Sunday, 7 September 2014

Christmas in September

Evening everyone! It's been a very long time since I posted anything on here, I just haven't been able to get myself motivated to craft recently. It started with not being able to get in my craft room because we had builders in for two weeks then I just seemed to lose my crafting joy but now that the Autumn/Winter catalogue is here and my order has arrived I've started having a play again! I love so many of the Christmas stamp sets you'll probably be sick of Christmas before it gets here!

To get back in the swing of things I looked at this weeks Freshly Made Sketch for inspiration and it actually gave me a couple of ideas so I'll show you a second card later in the week that was inspired by this sketch. Firstly here's the sketch I worked from.

Now here's my card:

Everything on this card is from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue. The background was cut from one of the cards in the Trim the Tree Designer Series paper stack, there are several great designs to choose from and they make quick and easy backgrounds. For the strip across the middle of the card I couldn't find another card pattern that I was happy with but didn't really want it to be a plain colour. I then remembered that I had ordered some of the new washi tape and had a rummage to try and find it. I decided to use three of the five designs and like the fact that you can still see the design underneath the tape. The sentiment is from the set Mingle all the Way and stamped in basic grey, I felt this was close enough to silver that it worked well. This was then cut out using the 2 1/2" circle punch (I love how easy that is!) and given a bit of height with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

I was really pleased with the finished card, it took hardly any time at all and has got me back into the swing of crafting. I'll hopefully post the other bits and pieces I've made soon and make sure you check out the blog on 13th September as I'm taking part in another Stampin' Stars Blog Hop so there will be plenty of inspiration on how to use all of those lovely products in the new Auntum/Winter catalogue. If you would like a copy drop me an email and I'll pop one in the post to you.


All supplies are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.

Stamps: Mingle all the way
Card: Trim the Tree Designer Series paper stack and Whisper White Cardstock
Inks and Pens: Basic Grey
Tools and Embellishments: All is calm designer series washi tape, 2 1/2" circle punch, SNAIL adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals

If you would like to order any Stampin' Up! products feel free to contact me using the details at the top of the page or alternatively you can order from Stampin' Up! directly using the button on the right remembering to find my name in the demonstrator list before completing your purchase!


  1. The washi tape works perfectly! Sweet card for the holidays! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. Lovely card Cat! I like the neutral colours! Great sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!