Christmas docraft Makes

Now, I don’t know if you’re like me (probably not as I do seem to be alone on this one!) but I am not a huge Christmas fan.  I find it incredibly stressful, damn hard work and not to mention expensive.  I love the giving of presents, don’t get me wrong, but it’s the build up that starts from May/June onwards that I find unbearable.

Saying that though, it is quite nice to completely change tact regarding cards.  With Christmas, it’s perfectly acceptable to go over the top, glitter everything or have lots of gold/adhesive gems etc…

With that in mind, today’s blog post is Christmas based showing what I’ve made using the gorgeous Christmas collections from docrafts.

First up is the utterly fabulous Christmas Folk, a range I have fallen head over heels for!

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This 6×6″ foldies card took a while to make and used quite a lot of my stash but it does look quite impressive!

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Each section has an aperture cut into it so you can peek through the entire card to the end segment.

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The decoupage elements work really well and add plenty of interest.

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The addition of ribbons, adhesive gems and sentiments bring out the best in the range and bring a real sumptuous feel throughout.

My next make is also Christmas Folk but is an 8×8″ square card that I’ve spritzed with Artiste Cardinal Red to add texture and a hint of shimmer.

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The bunting has been threaded onto a beading wire and the pennants are secured using 3D foam dots.

Docrafts ‘Pocket Full of Posies’ range is very traditional and will be very popular.  The colours are typical Christmas colours but could be easily modernised by adding spritzing inks or a touch of distressing.

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The A5 Decoupage Card Kit contains enough for 2 cards but you could probably get three out of it if you used your own card blank.

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Certain elements of the wreath have had glitter glue added and then a coating of Anita’s Clear Gloss.

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The berries have had gold metallic ink dabbed on them to add sheen.

Lastly, we have the very cute ‘Jolly Santa’ range.  These papers and accessories have traditional images and sentiments on them and the colours remind me slightly of docrafts Spots and Stripes-Festive colourway.

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I rather fell for the little gingerbread man and so made him centre stage for this card.

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Add different textures and fabrics by making pennants and adding them under a sentiment.

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The delicate paper chain was quite fiddly to make but looks so cute with the row of beading woven through it.

Lastly, but definitely now lastly, is this bright and cute gingerbread card also made using the ‘Jolly Santa’ collection from docrafts.

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Like the earlier card, I’ve spritzed the backing paper using Artiste Gold Spritzing Ink but have tried to contain it just to the centre of the card.  The Bare Basic Gingerbread man can be detached from the card and by adding ribbon or twine could be used as a Christmas tree decoration.  To make him tree-ready, he has been painted in a couple of coats of acrylic, glittered glued and then given a coating of the clear gloss, which helps protect him.

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Under the wooden gingerbread man is a paper outline of the same shape so the card doesn’t look bare when he is removed.

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The metal frame is from the new Gorjuss range but works equally well on other docraft ranges.

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Like the previous ‘Jolly Santa’ card, lots of textures and elements have been added.  The elements used on the wreath have been stamped and coloured in using Artiste pens.  Once stuck onto the card, they too have been given the clear gloss treatment!

So there you have it.  Christmas starts early for most crafters and although I try to hang it out as long as is possible, it eventually catches up!

Check out the docraft Christmas ranges as there is definitely a range to suit everyones tastes and they’re very reasonably priced when compared to some craft companies.

Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you again soon.

Heather x

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10 thoughts on “Christmas docraft Makes

  1. Jade Morrison says:

    Hello Heather, A gorgeous selection of cards. They are all fabulous. Theres nothing like blinging cards up for Christmas…

    Jade xx

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  2. Avril Watson says:

    Heather these are wonderful, I especially love how you have made the Christmas decoration over the top of the 2nd last card..I love Christmas, but have to agree with the stress levels…do you know my favourite day of the year is Boxing Day…hugs xxx

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