Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Seasonal Variations

I love Christmas, but like to keep it firmly in December, where it belongs. Since I started teaching classes, I’ve had to begin my Christmas card planning a little bit earlier. I was finding it difficult to come up with designs, when we were looking forward to carving pumpkins and watching fireworks.

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I got over it by adapting a previous design into a more seasonal version. This was a Thank you card I made some time ago. I took a different flower from the set and switched the soft vintage colours for a more traditional red, gold and green.

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The final touch was the ‘merry’ stamped tag, hanging from the candy striped twine. I made a little gift box/treat holder to match. It’s very easy to make from half a sheet of A4 cardstock and I’ll share the instructions on Saturday. The first of three Christmas themed tutorials for December. I hope you’ll find them useful.

13 comments:

KraftyKaren said...

Gorgeous card and box - really looking forward to your tutorials x

Jo said...

I love the card, it's amazing how different cards can look when you change the colour. x

Louise said...

a super idea...x

Sian said...

I really like the idea of taking a design and giving it a Christmas twist. Nice one!

scrappyjacky said...

The same format,but so totally different.

debs14 said...

Very pretty and I love the idea of Gavin's a matching gift box

debs14 said...

Gavin??? Having is what I meant to type!

Sandra said...

Oh that's lovely Fi :)

My simple life said...

beautiful card and I love that box!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful colors.
Rinda

alexa said...

They are both just lovely ... very pretty, elegant and stylish. A great demonstration of the power of a good design.

Lisa-Jane said...

I think that is genius planning and not running out of time at all. We shouldn't feel like we need to reinvent the wheel every time, especially when they were beautiful to begin with and are beautiful again.

fairy thoughts said...

love the clean unfussy cards and yes the first stamp (gorgeous) would look great in seasonal colours too.
janet #33