Fancy Fold Christmas Card

Fancy Fold Christmas Card

During the past week, I have run a workshop demonstrating four fancy fold Christmas cards. In fact, the workshop extended into another session, as I didn’t take into account how much work we actually had to do! (Note to self, 2 fancy folds is enough in one session!)

This card is one of the ones we made. Probably the most technical and certainly a challenge to follow my own hand written instructions!

Lots of the materials were from the Whimsy and Wonder suite. I used 12 x 12 basic card stock for the base, but because it is not very stiff, I used lots of layers to help support it.

I wanted a cracker like feel to the card. The Basic edge dies were perfect to achieve this effect, and this is what took a lot of time….12 edges to die cut for each card!

I didn’t use Stampin’ Up! dies for the central aperture, as they were not big enough for it.

The gorgeous Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series papers were used to decorate this fancy fold card. They are foiled on one side and so pretty. In fact they are so beautiful that its hard to decide which side to use, and in fact, some of the workshop attendees used the opposite side to what I used in my sample card. I stamped some of the Whimsical trees and the coloured baubles on to the central panel. To finish I added some Crystal Shimmery effects to make those pretty baubles shimmer.

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Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming!

You only have to look around the shops to know its ‘that time of year’ approaching!

The summer has flown by with holidays, grandchildren and the dreaded Covid, and also the redesigning of my website, but now a sort of normality is happening.

Craft groups are restarting, my Coffee and a Card group starts next Monday (contact me for more info), and today i’m working on upcoming workshops and thought it was time to share a Christmas card to get you all in the mood! So it was time to get playing with some of the new products I got back in July!

I’ve used the Whimsical Trees and co-ordinating Whimsy and Wonder papers, all available in the July to December mini catalogue. (Don’t have a copy? contact me – to get one sent out, UK only).

I heat embossed the snowflakes from the Penguin Place stamp set in silver to add more sparkle to the sentiment.

This is such a pretty set. Love the non traditional colours of the papers, some sheets are foiled (this one is but don’t think it shows too well in the photos, and that ribbon….Glittered Organdy ribbon, has beautiful shimmery tiny sequins embedded…it is gorgeous.

I am doing a ribbon share, so if you would like 1 metre of each of the 9 ribbons in the July-December mini catalogue, then get in touch…..they are not all Christmassy.

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Ribbon Share

Would you like some pretty ribbon to add to your stash?

I am offering a 1 metre ribbon share… that’s 1 metre of all the ribbons from the July to December Mini Catalogue, so 9 metres in total for just £7.40 excluding postage.

These are the ribbons included;

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To ensure you don’t miss out, please contact me by September 16th 2021.

BLOG HOP WEEK 3… Playful Pets

I don’t think anyone would describe me as a cat or dog person. Although we have had both as pets over the many years we have been married.

Playful Pets DSP;

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Playful Pets Designer Series Paper

I got this Designer series paper (DSP) left over from a paper share, so though this a great opportunity to see what I can do with it.

I have made 3 projects this week, all with very little stamping, so making the DSP work do all the work for me.

The first card was cat themed and I used one cat from the DSP as my focal point and then adhered it to some fancy labels from the Tasteful labels die set

And then I played with the dogs…..

A LOT of fussy cutting here, but a cute card for the dog lovers out there!!

And finally I made a really useful, decent sized box! It is 4” square and I thought the colour scheme leant itself to being festive, so I added a Christmas tag to the front

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Real Red A4 Card Stock
Basic Gray A4 Card Stock
Whisper White 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock
Tasteful Labels Dies
Ornate Borders Dies
Layering Circles Dies
Layering Ovals Dies
Real Red 3/8" (1 Cm) Mixed Satin Ribbon
Fancy Tag Topper Punch
Playful Pets Designer Series Paper

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