Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sentiment Cards

Time again for the girls in the Christmas Card Club to show our next makes. The theme was set this time by Carol who asked to see cards with the sentiment as the focus.
I'm back to making some more Joy Fold Cards and using up some pf the stash of freebie design paper I have in my Christmas Box.  These papers are all from  Making Cards magazine 'Christmas Papercrafts Special 2017 and have a contemporary look to them.
Card 1.


This one is made using brown craft cardstock and a tiny rudolph paper along with some cream card stock. The sentiment came on a sheet to use with the papers . Now I couldn't find any more thin red ribbon than what is used for the tag so I made an acetate belly band as the closure instead and then used acetate on the tag front too. Thought it worked quite well and the acetate doesn't hide the sentiment which is what the card is all about after all. Inside shown below. 


Card 2.




This card uses two contrasting papers of the same design on cream and copper shimmer cardstock. I had plenty of thin white ribbon to hand so used for the closure . Again the sentiment came from the same sheet as above. Inside of card shown below with the contrasting papers.

 
Card 3.



This design paper is really contemporary but I think it works perfectly with the wreath sentiment. I love the little rows of christmas trees.  I have used craft card and cream card stock for the bases. Inside of card below.

Card 4.
Couldn't not resort to using an old christmas card front from the christmas box now could I + the acetate was already out so why not use them both!! I trimmed the card front down slightly and cut a piece of acetate of the same size and adhered together by making holes and adding red bads from my stash. Mounted 3D pads on the back and adhered to plain cream stock and then brown cardstock for the base card. The little bauble embellishments were left over from a previous project making christmas box bags so I tied together with a piece of thin string which just happened to be on my desk and matched the card colours.
So 4 more cards to swell the numbers a bit but I am still way off target. I'm off to see what the other girls in the club have come up with.

24 comments:

brenda said...

Love those designs Valery, the shapes are so unusual and display all the elements so well.

B x

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous cards Mrs A and I really like the fold of your cards.
Hugs Christine x

Aquarius said...

A great selection of Christmas cards using up some of your patterned papers - interesting fold too.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Super card designs and the papers are fab too.
Lorraine

Zoe Tant Stampin' Up! UK Demo Lincolnshire said...

You have been busy ! THese cards are all fabulous love all the combos of paper and sentiments. Must give that fancy fold a try. Zoe x

Mia said...

Beautiful cards, Valery. I love the design and the papers. Kisses, my friend.

dutchess said...

Love these Valery so different and a great shape....you are really getting ahead with your cards ...wow ....xxxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

You are the queen of acetate, Mrs. A!! :) Four fabulous card and the acetate belly band has been a clever idea!! Love the Joy fold shape!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, a superb selection of cards, a very ingenious fold and the papers are wonderful, Kate x

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulously unusual cards. Love them!

MaryH said...

These are just marvelous! You are always so clever at using your supplies, and did you ever nail the 'sentiment challenge'. It certainly is the focus on each card, and I like these Joy folds so much. The modern style of the supplies fit with the fold just perfectly - so interesting and so many places to keep the eye moving around. You've done 4 unique cards, each one is just really gorgeous, and you are amazing with the acetate. It was perfect as closure, but didn't hide the sentiment! Well done, indeed! TFS & Hugs - Happy Mother's Day

Margreet said...

Beautiful cards with great shapes!
xxx Margreet

Donna said...

Fabulous cards, like the fold and then wow, a tag and cute holder for it! Great design and choice of papers!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A all your cards are stunning I love them to bits. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
such a wonderful array of gorgeous cards with such lovely sentiments too.
The papers use are also gorgeous and look so effective.
Love the joy fold ones must have a go at them as I haven't tried that shape.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mac Mable said...

Wow ...what inventive and glorious cards. The design and how they open is wonderful. What wonderful papers you've used on them and the inside are amazing too. Thank you too for sharing the fourth classy card too x

Mrs.B said...

Great cards Mrs A, love the designs, work so well with those papers.
Avril xx

scrappymo! said...

I think you have done amazingly well to make four GORGEOUS cards. Love this fold and brilliant idea to use the acetate as the belly band so the sentiment is not obscured!

I must check the Butterfly challenge as i have made a card up for it but not posted as my hands were previously too sore to write a post. Now that they are steadily improving, I hope i have not missed the theme!
Hugs
Maureen

rachel said...

Fabulous designs Valery - these are all brilliant! Big hugs rachel x

Kathleen said...

Wow you are really spoiling us with this fabulous collection. Brilliant creations.

Kath x

Rita said...

Fabulous array of cards Valery. I love them all. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A great collection of Christmas cards here Valery, lovely backing papers.

Sue xx

Createology said...

These Sentiment cards are very lovely. How smart of you to be working ahead of the Christmas Crush. Wonderful Week Dear...<3

Anne said...

These are wonderful, lovely to see the sentiment as the main focus and I love the design of the first three
Anne x