Sunday, 1 October 2017

Christmas Tunes Australasian Stamp of the Month Blog Hop S1710


Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the "Christmas Tunes—October Stamp of the Month" Stamp set. If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor - Creative Inspirations 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. 

Today I would like to share with you my project which features the Christmas Tunes—October Stamp of the Month available exclusively throughout October 2017 for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75. 

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This is clearly your 2017 go to Christmas Stamp set for all your Christmas Cards! I am away for a few days with my kids on School Holidays so I brought a Workshop your Way, some White cards and envelopes, a few basic ink colours, a few acrylic blocks and some adhesives. I am pretty happy with the Christmas cards I made with these limitations. 

The first thing I did was get some Christmas colours out - red and green (Willow Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad) NB: the Ruby pictured below is in the old format and no longer comes like this. 

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Then I stamped the pretty wreath in Willow Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and the Title Banner in Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad on White Daisy Cardstock.

I have the Workshops Your Way® Silver & Gold Scrapbooking Kit and firstly cut out all the pieces to make the pages and cards and had one of the card bases for Project 6 in the cutting guide. I usually make up my cards out of the "scraps" from the kits after making all the projects. But the project 6 makes 3 cards so I used the base and made my card below. You can find the instructions for all the kits on my website www.vandra.closetomyheart.com.au or on your consultants website, with specific instruction guide is with the Silver & Gold Workshops your Way kit. 

This kit is one of my favourites because so much of it isn't christmassy.  Almost ALL of the papers can be used for non-christmas pages and cards. Anyway I had the card base for Project 6 and I used it for the card I made below. 

To make the shimmer paper backing (as I didn't have my glitter paper stash with me), I did have the Black Shimmer Trim and Gold Shimmer Trim (the gold comes in the kit) and I used a larger piece of White daisy card stock (half inch wider) and covered the edges in Black Shimmer Trim. I matted the Wreath on top with 3-D Foam Tape and then the larger glitter on the bottom with Thin 3-D Foam Tape. To give it extra dimension. I do love where the "I Love Christmas" on the paper came out on the card. 


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Next I used one of the Reindeer Zip Stips to edge the bottom of the card below. I stamped with Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad the Merry & Bright bauble onto one of the Picture My Life cards from the kit. Then I matted it with the dark side of the Pewter Cardstock that came inside the Workshop your way kit with Tombow® Permanent Adhesive. A very basic card but I'm happy with how it turned out. I really like grey as a Christmas neutral colour!

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Last month I made some cards using the Gold Foil Hearts from this kit to make the "You're in my Heart" card with the special National Stamping Day Special Stamp set, for a consultant swap and as sympathy cards for sale (see below). Using Gold Shimmer Trim and Bashful Pearls.  

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 I loved how this turned out and I still had some of this lovely gold foil hearts paper cut to size and so I decided to use that same pattern to make a Christmas Tree card. I stamped in Willow Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and used Gold Shimmer Trim and Gold Glitter Gems from the kit to spruce up the card. 

This is a great card to use some of the beautiful foil heart paper but only 1-2 inches at a time (1.5 or 1.75 I think) x 4.25 inches... getting lots of cards out of one stunning paper sheet. 

Please note: I found photographing the gold foil difficult both times I took pics of it (above last month and below today), so I do apologise for the quality of the photos. I hope you still get the gist of what I made.  

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Remember this great stamp set Christmas Tunes—October Stamp of the Month is only available throughout October from my website or from your Close to My Heart Consultant

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project idea. I'm really interested to hear what you think about them, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is 
I hope you leave a lovely comment on all the blog posts and come back around to mine. See you again soon.

9 comments:

  1. Great selection of Christmas Cards

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    1. Thanks Maz, so many to make this is a good start.

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  2. Great use of the paper pack with the Christmas Tunes stamps.

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    1. Thanks Doris, I really like this paper pack!

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