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Hi,

Welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will find some inspiration for your projects as I have from many lovely people. This is just a little space for me to share some of my cards, scrap book pages and maybe even some of my embroidery and quilting projects.

Enjoy and stop back often.

Sharon



Monday, 31 October 2022

Heart of Christmas - Week 18 - 2022


 
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Welcome to week 18 of the Heart of Christmas. Just 1 month to go of our weekly Christmas inspirations hops, can you even believe we are that close to Christmas? I can't so I have to stop reminding myself!

This week I have taken some inspiration from the Mini Catalogue and from another demonstrator The Paper Pixie and combined the 2 to come up with my creation.
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Today I have chosen to case the Paper Pixie card base design and a lovely little pouch to put the cards in but then use the Mini Catalogue as the decoration for the cards and the pouch! So let's get started and I will walk you through how I put the card together.
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I started with a card base of Sweet Sorbet card stock and cut a little off the front and added some of the gorgeous Sweetest Christmas DSP in its place. Also added a bit of Basic white to the inside so that you have a place to write on your cards
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Now I am making six cards to fit into my little pouch so I did all the stamping and cutting out all at the same time of each element. I cut out all the Largest Tailored tags and stamped the leaves in Garden green and added them to the front of the card.
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Next came the Real Red ribbon from the Real Red and Garden Green Combo Pack
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Stamp and Cut out your holly leaves and add them.

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Cut out the branch in crumb cake

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I used the Candy Cane Dies and cut out six candy canes from the Sweetest DSP and layered that to the front of the card so there are 6 different Candy canes.

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Some Old Olive branches are added.
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The Banner from the Christmas Banners stamp set is stamped in Basic Grey and then the 'Tis the season is stamped in Garden Green and cut out using the Christmas Banner Dies and popped up on dimensionals

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Of course you have to add the berries to the branches so I stamped them in Sweet Sorbet and cut them out with the Christmas Banner dies and then added them with some mini glue dots.

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To finish of the cards I had to add a little bling and used the Adhesive-backed seasonal sequins.

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This is the front of the pouch that all 6 cards fit nicely into. Next time I might make it slightly bigger to fit envelopes as well but if you would like to see how to make it check out The Paper Pixie. Again I have used all the goodies I used on the cards but a longer banner from the Christmas banner bundle and I have also  used the large die from the Candy Cane Die to go in the opposite way to the DSP.

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There are a few different ways I could close the pouch I haven't decided yet. How would you close it? A Ribbon, velcro? Something else?

If you have any questions about my projects today please do not hesitate to contact me.


Now is the time to head to the next person on our Christmas inspiration journey and today you will be heading to the wonderful Kate Morgan, she inspires me each week with her creativity. I can't wait to see what she has for us this week. Just hit the next blog button and you will go straight there.
If for any reason the next blog buttons don't go where they are supposed to just come back here and continue your journey by clicking on the names of those participating from the list below:

Kate Morgan


Thank you for spending some Christmas crafty time with me today, take care,








6 comments:

CHRISTINE BLAIN said...

What a great project, and wonderful gift, Sharon! I am in awe of your methodical production line ... you have so much more patience than I do. Sticking those little berries on must have been rather painstaking (or perhaps therapeutic?). Lovely result.

Kate Morgan said...

Oh wow, Sharon, what a lot of work you have put into this cute project this week. Such a great way to gift some cards and I can imagine creating that pouch in gorgeous floral papers for birthday gifts too! I love the steps you shared how you put the card layers together. Fantastic!

Cathy Proctor said...

Wow, Sharon, this is such a cute and clever project. I love how you take us through all of the steps of building your card both visually and in written instructions. What a wonderful project!

Rachel Woollard said...

Great Christmas project Sharon, I love your cards and the wallet that holds them.

Carussell Crafts said...

Sharon, it was wonderful to watch your cards evolve with each photo. Such a lovely design and you have created a fabulous set for gift giving. Very special.

Andrea said...

A delightful set of cards and pouch to store or gift them. You are amazing Sharon. I love your decorated candy cane design and your process to create the set. A cute pouch as well. I normally love a ribbon closure but it would detract from the front design. A Velcro or magnetic closure perhaps? Xxx

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