Monday, 28 September 2015

Christmas is coming..Design team makes

Hello everyone..Genny here. Well it's come to that time when us crafters need to be thinking about Christmas cards. Below are a selection of last years cards..all made using different mediums. The one above is from a paper pad brought to us from Joanna Sheen and available from Julie here at JB-Crafting Supplies. The one below is from the Stampendous Range of stamps..another line that Julie has a wide range of.

To decorate the cards, I always use a wide range of embellishments..either bought from Julie or die cuts which I have made using dies also bought from Julie.

The two cards, above and below are also from the Margaret Tarrant paper pad..produced by Joanna Sheen. Lovely images and so handy to have in your stash.

The other great way to produce your christmas cards is to find some cdroms and print your own. Below are two from a Joanna Sheen cd and the other from a Crafters Companion. Just ask Julie what she has available and you'll be off. It can be daunting when you are thinking about creating your own cards but once you get into're away. I really enjoy Christmas's not christmas for me unless everything is covered in glitter. At this time of year even the dog ends up

So have you started yet?  I have been thinking about it and the lucky thing for me is that I also work on another design team that makes christmas cards all year round. Some years I have a theme but usually I just work with lots of different types of designs, images from christmas themed cdroms and stamping. I find that I can work with the same image year after year and they're never the same. I find that I create different embellishments and that my cards will have a totally different feel every time. I have a stamp of four geese which I must have had for 15 years and every year it comes out and helps me produce a different look even though it's the same main image. So the best thing to do is to keep your eyes peeled for different embellishments to ring the changes.

On Wednesday I will be back sharing a new set of stamps from Hobby Art which I think will form the basis of my cards for this year.
So until then my thoughts will be on Christmas crafting. If you have started your makes..why not share them. I would love to see what you are doing. So until Wednesday...take care and happy crafting.

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