Sunday, 11 November 2012

Christmas cards with freebies

I bought some Glimmer Mist from Charmed Cards and Crafts and received a little bag with Christmas acetates. At first I thought: "What am I going to do with this?", but then I decided that as I needed so many cards that I may just as well use something different.
I grabbed my box with leftover cardstock from DCWV, My Minds Eye and Making Memories papers, and put these Christmas cards together.
 A Spellbinders die for the focal point and Glimmer Glaze in pearls and green for the ribbon. Some Anita's half pearls to embellish the diecut and some red/white twine finish the card.
Inside is another acetate and the sentiment is from Me & My Big Ideas and has been embossed.
This card has some diecut letters by Tim Holz for the sentiment and I have coloured them with Distress Stain.
The background has also been stained with Picket Fence stain. Unusual colours for Christmas, but I think it still works. Not everyone likes red and green all the time.
 The journalling circle is from Me &My Big Ideas and is embossed in gold as is the sentiment.
I am making an effort to always decorate the inside of my cards as well. Here I left a large white space to write. I am busy making a lot more Christmas cards and those are completely different to the ones shown here. So if you don't like them, just stay tuned and understand the frugality of the idea.

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