Wow it is not very long now until Christmas although my North American friends have Thanksgiving coming up shortly. I am still working on Christmas ideas and I absolutely love the Yuletide Carol papers with the Victorian feel to the papers and they are so versatile for lots of different projects.
Today I will feature three different ideas for using these gorgeous papers.
First up are three cards that I have made using patterns from Make it From Your Heart Volume 2 and inspiration from the Annual Inspirations book. I have also used wet embossing to create the shiny effect on these cards. I have been making cards for 20 years now and the first technique I learnt was wet embossing and I was so thrilled to see CTMH bring back embossing powders and I have finally had the chance to use the powders that I have bought.
For this card I have embossed the baubles from the Holiday Cheer stamp set with gold powder on Ruby cardstock and then fussy cut them out. This card is similar to one that I did earlier on and I changed it a little to make it easier to cut up for classes. The bow has been cut out of the Artiste cartridge and finished with a bling gold gem.
This card has been inspired from the Annual Inspirations Book and using the pattern from MIFYH book Volume 2 pattern 28. This is such a simple card design but is so versatile and here I have used two different papers and also Ruby cardstock for the panels. I have stamped the Noel from the Noel stamp set and the sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I love the Curlicue stamp set from the Artfully Sent cartridge and now have a supply ready to go. The frame has also been embossed with gold embossing powder. The holly wreath is from the Noel stamp set and I have stamped it on scrap Colonial White cardstock and fussy cut it out to place at the top and coloured in the ribbon with the Shinhan Touch Twin Carmine marker.
This card has also been inspired by the Annual Inspirations book and the MIFYH book Volume 2 pattern 23. Very quick and easy to do but a stunning card just topped off with gold sequins.
I then made some tags using different tag shapes from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and using the Yuletide Carol papers decorated them to make little packs for sale.
I have used a number of different stamp sets – Seasons Tweetings, Yuletide Carol WOTG and Sweet Salutations.
Finally I have decorated some Kraft bags with the Yuletide Carol papers and Cricut cuts from the Art Philosophy and Artbooking cartridges. I bought the Kraft bags from my local $2 shop and I am pleased how they have turned out. It is always good to stretch myself out of my comfort zone of cards and scrapbooking. And they did not take very long to make!
For this bag I have cut the deer out of the Artbooking cartridge and put the washing tape directly onto the bag for a softer look. The bauble is from the Home for the Holidays SOTM set from October. The ‘T0 and From’ for the gift tag is from the Holiday Tags stamp set . I think this stamp set is one of my favourites because it is so versatile for lots of different projects.
This particular paper is my favourite paper – it is so whimsical and on the back is the most beautiful roses and it is hard to decide what side to choose. This time I have put the washi tape onto the same colour cardstock to create a stronger colour. I have used Ruby chevron ribbon (free from last months Ribbon special) and Slate chevron ribbon.
Cardstock – Ruby, New England Ivy, Cocoa, Colonial White, Cashmere
Stamps – Home for the Holidays (NLA), Holiday Tags, Just to Say… Cricut Collection, Yuletide Carol WOTG, Curlicue Frames Cricut Collection, Seasons Tweetings, Sweet Salutations, Noel
Inks – Ruby, Versamark, New England Ivy
Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Art Philosophy, Artfully Sent and Artbooking
Washi tape – Ruby chevron, Topiary mini chevron
Ribbon – Ruby chevron, Slate chevron
Shinhan Touch Twin marker – Carmine
Most of these products will be available for sale at Gift Hutt. I also have some kits available for sale for the cards. Please feel free to contact me through this blog – they can be pre stamped and just ready to put together if you would prefer.
As usual all these products (except for the Kraft bags) are available from my website here.