Saturday, 15 September 2012

Piles of Presents

The gifts of the season , or, as it is known in my house, piles of presents!

I must admit I have made a card similar to this one before, only it wasn't a Christmas card but when I saw the theme on 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown was gifts this week it immediately came to mind, especially as I remembered some beautiful DSP  from Stamping Up - Holly Berry Bouquet.  You only need small 'scraps' for this card too, which is a bonus!

I have used various 'ties' on my gifts; organza ribbon, bakers twine and some satin ribbon that I brought back from Turkey (what a bargain less than £1 for 10 metres and such fun hunting down the haberdashers in a foreign country!) and I used a gate fold card blank and peeloffs for the greeting banners.  I am also entering my card in The Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge where September's challenge is to feature Christmas presents.
A quick, simple and, hopefully, effective Christmas card -It had to be quick as my daughter is off to University tomorrow in Loughborough, which is about two hours away from where we live. It's been a stressful September, trying to sort out accommodation, finance and do all the shopping for the things Ellie needs 'for the start of my new life' as she puts it! A few tears will also be shed, rest assured. Can't wait 'till Christmas now, because she'll be home again!


  1. What a brilliant way to use up scraps of DP Louise! A lovely card! Vicky x

  2. Lovely card - especially the peel offs (ha ha you know what I mean!!)
    Will be thinking of you and Elouise tommorrow - good luck - Jacqueline xx

  3. Louise, this is amazing!!! LOVE the use of the patterned paper to make a stack of gifts! This is wonderful--and the different ribbons, etc., are fabulous! :)

  4. Fantastic card. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR this month.

  5. Fabulous way to use your scraps! Love the ribbons on the presents. Thanks for playing with us at CCAYR!

  6. I'm with you, I love this DSP. Funny several of us ended up using the same paper too! Great card and I love the idea of the presents, very creative!


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