It’s taken me a while to get crafting with the new August – December Mini Catalogue, mainly because the kids have been at home so much but now they’re back at school (well tomorrow) its time for me to get my Christmas craft and show you everything I love about this catalogue.
One of the first sets that caught my eye was the Have A Hoot stamp and die set I love these cute little owls that are perfect for Halloween, christmas and other occassions. Today I’m sharing the first Christmas card I’ve made this year featuring these cute owls and my very favourite Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.
Firstly I stamped and coloured the owls with the Stampin’ Blends and then die cut them. I really like how you can just cut out the owls and leave the branches off your card it you like, this means those little owls can sit anywhere you want them too.
To create the background I used the tags die to cut out of Window Sheet to give me a stencil to create the sponged background. I then used Balmy Blue to sponge through the “cut out windows” and create the background for my owls. I then stamped each owl image again so I had the branches in the background.
I then used the tag die again to cut out the windows in the green designer paper which is from the Flowers for Every Season Collection. I matted my stamped/sponged background to the dsp making sure my sponging lined up. I then matted this on a layer of Real Red cardstock before adhering to my card base.
I then added my three stamped owls onto their branche using Stampin’ Dimensionals or you could use the new foam adhesive sheets and to finish the card I added a greeting to the top left corner of the card using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.
I love how cute this card is and its definitely got my in the mood for more Christmas Crafting.
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.
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.
Christmastime Is Here Products:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.