Welcome to the Festive Friday Blog Hop hosted by Terri Sproul! You should have arrived here from: Brenda’s blog
For this week’s cards, I worked in collaboration with my daughter Samantha. The main materials used in these “cards” is felt. They are designed to fit perfectly into a business size envelope for easy mailing but instead of being a traditional card, they are mini banners that can be used by the recipient as a decoration. For the main design of each banner, we used a retro pattern from a Christmas magazine (I believe it was either a Woman’s Day or Better Homes and Gardens Christmas issue from the 1970s). We used Aleene’s Tacky Glue for assembling and embellishing the cards.
For the blue dove banner, we added some rhinestones and glittery embellishments from a multi pack that we purchased at Dollarama. I noticed that with the glare, you can’t see some of the detail on the dove but it has a tiny sequin eye and a few sequins to enhance the wing and tail. I sewed tiny little star charms (also part of the multi pack) at the bottom of the banner to add some movement. I feel like the dove still looks a bit flat so I’m considering adding some dimension to it with Stickles.
On the Santa banner, once again we added some red glittery hearts, a white pompom and little red jingle bells to the basic design. It’s already a fuller, busier design so we refrained from adding too much to the beginning felt pattern. There’s something about Santa’s face I’m not quite satisfied with and may work on changing for the rest of the ones we made of this design. His head seems a bit too small to me and I’ve not yet found something for the eyes that suits him the best but overall I think it’s quite cute.
This one is my favourite at this point and the one I feel is completely finished. It started as just a simple tree shape on the red background. We began by adding some garland of a glittery red rick rack from Fabricland fabric store. The stars and ornaments on the tree are all from another multi pack purchased at Dollarama. For the presents, I started with the two white ones. My daughter had purchased some adhesive backed decorative felt Christmas ribbon at Michaels to use for some gifts she made. I had her save the white paper backing from the ribbon and cut out some of the gift packages to use under the tree on this banner. I also used a green felt square from the multi pack to make a smaller gift, adding some thin red ribbon from Michaels to it. Once again, the jingle bells are from the multi coloured pack we got at Dollarama.
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