Pinspired cards

Christmas crafting for me is always… for lack of better word, personal. Everything I make, I make it with somebody in mind. It’s not the case this time around.

I was browsing Pinterest for new ideas and tho card making is not my forte I was mesmerized by designs, colours and versatility. I’ve found greeting cards from oh-so-simple-yet-beautiful, to magnificently layered and complicated, and everything in between.

My time on these boards (christmas cards) inspired me to try and recreate some of these cards myself. If nothing else my friends and family will receive handmade cards for this Christmas.

I think I started out trying to incorporate too much into my card design like embossing folders, inks, modeling pastes and stencils, die-cuts, ribbons etc.

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Then I made a complete 180 and made absolute simplistic cards with only one or two “techniques”.

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Matchbox book

May is a busy month what with Summer so near, school-year close to the finish line, exams, recitals, concerts, you name it we’ve done it this month!

In addition, on the very last day of May it’s my Father’s birthday. He likes to read, listen to music and collects postal stamps so I’ve combined  all these things and made him a matchbox style book (SVGCuts Spirit of Christmas Past kit). The book is approx. 5x5x2.

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