Thursday, 5 January 2012

My First Christmas Card of 2012.........


I have made my first Christmas card for Christmas 2012 thanks to the girls from Jingle Belles, hopefully I can keep up with it this year as the prompts are every two weeks.
The first promt is:
"NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT(S)"
so you need to make a card that incorporates gift wrap or some presents, I went with the presents, I saw a card in the Magnolia magazine that I fell in love with but I did my own take on it.


I started off by making an easel card which is very simple, take a standard square card and fold the front of the card in half, you could just leave it at that but I used one half of another square card and attached it to the folded half.
 

  I covered the front and bottom of the card in October Afternoon papers and made the tree by cutting a piece of card into a triange to the size I wanted , then with some BG papers I cut 3cm wide strips and punched along the 12" lengh with a Martha Stewert border punch, layer the strips of paper onto the triangle, trimming the ends off along the straight edge. I decorated the tree with pearls and a glittery star.
Next came the presents, I used chipboard squares and covered them with paper and ribbon, for the deeper parcels,I stacked 5 or 6 chipboard squares together. I finished off with a sentiment from Inspired by Stamping 'Christmas Greetings'. I really enjoyed making this card and look forward to more prompts throughout the year.

Supplies
 
Papers- October Afternoon, Basic Grey
Stamps- Inspired by Stamping 'Christmas Greetings'
Other- Martha Stewart Scalloped Lace Punch, SU Ribbon, pearls, Spellbinder Label die
 

I'm really feeling the cold since I got back from Spain, it is so windy here in the Midlands, I'm looking through the window and the trees look like they are going to snap in half. I think it's time for a cup of coffee to warm me up and maybe a bit of crochet in front of the fire.
 
Hugs
xxxxDebxxxx

30 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!! This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that tree and the presents!! WOW!!! And stay warm my friend! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Ros said...

Oh WOW!!! This is magnificent!! fabulous start to your cards ... totally amazing!!

Jewel said...

What a beautiful card and how organised you are! x x

Lea said...

Holy WOW! That tree is brilliant!!! This is a great start to your Christmas cards!

june lanum said...

so pretty, what a great start

lauren bergold said...

well all i can say is, what a way to start off the new year! this is just an utterly AMAZING card on so many levels: just that gorgeous TREE, for one thing; the easel design for another; but then those tiny WRAPPED PRESENTS!!! those are as brilliant as they are beautiful and just the best finishing touch ever to any card! wow, WOW, wooOoooow!!! ♥♥♥

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Deb! Lovin' the scalloped tree! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ira said...

Goodness girl, if this is your first Christmas card of the year I wonder what the rest will look like! Brilliant and utterly beautiful with those small parcels! Ira x

Stella said...

Deb this is an amazing kick-off for your Chirstmas cards. Wow! This is a gift of its own. Love the subtle colors and a great way to create a tree; how clever!
XX

Linda said...

I love your card - especially all those presents under the tree.

Lisa said...

oh my! off with a bang! this is totally fantastic and so creative. lovely to see you back this week. I'm still a bit unclear how the easel card is constructed - looks great though ;-)

Julie J said...

That is a gorgeous card. Are you venturing into the cold for the crop on saturday?

Please don't tell me it's not on!

Kepanie said...

Holly moly! That is magnificent! You are a card genius, Deb.

yyam said...

Oh wow! What a spectacular card! I love the awesome Xmas tree and all the presents! :)

Linda R. said...

What a pretty Christmas card.. Love the way you made your tree..

Hugs, Linda

mandysea said...

thats one cool card!! awesome tree and love the presents too

Tyggereye said...

How cute is that?? What a great twist on the challenge. Love the 3dish card. Awesome. :)

lynn said...

this is the cutest easel card i've ever seen, deb! just adorable!

paula said...

Wow what a stunning card. I love what you have done, it is so amazing xoxoxo

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How sweet is this, I heart those little gift boxes, so so adorable!
Hey, thanks! I received your beautiful card and gift yesterday!!!!

SmilynStef said...

Love those tiny little presents ... what a sweet little scene ... so glad you joining us at jingle belles in 2012.

Candy said...

WOW! Love this card, Deb! That scalloped tree is so gorgeous!

Juls said...

wow this is utterly gorgeous! so creative! Hugs Juls

Barbara said...

This is a gorgeous card - I love the pearls on the tree!

Theresa said...

holy batman!!!! that is one fab card. you really kicked off 2012 with a bang.

love your cards. they really inspire me. I may need to scraplift a few if you don't mind. I need to channel your card mojo and hope to be half as good as you.. =)

Deb Hickman said...

Thanks Theresa, I don't mind at all, that's what craft blogs are all about, sharing ideas.xxxx

Lorraine said...

Your tree is gorgeous! What a great idea. And the 3-d presents are wonderfully done.

Lisa V. said...

Your card is beautiful in every way. Color/layout..and I never would have thought to used a stack of chipboard to make a present. Congratulations on being selected this week. Well deserved.

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! Love everything about it!
Congrats on the shout out at JB!!

S said...

I have yet to try easel cards - this one is stunning. Thanks for sharing!

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