Thursday, 25 October 2012

Christmas Cards for Rudolph Day

 I know, it's a bit early, but did you know there are only 9 Saturdays until Christmas (I think that's what they said!).  Scary huh!

Anyway, this is a little Penny Black stamp set I absolutely love.  I've had it for quite a while, but it comes out quite regularly (at least once a year LOL!) and I've just added a die cut border along with some shiny narrow tape in Christmas colours.  I've had them for a while too and wasn't sure what to do with them last year, but this year, it came to me - use them as borders!!!  I've also got some other ideas which you'll be seeing soon too!
This card photo was taken flat, when really I should've stood it up to get the best effect.  It's a folded card with a stand out image, but it's not done in the normal way by sticking it to the front left hand side.  This one is stuck on the inside of the flap, and the card comes from the right hand side. I hope that makes sense! 

A cute little wreath embellishment and some gold peel offs later and another card is all done.  I'm now looking out for square envelopes again.  I've decided I quite like square cards too now!

The paper was a freebie from a magazine.  The red dots look like candy, but they are in fact shiny dome shapes from Papermania I believe.  I only got one pack and seem to be getting through them at a great rate of knots so might have to go to the craft shop again, oh dear, what a real shame....never mind huh!!



scrappymo! said...

I partial to the first card...but i love penny Black images. This one is so cute!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Two charming Rudolph Day cards here Karen. I particularly like the first one with the PB hedgie.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge again. Good luck.

Sarn xxx

Brenda said...

Great cards! I love the little Penny Black image, they are so cute! I also love the border at the bottom of that card too. Your second card is pretty! I love all the soft colors on it. Looks like an interesting fold!