Friday, 31 December 2021

Getting a head start for next Christmas

I have been working frantically to get this year's Christmas cards done. I created quite a few quick cards using elements from my UFO box. In fact, I ended up with a few extras that can go on my pile for next year. Today's cards fall in that category.

I created the panel for these two cards during the Eat Sleep Crafty Retreat back in June using a 3D embossing folder (5x7 Retro Poinsettia, Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions) and black cardstock. Next, I swiped my Versamark ink pad over the raised areas and applied Perfect Pearls.

I could and should have turned the panel into cards back in July for Let's squash it challenge no. 10 Shimmer and Shine but was only just getting back to crafting. But hey, I did get the cards ready to link it up for the current challenge, Let's squash it no. 15 Your call.

Last year, I also used this EF to create a few last-minute cards, but I never posted them on my blog, so here goes. For these cards, I inked up the embossing folding before running it with the cardstock through my die-cutting machine.

I'm also linking up my 2 cards at:

Merry Little Christmas - #41 Anything Christmas

STAMPlorations CAS - Anything CAS goes

12 Months of Christmas - #84 Anything goes Christmas

I want to thank all of my followers and visitors for visiting my blog and commenting, and I wish you all a very happy, healthy and creative New Year!


  1. What a clever way to finish off an embossed panel. The effect is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS.

    sue n.

  2. Good to get ahead Marianne, I have been doing to same and funnily enough embossing folders have been in use.

    B x

  3. Oh, such lovely cards! Congrats on the head start... I'll be happy if I manage at some point in the first quarter! Happy New Year!

  4. Fabulous effect with the beautiful embossing folder with both techniques. Well done you in getting ahead and here's to a Healthy and Crafty 2022 x.

  5. Oooh pretty. Love the black and silver. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Happy New Year. Hugz

  6. They are beautiful CAS Christmas cards! Happy New Year!!