Friday, December 9, 2011

Last minute Christmas Card Ideas

I am not even going to remind you how many days are left till Christmas, ask any child, they will remind you.
You'd think with all the card making I do, I'd have all my cards done and sent in the mail, NOT SO!
I had purchased these cute cards awhile ago and knew that I could do something to make them have a little more wow.


I love the design and color, but when you play with paper as much as I do, the fact that the card is one dimensional, is, well, troublesome.  Sorry, I just can't help it.


Let me show you a couple of ways to take a cute store bought card and give it an extra special touch.
With this card, I added the some very basic flowers and leaves first.  I used the new MEDIUM ROSE and the Leaf for the Stacker Flowers.


I added some jewels to each flower center to make it sparkle.  That is it, just a couple of additions and the cute card is more eye catching, less generic.


For this card, I added silver cording to the one dimensional line on the card and this time made more layered versions of the Medium Rose with the same Leaf as the first card.  I also used Stacker Flower 3 and sized them to fit the ornaments exactly by using the Classic Window Stackers.  I also took the Celtic Fire Doily and cut it out in Aluminum Foil for the bottom right corner.


I added jewels for the ornament tops and you can see how beautiful this card has now become.


For this last card, what I did was to mimic the design.  I took the red cardstock and embossed it with the Wood Grain Embossing Plate.


To finish this off, I followed the same steps, more or less, as the previous card.  I then added some words from the Authentique Paper Diction set.


Here they are all together.  I have to say, I love how the doily looks in foil.  You have to be very careful with the foil as it is extremely delicate, but worth the extra work!


Card making does not need to be stressful. Even if you take some store bought cards and just accentuate them, you are still adding you special touch and that is what counts.
I hope you have enjoyed today's post, this has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana.
Have a great weekend, now GO MAKE SOME CARDS:)

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2 comments:

  1. What a great idea Jeanie!!! Soooo got to try this with the dies... but like yourself, I am way behind the times with getting my cards out..... ho hum, maybe next year? :-(

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  2. Cute and clever idea to spruce up a plain Christmas card and make it special!

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