Hello crafters! It’s a long weekend here in Sydney, Australia and Saturday was World Cardmaking Day. Did you make a card?

Normally, I love to host an open house on World Cardmaking Day, however, as we are still in lockdown I enjoyed a couple of online craft and chat zoom sessions instead. Not quite the same, but hopefully next year we can gather together in person again.

Even since I saw the Christmas Whimsy Card Kit on page 2-3 of the July – December 2021 Mini Catalogue I’ve been waiting for its release. On Saturday afternoon, four of us zoomed together as we created with this kit.

Here’s what you get in this kit – I love that the acrylic block and ink spot are included. After you make up your cards you still have a block, an ink spot and a stamp set that you can use to make even more cards!

Kits are ideal for this sort of virtual crafting as they are not complicated to make, everything you need is included in the kit and everyone has the same materials. With a kit there is no need to do any pre cutting either, which makes it so much faster to make a stack of cards!

Here’s what I made during the zoom. Two of the cards are assembled as per the instructions and two are my own variations.

Card one is an outdoor sleigh card. The only stamping required is the snowflakes on the night sky, the “Merry Christmas to you” sentiment tag and the greeting inside the card.

Card two depicts an indoor scene, with the girl reaching up to pop the star on top of the Christmas tree.

For card three I used my paper snips to chop up the presents from the sleigh and place them under the tree. I also added the boy from card two who is holding the present so it looks like he is about to add another present to the pile under the tree.

I had cut a length of the gold twine to attach the tag in card one but I had found the length suggested to be a bit too short, so I recut a longer piece of gold twine. So as to not waste this shorter piece of twine, I added it to this card to create a Christmas star garland, using some of the gold star stickers from the Christmas Whimsy Card Kit.

Card four uses the leftover sleigh that I had chopped the presents off. I thought it would look cute to have the girl pulling the sentiment across the front of the card.

A bow of the gold twine through the tag finishes this card. All of the cards come with a gorgeous gold edged envelope.

So, which version do you like the best? I love the whimsical feel of them all and the fact that this Christmas Whimsy Card Kit takes all of the hard work out of crafting! It was so relaxing connecting with friends and crafting this kit together on World Cardmaking Day.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan. I can’t wait to see what Kate 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.

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

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