I have made it to Day 30 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge and it’s an all encompassing theme of All I Want for Christmas. I apologize in advance if you now have Mariah Carey singing in your head all day long! You have 2 more months of that to go!! I quite like that song but I digress. Back to the fun stuff of cardmaking.

What would I like to receive as a Christmas card? I love all types. I love Christmas cards that tell the story of Jesus’ birth by the nativity scene or a Bible verse, I love vintage scenes with ice skaters amidst the twinkling Christmas lights, I love a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, I love cute and cuddly deer, I love wreaths, foliage and poinsettia. You’re probably getting the idea … I have a wide range of Christmas cards that I love.

My earliest memories of Christmas cards that really took me into a fairytale world were back when I was in Sri Lanka and our friends in England used to send us such beautiful Christmas cards which nearly always had a scene with snow and there was always glitter to make the season just that more sparkly. So today, my card draws on a little bit of all my favourite memories.

I chose the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper for my base and tag combining it with other elements from the Snowflake Splendor Suite Collection to create this card. I started off with the tag and then worked out all the other bits and pieces around it.

By tearing a piece of Whisper White cardstock and DSP I was able to add a rustic touch to this card which otherwise had clean lines. I embossed the torn piece of cardstock with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, sponging it with Misty Moonlight ink.

The Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper is so pretty and die cut with the foliage die it adds just the right amount of Christmas sparkle. I added some extra silver leaves die cut from the beautiful Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper. This DSP was brought out in our last Christmas catalogue and was so popular that it has been brought back this time. With photographic images of snow and ice on one side and silver foil on the other, this is a luxurious paper suitable even for weddings and other occasions.

PLEATED STRIP

  • Cut a strip of paper 2cm wide (or whatever width you prefer)
  • Use Paper Trimmer to score at 2cm, 3cm, 5cm, 6cm (so your first gap is at 2cm and the second gap is 1cm from there, then 2cm and so on)
  • Valley fold and Mountain fold your score lines to form a pleat
  • Burnish well using a Bone Folder
  • Add Tear n’ Tape to the back to hold together as this makes it easier to work with

During October you can get the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper for $17 giving you 12 sheets of 12″x12″ double-sided papers. You can view all the papers on sale by clicking the image below.

I have come to the end of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge and I hope you have enjoyed my creations. You can search for the challenge in the Search Bar to find all my cards I created for this challenge. My thanks goes to Martin Stone at Martin’s Mayhem for the opportunity to participate in this. It has been super fun and definitely got me out of my comfort zone at times. You will want to check out Martin’s cards for this challenge as they are awesome.


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