Inlaid dies technique and Christmas lights …

Hi and welcome to my blog. It’s the first challenge of February at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, so that means we have a sketch to follow. You can choose any shapes, any layers and add embellishments of your choice


I’ve been tidying my craftroom and discovering wonderful forgotten lovelies, like this pretty Christmas paper.

It’s so pretty I didn’t want to cover it up, so stamped the greeting directly onto the paper…


I love using the inlaid dies technique, so used it again here for the topper, first stamping the tree image, before die cutting and adding it to the card …


I found a scrap of ribbon and luckily there was just enough to tie a pretty bow …


I hope you like my card for this week.  The rest of the Design Team have created lots of lovely cards to inspire you too, so do pop over to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown to take a look. We hope you’ll join us too. 

Want to make this blog colours

stamps: jolly jingles wheel;

inks: early espresso, green galore;

cardstock: whisper white, cherry cobbler;

dies: deco labels, oval;

accessories: glue dots, organza red ribbon from my ribbon box, paper from my stash. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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Thanks for dropping by today


6 Comments to “Inlaid dies technique and Christmas lights …”

  1. très coloré, très joyeux, c’est super joli Gill, biz

  2. I can see why you didn’t want to hide the paper – really is very pretty! So nice to see the inlaid die technique here. Great card xx

  3. This is so pretty, love the chain of lights on the paper, I don’t think I use paper enough. The bow is gorgeous and the inlaid tree looks very professional
    I agree, great card.
    Louise xx

  4. Oh Yes! tidying the room! spent 3 days doing mine and it’s amazing what you find! love the paper too xx

  5. The festive Christmas lights paper goes well with the tree image. I like how you’ve turned the sketch on its side.

  6. I can see why you wouldn’t want to great rid of that beautiful and fun paper Gill. Love this festive card!!

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