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Christmas Cardmaker of the Year 2017

Christmas Cardmaker of the Year is back! This is your chance to shine – you could win £600 worth of Tattered Lace goodies and have your entry featured in the mag. Five runners-up will also win prizes worth £200 each. So, what are you waiting for? It’s easy as (mince) pie to enter! Simply craft your Christmas card, fill in the form here and send to us. Take a look below for inspiration and tips on how you can impress the judges!

Christmas Cardmaker of the Year 2017

1. Seasonal sentiments

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Words mean everything! The judges will be looking out for strong festive sentiments this year so consider the recipient and design a card that is both aesthetically pleasing and meaningful. Have fun coming up with Christmas puns to add a whimsical twist that will certainly make your cards stand out.


2. Colour scheme
Originality is key so why not experiment with different colour combos this season? Don’t be afraid to steer away from traditional festive hues and add a modern look to your design. Take a scroll through our favourite palettes for more inspiration.

Candy Cane

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Merry marshmallow

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Christmas tradition

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Cold and crisp

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Good as gold

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Cinnamon sweet

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3. Technique talk
From papercutting to origami and quilling, we round up loads of fun techniques for you to try out and wow the judges. Challenge yourself by learning a new technique or keep it simple and stick to what you know – even the easiest of techniques can be incredibly effective!

Die-cutting

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Watercolour

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Quilling

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Slider cards

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Origami

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4 Festive freebie
Looking to update your craft stash for Christmas? Enter our fabulous PaperCrafter giveaway for your chance to win a bundle from Berisfords. These ribbons are perfect for your Christmas Cardmaker of the Year entries and they’ll be sure to earn you some extra points! Click on the image below to enter.


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Click here to enter Christmas Cardmaker of the Year 2017. Send your entries to us via the Freepost address on the form by MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER. Best of luck – we can’t wait to see your cards!

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