I Love Non-traditional Christmas Cards! Do You?

Non-traditional Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Welcome to Week 3 of my Coastal Cabana Colour Challenge! If you missed the previous two projects, you can find them here… Week 1 and Week 2. This week the combination is Coastal Cabana, Basic Grey and Pear Pizzazz. Given this combination, you first thought is probably not ‘Christmas’ but I love non-traditional Christmas cards! I’m sure this card will divide opinions for a number of reasons but what do YOU think?

Non-traditional Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Start with a (standard A6) landscape card base created from Basic Grey cardstock. Next trim a piece of the Playing With Patterns DSP to 9.5 x 13.9 cm and adhere it to the card base.

Punch three trees from Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Pine Tree Punch.

Non-traditional Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the sentiment in Basic Grey ink onto a small piece of the DSP and cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies. Use the larger label die to cut out a piece of Basic Grey cardstock and layer these together.

Adhere the trees to the back of the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhere the whole piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Non-traditional Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

For the final touch, use a few of the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots to decorate the trees!

What do you think to my Non-traditional Christmas Card?

I hope you like my Non-traditional Christmas Card! Do you prefer something a little more traditional? Or maybe its just too early to even be thinking about Christmas (particularly given the weather we’ve had recently!)? What would you have created using this colour combination?

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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Happy crafting, h x

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Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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