Posts tagged ‘Itty bitty Christmas’

November 6, 2021

A classy Christmas …

Hi there and welcome.

We’re in November now, meaning it’s just a few short weeks to Christmas, and I’m delighted to be setting the challenges this month over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  The first challenge of the month is always a sketch …

I don’t know about you, but I like to start early with my Christmas preparations, which means a good clean out of every room in the house, including my craft room. In my tidying spree, I found these pretty papers I forgot I had, and decided that they should finally fulfil their purpose and adorn a card …

Putting the patterned papers together was easy, then it was a hard job (for me) to decide on the embellishments!  I auditioned a few different options before deciding on a die cut reindeer in real red card, teamed with small punched hearts in very vanilla.

I hand-stamped a sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas by Stampin Up on very vanilla card, and hand-cut flag ends, before popping up on some fun foam.

There’s lots of pretty glitter embedded in the papers, which gives a sparkly Christmas vibe.  I showed the card to my husband and his first word was “classy” – I was happy with that!

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week – we would love to see what you come up with for this challenge.

Enjoy your weekend

October 23, 2021

Christmas pop-up card

Hello and welcome.

It’s the final challenge for October 2021 over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week, where the task is to make a pop-up card.  This is the front of my card…

But inside is where the magic is …

I was recently inspired by a lovely lady I found on Youtube – Tanu Creative.  She made a pop-up photo album, but I thought it would work well as a card too, as a pile of Christmas presents.  I chose 3 designs of paper from the Christmas Village collection, and used elegant eggplant card by Stampin Up for the base of the boxes.  I attached a plain piece of paper to a white card base before adhering the stacked presents.

I went a bit crazy with the glittery snowflakes from the Tim Holtz snowflake die set.  I cut out every snowflake out to see what they were like and then used nearly all of them on this card!  Oh well, if you can’t go a bit crazy at Christmas, when can you?

I stamped the sentiments for the front and inside of the card from the Lots of Joy stamp set by Stampin Up.  The decorations for the presents were die cut from the Christmas Stocking die set by Sizzix, and stamped with the Itty Bitty Christmas set by Stampin Up.

The stitched circle die cuts on the front are in daffodil delight and whisper white, and the die cut fairy light is pool party card with a little silver card for the top, with yet more sparkly snowflakes.

It all folds fairly flat for posting, but I think I may just have to hand-deliver this one as it won’t be going too far from home!

I’m linking my card up to the HLS October anything goes with dies challenge.

I had lots of fun making this card.  It took me a while to figure out the placement of the boxes, but once I had that done, I just went nuts with the decorations!

I hope you’ve been inspired to join the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – we’d love to see your work.

Enjoy your weekend

 

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