Paper Adventures Christmas Blog Hop

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I’m super excited to have my first team blog hop on my new blog! I have so much love for my fellow Paper Adventurers and I love our monthly team hops. Always so much inspiration, usually something that I then absolutely must have and go and order straight away (we are our own worst enemies, or greatest enablers, depending on how you look at it!).

This month you are probably here having hopped on over from the fabulous Mandy and her festive creation. Our theme is Christmas and I don’t know about you, but the closeness of Christmas seems to have really hit me this week. I’ve been dabbling in bits and pieces here and there of crafting and shopping and planning, but I really need to get stuck into it now.

This week I had a few birthday cards to make as well as something Christmas-y for this hop, so I had fun playing with one of my favourite card styles using cute DSP and the Large Letter Framelits.

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The Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue has been a huge hit and I just can’t get enough of it. The parade of cheeky characters, the bright and traditionally Christmas-y colours, and the white flocking on some of the designs (check out this little elf’s hat, it’s all fuzzy and cute!), it’s all a winner for me. For this card all that was needed was this little strip of DSP with these elves carrying presents and it’s instant impact and FUN!

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The only fiddly bit on this card was lining up the letters carefully. Generally five letters fit perfectly across a standard sized card, so think “Merry”, “Happy”, “Noel”. “Joy” etc.  They are mounted on mini dimensionals to make them stand out even more.

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These letter dies are so fabulous. There is no limit to what you can do with them. They are great fun and also perfect for customisation. Since I love nothing more than crafting to a theme or layout, I whipped up these other cards for the birthdays we are celebrating this week

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A Happy card with Tropical Escape DSP and black and white twine.

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And a couple of personalised name cards for two little girls, both turning five, using the Garden Impressions DSP. I confess I’ve not really used this paper yet but I should because it is gorgeous. There’s every colour you could want in there and the patterns are beautiful. Clara’s favourite colour is yellow so I’ve teamed it with some Daffodil Delight from the Bright’s DSP and Miss Mercy’s is on Flirty Flamingo.

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I love the way these all turned out and although they were actually pretty quick to make I think they have a big impact. And there’s nothing like personalisation in particular (a card with your very one name on it!) to give something that special touch that comes from handmade creations.  Just a shame I’d have to make such a big card to fit my own name 🙂

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While I may have veered off the Christmas course a little, there’s plenty of festive inspiration to be had with the team, so hop on over to Sheila next to see her beautiful creation.

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And since this is my new blog dedicated to my paper crafting, I’d love to have you as a subscriber to join in the fun. High Trees House Living will still be going strong, with more photography and tales of living the creative life in the Perth Hills to share.

Siobhan.

Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop Participants – December 

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