Monday, 23 August 2010

Zig-Zag Christmas Cards

I saw a zig-zag card in this month's Craft Beautiful magazine and liked the idea so set about making a couple to add to my Christmas card stash. I have made my zig-zag cards by using a piece of cardstock that is three times longer than the width so 3"x9", 4"x12" etc. I have scored the cardstock twice (for 3" card at 3" & 6" and for a 4" card it's at 4" & 8") and folded, voila a zig-zag card!

This one is dinky and the front panel measures 3x3". I love the small shape and used up some scraps of MME xmas papers from last year and some gorgeous digi penguins from Pink Petticoat. I bought these cuties last year and never got round to making anything with them - oops!

I would like to enter my mini card into the following challenges:
Allsorts - Challenge 66, Miniature (hope this is ok as my card front measures 3" square)

Supplies:
Cardstock - Bazzill Dotted Swiss
Paper - MME Merry Days of Christmas
Images - Pink Petticoat coloured with Promarkers and Picket Fence Distress Stickles
Buttons - Crafty Emma's Store
Flowers - from stash
Brad - from stash
Sentiment - gorgeous freebie from Shirley Clark
Tools - MS scoreboard, circle and scallop circle Nesties

This one is larger at 4" and was so so easy to put together as the images are LOTV die cuts so no colouring required! The paper is more I had left over from last year.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
MSE - Artydoll's Red & Green challenge
Crafty Angels - Week 42, Something Old, Something New (my old is paper and images, new is snowflake die)

Supplies:
Cardstock - Bazzill Dotted Swiss (green), Bazzill Basics (red)
Paper - MME Merry Days of Christmas
Sentiment ticket - freebie from Caz's fab blog printed onto kraft paper
Tools - Marianne Designs snowflake dies

I love love love the cute image on this next card, he's called Mouse with Bauble and is available from Pollycraft.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Supplies:
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Paper - Wrap the Presents by October Afternoon
Image - Mouse with Bauble from Pollycraft coloured with Promarkers and copious amounts of Picket Fence Distress Stickles
Sentiment ticket - freebie from Caz's brilliant blog
Felt snowflake - John Lewis
Tools - Marianne Designs snowflake dies, circle and scallop circle Nesties

41 comments:

  1. Three stunning cards Sarah I do love zig zag cards,and your's look amazing.xxx

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  2. gorgeous lot of cards there Sarah! :) x

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  3. Wow what stunning cards - love card design, love the ticket sentiments, love the images, infact I love every single thing about these cards. x

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  4. Beautiful cards!!! I love all of them. What a great fold and love the images and colors!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

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  5. Gorgeous - you pick the cutest images xx

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  6. Fabulous cards - love the design. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

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  7. All of your cards are fab ! Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

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  8. I love them all, they're fabulous!!!

    Julie (elysia2003) xxx

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  9. Fabulous cards, they all look gorgeous :)

    Leanne x

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  10. Fantastic cards I love them all
    xx

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  11. Fab cards - love this satyle of card and your images are lovely.

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  12. These are fabulous Sarah. You've actually given me an idea to use the coloured cardstock I bought from Lidl (or was it Aldi) a few weeks ago. It's good quality and lots of bright colours, too good a price not to buy but I hadn't got around to using it!

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  13. Oh hun I just love them all, that shape is fantastic
    Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT
    hugs shell xx

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  14. 3 super sweet cards...thanks for joining us at PFP...Debs x

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  15. Hi Sarah,
    What a wonderful selection of gorgeous cards. These are all wonderful. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  16. I love them all, they look fantastic. x

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  17. Wow you've been busy!! Great cards, thanks for playing along with us on Creative Cottage
    Anne x

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  18. Just Stunning!! I love every one of them. They are all gorgeous. What a mammoth post too, all those links! Well Done xxx

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  19. WOW these are absolutely adorable hun! Gorgeous work and love all of your sparkle! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  20. What super cards and any of them would be a joy to receive.

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  21. You totally rocked these cards. I am gonna have to try it for sure. Thanks for sharing these and thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations for our Christmas Challenge.

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  22. Such adorable cards. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

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  23. These cards look like a lot of fun! I'll have to give them a try soon! Yours are beautiful, I love each and every one of them!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our "2 is better than 1" challenge!
    Don't forget to check out our Design Team Call!!
    Dee (Spryte)
    Sprytebyrds Spot

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  24. Ah what cute cards, thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

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  25. Beautiful, hadn't seen these cards until I saw your first one!! they are so pretty xx

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  26. WOW>>>>>These are absolutely Gorjuss.Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations for the Christmas In August Challenge.Good luck hugs judex

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  27. Wow ... you've been on a card marathon! Love all your zigzag cards and the cute characters you have used. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx
    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

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  28. What an absoloutely stunning array of Christmas cards, all are gorgeous. Fantastic zig zag cards such such lush papers and great images.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah!Humbug!

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  29. Hi ya
    wow fabulous selection of cards, luv the design, great images & papers,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

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  30. What a wonderful cards.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  31. wow, this cards are beautiful! I love the colors on them and the cute images! Thanks for joining SSC this week!

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  32. Three stunning cards that all would fit in our theme this week.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland, hope to see you back on Friday for some more challenge fun
    Hugs Kate xx

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  33. I love these zig zag cards, they are just great all three of them! The second one is my favourite however the image is just so cute! Thanks for playing with us @ SSC, we hope you will join us again next week! Hugs Gemma
    P.S. we stiil need new DT members, please check the SSC blog

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  34. What spectacular cards! The images are all so darling! Fabulous fancy fold! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges! Hope you’ll be joining us for the next challenge!

    ~Hugs~Kym

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  35. these are all gorgeous, love the papers on the allsorts one, really funky for xmas, well dine on getting some of the dreaded xmas cards done too!

    thanks so much for taking up my challenge at Allsorts

    Amanda xx

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  36. Hi Sarah

    Hi there

    A really pretty minature creation, thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

    B x

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  37. These are incredibly cute! I've never seen zig zag cards before... and I love them!

    Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

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  38. Wow what stunning cards, love them all. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time.
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  39. Hi, thanks for joining in with us over at Creative Inspirations. What a great set of cards. The zig zag ones are a great idea.
    Best wishes to you,
    Emma.

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  40. Gorgeous cards. I love the sentiments. Jaqui x

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