Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas Card Holder

I'm really gonna have to get my finger out and blog a bit more often this week, there is so much more to share with you all! First up, here's a really simple but effective Christmas Card holder that would make a great gift:

"Reindeer Card Holder"

It's hard to get a good picture because of the size and of course because I couldnt wait and had to hang this one up before taking any photographs!

"Reindeer Close-up"

I diecut some vintage-patterned card (a gift from a friend on Docrafts so I've no idea where it came from) into Reindeer, strung them all together by tying a length of string around each one in turn, and disguised the string with small bits of craft tinsel. A tiny peg is glued to the back of each deer behind the neck. A couple of goes at this and I discovered that glossy accents works best or you wake up to cards all over the floor (ask me how I know lol!).

"Reindeer Close-up 2"

These diecuts balance perfectly from hanging around the neck, and you can even get the deer to cock his back leg either side of the card! If you had a big Father Christmas in his sleigh to hang up behind the deer, I think that would look great too.

"Birds Card Holder"

If you don't have any patterned card, have no fear! It works just as well with diecut cardboard and cheap patterned paper. These birds were diecut from old dishwasher tablet boxes, and the patterned paper diecut from a free pad that came with a magazine. The papers are glued onto the card (make sure you cover the decorated side of the card, so that the plain side shows at the back.This one took a bit more fiddling to get the birds to hang the right way and I ended up tying in two places, around the neck and tail. Claudine Hellmuth's Matt Multi-Medium is great for sticking paper on card.

Finally, tie a slip knot in each end of the string to hang over a couple of nails. Hope your Christmas preparations are going well!

Sizzix Bigz Reindeer Flight
Sizzix Bigz Birds
Claudine Hellmuth Matt Multi-Medium
patterned card, recycled card, patterned paper
glossy accents
small pegs
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  1. Hello Maddy
    Such a great idea, I'm sure I have some spare tiny pegs somewhere so may give this a go. I think my daughters will have fun helping me with these.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my card on Sunday. You are right, I think the world of my children and feel so blessed to have them.

    Take care
    Hugs Sue

  2. This is adorable Maddy and they are such elegant reindeers thank you birdies.

    So sorry I've not been by lately, been so under the weather but trying hard to play catch up. And promise I'm trying hard not to Google !!

    B x

  3. What a clever idea so pretty. Love the reindeers and birds. Alison xxx

  4. I really love this idea! So festive.

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x


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