Old World Father Christmas Card

Old World Father Christmas Card Little Birdie Crafts by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Old World Father Christmas Card with Little Birdie Crafts

Hello, Friends!  Today’s Old World Father Christmas Card is loaded up with brand new paper pretties from Little Birdie Crafts.  Their much-anticipated line of Christmas goodies has been loaded up in Santa’s sleigh and delivered to their online store!  What fun I had playing with these lovely Christmas flowers, stickers, wreaths and ribbons!

Old World Father Christmas Card with Little Birdie Crafts by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The base for this 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made up of bits and bobs from Prima’s retired Vintage Christmas papers.   After machine stitching them together, I began to build this pretty Christmas vignette.

TIP:  Christmas Tartan Ribbon does double duty in this card.  First, it adds texture, color and pattern as a belly band.  But it also hides a gap between 2 scraps of designer paper.

TIP: Dry brush Christmas wreaths with ivory paint to give them a snowy appearance.  I also carefully removed the poinsettia branches and turned the foliage to face out. This allowed me to add my sisal tree and vintage Father Christmas image.

TIP: Spatter white paint liberally to add snowy effects to your creation.  This is probably the quickest and easiest way I know to add an artsy feel to a card.

A Peek Inside

This vintage Santa comes bearing gifts!  The image pops off a scrap of green suede paper that I found in my Christmas stash.

Here’s a little Christmas party in a pocket.  Tea with a candy cane stirrer, honey to sweeten the tea, a bit of chocolate to savor while enjoying a quiet moment…what could be more perfect?

I’ll link to all the  new Christmas goodies below.  I think I’ll also go back and list to the Little Birdie items I used in the Very Victorian Christmas Card and the Woodland Christmas card now that they are in the shop.  I know it’s late for Christmas shopping, but you’ll have all these supplies on hand for next year!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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8 thoughts on “Old World Father Christmas Card

  1. soozyb2013

    the Santa on this card just makes me all warm. Really lovely card!!! I don’t know where I got my Grandfather vibe from him but this one just reminds me of my Grandad. Thanks for the memory Kathy, oh and the recipe! Hugs from the stormy West Coast.

  2. Martie Rollin

    This is a card that would grace a fireplace mantel or a tabletop for the entire holiday season. Is the tree attached with hot glue? Did you cut a few branches to flatten the back side? I have yet to use one of these trees on a card…very dimensional embellishment with unmistakable drama. A lovely remembrance of Christmas past.

  3. Cheryl Wells

    Such a beautiful card, Kathy!!! A person can get lost taking in everything this one has to offer – I really love the “Old World Santas”. Thank you for always sharing and hope Santa brings you lots more products to play with – Merry Christmas!!!

  4. Claire Gagne

    Stunning card here Kathy. Like with “all” your cards the inside is just as beautiful as the outside plus everybody gets a treat! How delightful is that. Be well & TYFS

  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is the perfect Christmas card! It encompasses so many beautiful Christmas elements and images. I LOVE taking a “tour” around the front. There is just so much to enjoy looking at! The snow effects are such a neat idea and add so much wintery charm. The inside is fantastic! Love all the different images displayed there and of course the treats are always yummy! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  6. Aletta

    (SIGH) I wish I had the money to buy all the stuff you are using on all of your cards! I always seem to miss the last finishing touches to make my cards as beautiful as yours. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ It

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