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Christmas: Last Minute Cards!

Need some last minute Christmas card ideas? Here are some simple tips and tricks to create real show-stoppers! @heyelsie @pinkpaislee #ppTurnThePage #ppOhMyHeart #Christmas #christmascards #cards #diy #handmade

Hey friends, it’s Elsie here with some Christmas card inspo for ya!

I can’t believe Christmas is only a few days away, time flies! But if you’re in need of some last minute handmade Christmas cards, then I’ve got a couple of ideas to share with you today.

christmas-cards-1I love using my electronic die-cutting machine because it’s a great way to create some show stopping projects very quickly; it’s especially handy at this busy time of year. My favourite designs to use with my cameo are definitely ones where I can do some paper-piecing, which is my all-time favourite scrappy technique!

christmas-cards-6For my cards today I used two cut files: a ‘Beary Christmas Car‘ and Santa’s Workshop. After choosing the papers and cutting each of the individual pieces, I pieced everything together to create my pictures. It’s a bit like putting together a really simple jigsaw puzzle, because the cut file’s designer has done all the measuring for you!

christmas-cards-5And of course I couldn’t help but stitch on both images to give them some more texture, whimsy and cuteness! You don’t have to be a crazy person like me and stitch around everything, especially if you’re in a hurry, the images still look great without it!

christmas-cards-7Rather than adhering these images on more standard card shapes, like squares and rectangles, I decided to keep mine the shape of the images. I think this is a fun way to make them stand-out and look really fancy!

christmas-cards-4As you can see I haven’t used traditional Christmas colours. Turn The Page has some really great red and green patterns which would look awesome together if you prefer something more traditional. But I can’t resist using my favourite pinks and turquoises! Using yours or the recipient’s favourite colours is another easy way to make your cards stand out and also adds a more personalised touch.

christmas-cards-3I love the patterned paper I used for the car, it’s one of my favourites from Turn The Page. I used one of the gold foiled papers from the 12×12 paper pad as that extra bit of shimmer, which is perfect for this glitzy and festive time of year!

christmas-cards-8christmas-cards-2Thanks for popping by today everyone, and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday season! I’ll see you back on the blog next year!

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