A White Christmas Slider Card

This is another of my (hopefully) Wow! cards from my recent class. I really loved the scenes that so many of my fellow demonstrators were able to create with the photopolymer White Christmas set that I had to give it a go.

White Christmas slider

Although the photopolymer made it easy to line up and create a scene, I think I need a bit more practise when it comes to the composition!

White Christmas slider open

It's a very simple slider mechanism, created with a piece of folded ribbon around the inside piece. It's a long time since I first made one of these – I remember making one in one of the earliest Stampin' Up! meetings that my upline held. But I think they are due for a revival, don't you?

 

 

 

 

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Festival of Trees from Stampin’ Up!

This is the make and take I designed for Sharon. She'd warned me that it was a group of experienced crafters so I didn't want to make something too simple.

Festival of trees

The matching punch makes this stamp set completely irresistable, and I can easily see this being one of my main Christmas card designs for this year! The subtle Smokey Slate DSP is from the All is Calm suite, and matching this with Pool Party and Lost Lagoon is so easy. I couldn't help myself adding a bit of bling to my tree.

 

 

 

 

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Simple Treat Packaging with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch

I ran a party for the lovely Sharon in Watford at the end of October and I wanted to give all the ladies attending a little gift to say thank you. I came up with a very simple and very quick version of a treat holder using the scallop tag topper punch.

Scallop tag topper treat

As we were making a Christmas card for our make and take, I went with a traditional Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler colour scheme. The Lucky Stars textured embossing folder is perfect for a subtle festive texture, and of course I reached for Endless Wishes for a simple sentiment.

I have other projects to share from this workshop, so do check back soon!

 

 

 

 

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Endless Wishes for World Cardmaking Day

I always forget how busy September is in schools. We all joke that if we actually remembered how bad it could get, we'd never come back! Not that we should really complain having just had a whole two months off for the summer holiday… Anyway, I hope I can get back to some more regular crafting soon – in the meantime, I had to create at least one card for World Cardmaking Day, didn't I?

Endless wishes

I really liked the diagonal positioning of the snowflakes from the Endless Wishes set while I was playing around with some Whisper White and my current favourite colour combo of Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Smoky Slate. I tried the pattern all over the card, but it was just too much, especially when I tried to layer the lovely All is Calm washi tape over the top! I think this might turn into one of my mass makes for Christmas cards this year as it is so quick and easy to do.

I'm off to find some new colour combination inspiration as otherwise all you will see on here from now until December are shades of blue and grey!

I hope you'll also manage to find a bit of time to craft today. Even if it's just for 15 minutes, I love that I get a little time to myself whenever I sit down to make a card and it's great that as a demonstrator I get to share that with other people.

 

 

 

 

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Pinkies Blog Hop for the Autumn Winter Catalogue

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

You've probably joined me from Michelle's blog – that's another card for my CASE list, as if it wasn't long enough already!

I have found it so difficult to sit down and actually think about Christmas cards. I know that this is the perfect time to start my festive crafting (in fact, many of you will think I'm leaving it a bit late…!) but having only just gone back to school I can't bring myself to think of the END of the busiest, longest teaching term before it's even started. Still, I have my crafting to keep me sane as I struggle through which is amazing.

To ease myself into Christmas crafting, I wanted to make a wow card. One of those that you just make one or maybe two of and send to really, really special people. I've also decided on my main colour scheme for this year – Lost Lagoon goes so well with my old favourites Smoky Slate and Soft Sky that it didn't really need much thought!

Festival of trees double gatefold

The Festival of Trees stamp sets is going to give me so much variety when I finally get down to my 'bulk' Christmas card making. I was so glad to see Endless Wishes in our catalogue – I thought I'd missed out on that when it sold out in North America last year! Scribbled script fonts are so useful and I am very jealous of lucky people who can write like that freehand. AND it matches very well with the Good Greetings stamp set that you can earn free when you host a qualifying party.

Open double gatefold

I love gatefold cards for something special, especially when you fold back the 'gates' to create what is often called a double gatefold (I think). The extra weight just adds something, don't you think? Apart from postage charges, of course!

There's plenty more inspiration on offer from our team of demonstrators today, so do keep hopping through – next stop is Tracy!

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