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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy for Christmas Card Club


As my delightful children reminded me yesterday we are nearer to this Christmas than the one past and so I'm glad it is time to share another Christmas Card Club entry with you. In fact I have two to share.  Lorraine  is in charge this time and asked us to use 'Lots of Layers'.  I started with the card below inspired by so many shaker cards on pinterest.  I've used some of the Merry Moments designer series paper to create the tree laden background and added some snowy bumps with Festival of Trees stamped and punched trees too.  Some of my favourite bling in the form of metallic sequin assortment and of course some of my life time supply of silver thread.  For those who visit Stampingscene often you'll know that I bought 5 rolls each of gold and silver having not put my glasses on to read 4.5m per roll when in fact it's 45m per roll.   The decorative dots embossing folder added some texture to my overlay piece and  my sentiment is from the stamp set Lots of Joy.  A few doodle dots with the gel pen and it was ready to go! 
Quick Tip - Santa and his reindeer are stamped onto the window sheet encasing the sequins with Staz On ink.  You need to be careful that when you stamp you keep the stamp still so as not to smudge! 

My second card is truly lots of layers.  Again I've used my new stamp set Lots of Joy.  It's a real eclectic mix of Christmas images including a tartan tree which matches the tree punch from the Festival of Trees bundle and also this gorgeous ornament stamp and some super sentiments for the festive season.  See it in my Stampin' Up! UK online shop. As ever I've blinded it up with sequin trim and rhinestones and the layers are from Merry Moments designer paper again with smoky slate card stock to bring it all together.  I'm also loving that thick cherry cobbler bakers twine - make sure you get yours before everyone else takes it all for their Christmas makes and gift wrapping!

Quick Tip - I wanted a scallop edge to highlight my sentiment, but don't have a punch that was neither too small or too big and so I used the one I had and cut two and then cut them into pieces to layer them around the sentiment. Where is didn't quite match I added the star from the centre of the ornament.

Enjoy your Sunday! Zx

Challenges
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes
Moving along with the times - snow in summertime
Christmas Cards all Year Round - snowflakes
Christmas Card Challenges - anything goes

29 comments:

  1. Love both of these beautiful cards Zoe! Xxx

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    1. Thank you Teri. Nice to see you here! Zx

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  2. Looks good, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

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  3. Stunning cards Zoe. So Bright and Cheery too. Hugs Rita xxxx

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    1. Thank you Rita. It's always good to be cheerful Zx

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  4. Two gorgeous Christmas cards Zoe, love the modern touch tot he traditional colours. Carol x

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    1. Modern and fun works for me this time and thank you. Zx

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  5. Both are beautiful and wonderfully modern! Love the colours you've used Karen x

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  6. Love them both Zoe....those vibrant colours, how clever you are with your stamping xx

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I follow your lead...! x

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  7. Two fabulous cards Zoe... Stunning colours ...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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    1. Thank you Sylvie. I'm a bit of a traditionalist for Christmas colours.

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  8. Hi Zoe, love your wonderful cards, fab layers and gorgeous papers, super details too, hugs Kate x

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    1. Thanks Kate. New Merry Moments papers. Gorgeous aren't they!

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  9. Your Christmas card is beautiful Zoe, love the pretty layout. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

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    1. Thank you Anet. I hope to see you again soon.

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  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  11. Two supper cards. I love your idea of stamping onto the acetate window. Sounds like you have enough silver and gold thread to knit a sparkly jumper!! Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thank you Valery. Umm er yes enough for one at least and probably mittens too!

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  12. Hi Zoe, sorry I haven't gotten here sooner this weekend was manic. Two fabulous cards for my theme this time and a great tip too. I love all the layers you have incorporated on both, just fab.
    Lorraine

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. I hope your weekend was manic in a good way! Zx

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  13. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR August challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper August challenge. x

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  14. Very pretty cards. Love the ornaments and the layout of your first card. The 2nd one is just as pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  15. HI Zoe, sorry to be so late in getting round to enjoy your lovely Christmas cards! You certainly met the challenge of layers on both cards, and so beautifully too. Love the pattern combinations on #1, and the great mix of ornaments, sequins and festive colors. #2 is equally fantastic with the shaker styling and that cute Santa sleigh in the window. Love the way you've done the debossing pattern too. You did great on this challenge! TFS

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  16. Fabulous cards, lovely traditional colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge this month.
    Pauline
    x

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  17. Please would you contact me at
    wlt27@hotmail.com
    Thanks

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