Posts tagged ‘Joyful Christmas’

August 2, 2014

A super quick Christmas card …

Hi, and welcome to my blog. 

So I’m back this week with a new Christmas design for the brand new challenge over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, and I’m super excited to be the hostess for the month of August (how exciting!)  I am really looking forward to setting new challenges each week, to inspire and help you get ahead of the game with your festive card creations. I do hope you’ll join me and the rest of the Design Team.

I’ve kicked off this week with a sketch, and for my design card I made something that is not only super simple and easy to make, but can be easily mass-produced and is quick to do, perfect for when you have lots of holiday cards to make…

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This card does not use a lot of supplies and makes great use of all those designer series paper scraps you might have lying around … just like I did. (There will be new Christmas designs from Stampin’ Up in the next seasonal catalogue, due to launch soon.)

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I stamped straight onto the base, making a one-layer card – perfect for posting. The fancy deckle edge adds a little bit of design without adding more layers to the card …

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Just some added bling to make it festive, and you’re done! 

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Top tip:- a square punch makes the flag ends to the dsp super quick and easy to do.

And now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team have been up to at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  Why not join us? We would love to see your creations.

 Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white;

stamp sets: joyous celebrations;

inks: early espresso;

punches & dies: square;

accessories: designer series paper (retired), adhesive rhinestones, stamp-a-majig.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up. 

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June 7, 2014

A festive Christmas present …

When I saw this week’s sketch challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, I knew exactly what to make for my card. 

Joyful Christmas by Stampin Up 52CCT June sketch

Poinsettias, from A Joyful Christmas stamp set, were stamped in a random pattern over a piece of whisper white cardstock in frost white shimmer paint, giving the most fabulous and beautiful look to the stamped images … 

A Joyful Christmas 52CCT June sketch challenge left side

Cherry cobbler grosgrain ribbon was adhered around the card and a bow hand-tied and adhered with mini glue dots.

A Joyful Christmas 52CCT June sketch challenge right side

A label, die cut with the oval framelits, was adhered with dimensionals, and a sentiment from More Merry Messages, stamped in stazon ink, using a stampamajig for perfect placement. Some adhesive rhinestones added a little festive sparkle too…

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Quick and simple to do, but so effective – I hope you agree.  Why not give the sketch a try yourself and join us at the 52 Christmas Card Challenge – it would be great to see your creations there. 

And just for fun, I am entering my card in the #33 Festive Friday challenge, where their wintery, country scene photo inspiration this week, with it’s basket full of presents, seems to fit beautifully with my card. 

Want to make this blog colours

cardstock: whisper white, cherry cobbler;

stamp sets: a joyful Christmas, more merry messages, winter post (retired);

inks: cherry cobbler, frost white shimmer paint, black stazon;

dies: oval framelits, big shot machine;

accessories: cherry cobbler grosgrain ribbon (retired), adhesive rhinestones, mini glue dots, sticky strip, stampin’ dimensionals, stampamajig.

All supplies from Stampin’ Up. 

I love receiving your messages and I read every one, so if you have any questions, or you just want to say hi, do please leave me a comment.

Thanks for dropping by today

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