my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday 13 November 2013

More Christmas Cards

Yes Christmas is coming and although for the first time ever I have been making a few Christmas cards all year I still only have just over half what I need, so it's time for some batch makes again. This time I was inspired by this nice free stamp that came with this months Craft Stamper. It is the reverse kind of stamp where the background is inked and the focus part of the image shows through. I fancied to see it in white on dark green card. I looked in my box of small coloured card pieces and found enough green bits to get started. The stamp is only about 2" square so only needed little pieces. I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white WOW powder. I was pleased with the result and to see that even the very fine wording detail showed up nicely. Another search in the bit box came up with enough red and gold pieces to make double mounts for each image. I then used pieces of backing papers left over from my last project to cover some small square cards, just adding a few bits of ribbon, gems  and a couple of holly die cuts again from the die cut bit box.

  Here is a close up showing the stamped image. As I have used up so       many snippets I am going to enter this at,

  Pixies Snippets Playground - week 98
  and Make It Monday - Anything Goes.

Thank you for taking a look and for your comments which are much appreciated.


  1. Wow, these are amazing! Pretty Christmas cards and used up some snippets too!

  2. Stamp was a great freebie and you've put it to good use! Lovely cards!

  3. A wonderful set of cards, I liked using that stamp as well.

  4. Brilliant use of snippety bits & looks super in white.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. A great set of cards Jean. It did emboss well didn't it. Kate xx

  6. A lovely batch of cards Jean - and I do love the embossed stamp. It's great when we get a magazine give away that really is so beautiful. Welcome to the Playground, hope to see you often.

    Hugs, Di xx

  7. Oh so pretty. Love the ones with holly leaves.

  8. What a wonderful, pretty collection of Christmas cards! I just love how each one is framed with gold!

  9. Hi Jean. Firstly thank you for your lovely comments and for following my blog. I love the way you have used this small stamp and with a bit of matting and layering and some nice backing paper made a really super batch of cards. I must admit I also am well behind with my Christmas cards and I think I might need to be doing something similar myself. I also love the use of dimensional paste in your last post using some stencils you have had for a while. I think we all tend to forget about our old stash - it just goes to show it's worth checking what we've got tucked away.
    Pat x

  10. Gorgeous selection of Christmas cards the red and gold...fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. This is a great batch of card. Great idea to make will soon have enough with this idae!
    The stamp turned out well...the words are so crisp and clear!