OMG!! I got my copy of Cardmaking & Papercraft the second it came out and October’s issue is all about Christmas Cards (already!!?).
I loved the Contemporary design ‘Holly swirls’ on page 25 so much I wanted to make them for my friends… So off I went to Hobby Craft to get the cards and envelopes, ribbon and blue and brown card. I went to the BSSBS in the hope that I would be able to get the stamps, but didn’t see them on any of the stalls (maybe I got there too late) but I did get the red gems I was after. In the end I had to order the stamps online from The Glitter Pot
Once I was all set I started cutting the blue card to size, then spent two evenings stamping the blue card with the stamps so the stamping was out of the way. I then spent long nights painstakingly cutting off the bottom of the blue card along the stamped design and added the red gems as I went so they started to look a bit more like the finished product. Machine stitched the borders (one or two have turned out wonky – but that’s the joy of handmade!). I cut the sentiments as evenly as I could and attached them to brown card, then attached them to the blue card with sticky fixers.