Thursday, 28 June 2012

First Christmas card this year!!

Lots of people are posting Christmas cards on their blogs, so I thought maybe
I should make a start on mine too!! Chris and I made this one together yesterday
afternoon and I am really pleased with it.  I wanted to try a diorama card
and my SU sister Sally Jo has put a tutorial on how to do this -you can find it here.

Front view

Arty farty angle showing how card is folded

I used 1/2 a sheet of A4 card in Cherry Cobbler.
Used the Framelits dies to cut the aperture in the front,
 and then cut a Whisper White  frame for the centre back..
Stamped the Christmas trees on this, then stamped and cut out the penguins after colouring in.
(Christmas trees and penguins from the Polar Party stamp-set)
A fine line of white glue applied around the aperture and glitter on top of this.
Merry Christmas sentiment from petite Pairs stampset.
And voila - there you have it -  my first Christmas card.
The Wednesday ladies made this last night and loved it.
I am hoping that the Thursday ladies will love it too!


  1. A fabulous card and thank you to Sally Jo for the tutorial

  2. lovely card Kate, but o no not christmas we have'nt had summer yet

    1. Haven't you heard Beryl - Summer was last Monday!!

  3. Gorgeous card love the colours xx

  4. Great card. Summer or not I've also started on some of the quick and easy ones, but not the individual ones with more crafting involved yet.

  5. A fabulous Christmas card Kate! Loving the cute images and the trees.

    Linda xxx

  6. love the card style , not seen one like that before - lovely

  7. This is just gorgeous,love the design, great

  8. Great card design, Kate. Love the richness of the card stock - just perfect for that time of year. Well crafted!
    Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

  9. I agree...great design and lovely materials. Those penguins are adorable and the card has such a festive feel. xxDenise

  10. Love the card design, penguins are really cute.
    Shirley xx

  11. I was thinking the same thing after seeing everyone's loving Christmas creations of late and your card is just adorable. I love the aperture and fancy fold and the Polar Party Stamp Set looks fabulously fun! I would love to receive a card such as this for Christmas! xx

  12. this is gorgeous Kate, I love the image and such a fab design

    Hugs Sue

  13. Wow Kate
    This is beautiful love the the style of card and the images are so cute.
    I was sure I was a follower as well, but it seems not, unless google is playing tricks with us.

  14. oh wow Kate this is beautiful love the design and what cute images
    linda x

  15. Oh Christmas, where has this year gone.. Love your card, it's very effective xx

  16. this is fabulous i love the design and the colours

    Joan x


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