Saturday 18 July 2015

Dinky little Christmas Cards

Hi Bloggers.

I'm running a workshop locally just outside Milton Keynes today. They're fun days!

I have 2 dinky little Christmas Cards for you today - really easy to make, inexpensive, quick and really cute! Actual proper cards too!

Here's the first one -

So, I started by making a card blank out of Coconut White Card using the rectangular die from Sue Wilson's Christmas Scene Mini Background Die Set by placing one of the outer cutting edges outide the fold of the card. I used the same outer die, cut it out of Black Card and glued it to the card blank. I used the same die again with the next decorative die out of Coconut White Card and glued this to the Black mat using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I cut the circular die out of Black Card. I cut the same die with the next decorative die out of Coconut White Card and glued this to the Black mat. I used 3D Foam to add this to the card.

I stamped the sentiment from Phill Martin's Christmas Sentiments Collection using Jet Black Archival.

Job done! You could do this in any colour, add some Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet and Glitter or Glitter Jewels, whatever you want. Little little card measures just 3 1/2" x 2 3/4". Perfect for batch making, children's class cards and just really cute!

Here's my 2nd dinky card -

This time, I used the outer die from the Poinsettia Mini Striplet to create a card blank out of Milk Card. I cut both the dies in the set together out of Rich Red Card. I finished off by stamping the sentiment inside from the Creative Expressions Peace on Earth Stamp Set using Vermillion Archival.

This card measures just 5 1/4" x 1 3/4". You can use any of the Festive Striplets this way.

Both these cards could also be made landscape.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia, such beautiful cards today, and nice easy sizes for posting, love them both and will be making a few I am sure. Enjoy your fun day today.

    Enjoy Saturday whatever you are doing, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Morning Julia.
    Two little gems, Thank you, as you said ideal for school pals and charity shops. Have fun todaay and a good weekend ,Take care Kitty.

  3. Lovely cards Julia
    Luv Rach :)

  4. Morning Julia, fabulous cards and a great size I go to a slimming club and have about 40 cards to do so these will be ideal thanks for the inspiration.
    Nancyd xx

  5. Great cards that are quick and simple to make but still have that quality look about them. really nice idea.

  6. Good morning Julia today's cards are gorgeous and great for batch Christmas card making. Thank you for the inspiration. I hope the workshops go well. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  7. Good morning Julia, two great little cards. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Rosemary xx

  8. Two lovely cards, especially the second one.


  9. Morning Julia
    I'm Sure You'll Have A Terrific Time At Your Workshop, And I'm Sure The Ladies And Gents Will Throughly Enjoy Themselves.
    I'm Loving Today's Christmas Cards As I Have So Many To Make So I Usually Place Into Two Sections One Section For "Special Christmas Cards" And The Other Section Where I Can Make Pretty Quickly I've Already Started Cutting My Dies Out In Different Colourways I Must Admit I Just Love Your Black/Coconut White Card This Really Appeals To Me.
    Then I Love The Fantastic Mini Poinsettia Die, Sue Has Produced A Great Christmas Collection This Year And I'm Able To Add Some Of Last Year's Also, Julia Thank You So Very Much For Sharing I So Much Appreciate It,
    Thank You Take Care.
    Hugs from Sam xxx

  10. Good morning Julia, Two beautiful cards and a great size,I have to send about 120 cards all over the world so have to watch size and weight.I do have both dies so will have a go today.
    Julia have you worked out the fee for the rest of Europe? When ordering something from your website? Take care Jane B.

  11. Good morning Julia, Bless you!!! I'm a lucky girl I have both these dies!!!
    I got them at Doncaster : )!!! Have a great day I know you will!!!
    Safe journey and take care!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  12. These are my kind of cards Simple (like me) but very effective ideal for cards that need to be posted

  13. Morning Julia,
    Two very pretty and quick cards. Love them. Enjoy your day.

  14. Hi Julia. Yes, sometimes it's nice to make simple cards isn't it, but I think they are very hard to get right. Both nice cards. SueL

  15. Hi Julia, such great little cards, and I agree would be great for batch making. Love the red one, and that die is topping my wish list at the moment. Have a great day in YG. Bx

  16. Hi Julia
    Beautiful cards as usual very effective

  17. These cards show that simple, quick cards can be so effective.

    Anne (Northampton)

  18. These cards are lovely Julia

    Have a great day

  19. Hi Julia,
    Lovely cards and a great idea to make smaller cards. Hope you have a good day at the workshop.
    Heather Treble

  20. My charity will love these thank you julia I'll be making lots. Love June horrocks xxx

  21. Hi Julia,
    Such cute little cards, love them!
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  22. Hi Julia, both these cards are so sweet, great quick cards which is just what you need sometimes. Have a great day at your workshop,
    love & blessings - Deb C xx

  23. Hi Julia, two beautiful quick cards.

  24. Hello Julia and all.

    Get you, making proper cards Julia, lol. Two lovely little card, as you say they would be ideal for batch making. Also as you suggest they would be great in a multitude of colours. Thank you for sharing.

    I hope you have a good demo day.

    Best wishes.

  25. Hi Julia, nice cards today would be nice quick easy ones for the kids to help out with also. Take Care Melody xXx

  26. Hi Julia,
    Two lovely cards and really easy to make and post. Thank you!
    Love Myra xx

  27. Hi Julia, I hope your demo's went well today, great that it was local for you.
    Two beautiful, quite simple but effective, cards.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  28. Lovely cards Julia & flat for posting too. Pat x

  29. Thank you for two quick ideas which look so effective. I have in mind to try one of your workshops at Yardley Gobion in the autumn. Only down the road for me too.

  30. Two lovely cards Julia, ideal for when you have lots to do too.Thank you.X


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