Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas Cards 2017

I didn't have time to do too many Christmas cards this year as I took a spur of the moment trip to visit my daughter, son-in-law and grandson in the midwest for a week...my prime producing week. But, I had made just one of a few of these cards, which I really enjoyed.

This vintage Santa in the chimney box card was given to my daughter's family. I used digital paper to print the brick paper for the chimney, which turned out just as I'd hoped. The pattern for  this card is from SVG Cuts Christmas Box Cards SVG Kit. I made a couple of revisions (I tend to do that a lot, even though they are usually subtle changes). I wanted to be able to see the darling gift box behind Santa, so I cut it off of the box, and reattached it at an angle, so that it showed up a bit more.
These box cards fold flat to fit in an envelope. The designer always makes envelopes that are custom sized for her cards and box cards.

This beautiful amaryllis box card is another SVG Cuts project, from the Yuletide Box Cards SVG Kit. This one is stunning in person. I couldn't get a photo that matched how beautiful it looks for real. I made seven of these. I added the little flower on the back by shrinking the flower on the front of the card and taking parts of the stems and reducing the size of them as well. They were really easy to make, and were visually so pretty.
This is another one of SVG Cuts box cards. It's so adorable. I used some clear Glossy Accents on the headlights to give it dimension. This little truck is in the Christmas Eve SVG Kit. It so cute. The little driver's side door actually opens. Again, it folds flat like the previous ones I've posted here so that it can be put into an envelope for mailing.
This adorable trailer card is made by Bird's Cards/Bird's Designs. She offered this cut file for free here: Bird's Caravan Card. I used digital paper from Cosmo Cricut called Dear Mr. Claus. Digital paper is awesome because you can shrink the pattern down to any size you want so that it better fits your project. I also opened the flag banner in Photoshop, and put ornament elements on each flag, then did a cut-2-print. The width of this trailer is 5".  I shrunk it down from it's original width of 7".
This sweet little card is a Sizzix die designed by Lindsey Serata. It's the Tri-Fold Card, Ice Skater. I put lots of glitter on it, but had a hard time photographing it so you could see it.
Lastly is an "Eclipes" card, named for the shadow behind the wording. The words are cut out of the background, and added back in the same spot but popped up. It's a fun effect, and I'm looking forward to trying it again.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday with family and friends surrounding you.

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Loving all your projects! The truck and the tree are amazing!