Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Something from the back of the cupboard.

Sandra, one of my blog friends, has made a series of cards using up some decoupage papers that have lurked in a drawer for a long time, and she has inspired me to do the same. But I have decided to use up some Christmas images. This week I spent one evening making Christmas card inserts, because I am foolish enough to not always do them when I make a card. It took a while but I am glad it is now done, and I shall make sure any further cards are finished off properly. When I put the completed cards away I had a count up and was a bit dismayed to find I have only made forty so far this year. That is way behind schedule for me. I need around 120, and when I get back from my holiday (the first two weeks of October) it will be time to start writing the ones for UK! So I decided I had better do a production line. 

I found some old magazine images which I duplicated and using backing papers, possibly from the same magazine, and gold mirri-card mounts cut with a Nellie Sneddon die, I managed to make a set of four cards, using the first image. I added gold peel-off corners and a simple greeting.

For the second image I used a cream base card, two contrasting papers from the same set, and some textured gold card. A few sequin circles and stars completed these four.

So here they are, a set of eight cards. Although I like my Christmas cards to have a link with the Nativity story, these are not a style of image I use a lot , but I do have some friends who will enjoy receiving them, so they have been put to good use. So I must try and get to grips with some others from this set now. And 'Yes, they do have inserts in, labels on the back, and envelopes with them', so that is a few more for my box. Since then I have started a even bigger production line, but I'll post about that later.


Di said...

Oh Kate, I know what you mean about inserts for Christmas cards in particular. And also that feeling when you count up what you're sure is a huge number of cards only to find you're short of the mark. Sigh, I bet it happens to all of us.

These are lovely and will boost your numbers! Di xx

Jean Straw said...

My! You have been busy, A very nice set of cards to boost numbers. I love the gold mount on the first one.Jean x

Glenda Atkins said...

You have been busy and the results are totally gorgeous, what a fabulous set of Christmas cards!

Saskia said...

You've been really busy! Great set, hope you'll finish them all in time.

MaxineD said...

These are fabulous Kate, and I love how you vary your designs, and have used some images you wouldn't normally use to great effect. I design a card and then just do one 50 card run!! (then I never have to worry about who gets/got which card)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Glad I inspired you Kate. These are super traditional cards. And now you have a bit more space in your craft drawers and your box of Christmas cards has grown!

Sarn xxx