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Handmade Christmas Card a Day – Day Two

Welcome to Day 2 of our Christmas Card a Day feature.  For the Day 1 card, please click here.

Today’s card designs come to us from Jowilna Nolte, from South Africa.  Please visit her website here.  You will find lots of great layout project tutorials as well as a kit store.  Jowilna made a selection of five cards for this Christmas Card a Day feature, using scraps from prior projects.  What is lovely is that they all coordinate.  These would make a lovely gift set for someone!

These Christmas cards are literally made out of scraps. I used off-cuts from wedding invitations as my card base, added some bright red flute cardstock, turquoise shimmery paper, some printed book pages and a few stray embellishments and in a matter of minutes had several cards done. One more thing to tick off the to-do-list!


Cardstock Fusilier, Stardream & Curious metal Bronze. Patterned paper Old book paper. Embossing powder Ranger. Stamps HeroArts & PSX. Stickles Ranger. Ribbon Making Memories. Other Buttons, jute, snowflake punch, diamantes and staples.


1. The cards measure 2” wide and 6” high. They are off cuts from making wedding invitations, and I literally have about 200 of these cards, so this year I decided to actually use those scraps.

2. I first embossed my images onto the turquoise Stardream paper using Versamark ink pad and white embossing powder to create a focal point image.

3. Once I had my image I combined it with bright red Fusilier (flute cardstock)  and book paper to build the background and complete the base for each card.

4. Tear the paper, matt the stamped images and then add your embellishment. This approach is much like that of designing ATC cards and makes the process so much easier. The principle is: Get your background, create a focal point image and add an embellishment.

5. The finishing touch to each card was adding a bit of bling with Star Dust stickles.

Jowilna Nolte

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  1. November 2nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    So simply beautiful!

  2. LindaSonia
    November 2nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    there is no link to day 1???

  3. November 2nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Sorry, Linda – it’s added in now.

  4. November 2nd, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Very pretty!

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