Collection Obsession Christmas Greeting Cards

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Question. Do you ever have a paper collection that you get out to create with and just can not stop?  It happened for me with the Simple Vintage Christmas Collection from Simple Stories.  This was part of my haul for 2018. While flipping through to select something to work with I rediscovered this collection and could not put it down!

Santa Shaker Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

First I created this 6 x 6 card with a shaker focal image.  That sweet vintagy Santa had my heart and was the inspiration for the rest of the pattern choices.

Santa Shaker Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

I piled on a garden of flowers handmade by me and layered them with die cut foliage, and loopy twine bows.

Santa Shaker Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 05

The generous sized shaker holds loads of pretty sparkly sequins.  That extra tag on top helps to balance the larger floral arrangement on the bottom.

Merry and Bright Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

I initially planned for this to be a sweet and simple card. As is often the case with me….I went totally overboard with festive layering.

Merry and Bright Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 03

More handcrafted flowers here. This time I topped the petals with chunky glitter for added detail.  There’s a pretty lace strip with an entire row of vintage buttons!

Merry and Bright Christmas Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

I love to add jingle bells to cards and they look just perfect in the center of this pretty bow tied with wrinkle ribbon and twine. Thinking of adding a little bit of extra cheer? Why not consider crystal drops and glitter die cut stars.

Christmas Day Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 01

I’m a bit obsessed with 4 x 9 inch cards at the moment. It makes me think outside my normal card “layout” and be more creative.

Christmas Day Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 04

This card is slimmer but there is no shortage of details here! I’ve even created flowers with the collection papers for a perfectly coordinating look.  Metal charms tucked under the bow add a gentle movement for a mildly interactive element.

Christmas Day Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 06

The tag and circular element did not come from the collection. I found these sifting through my bin of journal tag cut aparts and was delighted at how well the matched! Talk about a lucky find. More vintage buttons here and a few sequins are the perfect finishing touch!

~Polly’s Paper Studio~  Santa Christmas Shaker Card, Christmas Day Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Red Wrinkle Ribbon, Flower Stamens, Ivory Burlap String.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : )

 

One response »

  1. I love every one of these beautiful cards! The Merry and Bright card, however, really opens my Christmas eyes.. Every element is perfectly placed. All those vintage buttons are wonderful…definitely brings “vintage” to the forefront! Clean & Simple just isn’t in my card vocabulary!! Dimension is a key ingredient for me! Beautifully designed cards made from a gorgeous paper collection. YES!

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