Personalised Christmas Cards 2017

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Ho-Ho-Ho Gift Bag and Matching Card

Anoth blog post from me today, a fun Christmas gift bag.  Who wouldn't love a present from Santa in this jolly red, white and black creation?

The bag and card were made with Papermilldirect Christmas red, white, black and silver card.  The gift bag was cut out on the Silouhette Cameo using a Lori Whitlock cutting file and  I took the wording and other elements from the bag to make a card to go with the bag.

I do love making matching cards to go with my gift bags.  To make the card I reduced the size of the words and belt in Silhouette Studio, cut them out attached them to a red square, layered it onto a larger white square then onto a square red card blank.  

Sylv xx

Grey, White With Snowflakes Christmas Greetings

Hi everyone, today I have a few Christmas cards for my Papermilldirect DT post.  I have been busy over the last few week working on my 2017 Christmas card designs, there are a few colour combinations I wanted to try this year and grey and white is one of them.  I like the contemporary feel of the grey and white with the stamped snowflakes and white/grey layering.


Snowflakes were stamped in white and grey pigment inks on smooth grey card,  sequins, white domes, die cuts, tags and stamped sentiments were added to embellish the cards.  

I used Papermilldirect card slate grey smooth card 240gsm and white linen 255gsm mirri holographic blast 220gsm, larger snowflake stamp by Personal Impressions, smaller flakes freebie from magazine, picket fence distress ink and Oak House Studio grey pigment ink and Crafters Companion sentiment stamps. The dies used were a freebie from a magazine, Poppystamps tree die, Hero Arts Believe, Sizzix tag dies.

I hope your Christmas preparations are going well, I have my cards written and a few gifts bought and looking forward to a lovely family Christmas.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Quick Batch Make Poinsettia Watercolour Effect Cards

Good evening friends, followers and family.  This evening I have my weekly DT post for Papermilldirect, a quick easy way to batch make Christmas cards using poinsettia watercolour effect panels to add to a card blank.  I make lots of individually designed cards at Christmas but also make batches of cards to boost my stash of Christmas cards. 

Materials I used:
  • Papermilldirect smooth white 250gsm, white hemp 255gsm and Christmas red 240gsm card
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz mini layering stencil set #19
  •  Ranger distress inks festive berries, cracked pistachio, bundled sage and tumbled glass
  • Archival ink black and Momento ink London fog
  • Taylored Impressions banner die
  • Hero Arts sentiment stamps
  • Ranger liquid pearls

Simply stencil your largest image (poinsettia), add some colour in patches leaving some white card showing, then stencil a smaller image over (holly branch).

Stamp a sentiment or add one stamped on a banner or tag.  Layer your stencilled art onto a slightly larger piece of Christmas red card, then mat onto the white card blank.  Add some Perfect Pearl dots to the center of the poinsettias to finish your card.

Pop over to the Papermilldirect blog for more details on my DT blog post.  Also check out their new range of card blanks, now available in all the 240gsm card colours and five sizes to choose from.

More Christmas makes to blog next week see you then.