Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Christmas Cards Inspired By Movies

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

For the final post of the day I’ve got another trio of cards to show you, these ones were all inspired by the movies…

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

During Frosty Festivities 2012 I created a Winter Card Inspired By A Picture Book, so it seemed like a good idea to make some inspired by Christmas movies too!

Here’s the movies I chose as my inspiration:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

I know ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’ isn’t technically a Christmas movie, but it counts as one in our household! These are some of my favourite movies to curl up under a blanket and watch during December. I’ve recently been reading ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’ to my daughter, and this is the first year she’s going to be allowed to watch that movie – I can’t wait to share it with her. She was suitable awed by the book when Lucy first discovers Narnia!

To help me design each card I chose a particular scene or image which immediately jumps to mind when I think about that movie.

For ‘Miracle On 34th Street’ I thought about the Thanksgiving Day parade:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

I wanted to have a big shaped balloon like the floats, and to anchor the balloon to the ground I decided to have it held by a snowman. So I painted a snowman (from the Wonderland Winter Wood Veneer Set) with white acrylic paint:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I tied a bit of bakers twine around his hand, and tied the other end to a reindeer from the Fancy Pants Oh Deer ephemera:

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Finishing off the card with a few stickers and gems:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

From ‘The Muppets Christmas Carol’ one of my favourite scenes is when Beaker gives his red scarf to Scrooge:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

So I stuck two bits of red wide wired ribbon to the back of a piece of paper:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

Brought them round to the front of paper and folded one bit over the under and up above the other bit:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

And then tucked that top bit down the back so both bits were pointing down:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

The wired ribbon held it’s shape quite well, but I secured the ribbon with some glue dots behind it too:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

And I finished off the card with a ‘wrap up warm’ phrase and some gems:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

For ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’ my favourite bit is when Lucy first sees the lamp post in the forest:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

So I used my Cricut Explore to cut out a wintry scene and phrase (Images are ‘Village Lamp Post’ #M3C7EF, ‘Trees’ #M3D53D, and ‘Winter Wishes’ #M41A29′). I hid parts of the designs that I didn’t want by clicking on the eye symbol:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

After cutting them out I didn’t need to add much except a few gems:

Christmas Cards Inspired By The Movies at Jennifer Grace Creates

I wonder if my recipients will realise these cards were inspired by movies?

Be Inspired:

Choose a Christmas movie and make a project inspired by it

Make a snowy winter scene with cut out shapes

Use ephemera shapes as big balloons

What’s your favourite Christmas movie?

That’s it for this evening, I will see you again tomorrow morning at 10am GMT!

Jennifer x

11 thoughts on “Christmas Cards Inspired By Movies”

  1. Great cards. My favourite Christmas movie is Muppet Christmas Carol – we have watched it every year for years – first had it on video and now have it on DVD!

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  2. Ahhhh…..the magic of time zone differences! I am finally getting up (very late, trying to get over this cold…ugh!) and checking out the blogs and you are on your last posts of the day! Ha.

    Wonderful cards, Jennifer!! I am taken with that big red ribbon knotted in front on that one card. I’ve never been able to figure out how to use wide wired ribbon on my cards before. Thanks for the idea!! Also, your big balloon idea is fabulous!!! Love that these are inspired by your fave movies. Not sure I could manage that idea, but I am surely inspired by the ones you made!!!
    ❀ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  3. love love love Christmas movies and have watched a few already this year mainly thanks to Christmas 24 movie channel! My favourite is Elf we watch it every year tho Miracle on 34th Street and Muppet’s Christmas Carol are close behind.

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  4. I’m working with the time zones too! LOL,
    Another great idea for creating cards! Love the lamp one the most – its just serene, the other two are fabulous too – love the big red ribbon and its title, and how the snowman is tied to the reindeer!
    hmmn, got to say….’ A Christmas Carol’ is mine πŸ™‚

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  5. I like how you were inspired by movies for these cards. My granddaughters always asks to watch Narnia movies when she is over. My fave movie is It’s a Wonderful Life.

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