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Grandchildren’s Christmas Cards

December 23, 2016

I like to create something special for my grandchildren’s Christmas cards each year.  This year I decided to do a Waterfall card.  I haven’t done one of these in ages and if you want some instructions look no further than Splitcoaststampers.  It is fairly easy to make.

Once again I have used the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper to create my cards.  I attached the Designer Series paper to Whisper White card.  Then I added the cross bar of Whisper White and used the retired Antique Brads to attach it to the Whisper White card.  Next I attached the waterfall piece in the centre of the cross bar.  grandkids-card-4The whole piece is attached to scored and folded Early Espresso card.  There are four little panels which are attached to the waterfall.  I stamped “Merriest wishes” from the Merriest Wishes stamp set (this stamp set is also on the Year End Closeout sale at a reduced price) onto the lower right hand corner of one of the Whisper White cards using Early Espresso ink.  The four Whisper White panels are embossed using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  I attached the embossed card to Early Espresso card and then they are attached to the waterfall.  grandkids-card-6The lowest panel – in my case the one with the greeting is attached to the lowest part of the waterfall and then the other three cards were attached.  To decorate the top panel, I cut the little gingerbreadman from the Designer Series Paper and attached him using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  I added a little candy cane which I stamped onto Whisper White card using the image from the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set using Real red ink and hand cut.  The second panel has the little mittens attached. grandkids-card-7 Once more these are hand cut from the Designer Series Paper and attached using the Tombow Glue.  The third panel has a little star and the fourth panel has the Christmas Tree, also hand cut from the Designer Series Paper.

To decorate the inside of the card I attached a narrow strip of Early Espresso card behind one long edge of Designer Series Paper and attached it to Whisper White card.

Since I have six grandchildren, four girls and two boys, I made six of these cards. grandkids-card-7 However, I used the Crumb Cake Designer Series Paper from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper on the boys cards.

The little tassels at the bottom of the Waterfall were made using the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine.  This Twine is so pretty.  The Whisper White Twine has a red metallic thread running through it which makes it really sparkle.  The twine is on the Year End closeout sale at a reduced price. grandkids-cards-3

I love these cards and fortunately so did my grandchildren.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Don’t forget if you need to purchase any of the supplies I have used (except unfortunately the Designer Series Paper which is sold out), the click on the links below to take you to my online store.

Bye for now,

Kris

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  1. December 29, 2016 8:46 am

    Kris, this is just adorable, show the paper, stamps, etc off perfectly. I don’t know how I’ve missed it but love, love, love it! Bet the kids did too.

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    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      December 29, 2016 9:10 am

      Thank you Vicky, I was pretty happy with these too. It’s always hard to know what to put on these type of cards but the paper made it so easy.

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