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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

A Little Late For Rudolph Day

 Hello, I am here with a card for the Rudolph Day challenge at Scraps Of Life With Scrappy Mo. I am a bit more than a few days late this month as RD is the 25th, but as the challenge remains open till the end of the month I will just about get there in time. 
As this is only the second Christmas card I have made so far this year I went for a fairly CAS style so that I could make several at the same time. While I was staying with my sister Kate recently she gave me a bundle of mirri card in lovely jewel colours and I decided to use some of this for my cards. First I cut and folded six A6 size ivory base cards with the fold on the short edge. Next I cut panels of the mirri card slightly smaller than the card fronts, and stuck them in place. I cut six smaller pieces of ivory card and stamped the trees with a Paper Artsy stamp and Versafine Olympia Green ink. I embossed the images with some very old green EP. The Noel stamp is from the same set as the trees and I stamped with various inks to match the mirri card and embossed them with WOW clear EP. The two gold ones were stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold
 EP. I then stuck these panels in place and finished them with tiny gems in matching colours.
So now I am off to link this up at 
The Rudolph Day Challenge - Make a Christmas Card.

Thank you for visiting today and for your comments, I really appreciate them all.



  1. A wonderful group of Christmas cards. The design looks fantastic.
    Yvonne xx

  2. Gorgeous creations and love the image and your choice of colours.
    As they say, better late than never, but I don't think that you are that late.

    Kath x

  3. I love your trees Jean and the beautiful jewel like colours of the mirri card which they are matted on to give them a really pretty look. I want to enter a card for Rudolph Day but I am running out of time but will do my best. x

  4. Gosh, Jean. You have done such a lovely job on these and I am amazed at how many you were able to finish off here!
    They look wonderful.

    Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

  5. Those are so pretty! The matting with the shiny cardstock makes such a big impact! The trees are fun too!

  6. What a cute set of cards! The whimsical little trees get all dressed up with that mirror cardstock in a big way! Nice job on all of these!!

  7. A lovely set of cards, the beautiful colours give each one its own character. Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days challenge
    Rudolph Days DT

  8. A lovely set of cards Jean. The mirri looks really good too. Barbxx

  9. Oooo what a fabby collection of cards and all so different too, thanks for joining us at March's Rudolph Days Challenge, luv Sam GDT x

  10. Great set Jean - well on your way for Christmas! x

  11. Hi Jean,
    what a fabulous array of Christmas cards.
    Just perfect for the Rudolf challenge.
    Love the very fab designs, and the way you have used all the different colour mirri card on them.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. So lovely what a gorgeous design and so versatile look at all those wonderful colours You are ahead of me I've only made one so far !! Love and hugs Carole x

  13. A lovely set of cards Jean. I'm glad you found a good use for the mirri-card. I am still stuck on two this month, but i will try to get afew more of mine done. A set like this make a good impression on your collection so far. Kate x

  14. Hi Jean. You have won this months Rudolph Days Challenge.

    Email me at and let me know your address plus which prize you would prefer!

  15. A fabulous collection of Christmas cards Jean, congratulations on your win.

  16. ahhh, Jean great collection of cards, always good to knock a few off the list and great use of Kate's mirri card too!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Shaz in Oz.x

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