Hello crafters! Welcome to Week 20 of our AWH Heart of Christmas blog hop.
This week I’m using a stunning new product, the limited release Ever Eden Cotton Paper. This soft, delicate tissue-like paper offers a unique way to add dimension and visual interest to any paper project, can be used to wrap gifts, or it can be die cut, ripped, wrinkled or folded.
And it’s also the perfect thickness to create your own Christmas crackers!
The Ever Eden Cotton Paper comes in two colours: Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. For my Evening Evergreen Christmas Crackers I tied each end with the Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon and for the Soft Succulent Christmas Crackers I used the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon.
These crackers are super easy to make. You can use the cardboard roll from wrapping paper, loo rolls or make your own inner tube from Crumb Cake or Basic White card stock. Each cracker is wrapped with half a sheet of Ever Eden Cotton Paper, attached to the inner tube with Tear and Tape.
Don’t forget to fill your cracker with a snap, a sweet, a joke or a treat before tying the ends with the ribbon. If you forget, you can gently untie one end and insert these things later.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Rachel Woollard. I can’t wait to see what she shares with us today!
If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Tina Gillespie, and she will have the list of all those participating.
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the images below.
Hello crafters! This week I’ve made a Christmas Bauble card using the two stamp sets from the Painted Christmas Suite Collection: Christmas Season (a stamp set with images) and Christmas to Remember (a sentiment stamp set).
To create the bauble shape I used the largest of the layering circle dies as a guide to draw a pencil circle outline to stamp within.
To “hang” my bauble onto the card I’ve made a hanging loop and a bow of the Real Red Sheer Ribbon. I’ve cut the ribbon ties in half to add extra interest to my card.
The inside has been stamped to match the font of the card, with another lovely sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Sharon Davern. I can’t wait to see what Sharon shares with us today!
If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all those participating.
Thanks for visiting my site. I’ll be back with another card on Wednesday.
In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx
Welcome to week 16 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Early Espresso, a rich, dark brown from the Neutrals colour collection.
Our talented Art With Heart team leader, Claire Daly, recently shared some cards she made using a 6×6 One Sheet Wonder template and the stunning Painted Christmas DSP. Her cards were so beautiful, easy to make several at once and simply perfect for showcasing DSP patterns … I just had to have a try at making my own 6×6 One sheet wonder cards too.
I’ve used this pretty pinecone pattern for my One Sheet Wonder cards – it’s my favourite design from the Painted Christmas DSP and it combines Early Espresso with Crumb Cake, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Basic White.
My 6×6 One Sheet Wonder is quite different to Claire’s design – in fact, mine is so simple I’m not sure it actually qualifies as a One Sheet Wonder! You simply trim 0.5cm off one side of the 6×6 inch square, turn the paper once and cut into three 2 inch strips.
You will now have three strips of DSP that measure 5.5 x 2 inches and an extra strip that measures 0.5 x 6 inches. I discarded the long skinny strip and created 3 different card layouts using the 5.5 x 2 inch strips.
For card one I laid the strip of DSP across the top of the card and placed the sentiment in the middle of the card. The sentiments are all from the Christmas To Remember stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso and die cut out with the Seasonal Label dies.
Card two is also a horizontal card with the strip of DSP on the top, however it uses a different sentiment, placed on the right side of the card instead of the centre.
Card three has the DSP across the middle of the card, with a longer more narrow “Merry Christmas” sentiment attached in the middle of the DSP.
For all three cards I die cut the same label in Early Espresso, cut it in half and used it to layer under the sentiments.
The pinecones are stamped with stamps from the Christmas Season Stamp set, stamped in colours to coordinate with the DSP. I’m sure you’ve noticed that I also added some Be Dazzling DSP to my cards. This FREE SALE-a-bration paper is only available until the end of September, so don’t miss out!
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, my friend Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what she’s made this week!
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