Farewell to the Christmastime Is Here Suite

Today is the last day that the products in the Christmastime Is Here Suite are available to purchase so I thought I’d share one last project with you. As most of us will already have our cards made for this year I wanted to share a quick idea using the gorgeous paper as most of the detail.

I’ve used the Holly pattern as a background for this card and simply stamped the Merry Christmas from the Christmas rose stamp set onto the largest label form the Roses dies.

Merry Christmas Holly Card - flat

A simple strip of the Poppy Parade Textured Stripe Ribbon across the middle of the card and a couple of springs of Holly stamped from the Christmas gleaming stamp set finish the card.

Below I’ve listed all the links to the products in the Christmastime Is Here Suite, so make the most of your last chance to purchase these items.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Simple Foiled Merry Christmas Card

If you’ve not yet finished making your Christmas cards or you need to whip up a few extra really quick then this is the card for you.

I used the From Our House to Yours stamp set to create this little scene. The stamps are photopolymer so they line up really easily making stamping a scene quick and enjoyable. If your making a lot the using the Stampatratus is a good idea.

I stamped my scene on the 6cm square dies from the Layering Squares Dies and matted it onto the scalloped version which is slightly bigger.

Foiled Our House Merry Christmas -flat

To make this card really pop I’ve used some of the Noble Peacock Foil and run it through the Hammered Embossing folder which is part of the Brightly Gleaming Suite. I love this embossing folder as it creates a subtle but really effective background. I’ve also added a little bit of Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Striped Ribbon across the top of the card behind my little scene.

To change up this card you can easily change the foil colour and embossing folder to create many different background effects.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Happy Thanksgiving Card

Today I’d like to wish all my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving and hope your all have a lovely day celebrating with your families.

It seemed apt to pull out the Come to Gather suite for today’s project as its all about gathering together and celebrating the season.

Happy Thanksgiving Card - close up

I used some of the Come to Gather DSP to create some background layers on the card base of Soft Sea Foam.

The main focal point of the card comes from the large maple leaves. These were stamped in Pretty Peacock onto Soft Seafoam cardstock, I then used an Aqua Painter to spread the ink and create a watercoloured wash effect.

Happy Thanksgiving Card - flat

I stamped the greeting onto the smaller label from the Roses dies and then added a Pretty Peacock lattice also cut from the Roses dies. A little of the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim and some Pretty Peacock Rhinestones from the Noble Peacock and the card is finished.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Rustic Retreat Christmas Card

For today’s project I’m pulling out the Rustric Retreat set which can be found on page 49 of the annual catalogue as is perhaps one you’ve overlooked as its not the most festive set but does have a certain rustic charm.

I used some of the Old Olive paper from the Christmastime is Here Speciality DSP and ran it through the subtles embossing folder to add to the rusticness of the card.

Rustric Retreat Christmas Card - flat

I die cut the three smallest circles in the Stitched Shapes collection and stamped the most festive images on them from the set. I coloured the little log cabin and the stag with Stampin’ Blends.

To finish the card I added a strip of the Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe Ribbon across the middle of the Old Olive layer and then added the stamped circles in the middle of the card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Poinsettia Pillow Box

Today I’m sharing a simple idea to decorate our Kraft Pillow Boxes using a punch and some paper.

To make this Poinsettia flower simply punch six baubles from the larger punch from the Gleaming Ornaments Punch pack. I chose to use the Cherry Cobbler paper from the Christmastime Is Here Speciality DSP.  Scrunch each “petal” up to give that crinkly effect which Pionsettia’s have.

Poinsettia Pillow Box 1

Adhere all the red petals to a 1/2″ punched circle, overlapping each one a little. punch out another 1/2″ circle is Whisper white and adhere to the front of the flower. Cover this circle with the largest Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to create the centre of the flower.

Punch and scrunch three green petals and add them to the back of the flower to create leaves.

Poinsettia Pillow Box 2

I added a length of Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the kraft pillow box and then adhered the Poinsettia to the top.

This makes the perfect little box for those small Christmas gifts or gift cards. I also love that these little boxes are small enough to hide amoung your Christmas tree branches if you want to make a few.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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Tis the Season for Santa Christmas Card

With the countdown on and the big day only a month away it seemed fitting to share a project featuring Santa himself today.

This cute card combines products from the Night Before Christmas suite and a background created with the Winter Knit 3D Embossing folder.

Tis the Season Santa card - flat

Colouring with the stampin’ Blends has brought Santa to life and few of the Snowflake Sequins has added a little sparkle to this festive card.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

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A Holiday Hello From #Elfie

I’ve pulled out my Stampin’ Blends for today’s card and coloured the largest image from the #Elfie stamp set. This is one of those images which can fill a whole card front so you really don’t need much else.

I’ve used a little bit of the Wrapped In Plaid DSP as a background which I also used as a basis for my main colour scheme of Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and Night of Navy.

elfie holiday hello card - flat

I’m spending the afternoon curled up by my fire watching Christmas movies and colouring more elves. Hope you have chance to have some crafty time this weekend.

Happy Crafting

Joanne xx

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