Monday, 20 November 2017

Its A Double Diamond Christmas

 Good Morning everyone and welcome to a new week. I hope you are all keeping warm and those of you with that nasty cough and cold are on the mend. 

So today i am sharing a set of double diamond fold cards i made for Christmas.  These are really fiddly to make up, although i use a die to cut them out. I dug out all those old Christmas papers and sat die cutting for several evenings. 

These first two use LOTV nitwit papers.  Using the tattered lace diamond fold die, line it up and cut twice, then carefully using a bone folder manipulate all the score lines until it all comes together.  Then i die cut the papers using the matting dies in the set. 

For my embellishments i picked up on the christmas roses and holly in the paper and built up simlar toppers with flower, holly and pine dies.  Pearls to finish.

This one is the opposite colours with buttons to finish.  Also shows them standing up easily. 

I computer printed the sentiment and die cut and added to the back of the card, plain paper added to the sides to write the message on. 

Button Holly.  Picking up on the holly and colours in the LOTV/Nitwit papers.  I die cut the holly from pearl olive and soft gold cardstocks, they matched the paper colours pretty well.  Buttons used as the holly berries. 

Just showing the front. 

Red & Gold Poinsettia.  Spellbinder poinsettia die cut from ruby red and green cardstock, gently shaped and a pearl centre.  All papers from Kaisercraft 'holy night'  The papers have gold foiling which doesn't show up too well. 

 Showing from the front.

and below a fun one with those grumpy penguins again

Katzelkraft grumpy penguin, stamped, coloured and fussy cut out, spellbinders snowflake die cut from white card and added behind the penguins. Papers poundland 'pure frozen', glitter glue to finish.  

Items Used:
Tattered Lace 'Diamond Fold' card die set
Brittania Holly die
Elizabeth Crafts Pine branch die
Spellbinders Poinsettia die
Spellbinders Build a snowflake die
Katzelkraft 'grumpy penguin' stamp set
LOTV Nitwit papers
Kaisercraft 'holy night' papers
Poundland 'pure frozen' papers

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Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek and all your comments last week.  I hope you all have a good week. Emma


  1. Wonderful selection of elegant cards
    Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  2. WOW these are amazing; so much work in them :-)

  3. Fabulous selection of cards! I wouldn't know where to start decorating complicated cards like these...but the result is stunning.
    Hugs, Kathleen

  4. Brilliant selction of cards, adore the grumpy penguin

  5. Wow brilliant card, like the penguin one x

  6. Worth the effort though Emma, great cards.

  7. Brilliant sst of cards the grumpy penguin one....bit like me at this time over the house buying....or not!....Joolsx

  8. So much work, just perfect Emma! Fantastic!
    Pam x

  9. A Stunning selection of cards, yet all so different.

  10. Fabulous double diamond fold card designs Emma, gosh the fold makes a pretty card.

    Hugs diane

  11. Love your fabulous fold design, these are gorgeous!
    Wendy xx

  12. Just catching up with all your gorgeous creations since I was last able to visit, my you have been busy! Lots of different shapes too and beautiful colours ... Steph x

  13. They all look fabulous, love those holly berry buttons!

  14. Hi Emma, I just love your folded shape cards there all gorgeous beautifully embellished and lovely selection of papers very Christmassy.
    Hugs Babs x

  15. Fabulous ..A lot of work Emma. Jxx

  16. Absolutely gorgeous folded cards Emma, so much work but well worth it. Love the one with the penguins. Kirsty. x

  17. Beautiful work...Gorgeous these...Marilyn.x

  18. Gorgeous selection of Christmas cards xx


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