A quick look in my used christmas card pile turned up the following which I had already trimmed down prior to taking the photo.
Straight onto card no1. which I have matted onto a christmas paper from Nitwits From their Holly Jolly Frolics range 'Ticking Green'. Matted onto gold shimmer card stock and then adhered to a red card blank. The yellow bow was on my desk and matched the bells perfectly.
Card no2. had a slight mishap in that I had cut the green parchment and gold shimmer papers in ascending size to mount the bell card onto. Had them all sitting straight in the middle of the card but then I knocked the card sideways and the pile shifted to how you see them now and I liked it better so left as is. I went over the bow with red glitter glue and it now has a nice sparkle to it. The sentiment is an Xcut die which also comes with a little die cut bell which you will see used on a card further down. Design paper by Raspberry Road in their Christmas Collection free in Quick Cards Magazine several years ago now.
For the next 3 cards I delved into my christmas stash for some bell ideas. This first one uses a memory box die 'Swirl Bell' that I die cut from gold shimmer card stock and backed with green parchment paper and then fussy cut round. Tied together with a snippet of gold thread. You can just see the little additional bells that I cut using the Xcut die from above. I used more green parchment paper and embossed using a folder by Crafts -Too called 'Merry Christmas' . Attached to a blank card base. Camera decided to give me a pink background even though the card was standing in my white light box. Now why couldn't it have done that on my pink card from the previous post!!
My last card to show you uses bell design silver stickers , a sentiment sticker and silver strips to edge the red card which is adhered to silver shimmer card stock.
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