Paperchase.
Cream Card Mat: 'Natural Calico' from 'Natural Neutrals' printed onto Smooth White Card..
Sentiments: 'Christmas Banner Sentiments' printed onto white copy paper.
Large Snowflake: Hero Arts Fancy Snowflake Die. Cut from Parchment Paper.
Small Snowflake: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch.
Wooden Snowflake Baubles: Hobbycraft.
Wooden Snowflakes: from last years' Hobbycraft stash.
Scrap of 'Ditsy Dots' paper (also printed onto Paperworks #46 Sparkling White Paper from Paperchase), White & Grey Twine & a selection of small sequins & crystals.

2 comments on Step-By-Step Christmas: Step Three 2

  1. These are gorgeous cards Liz and I love the new sentiments. Think they will have to make their way into my basket along with the snowberry papers. So beautiful I may never buy a Christmas paper pad again.
    Tracey.x

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