ESAD Blog Hop December 2018 – Holiday Catalogue

Welcome to your next hop on the…

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I’m thrilled to have you here from Sharon Dalton’s gorgeous blog. I’m particularly pleased to be participating in this ESAD hop since this is the first on my new blog dedicated just to my card making.

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This month’s theme is quick and easy projects using goodies from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue. I don’t know about you but I feel so time poor at this time of the year. There’s a lot of work that goes into creating that Christmas magic! I find this particularly with Christmas crafting. So many ideas, so little time. So that’s why this theme is just perfect for me right now (although it will no doubt add to both my projects to do list and my products to buy list!).

My cards today were super simple and speedy to create because they use the gorgeous Foil Edged Notecards and Envelopes (on p11 of the Holiday Catalogue). Although they are easy to overlook, I think they are actually one of the best products in the catalogue! They are gorgeous, fantastic value at just $16.50 for 20 cards and 20 envelopes, and make creating beautiful cards super quick and easy.

These holiday cards all use the notecards, some beautiful dsp, a die cut sentiment and some ribbon to make beautiful cards that are simple and quick to make. My kind of seasonal crafting!

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The notecards are 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ and the white panel is 5 x 3 3/4″. Where I’ve double layered dsp and a mat I’ve cut the mat slightly larger at 5 1/16 by 3 13/16 (so 1/16th larger) and the DSP slightly smaller at 4 15/16 by 3 11/16. If this sounds confusing, basically you line up at the 5″ or 3 3/4″ mark on your Stampin’ Trimmer and then shift forwards or backwards one little line (that’s the 1/16th mark).

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This first card celebrates all that is gold with the DSP from the All Is Bright collection and gold ribbon, gold foil, and gold embossing. You can’t have too much gold, right? The sentiment and rectangular stitched die are from the Farmhouse Christmas bundle.

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Another piece of the All Is Bright DSP is featured on this card, this time with accents of Real Red and a gold embossed sentiment from Timeless Tidings (which goes with the Timeless Tidings Project Kit – I love it when kit stamps are so gorgeous you can use them on their own as well).

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And of course there is silver as well. This one uses the Under The Mistletoe paper from the Annual Catalogue mounted to the side so just one strip edge of the metallic foil is showing.

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I’ve coloured this guy from So Santa (how cute is this stamp set?!) with Stampin’ Blends and mounted him on a stitched square of silver foil.

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And don’t forget that just because they are from the holiday catalogue that doesn’t mean they are only for holiday cards. A little metallic touch is welcome any time of the year! I whipped up this super quick birthday card using a silver card, Berry Burst cardstock, a little of the Share What You Love DSP, and the Happy Birthday from the One For All stamp set embossed in silver on vellum (remember to heat from behind when embossing on vellum).

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I hope if you too have overlooked these foil edges cards in the catalogue you will go back and have a look. I think they are a must for every craft stash, particularly for the time poor ideas rich crafter at this time of the year!

For more quick and easy holiday crafting ideas hop on over next to the wonderful Cathy Pinchbeck.

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THanks again for hopping on by!

Siobhan.

 

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Leonie Schroder 

2. Lou Kitzelman 

3. Delys Cram 

4. Nicole Wilson 

5. Shannon Kissane 

6. Rebecca Scurr 

7. Sharni Haines 

8. Lauren Meiklejohn 

9. Jenna Watkins 

10. Cheryl Algie 

11. Sharon Dalton 

12. Siobhan Fitzsimmons 

13. Cathy Pinchbeck 

14. Peta Stephen 

15. Monique Fielder 

16. Jo Weedon

17. Denise Buetler

18. Katrina Duffell

19. Narelle Fasulo

20. Fi Cobbin