Sunday, November 13, 2011


The few days leading up to my husband's operation were stressful.
I usually find getting inky with my favourite rubber stamps and distress inks relaxing,but I just could not get my creative juices going.
So I came across a fabulous magazine 'Cards and Crafts for Christmas Vol 5.' Special collector's edition.
It has tons of ideas using Christmas pattern paper. I have way too many 6x6 pattern paper pads (another addiction!)
So, I pulled out my Christmas 6x6 pads and picked two that I liked the most.
Bo Bunny "Father Christmas Collection" and my fave by Simple Stories "25 Days of Christmas"
All the cards created here were ideas from the magazine.The instructions are easy to follow. I cased some of them using the Christmas pads I had on hand.

I added a Tim Holtz Reindeer die cut and 'noel' is from another die cut.

'Joy' is a die cut. Added some stickles for bling!

Love this one! All paper here is from the Simple Stories paper pad.

This would be a great one to give to a male. Simple Stories paper used for this card. So easy!

Love the vintage style of this one!

Love the turned over corner on this card. It was supposed to have matching paper inside. I am going to use a corner style rub on in the top right hand side...or maybe even stamp a corner design.

I really enjoyed making these cards. I am going to use my other paper pads to create similar cards in other themes.
I bought the paper pads from Nicole at the Craft Queen You will find a huge range of 6x6 paper pads here.

Hope you have enjoyed viewing the cards.


  1. LOL Shirley - I made a card the other day with 'no stamping' and there were a few mortified people in my house too! But you put me to shame the number of cards you made! Well done :)

  2. Wow, fabulous cards Shirley, & they all look so unique & elegant...might have to follow your example & use up my 6"x6" paper pads too :)

  3. LOVE your cards Shirl... gorgeous papers... and such a fabulous variety of Christmas sweetness... what a great start to your Chrissy cards too :))

    Jenny x

  4. They look fabulous, and with the great variety of papers the absence of stamping is not obvious.

  5. Great cards. Hope your hubby's recovery is going well.xx

    Good Luck for The Craft Barn draw.

    Have a great day. Gez.xx

  6. Gorgeous Christmas cards Shirley! The papers are lovely! xx

  7. Wow Shirley! I love the vintage feel to your cards. I'd better get cracking. You have given me some wonderful inspiration, thanks!

  8. I love your Christmas Cards they are all amazing.