Christmas Cards – On The Mantlepiece

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

Here’s another set of three Christmas cards. This time I created a ‘mantelpiece’ or ‘shelf’ on each card for the sentiment and embellishments to sit on…

Christmas Cards with Mantelpieces:

Christmas Cards - on the Mantelpiece by Jennifer Grace

I started with a 6×6″ card blank, covered the top and the bottom of the card with two different colours of patterned paper (making sure the one at the top was less busy) and then made my wooden mantelpiece. I used a Glitz Designs Woodgrain Roller Doodle with brown ink on dark kraft card to make the wood, but you could use woodgrain paper or just brown card. My mantelpieces are approx 1¼” deep, and I adhered them with foam tape – making sure it ran down the middle of the shelf so that I could tuck things in at the top and bottom.

Then I tucked some gold glitter ribbon at the top of each mantelpiece, put a little tree and a present on each one too, and added a sentiment and some gems. I also tucked some white ribbon at the bottom of each mantelpiece:

Christmas Cards - on the Mantelpiece by Jennifer Grace Christmas Cards - on the Mantelpiece by Jennifer Grace Christmas Cards - on the Mantelpiece by Jennifer Grace

I think these cards look cool and cosy, what do you think?

Be Inspired:

Use a mantelpiece or shelf across your next project

Tuck things under an embellishment that’s been added with foam tape or dots

Use sticker sentiments to finish off a card

Back again soon, Jennifer x

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  • Bethany Hardy

    Love that idea!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm
  • Annie

    Very sweet cards, love the mantelshelf idea! :o)

    November 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker

    They do look cozy! Love them.

    November 10, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  • Alison

    The mantel shelf looks so realistic!
    Alison xx

    November 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm
  • Great cards, like the mantle shelf idea 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm
  • Dawn

    This is a great idea! Thanks for the immense amount of work that you’ve done for these posts.

    November 10, 2013 at 8:08 pm
  • What a neat idea for a card. I really thought that was wood laminate.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 10, 2013 at 8:12 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    What another super idea!!! You are definitely giving everyone lots of inspiration!!!

    November 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm
  • What a great idea!!! Love these cards!!

    November 10, 2013 at 8:42 pm
  • Another great idea.

    November 10, 2013 at 9:03 pm
  • I am stealing this for my Christmas cards – thank you very much :~)

    November 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm
  • Oooooohhhhh… love these. So cute!!

    November 10, 2013 at 11:24 pm
  • Adorable cards. I love this idea.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:07 am
  • That is a really cute idea and they turned out so well too

    November 11, 2013 at 1:16 am
  • jengd

    Cute bunch of cards!

    November 11, 2013 at 4:03 am
  • Frances

    Very cool, cool indeed! Love them.

    November 11, 2013 at 4:38 am
  • now that is a clever idea and i will definitely be taking inspiration from this one (so many fab ideas!!) the mantel idea is just wonderful! thanks again

    November 11, 2013 at 7:28 am
  • Margie

    Beautiful cards-they are sure to be loved be whoever receives them!

    November 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm
  • I don’t normally buy Christmas papers but I’m starting to think I may need this 🙂

    November 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm
  • Brenda W

    Good ideas and I think the Woodgrain Roller Doodle is going on my wish list!

    November 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm
  • What an absolutely cracking idea! I’ve Pinned this to come back to because its such a perfect way of using up odd embellishments.

    November 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm
  • Lisa H

    such a great design. pinning.

    November 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm
  • the mantlepiece is a great focus for these fab cards!

    November 11, 2013 at 9:14 pm
  • Debbie

    Love these cards- mantelpiece is great idea

    November 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm
  • Cassandra duchaine

    He mantle on your cards looks just like the mantle over my fireplace! Great cards

    November 13, 2013 at 2:48 am
  • I think these are fantastic 🙂 love the idea of it and it’s great for some of my small xmas goodies thanks for sharing

    November 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm

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