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!
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.
I piled on a garden of flowers handmade by me and layered them with die cut foliage, and loopy twine bows.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : )