Clean and Simple Merry Christmas

Today I would like to share with you a card I created for the AAA Cards Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge #149. The criteria for this challenge was to use one third or less of the card front to achieve the Clean and Simple look.

You can find out more about these challenges here. You’ll find lots of inspiration from the design team and other crafters to spark your creativity.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Cherry Cobbler cardstock and is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock. I have stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Cherry Cobbler multiple times on the left hand side of the card. The Pine Tree Punch has been used to cut out a piece of the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and this has been adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A length of Metallic Silver Thread has been coiled behind the Christmas Tree and the final touch is provided by a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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I hope you like this clean and simple Christmas Card. Don’t forget to check out the AAA Cards website for more details and inspiration.

If you would like to purchase any of the products used in making this card, simply click the link below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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CAS Challenge #339

Today I’d like to share with you a card I created for the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #339. You can find details of the challenge and view the Design Team entries and more here. Why not pop by and take a look once you’ve finished here?

This week is a Colour Challenge featuring Terracotta Tile, So Saffron and Pretty Peacock. I hope you like what I’ve done with this combination.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Pretty Peacock cardstock and I have layered a piece of Pretty Peacock DSP. This DSP is gorgeous and is available in all the Stampin’ Up! colours! In case you can’t quite read it from the picture, it says ‘Inspire. Create. Share. Ink. Stamp. Repeat.’ My thoughts exactly!

I have then used the Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around stamp set and coordinating Stitched Labels dies to stamp, cut out and layer my sentiment piece in the challenge colours. As per the challenge rules I have included a small piece of Whisper White cardstock to help the sentiment to stand out.

The small heart from the die set has been cut out in So Saffron and Terracotta Tile cardstock and Pretty Peacock DSP and adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is provided by small pieces of Pretty Peacock and Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

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If you would like to purchase any of the products used in this project simply click the links below and you’ll go straight to my online shop.

Don’t forget to take a look at all the other inspiration on the CAS Challenge website.

Happy crafting, h x

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All that glimmers…

Like most crafters my Christmas preparation begins a long time before most people even want to hear the word! Have you started your Christmas crafting? I hope that this project will inspire you to start or give you an extra card to add to you to-do list.

The inspiration for today’s project came from the CAS – Colours & Sketches challenge. Follow the link to find out more about the challenges and get lots of inspiration!

If you’re like me, you only break out the Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Paper for VERY special people! So today I wanted to share with you this luxurious Christmas card using Gold Glimmer Paper and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder – double bling!

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Basic Black cardstock, followed by a layer of Gold Glimmer Paper. I know, a whole layer, not just a die-cut element!

I have then heat embossed using VersaMark and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Basic Black cardstock. I have used one of the tree images from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set. The trees are then cut out using the coordinating Pine Tree Punch. I really can’t stop playing with this combination! These products are in the new Stampin’ Up! Autumn / Winter catalogue which goes live on 4th September!

I have heat embossed the sentiment on to Basic Black cardstock as above. This sentiment also come from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set. I have trimmed the cardstock to size and then used the Tailored Tag Punch to create a banner. The Banner Triple Punch would be a more obvious choice if you have that but I don’t!

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Don’t forget to check out CAS – Colours & Sketches. If you have any questions please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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You can purchase any of the products I have used in today’s project via my online shop. Simply click the links below…

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