Posts tagged ‘Holly jolly wishes’

February 19, 2022

Masculine Christmas card

Hello and welcome.

Masculine cards are not the easiest to make, so for this week’s challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, I turned to my husband for help with my design…

I asked his advice about what type of card he likes to receive and jotted down several ideas as we chatted.

First, I stamped a whisper white piece of cardstock using the Christmas Season stamp set by Stampin’ Up, in a variety of ink colours – certainly celery, garden green, old olive and real red, and then adhered this to an old olive base card.

I stamped the sentiment from Holly Jolly Wishes in early espresso ink onto a stitched oval die cut in whisper white, inked around the edges and popped it up onto the card.

And that was it – my husband said it needed nothing more – job done!

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we would love to see your cards.

Enjoy your weekend

January 22, 2022

Christmas holiday home

Hello and welcome.

I’m happy to be able to join the ladies at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, with the theme challenge of “Little Town” set by the lovely Andreja.

Looking through my stamp library, I thought the Holiday Home stamp set by Stampin Up, together with the matching die set, would be perfect for creating my card.

I stamped a bunch of houses and accessories in garden green, night of navy and bashful blue inks, and then played around with various layouts before deciding on the final look.

I decided a triple side step card would be perfect and I could add depth by varying the heights at which I adhered the houses.

The trees and wreaths were fussy cut and attached after the rest of the images were in place.  The sentiment is from Holly Jolly Wishes, stamped using my stamp-a-majig for perfect placement. The card folds flat to fit into a standard C6 size envelope.

I hope you have been inspired to join the ladies at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we would love to see your beautiful cards.

Have a lovely weekend

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