Saturday, 10 October 2015

Sangria Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months feature paper pack called SangriaWe have all been creating with the NEW Sangria Products that have Britt McDonald - Crafty Connections then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.

To start this months theme I decided to make a Christmas card using Twinkle – October 2015 Stamp of the Month and the Workshops on the Go® Sangria Scrapbooking Kit

PS. If you want to view the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop that went live 1st October, go all the way through the Sangria Blog hop and then get back here and click the Twinkle blog hop (see link here). 

I cut out a buckle from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge on page 66 at 4 inches in 12" X 12" Black Cardstock.

I picked the red variegated paper from the Sangria Paper Packet 
its the back of the zig zag strip and it has patches of colour variations. I LOVE this paper. 

I stamped in Pomegranate Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad the words from Twinkle – October 2015 Stamp of the Month Noel, Peace and Joy. I also cut a sheet full of cricut shapes when I made my card for the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop so I used one of the  24 that I had fit on my mat without using Cricut Craftroom. *Note: If I had used Cricut Craftroom I could have fit heaps more on my 12" X 12" White Daisy Cardstock page. I stored the extra's in the envelope with the Twinkle – October 2015 Stamp of the Month and whenever I use it I have extras there.

When I finished the stamping of those bits I thread the Black Shimmer Trim through the black buckle. Hint: I threaded it with the backing still attached and then removed it while it was in place, it took a bit of threading with the clear backing but it was easier than threading the sticking part.

Happy with how it turned out. I used Pomegranate Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad for the frame and Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad for the Merry Everything.

This is my latest card buffet card using the Workshops on the Go® Sangria Scrapbooking Kit and the CUTEST stamp set in the world Animal Greetings which is the Operation Smile Fundraising Stamp set. $7 from every sale of this stamp go towards the Operation Smile Charity who provide life-changing operations for children with Cleft pallet and Cleft Lip surgeries in third world countries. 

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest projects. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Anne Patterson - Mummy You Made This?

  Come back to see me again soon.


  1. Love your card ideas Vandra. Love your tip for threading the shimmer trim through your cute buckle - I must remember that hint.

  2. Cute ideas- you have made me want that Operation Smile stamp set now!

  3. I like the little story you made with the Animal Greetings

  4. I've had my eye on the Operation Smile stamp set since the AI was released - that card just makes me want it that much more - thanks for sharing!