Here we are again for another Festive Friday! Festive Fridays is a bimonthly blog hop hosted by Terri Sproul. It gives us the opportunity to create Christmas cards all year long so that we have a batch of them ready to send out at the holidays. You should have arrived here from: Brenda’s blog If you’d like to start the hop from the beginning, head on over to: Terri’s blog.
This week I have two cards to show you. One is a general holiday card themed Winter Wonderland. I like to have a few seasonal cards on hand that certainly can be used as Christmas cards but aren’t necessarily strictly themed that way. These are helpful for sending out to those I know who don’t celebrate Christmas and/or are of a different faith. For this card, I used a piece of blue cardstock as the background. I had found some adhesive backed flocked lettering ribbon some time ago and had been wanting to use it, so it formed the theme and sentiment on the card. I then added to the theme, creating a mini snow storm out of a cardboard snowflake I received in a scrapbooking kit, some silver (both glittery and not) snowflakes that came from an embellishment kit I purchased at Dollarama (a Canadian dollar store chain), and some blue and white snowflake brads.
My second card is a Hanukkah card I made for a dear friend of mine. I started with the same blue cardstock base and then tore strips of a scrapbooking paper and applied those as “stripes”. I embellished it with some stars of David that I cute from silver pieces received in that Dollarama kit, icy blue and silver bugle beads, and iridescent sequins. I added the sentiment to the inside.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look at my cards. I’m really pleased with how they turned out and the simplicity of them. Your next stop is: Robin’s Nest
Full list of participants is below! Happy hopping!
Wonderful cards, Cyn!!! 🙂 You always make the best things!
Maria Chuy Soto says
lovely, and true we need those type of cards too! thanks will have to add to my to do list!
Cynthia great cards!!! Dont you just love Dollarama!
What fun cards…. love the dollar store!!!!!
Nice cards – love the snowflakes 🙂