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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Christmas Cheer

Do you love the simplicity of the Festival of Trees bundle?  I certainly do.  Along with the coordinating punch, this stamp set is such fun to use.  You can just imagine how thrilled I was to find some coordinating Designer Paper in the Santa & Co Designer Series paper.

I used a base of Naturals White and then a layer of Old Olive, followed by a piece of the Designer Paper.  I kept the pieces of paper close in size to make the frames around each very narrow.

When I checked the colours against my cardstock, I saw that the lighter green trees matched my Pear Pizzazz perfectly while the darker trees matched the Old Olive.  I used my Scallop Tag Topper punch to cut out a tag in Pear Pizzazz and also one in Old Olive.  I cut a rectangular window into the Pear Pizzazz tag and backed it with a piece of Window Sheet.  Onto the Old Olive tag, I heat embossed the sentiment from my (retired) Christmas Messages stamp set using White embossing powder.  Then I put some sequins into the middle of the Old Olive tag and attached the windowed Pear Pizzazz tag using strips of Dimensionals.   Now the tag became a "shaker" tag.  What fun!

The rest was easy.  I used my (retired) mini Tree punch to cut two little Gold Foil trees which I attached to the tag using Dimensionals.  I also tied a bow to the top of the tag with my Gold 1/8" ribbon.  Both the tree and the tag were attached to the card using Dimensionals and the tree was topped with a tiny gold sequin star (actually Baked Brown Sugar from the In-Color Sequin Assortment, but it looks like gold).



For more cards that have shakers, check out the City Crafter Challenge.

For more Christmas cards, check out the Christmas Card Challenge.

For more Christmas cards where anything goes, check out the Completely Christmas challenge.

And just missed the tag challenge at Make My Monday but you can still see the other wonderful entries here.

12 comments:

  1. What a fantastic shaker card! I love how the shaker is also the tag and the sentiment! Very creative and your greens are so festive! love it :)

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  2. Lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  3. What a perfect Christmas card this is with that shaker tag! Thanks so much for playing at CCCB!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Ros. I really enjoyed the challenge.

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  4. Lovely card, Heidi! I love the 'shaker' aspect of it. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Christmas Card Challenges.

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    1. Thanks, Marsha. I'm so grateful that you told me about the challenges. They've been fun.

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  5. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!

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  6. love the sequins, so pretty!! thanks sooo much for playing along with the weekly christmas card challenges!!!

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