Two “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Cards with Holly Jolly Layers

One of the new Hostess sets in the Autumn/Winter Catalogue is Holly Jolly Layers, a perfect set to match up with the Layering Framelits sets and create some festive tags. Today I have used the “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” stamp as a focal point for my cards.

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Both cards use the greeting as focal point and to make them stand out even more I used my Stampin’ Markers to highlight the word Merry on each card. Here is the Crumb Cake version on its own:

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For these cards I used the 12 x 12 sheets to create cards which were 4″ by 6″ in size so I could fit six 1″ squares down the side. For this Kraft version I used scraps from the Candy Cane Lane DSP and some red metallic thread to embellish.

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The Cherry Cobbler version uses the same idea but uses scraps from the Presents and Pinecones DSP and is embellished with the green metallic thread.

I love this simple design and think if you changed the sentiment it could work for any occasion   and with any of our dsp packs. Which is perfectas they are currently buy three packs get a fourth free, so just think how many versions of this design you could make, with one sheet of dsp producing 144 1″ squares!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Christmas Tree Three – #PCC013

Today I decided to join in with the Pootles Colour Challenge #0013. The colours for this week are: Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron and Chocolate Chip. These colours just scream Christmas to me so I chose to use the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and matching Framelits as there are loads of possibilities with this stamp set. So here is what I came up with:

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I used a base of Mint Macaron and a matt of Cherry Cobbler to start with, followed by a layer of Whisper White. I stamped three of the Christmas trees in Chocolate Chip ink onto Emerald Envy cardstock and then cut then out with the matching die and the bigshot machine.

I wanted to just layer the trees onto the Whisper White layer but it looked a little flat so I added a background of stars stamped in Mint Macaron. I stamped the greeting in Chocolate Chip ink onto Mint Macaron cardstock which I then cut into a strip to fit across the card. I added a little embellishment with some Emerald envy enamel stars which I love.

Hope you like it

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Floral Friday – Love and Affection

Today I am starting a new series called Floral Friday which will showcase all things floral in the catalogue as I love flower stamps and am eager to add all the new floral sets to my collection. This week I’m focusing on simple cards and the Love and Affection stamps set which is fast becoming one of my favourites. Here is a picture of all four cards I made together

loveandaffectionfridayfloral1As you can see I chose a colour scheme of Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder. I love how bright and summery these cards look. Here is a close up of each card individually

loveandaffectionfridayfloralcard3This was the first card I made using the new Layering Squares Framelits, which making a focal panel for the card was super simple. To embellish the card I just added sime of the Ruched Ribbon in Emerald Envy and the Watermelon Wonder Washi from the Affectionately Yours collection.

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This time I went for an all-over stamped background and used the Decorative Label punch to add some pop to the sentiment. I think this was is actually my favourite of the four.

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Again using the Laying Squares Framelits, just in a smaller size and finally

loveandaffectionfridayfloralcard1I’m not 100% on this one, originally this was going to be like the design above but it didn’t fit on the card. I’d stamped the flowers to overlap when all the squares were in a row but now I’ve moved them into a grid formation it doesn’t look as good.

As you can see this stamp set has  huge scope for super simple quick cards, next time I pull this set out I’m hoping to be a little more adventurous!

Happy Crafting,

Joanne x