These simple cards have been created using the new Meg’s Garden Christmas Collection called Twinkling Christmas. They are truly pretty and quite different with a vintage feel.
When you have such pretty papers to work with, it is easy to create gorgeous cards with just a little layering. This collection also includes pages of ephemera to cut out and use in different ways too, so lots of options.
Card No 1. using the 6″ x 6″ card pack papers, trimmed down to size. My finished card is 5 1/4″ x 5 7/8″. I layered the trimmed piece onto kraft cardstock before attaching it to the card base. I trimmed one of the cut outs from the embellishment sheet and also layered it onto kraft card stock and then red to match the base of the card. I used dimensional foam and a 1/8″ red ribbon tied in a double knot before attaching it to the front of the card.
Card No. 2 I think this is my favourite – Another piece trimmed out from the embellishment sheet of these fine ladies, shopping, trimming the tree and generally looking absolutely fabulous. I decided to leave the image together and not to separate it into three individual pieces, as they seemed so right together. I took the dimensions of the trimmed piece to decide on the size and orientation of the card. The base of the card is black card stock to which I adhered the cut out piece onto. I placed the design towards the top of the card leaving room for the greeting, which is silver embossed. A simple red ribbon bow on the side finishes this card. How simple is that?
Card No. 3 Again a very simple card. This card measures 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″. I thought the background paper was too pretty to cut, but I did trim it down slightly. Again two images trimmed from the ephemera/embellishment sheets are the decorative features. I have used a blue card base and layered the two smaller elements onto the same colour blue. The larger piece is adhered directly to the base while the smaller one has dimensional foam attached.
These are the first of this years Christmas cards, and I know, as the next few months get underway, there will be many more. I hope you find a moment to pop across to Meg’s Garden and to check out the lovely “Twinkling Christmas” Paper collections, there are several options to consider. Meg also has some lovely embellishments and ribbons to choose from. And if you are not ready to do Christmas yet, there are loads of other options for getting your creativity going.
Until next time, happy crafting everyone.