Cardmaking, Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Christmas Cards – Pile It Up!

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

This hour I have a set of three Christmas cards to show you – they all use different papers and differently shaped embellishments, but they make a set because I used the same method on all three. I piled the embellishments all up in the middle – just like a big pile of presents!

Winter Wishes:

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Merry Christmas:

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Let It Snow:

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To recreate this method on a card yourself…

Step 1: Cut a piece of patterned paper to 5½” square. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5″ square.

Step 2: Ink the edges of the white square and machine stitch it to the centre of the patterned paper. Adhere the patterned paper to a 6″ card blank.

Step 3: Sprinkle gold mist droplets onto the middle of the white cardstock, and leave it to dry.

Step 4: Pile up a piece of ribbon, a punched pinked circle of paper, a couple of chipboard shapes, and some gems – all in the middle of your card. I used hot glue to adhere most of these on, and used 3D foam pop-dots for the top layers of chipboard shapes.

Then gift them to someone you love. Because of the depth the chipboard creates, these are probably best for hand-deliveries!

Be Inspired:

Pile lots of things up in the middle of a card or page

Machine stitch a border all around

Make a set of three items using the same method but different products

Jennifer x

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30 thoughts on “Christmas Cards – Pile It Up!”

  1. I really like the idea of not worrying about everything looking the same but using the same method love machine stitching though I only have an antique machine that has never been used by me!!!

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  2. These are great cards. I’ve just done a layout with embellishments piled in the middle of the paper after reading this! Will post it on my blog tomorow and link back 🙂

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