Hi Sizzix friends, it's Barbara from Germany wishing you a happy new year!
To say thank you for presents and christmas cards I made some thank you cards for my far away friends and family.

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As I was preparing the cards I also designed some more cards for other occasions, because the dies with the presents are so cute! And because my cards are sent in Germany, they say DANKE ;-)

The first two cards have more of a christmas feeling, with the little tree and the colors of the embellishments. On one card I used a lange Tim Holtz christmas text background stamp. The Marquee Letters  have little holes like dots, backing them with coordinating cardstock (I used the same Alphas in a solid version from my stash) makes them look better on the stamped background.

And here are some cards that can be used all year round. On the first card I created a subtle background with the embossing folder. On the second card I diecut the letters twice using different papers and glued them slightly offset to create a shadow effect.

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You can vary the colors of the gift parcels and the letters to your liking, it depends on the paper you use.

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Diecut the gift parcels from patterned paper and back some of them with coordinating cardstock for a more solid feeling. Use 3 D Glue pads for dimensions when glueing the parcels on the cards. Diecut the letters from coordinating papers or cardstock. For adhering those delicate die cut letters and swirls I recommend a Xyron Sticker Maker or a glue pen.


Ich habe einige Karten als Dankeschön für Weihnachtsgeschenke gemacht. Für die weihnachtlichen Dankeskarten habe ich den kleinen Tannenbaum und weihnachtliche Farben verwendet. Nach dem gleichem Muster und mit den niedlichen kleinen Päckchen kann man aber auch prima Dankeskarten für andere Gelegenheiten machen. Einfach nach Belieben die Farben und Papiere zum Ausstanzen der Päckchen und Buchstaben variieren. Ich habe die Päckchen immer zusätzlich mit einfarbigem Cardstock unterlegt und mit 3 D Klebepads auf die Karten geklebt, so wirkt alles dimensionaler.

Vielen Dank für's Vorbeischauen und viel Spaß beim Basteln!