Christmas Cards – Pile It Up!

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

This hour I have a set of three Christmas cards to show you – they all use different papers and differently shaped embellishments, but they make a set because I used the same method on all three. I piled the embellishments all up in the middle – just like a big pile of presents!

Winter Wishes:

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Merry Christmas:

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Let It Snow:

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To recreate this method on a card yourself…

Step 1: Cut a piece of patterned paper to 5½” square. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 5″ square.

Step 2: Ink the edges of the white square and machine stitch it to the centre of the patterned paper. Adhere the patterned paper to a 6″ card blank.

Step 3: Sprinkle gold mist droplets onto the middle of the white cardstock, and leave it to dry.

Step 4: Pile up a piece of ribbon, a punched pinked circle of paper, a couple of chipboard shapes, and some gems – all in the middle of your card. I used hot glue to adhere most of these on, and used 3D foam pop-dots for the top layers of chipboard shapes.

Then gift them to someone you love. Because of the depth the chipboard creates, these are probably best for hand-deliveries!

Be Inspired:

Pile lots of things up in the middle of a card or page

Machine stitch a border all around

Make a set of three items using the same method but different products

Jennifer x

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30 Comments
  • I really like the idea of not worrying about everything looking the same but using the same method love machine stitching though I only have an antique machine that has never been used by me!!!

    November 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm
  • Bethany Hardy
    Reply

    You have the best supplies! I love the pile in the middle idea.

    November 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm
  • Dawn
    Reply

    This is a great way to use up bits and pieces and make a pretty card at that!

    November 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm
  • Brenda W
    Reply

    So many great ideas!

    November 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm
  • Lovely cards – I like the first one especially

    November 10, 2013 at 1:10 pm
  • Sue L
    Reply

    Inspired by the retro colours, off to make some cards now.

    November 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm
  • Annie
    Reply

    Really nice cards – I love the pile of goodies against the clean white background, lovely 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm
  • You can tell that all 3 go together. This is another great use of small scrap pieces.

    Julie
    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm
  • lilgik
    Reply

    Super cute cards!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:10 pm
  • Super cool cards!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm
  • Becky
    Reply

    These are great cards. I’ve just done a layout with embellishments piled in the middle of the paper after reading this! Will post it on my blog tomorow and link back 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker
    Reply

    I love all the cards.

    November 10, 2013 at 4:29 pm
  • Jean Bullock
    Reply

    So well done. I especially enjoyed the Retro look of the second two cards.

    November 10, 2013 at 4:34 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Super cards….and super idea to pile up!!! This will help to make ‘quick’ cards!!!!

    November 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm
  • Miriam Prantner
    Reply

    These are wonderful! I was just telling the hubby this AM I really need to get started on ours!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:08 pm
  • Very cute cards x love them x

    November 10, 2013 at 7:17 pm
  • They make a perfect set…..I always like cards that are layered up.

    November 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm
  • Janis in ID
    Reply

    Really like the look of this with white space around the focal point.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 10, 2013 at 10:52 pm
  • Frances
    Reply

    Such a great, great idea – as is usual! Thanks.

    November 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm
  • Adore the vintage images! You have the most amazing eye for balance & design.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:00 am
  • Oh.. These are super cute. I love the white space. It really makes the rest of it pop.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:24 am
  • jengd
    Reply

    Cute cards! I think the snowman is my fav but they’re all great.

    November 11, 2013 at 4:10 am
  • Margie
    Reply

    Love the vintage feel, so sweet!

    November 11, 2013 at 3:13 pm
  • Delightful cards 🙂

    November 11, 2013 at 3:26 pm
  • Lisa H
    Reply

    another pin for my inspiration list – I should have made a new board just for you!

    November 11, 2013 at 7:05 pm
  • Great work Jennifer. They are all great!

    November 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm
  • ahhh these are so pretty, the layered embellishments are lovely x

    November 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm
  • http://julenebydesign.blogspot.com/2013/11/3-purple-christmas-cards.html Here are my humble cards made by clustering items in the centre. I’m happy with them. Your cards look sop beautiful.

    November 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm
  • Debbie
    Reply

    Love these-like the added texture- the stitching, and layering works well

    November 11, 2013 at 11:30 pm
  • Cassandra duchaine
    Reply

    I love all the vintage elements – the more, the better, so pile away!

    November 13, 2013 at 2:53 am

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