Christmas Greetings | By Vicky - Swedish House Crafts

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Christmas Greetings | By Vicky


Hello everyone I'm here to show you a Christmas Card using yummy papers, stamps, dies and embellishments from Swedish House Crafts.

Now I'm losing track of days at the minute and totally forgot about my DT make......so this was a rush and altogether took me just under 2 hours to do, including colouring the image.....now that's fast for me, I can spend 4 hours just on a card and then at least an hour colouring the image lol.


So I made a Lollipop card, I love making these and have made quite a few, they are so easy and quick to make. For my focal point I could not decide between an image from a Maja Design Christmas Collection or a Magnolia stamp.......so I went with both lol.

I have used the super cute Christmas Caramel Tilda from A Lovely Christmas collection. I coloured her with distress ink refills and then cut her out using Magnolia "Rounded Frames and Tags" die. These are on a fabulous offer right now so get them while you can. They cut brilliantly and I love how you get a little tag in them also.

For the leaves I have used my favourite leaf die Magnolia Sprawling Ferns die and cut the leaves from Maja Design "Grandpa's Christmas Tree" paper. I also added Glistening Pomegranates and Berries from Swedish House Crafts, these are fabulous for adding that perfect Christmassy finishing touch......or foofines as I call it lol.


I cut tags from Maja Design paper and distressed them a little, added an eyelet, some string and a rusty bell , then tucked them in at the top. They can be taken out to write little personal messages or quotes on.


Now when I first followed the tutorial for the Lollipop card I didn't like how you wrote on the back, for me personally it felt like I would be squashing the flowers and all my other foofiness on the front.
So I came up with the idea of adding a pocket on the back to insert tags into, these you take out and write your messages on.

I've kept the back fairly simple as all the main attraction is at the front ;-) The tags were made using Magnolia Business Card Letter Tags. 


I added more embellishments one the other side, using the Sprawling Ferns die again, some Pomegranate Apples, Mixed Berries and a Wooden Pine Cone all from Swedish House Crafts.
I also added a miniature glass bottle and added some German glass glitter inside........it's like a bottle of Christmas Magic Dust ;-)


For the circle in the centre I used Roxstamps Cross Stitched Nesting dies. I love these, the round ones and the squares ones and would use them all the time if I could lol. They cut out fantastic and really are excellent value......these are my favourite nesting dies to use.

The tiny little postcard is also from the same sheet as the image which is Maja Design "I Wish" Ephemera sheet. I also added White Gesso here and there to add to the snowy Christmassy look.

Hope you like my quick lollipop card, if you have not tried to make one of these yet, then why not try one they really are so easy & quick to make. You can even used the shape as a hanging instead of inserting a straw into it.

Thanks for stopping by, hugs Vicky xxx



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