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Christmas Cards by LILING PAYNE
This is a very short post. I had hoped to add this additional project of making Christmas cards to my November blog post with the Advent Book as it was Christmas themed, but better late than never.
I had ordered the Maja Design Christmas Season 6 x 6” paper pad with the original intention of making a Christmas Mini Album, however with the latest covid restrictions putting us into Tier and all non-essential shops closing, I thought I’d make some Christmas cards to send this year, which I used to love doing, but somehow work and life got in the way and I realised I hadn’t made cards for over 10 years!
Again using Pinterest, YouTube and craft groups for inspiration, these are the cards I came up with and given there were 36 sheets of double sided paper with 2 each of 18 designs and 2 sheets of die cuts , I will be able to make a lot more.
Other Supplies from the The Mad Scrapper used:
From my own stash:
5x7” card blanks
Versamark ink pad
I looked at card designs and cut mats and layers to fit the size of my blank card stock. I also used up scraps left from cutting the mats to make strips and matted with gold mirror card for some of the cards and the less patterned block papers from the Paper Pad.
Made from 5x7” card blanks
These are smaller cards made from A5 cardstock folded in half as I found the 5x7” cardstock meant I had to cut lots of strips to fit the additional 1” length of the card.
Folding the A5 cardstock in half gave me a smaller card size of 5 7/8” by 4 1/8” so it was easier to plan the mats and layers to fit that card blank size.
I also used a mix of sentiment stamps which I inked with versamark then embossed with gold embossing powder and die cut sentiments from co-ordinating cardstock.
The Maja Design paper pad has a very vintage feel for cards and it made a nice change as I used to like making cards with modern designs and less classic Christmas colours. It also made me realise that I used to love using ink and embossing powders when card making so I will definitely doing more of that.
Anyway I hope this inspires you to give card making a go and check out Themadscrapper.co.uk for a fabulous range of mixed media and scrapbooking supplies that can easily be used in card making.
Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas when it comes