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Christmas in July challenge 10

I used more of the Tis the Season dsp again for today’s Christmas in July challenge where I decided the challenge would be fancy fold!

My current favourite fancy fold is the swing fold style that my lovely friend Valerie taught me. I decided to experiment with a few different shapes but had fun creating four cards with 2 different themes.

I decided to use the red sides of the papers mainly and then used some leftover bits and pieces from the Paper Pumpkin Joy to the world kit and some cute penguins from an old card making magazine.

I used bits and pieces of leftover paper to decorate the envelopes and the inside of the cards.

I also used some gems to finish off the cards too.

Swing fold cards, once you get the hang of them are pretty easy to make and lots of fun to choose how to decorate them. Plus they use up more papers… so it is good when you have a lovely collection of papers like the dsp stacks to work with.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Christmas in July challenge 9

Todays challenge is trees … after all one of my favourite things at Christmas is Christmas Trees.

Last year the In the Pines bundle included this fab die that cuts the inside sections of the tree and didn’t really use it much. I decided to cut the card blank with the die and put the dsp behind onto the inside of the card.

I decorated each with some banners and some random sentiments. I also added the glitter gems.

The papers from the Tis the Season work so well together and I love the traditional colours.

The joy of this kind of card also means the inside of the card looks lovely… and is begging for decoration too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Paper Pumpkin – Joy to the World

About 2 weeks ago I received my Paper Pumpkin kit and I have been busy creating and sharing my makes over on YouTube but only just getting round to blogging what I’ve made.

For those of you that want to follow me over on YouTube and watch how I made these etc Here is my channel

I’ve made 4 videos in total using the Paper Pumpkin kit and here are the cards I’ve made.

The first two are very similar to the ones that were designed by SU on the accompanying leaflet. Of course I did change them just slightly.

Cards 3, 4, 5, 6 were using the kit keeping to fairly simple layouts but using the envelopes as dsp etc.

Card 7 I had great fun doing some messy play! Loved creating the inky background. I did add in a little extra colour with some Mossy Meadow and the Cherry Cobbler berries oh and stampin blend pen too!

Hope you enjoyed these. I’ve got loads of leftovers in the kit so wondering what I will make next?

Happy crafting!

Catherine