Personalised Christmas Cards 2017

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Milk Carton Advent Calender

Hello followers, friends and family.  It's time to get making those Advent calenders for the children before December is here.  I make one every year so the grandchildren can open doors or boxes when they come to call. 

I have been working on my Advent calendar this week, a blue and white theme with snowflakes.  it is made up of 25 small milk carton boxes and a base to hold them.  The milk carton boxes are great for holding 4 or 5 treats, ideal for a group of children or grandchildren to open and enjoy each day.

The boxes and base were cut on the Silhouette Cameo with a Lori Whitlock cutting file using Papermilldirect white linen and marine blue card, a lovely combination and a change from the traditional Christmas colours.

Each box was stamped with Stampers Anonymous snowflake stamps and heat embossed.  The boxes were assembled, filled with chocolates, and a date tag fastened to each box with a contrasting ribbon.

How is your Christmas crafting coming along? I have lots of Christmas makes to show you over the next few weeks, my Christmas crafting is nearly done just a few more cards to make.  back soon.

Sylv xx

Friday, 10 November 2017

Triangle Star Fold Christmas Card

Good evening, friends, followers and passers by.  I have been working on my Christmas crafts recently and made this star card and tree decoration.  You can find full details and a tutorial in my DT monthly post over on the Papermilldirect blog.

The star card was made from a 12" x 12" sheet of card and the smaller version to use as a tree decoration using A4 card.

I printed patterned paper onto white linen paper using a digital download from The Lovely Studio and used this and snowflake die cuts to decorate the card and tree decoration.  A Christmas greeting was stamped inside the card.

I usually make small tree decorations each year to hold treats for my grandchildren, the star is ideal for this when reduced in size it will hold a chocolate coin.

Thank you for stopping by, and many thanks for your comments left on previous post they are much appreciated.   I will be back next week with some more Christmas crafting.

Sylv xx

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

New Home And A Colourful Zebra Card For A Happy Birthday

Hello friends, followers and passers by, I have been trying to get into the swing of Christmas cards and crafts but have to keep breaking off to make birthday cards.  November is a very big month for me with lots of birthdays to celebrate, I need to spend as much time in the craft room as possible now to get my Christmas makes made.

Below is a new home card for my son and a birthday card I made for my granddaughter who loves zebras (and the colour red!).

The New Home card was made using part of a Silhouette cutting file and a lovely stamp from Inkylicious New Home.  I used Papermilldirect rich cream hemp and buff card, stamping directly on to the card blank and layering the cut out house over it.

Another Inkylicious stamp Live Life In Colour with a digital zebra print paper from The Lovely Studio and Papermilldirect white linen card, white linen paper and black cardwere used to make this card.  The patterned paper was printed onto the white linen paper  and used to line the Papermilldirect envelope too.

I have started a few Christmas card which I will be showing you later in the month.