Making Christmas cards

The signs have been appearing all over the city; the trees, stores, windows and walls are all preparing for what is about to come. The increasing mountain of books next to my desk indicate the same. Exam season is approaching; Christmas is only a month away.

Because of this ridiculous amount of said books, I have already made a fair few Christmas cards. Pairs of Christmas cards, in fact. With limited time on my hand and many people I’d like to give cards to, the easiest way was to make two cards per card design. This is why each post leading up to Christmas will feature two cards; the matching pairs. Unless of course I miraculously get more time on my hands and make singles!

This post contains the first pair:

Christmas - Girl waiting for santa   Christmas - Teddy with presents

The first pair is made on dark green card with silver and white. It is a fairly simple layout focusing on the stamped image primarily. The stamp is called I Wish.. and is by Penny Johnson for Stampavie. I purchased a rather large Martha Stuart snowflakes puncher for a different project and have admittedly ended up using it for several of my Christmas cards also. I love it when things work out like that!

I have also purchased a puncher for very small snowflakes and I used them inside the card. Additionally I’ve bought a pack of premade snowflakes which, despite being bought first, are a perfect middle size. I simply love tiny pearls and think they accent well both on the snowflakes and on their own.

Christmas - Girl waiting for santa

This is what the inside of the above card looks like:

Christmas - Girl waiting for santa, inside

For the matching card I used one of my new favourite stamps. A teddy carrying presents from the Lili of the Valley Christmas collection. It is called James Bear – Pile of Presents. I’m very pleased with how the colouring turned out for this.

Christmas - Teddy with presents

The inside looks like this:

Christmas - Teddy with presents, inside

Finally I’d like to thank my boyfriend for coming up with a fab idea for the photos. I really love the reflection of the cards and plan to use this photo layout for some time!

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