Friday, 9 June 2017

More Christmas cards

I whipped up a further four Christmas cards, all the same, to keep up with the self-imposed target of 12 per month from the beginning of December through to the end of November. I'm now halfway there and managing to keep up - so far!

This is what I made:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- piece of deep red satin mirri card, cut to the same size as the card front and then glued in place

- piece of plain white card, cut down to 4" x 5.5" so that a band of the red layer would show at the bottom of the white panel (bit hard to spot in the photo but it's there I promise)

- then die cut the 'Merry Christmas' using a NBUS Memory Box die called 'Fancy Merry Christmas Channel'

- next die cut the reindeer using Stick-It backed gold shiny mirri card and a Cheery Lyn 'Santa's Sleigh and Reindeer' die

- peeled off the Stick-It backing from the reindeer and positioned them so that only the reindeer were on the card with the sleigh hanging off the edge. I then trimmed the sleigh itself off the side of the card - leaving just the reindeer 'cantering or flying' across the top of the word panel

- glued the whole white panel onto the red card front and called it done

Shame on me, I bought this word die months ago and had forgotten all about it! I had spied a card very similar to this one on some Memory Box adverts for the word die. It had sparkly snow added underneath the word 'Christmas', using what looked like white Flower Soft. I had the materials but skipped that bit as it seemed just a bit too fussy to me. Ditto with adding a red gem to the leading reindeer's nose - my red gems aren't tiny enough and Rudolph would look like he had a red traffic light as a nose :)





32 comments:

  1. Super card Di, well done for keeping up with your Christmas cards -- I have only made 1 so far!!

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  2. Had a giggle at the traffic light nose...have tried in the past on a small rudolph and mine looked the same!

    This is a lovely card, Di. I love the die, love the strip of mirri between the words and grounding the bottom of card as well! The reindeer are the perfect finishing touch.

    Will try to get an email off to you tonight...as I finally checked the mail...yippee!!!

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  3. This is such a marvellous Christmas card Di. Lovely & shiny and a great colour combo of white, red & gold. Brilliant die cutting.

    Early comment due 2 waking up & wondering how election was going!!!! Xxx

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  4. Well done on keeping to your target for seasonal cards - this one is a cracker. I'm sure that now you've remembered this word die it will feature in other designs. I don't NEED any more seasonal 'stuff' but on the other hand...!!

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  5. I really like this card, Di, splendid and another one to add to the 2017 quota!

    Kathyk

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  6. A gorgeous card Di and well done for being so good and keeping up with making 12 a month.

    Sue xx

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  7. Great Christmas card Di!
    I have had a bussy period , so I missed a lot of your creations !

    Ineke X

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  8. Hi Di, a fabulous card, love the crisp white with the two mirri cards, have a wonderful weekend... Megan

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  9. Adorable card, Di! Love the wording.
    Hugs,
    Em xoxox

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  10. You're putting me to shame, I've still not made a single Christmas card this year! This is fabulous, love the simple elegance of it x

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  11. This Christmas card is really beautiful! Love your gold "handmade sticker", the reindeer with sleight look great on the beautiful diecut sentiment!

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  12. Great christmas card, love the cut through effort. 12 cards a month? I'm lucky if I get 2 done some months! Amanda

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  13. Those reindeer just make this card perfect. Love that fun element.

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  14. So beautiful, Di! Rudolph & his friends done in gold is fabulous!

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  15. This is a particularly pretty card! I think it is super well done. tfs

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  16. Gorgeous and you did keep the sleighs didn't you Miss!! What a result. So pleased our votes got counted. Hugs Mrs A.

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  17. This is a fabulous card Di and I adore the red mirri under that lovely MB die, and how great the gold reindeer look cantering across the words, also four more cards for the box. x

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  18. Hello Di! Great Christmas card. Congratulations for keeping up with your goal. That's an accomplishment! You made me laugh about Rudolph's nose being so bright and big with the traffic light nose!! Tee hee. I'm planning to break out some Christmas stamps and make some cards - wish me luck!!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  19. Hi Di,
    oh I love this wonderful card and your very super design.
    That red matt mirri makes it so luxurious looking, and those Reindeers are gorgeous.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  20. This is brilliant , a great way of using the sentiment die and love the gold reindeer, super card.

    Kath x

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  21. gorgeous card, great colour combination.
    hugs xx

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  22. Brilliant card, Di. Very clever to snip off the sleigh and just use the reindeer......I assume the sleigh is in your snippets drawer? ;-) The colours are great too. xx

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  23. Beautiful Christmas card.

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  24. Beautiful card Di. Good for you keeping up with your 12 per month. That's a huge commitment! xx

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  25. A gorgeous CAS card Di, I love the sentiment die....I must have missed this one!
    Janice x

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  26. Way to keep up with Christmas cardmaking throughout the year, Di. So impressed. Love the design and colours of your card. Big fan of non-traditional colours for Christmas cards. The shiny gold diecut reindeer is a beautiful touch. I thought you had gold heat embossed them.
    Have a great weekend.

    Trina xx

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  27. It's perfect just as it is, Di! Those two dies work beautifully together and go you for using NBUS!! Hugs, Darnell

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  28. Fabulous christmas card Di, love those dies set against the red mirricard. Goodd on you for keeping up with your quota... mine will be a last minute rush as usual xx

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  29. This is really outstanding with the Merry Christmas taking center stage. I do love the reindeer in gold. That is a great goal you set for making Christmas cards and you are keeping up so I'm proud of you!

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  31. A really super card. I love the sentiment die and the golden reindeer are lovely. Barbxx

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