A couple of weeks ago I showed a batch of cards I made using the Spellbinders Snowflakes 2 die set. Since then I've bought set 1 as well (oops, how did that happen then?)
At the weekend I used both sets to give the C-Word card stock a little boost.
For Christmas cards I don't bother with inserts for my cards, so I try to be organised and remember to print greetings inside them as well as my contact info on the back as usual - that way there's less writing to do when it comes to sending them out, you see lol.
This time, as you can see I've gone for a red, gold, white colour theme with lots of glitter and glimmer - well, if you can't have those at Christmastime, when can you?
Once I've decided which papers/colours I want to use I cut loads of shapes out. With the snowflakes this is easy as there are 5 different designs in each set so I cut the whole lot from each paper to begin with. Then it's just a case of sitting down and sticking them on.
The cards all turn out differently as I think of new ways to use the die-cut pieces This way of making a batch of cards suits me, I'm useless at making two cards the same, but this way I can still make quite a lot of cards in a fairly short time without getting too bored!
As an extra little challenge to myself I tried to use up all the snowflakes I'd cut out. I didn't quite manage, there were a couple of stragglers left at the end. So to make up for my failure, I spied some that were left over from making my DCM card last week and made this one
I do like the way using a Cuttlebug embossing folder takes the edge off all that white space - this one is the snowflakes folder. I think my favourite is the one with the three smallish flakes across it in the first photo.
All the greetings are my home-made Rub-on/stickers - I made another sheet of these the other day - this time I experimented with some in red, and also using some dingbat shapes to use as accents - the little snowflake on the turquoise card is one, as are the "ho ho ho" and little Santa pic on the one below
Phew, that was a bit of a waffle, wasn't it?
I think I'd better shut up and get on with what I should be doing this morning, now - before the morning is all gone!
Oops! forgot to put my WOYWW on here to start with - so a bit of an edit to add my photos of the mess I've got to deal with today - for those who asked about it last week, the tall white "thing" on my desk is my daylight lamp - I usually fold it closed to take the photos but today I've left it open - it comes on automatically when you raise the front bit. I thought it could be the star today (night stop you noticing the chaos) so did a photo from left and right!
Thanks for looking