Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas comes in all colours!

Going back in time .......
..... a couple of weeks ago, I was going through all my papers putting together co-ordinated papercraft gift packs to donate to Anglicare's Christmas appeal.  I put in lots of papers and cardstock, with embellishments such as ribbons, bling, punched shapes etc and always make sure there are at least five cards and envelopes ready to go.  I package them in an A4 cellophane bag and attach a card topper.  There are lots of goodies to play with - much better value than a purchased kit!  The idea of these kits is twofold: firstly, someone will receive a lovely crafty gift at Christmas; and secondly, it helps me declutter some of my craft stuff, some of which is leftovers from classes and other projects.

Anyhow ........ I came across papers by Alison Ellis (discontinued) which had been used for a Christmas card class probably a couple of years back, and decided I would try to make this years cards from stuff that I already had in my stash rather than buy new goodies (yeah, like that worked, LOL!!!).
Now, I realise black, white & silver are not your usual Christmas colours, but these papers work very well together with the silver being either foil or glitter.  I quickly cut the papers to size, and cut around and popped onto dimensionals the feature embellishment, and "hey presto", finished cards!

I suppose I should count how many cards I need to send to friends and family this year, although I have a sneaky feeling I still need to make more!
Happy Crafting!!!


  1. What a wonderful project, Helen, and how good of you to participate. OK, decluttering is a reward, too, but still...good on you! Now, as to the cards you are sharing today, I absolutely love the black/grey/white color palette here. Sometimes, I throw in a pop of color (usually red), but I just love this color combo! Unique, I say!

  2. These are great. Very striking. Hugz


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