Thursday, October 29, 2015

Home for Christmas - a set of cards


When it comes to Christmas, I just love the traditional colours! The Home for Christmas 6x6" paper pad is perfect for making lots of Christmas cards. 

It goes really well with a rustic look:


And it also suits the red-and-green colour scheme: 


Team it up with some Charming Words (find them all here) and any simple card will get the wow factor!

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Here I used:
♥ poinsettia


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The red stamen stems aren't just a great tongue twister, they're delightful as a wreath too! 


Simply twist one branch into a double circle, tie with some twine and cover with a fussy cut poinsettia from the paper pad. A few extra white stamen will help it not to look so flat. And a little 2015 charm is so "now".


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If you like it a little more frilly, try cutting out a circle as a bauble...


 ...and decorate it with:
♥ tiny rose 
♥ pink stamens 


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Like it more traditional? Try using some of the red gloss paper from the pad and rub a baby wipe over the corners. It will take some of the colour off and show the glossy design all the better. 


Then decorate with a green merry Christmas charming word:


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Do you like to make your own embellishments? Why not take a golden bauble mini pick and whip up a sparkly bauble:


It's super easy and quick and the golden rhinestone chain is included too! Finish it off with a pretty organza ribbon bow (tie two layers into a bow for extra volume!)
Then add some more star flowers


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A strip of Christmas felt ribbon always makes a pretty border. The kraft and white combo goes well with a little black, if you like it a tiny bit more non-traditional.


I used:
♥ black metal textured stars (among my all-time faves)
♥ red twine 


So, as you can see, the Home For Christmas paper is super versatile and you can make lots and lots of cards from just the one 6x6" pad, some cardstock and some pretty embellies from my2angels.
Happy cardmaking!

Geli

1 comment:

laurenscraft said...

Awesome cards Geli, love them all, so very special, thanks for loads of ideas xxx