I hope you are all well and not too cold today. Today I would like to share with you a couple of Christmas Cards I have made using the free Forever Friends decoupage and paper stack with came with this months Papercraft Essentials. Now I have to confess when I get free papers , toppers and things with magazines I tend to put them aside 'for later'. How many of you do the same?
But with this pack I just had to have a go at making the toppers up and then making actual cards with them! The stack gives you 10 patterned papers and 2 designs each of four decoupage designs.
This first card is a 6x6" card blank. the decoupaged topper was placed onto white pearlesent card and then onto red card stock. The corners were then trimmed with a corner punch. I then used the green swirly paper down the left hand side and the cream holly paper on the rest of the card. This was the matted onto red card stock, but if like me you cut the papers a bit too short, I wrapped a piece of green satin ribbon around the bottom ! The holly spray was cut with a Marrianne Die and then I added red holly berries with Xmas Red Stickles. Three red gems top left and bottom right of the card.
For the second card I again used the green swirly paper. This time I cut a square of the red checked paper and edged it with Festive Berries Distress ink. The decoupage topper was then put on white card and then onto red card. I rounded the corners with my small corner rounder punch. A small snowflake peel off in each corner added a bit of bling to the card.
I hope you enjoy using your freebie goodies as much as I have.
Thanks for stopping by.
I appreciate all comments you may have on my cards.