Monday 7 December 2015

Vintage Collage Recipe Christmas Card Series #4

Fill your Christmas Card Box retro style - Pt 4

This card making series is really helping me have plenty of cards to send out early rather than late and in a rush. Today the focus is on the Tim Holtz ephemera pack and using the photo booth snaps to add an image and although they are not Christmassy pics they seem to fit well with the papers and ephemera pieces.

Mostly Tim Holtz
Merriment paper stash
Festive ephemera pack
Photobooth images of children
Christmastime flash cards
Dies - Holiday Words Script. movers and shapers mini bell
Miscellaneous - American seam binding, gold frame (outside scraps left from the frame cutting for the previous set of cards)

Gather all the elements you want to put together.
  The fork? well I wanted little bows to add to the bells and this was the quickest way to do it using the american seam binding. 

Glitter on the bell gave the whole card some extra dimension and interest.

The gold frames came later when I was putting the cards together, they were left from a previous set of cards I made. Waste not want not eh?

Don't you think these have a retro feel to them?

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have your card making well in hand - I also have to buy cards as I seem to send so many out. However this year I am reducing the number and sending ecards  to some friends and contributing some money to charity.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx


Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic assortment of cards, Brenda!

Monika Gulyas said...

These are all lovely, Brenda! xxx

Annie said...

Very retro and the look amazing Brenda x great layering of your chosen the glittered bell xx
Huge hugs Annie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Love this little retro set, very clever! The jingle bells are the perfect finishing touch!

Susanne said...

Oh Brenda! I love your cards! The retrostyle are awesome!

A Pink said...

These are fabulous ! Brenda They do have a real retro feel and I LOVE them - so unique . x

Karin said...

Beautiful christmas cards!
Groetjes Karin

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Brenda - I really love the style of these cards. x

Mrs.B said...

A great set of cards Brenda, love your retro theme.
Avril xx

Unknown said...

I have that paper and this was soooo fun seeing what you did with the the little snow, tinsel, icicles pieces Brenda. Love your little cards! j.

Meggymay said...

A wonderful selection of cards Brenda, the photos add to the fantastic, vintage nostalgic look.
Yvonne xx

experiments in paper said...

What a wonderful collection of sweet, retro holiday cards, Brenda! I absolutely love how you've used a "template" for ready production, but each has such an individual appearance and feel. And really LOVE that glittered bell throughout. You continue to inspire me..... and thank you once again for getting me into the momentum I've achieved this year with your Visual Inspiration series - I would still be staring at my stash were it not for that wonderful nudge! - xxx Lynn

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this set and can imagine them on sale in one of those expensive Retro shops! You have made a wonderful link with the frame and bell with it's lovely little bow! Fabulous!, Chrisx

Lucy said...

I love these cards. They are great and inspiring. You are right about the bell, it is gives a whole extra dimension to the card.

Lucy Edmondson said...

What wonderful and original cards, Brenda! (Thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot),

Lucy x

Words and Pictures said...

These are absolutely charming, Brenda - perfect retro styling, and fabulous red and white detailing. Love the glittery gold bells!
Alison xx

2amscrapper said...

love these! pinned them