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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 30 June 2017

Last Minute Rudolph Day Post

Once again it is ages since my last post and I am here now to try and get this done before the Rudolph Day Challenge closes later tonight. I actually made my cards last Saturday ready for the 25th but then forgot to take the photo, and since I did, I have'nt spent very much time at the computer, hence my lateness.
The dies used both for the silhouette bauble and the peace word are from Penny Black. I used snippets of navy blue card to cut them from. For the backings I used some snippets of shiny crinkly paper that I have had in my stash for years. It is lovely paper but very thin and not always suitable. here I used double sided adhesive to stick it to some thin card which made it easier to cut. The pine branch which I stamped with Adirondack Bottle green ink is from one of Linda Brown's Eclectica stamp sets for Paper Artsy. I fixed the bauble with thin foam pads and added a little peel off chain to attach it to the branch. I felt the finished card needed something else so I used some of my ancient red peel off lines to make a border. Once again I made two of each colour way so my stock of Christmas cards is growing quite nicely.

I am entering this at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo! for the
                                   Rudolph Day Challenge - Make a Christmas Card.
And as I've used some snippets I'll also go and play catchup with the playmates                                 at Pixie's Snippets Playground - Just Use Snippets.

Thank you for taking a look, any comments are greatly appreciated.



  1. Ahhh, it's so nice to see you playing along again Jean and both cards are so very pretty with those silhouette baubles! I especially like the one with yellow inside as it reminds me of the glow of a candle! Those borders you created look great too! Have a great weekend!

  2. Great to see you blogging again, Jean. Two beautiful cards, I love the silhouette baubles. Good use of those peeloffs too, I've got a boxful which I think would last several lifetimes! LOL! There are times when they come in handy though. xx

  3. Very effective cards with the silhouettes and the border just finishes them off a treat x

  4. Two very pretty cards Jean and love the way you have done the baubles and hung them from the pine branches, and the red line peel off borders work well. So lovely to see you around again. x

  5. Hi Jean,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    2 gorgeous and wonderful cards.
    I love those baubles and your wonderul desigs.
    I also have some of that paper lurking around my craft room, and have just bought a similar bauble from Ultimate crafts so thank you so much for the inspiration.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Welcome back to the Playground Jean! Great to see you blogging again and these really are lovely Christmas cards. Beautiful bauble die as well.


    Di xx

  7. Beautiful cards Jean, the peel offs make a great frame.
    Yvonne xx

  8. I love this silhouette bauble. It is so pretty.
    Wonderful car, Jen. I shall have to look around for that die as I think it is grand!
    Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

  9. They are beautiful cards Jean. What gorgeous baubles. The red line peel off strips finish your cards off beautifully. Barbxx

  10. Two beautiful cards, Jean! A simple but very elegant design! I am feeling ashamed that I didn't get round to commenting on any Rudolf day cards. I was up to my eyeballs in report writing, but handed them in to be proof read on Friday, thank goodness. I have managed some crafty time and commenting this weekend

  11. 2 lovely RD cards Jean and great use of snippets.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  12. I have just seen this Jean. I love the bauble die and that big peace word. Great cards to add to your stash. Kate x

  13. Not been around much myself so now playing catch up . Love these baubles and like how you have stamped the branch and added the little chains to hang them from. Hugs Mrs A.

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