Hey there crafty followers! So it’s that time of year again when we all start thinking about Christmas! Well, I do at least (yes, even before Halloween!). So I decided to make a start on some quick and easy Christmas cards using the Docrafts Folk Christmas range that came out last year. I’ve talked about it before and it’s still one of my favourite Christmas ranges because I just love the gorgeous bright colours and pretty designs. Plus the fact that there are so many different coordinating elements in the collection makes it really easy to craft with.
For my first card I chose a large 8×8 filigree card blank (again from Docrafts but I can’t remember which range) and added a simple die cut circle of green paper to the centre with a simple topper on top (attached with a foam square) and a red bow from Hobbycraft.
I made this tag by drawing round a template of a tag I already had on to two different patterned papers and then glued them together. I built up the snowman decoupage sentiment and attached it to the tag with a bit of silver glitter washi tape above it.
So for this card I decided to go for the hot pink paper out of the Docrafts Folk Christmas pack – it’s such a great colour! I included a couple of baubles cut from the one of the papers in the 12×12 pack and I also used a few of the lovely swirly shapes I’d die cut with the Stampin’ Up Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.
I kept this card really simple because it uses a busy background paper. It has two simple strips of washi tape from Paperchase across the front and then I added a few circle patterns and a bird across the tape with foam squares, and a gold bow underneath.
This cards uses one of the card blanks from the Docrafts Folk Christmas range which are a good 6×6 size and coordinate perfectly. I added a strip of green paper to this card with a punched border (which you can just about see) and then added the Merry Christmas decoupage on top. I then added a strip of silver glitter washi tape and a gold bow to finish.
You can see in this one that I have again gone for a pink and green combo. I just like bright cards! For this one I used a tag and a topper, both of which came in the die-cut topper pack, and the striking black washi tape is one that came with my Stampin’ Up Project Life kit recently and happened to be on my desk. I added a bit of glitter glue to this one for some Christmas sparkle.
Finally for this card I went for something a bit different and used one of the less bright paper patterns in the pack. If I have a simple background I often add a doodle border for a bit of interest so that’s what I’ve done here. I added a decoupage bird topper from the range, a simple Season’s Greetings sentiment and a little red bow.
Each of these cards took 10 to 15 minutes to make which is ideal if you make a lot of Christmas cards each year. I still have a lot of paper and toppers etc left from the range so no doubt I’ll be crafting with it again this year and next (and however long it lasts after that!).