Hello crafters! Welcome to Week 21 of our AWH Heart of Christmas blog hop. It’s hard to believe that it’s less than five weeks until Christmas and after tonight’s blog hop we only have one more Heart of Christmas blog hop left this year!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I don’t use a particular Designer Series Paper because it’s just so beautiful and I don’t want to cut it or cover it. It’s really had to see all the foiling in this photo, but the Peaceful Place is simply stunning and I wasn’t sure exactly how to use it.

With Designer Series Paper as elegant as this, I think it’s best to keep the card quite simple and let the paper be the star of the show, which is why I decided to create a Christmas latch card.

This fancy fold looks pretty fancy, but it is easy peasy to make. The card base is created from two pieces of Basic Black cardstock. The first piece measures 16 x 14.8 cm, scored at 5 cm along the 16 cm side – this is the back of the card and the left flap. The second piece measures 10.5 x 9.5 cm, scored at 1 cm along the 10.5 cm side – this is the right flap and hinge.

Once you adhere the right hinge to the right hand side of the card, you can then decorate the inside and the outside of the cardstock base and flaps with the DSP. I used this lovely foiled DSP for the inside right flap.

Here’s what all of the card looks like on the inside. Both this sentiment and the sentiment on the front of the card are from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set. Isn’t this a beautiful font?

The photo below shows how the outside of the right flap uses the DSP with the cabin print. There is a coordinating Peaceful Cabin Bundle (it includes the Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set and the Cabin Dies), but I don’t own it. This type of fancy fold is ideal for when you want to showcase DSP but you don’t own the matching bundle – all you need is a sentiment from any stamp set that works with the DSP.

The “Peace, Joy, Love” sentiment has been die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and it forms the latch mechanism. After threading a length of silver simply elegant trim through the sentiment, I used a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the LEFT SIDE ONLY of the sentiment to the card – the right flap of the card slips over the left flap and under the right side of the sentiment to create a latch.

The final touch to my card was the addition of some rhinestone jewels and then tying the metallic silver thread into a bow to the right of the sentiment. This thread wrapped around the card is not only decorative … it also helps the card to sit flat.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Ros Davidson. 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, Sharon Davern, 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.

Product List

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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