Saturday 6 February 2021

Stampin' For Christmas Monthly Blog Hop


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Stampin' Up! Wreath Builder Dies - Christmas card

Welcome to this months Stampin' for Christmas  Blog Hop, 
and first hop of 2021 we are a group of  Stampin' Up! Demonstrators 
from all over the world sharing Christmas 
card making & Papercraft ideas with Stampin' Up! Products

Here is what I made for todays hop

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I'm such a traditional Christmas card maker! 
Its always red and green for me! so today I challenged myself
with a non christmassy colour scheme! and this card couldn't be 
further from that! I saw this Christmas door on Instagram
and LOVED it and I set to recreate it for todays card, 
Inspiration comes from all places! 

How welcoming is this!

So if I'm totally honest I don't generally make Christmas cards all year round, 
that or I start with the great intentions and then stop!
So this hop is great to keep me making Christmas cards 
all year round as so many crafters do make them all year round, 
and maybe if your more like me then this will give you the inspiration 
you need to make them all year round! 
Think just 2 a month and come December you'd have 24 cards!

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I absolutely loved making this card and love how it turned out
to create the door background I used Blushing Bride Cardstock
for the card base and the layer on the front, 
I cut the layer 1.5cm smaller than the card front and before 
cutting it into the 4 pieces, I used my Blushing Bride and Whisper White
Ink pad and dragged ink down the cardstock, with a light pressure 
it created the graining look.. worth having ago if you've never tried it!

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To create the wreath I used the Stampin' Up! Wreath 
Builder Dies and cut 3 wreath layers in Mossy Meadow 
cardstock and one layer in Basic White cardstock
I then carefully assembled them together and adhere in place 
over the 'Door', all the little flowers are cut from the flower dies also 
in the Wreath builder die pack, I adhered these randomly
over the wreath and added some gold gilded gems to the centres of each.

I then flicked with a water painter tip and 
frost white shimmer paint all over the 
door and wreath, whilst this was drying, 
I heat embossed the banner greeting 
with gold embossing powder onto Blushing Bride cardstock.
I then adhered the banner on to the wreath.

I couldn't resist adding a little 
Blushing Bride Twine bow to finish!

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I hope our Hop today inspires you to just 
make one Christmas card this month!
if you do please share on social media with 
the hashtag #stampinforchristmas
we would love to see what you create, 

Thank you for coming by today to continue
the hop click on the next button below
to visit Janey Backer's Blog

Products I've used today are listed below, 
click on an image below for more details or to order: 

Paper Trimmer
Bone Folder
Gilded Gems

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til next time happy craftin'


  1. Laura, I love everything about this card! Yes, inspiration comes from all places. I love the "wood" look you achieved by dragging the ink pad over the paper, just gorgeous!

  2. Stunning card Laura! I must try the ink dragging technique!

  3. What a wonderful, and unusual Christmas Card. Lx

  4. I love the non traditional colours for this beautiful card Laura

  5. Stunning card Laura. Love your inspiration photo and how have recreated it. The doors are gorgeous and the white splatters just add a lovely touch. x

  6. Absolutely stunning Laura. I love non traditional colours for Christmas. I've never seen that ink technique before TFS x

  7. Lovely card Laura. Great to see alternative Christmas colours x

  8. This is so much my style, I love your card and all the details!

  9. Beautiful translation from the photo to your project!


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