Sunday, 25 March 2018

It's Christmas

Only Joking !! Good morning to all my friends and  followers. Today I'm sharing two cards I made at the craft group I go to a couple of weeks ago We like to try new things and that week our craft friend  Carol showed us how to make paper strip cards its a great way to use up your scrap paper especially if its expensive paper.

These are the two cards I made. I decided to do Christmas themes but these would look good in alternative papers for birthdays. They look difficult but are surprisingly easy to do once you get the hang of it.







Card Recipe

6x6 cards
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Maroon card is Ross Papercraft 
Papers are (top card) These are from a pack that came in a magazine given to me by a craft friend Pam.
Second card the papers are Kaisercraft its an old pad but I do like the colours 
First sentiment came with the papers and  mounted onto a Spellbinder scalloped circle.
Second sentiment is Whimsy stamps Winter Letter Seals I bought these and  a couple of custom stamps years ago from Whimsy in America the postage was huge and  then customs charged as well so I treasure my very expensive stamps.
Wooden reindeers are from a pack I bought in Michael's in Florida
Rusty bells I got from Live and  Love Crafts now closed
Twine is Brenda's Lace and  Ribbon Specials Facebook shop 

These are completely different to my normal style but I enjoyed making them Its good to try different things.
Enjoy your day everyone its so exciting the sun is shining here!! . Love and  hugs Carole x





14 comments:

Viv said...

These look great Carole and as you say a brilliant way to use up those scraps!

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous love the backgrounds and the way you have used the papers.
Hugs
Linda xxx

JD/ Jill said...

Both of these cards are just adorable! I like the technique that you used!

Nataliascraft said...

Two gorgeous cards Carole, great use of beautiful papers x

Sarah said...

These are brilliant Carole, what a great idea for using up scraps and, perhaps, some not so popular papers that we all have in out stash. Hope you have had a good weekend xx

Jackie T said...

Hi Carole these are gorgeous Christmas cards. That is just a brilliant way of using some of the mountains of scrap paper we all have. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Carol S. said...

I recognise some of the papers. The cards are both brilliant and a great idea for using scraps. Hugs, Carol S,xx

pam said...

Two fabulous cards Carole.
Pam x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous using scraps Carole, you always come up with amazing creative work.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Megan J said...

Hi Carole, a two stunning scrap cards, both look fabulous, I still have much of a set of the Kaisercraft paper which was a magazine freebie down under, thanks for the inspiration... have a wonderful week.. Megan

Debra K. said...

Two wonderful cards Carole! What a great way to use up your scraps. I love the papers on the second card and the reindeers with their bells are so cute. Debra x

Tracy Welham said...

These are both really lovely, what a great technique. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this style of card and these look fab

EmmaT said...

Wonderful cards, very effective and great use of papers. Emma