Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Versatile Christmas - The Gift of Love (2)


Oh, I am having sooo much fun creating my Christmas cards! And today I will also share my take on this week's Global Design Project CASE-the-designer challenge! This week it is a stunning design by Brian King! I went with the theme (Christmas) and maybe a little bit of his layout!

I started getting ideas together for my and friends and family Christmas cards  for this year, already in September! With a few tweaks on my original design this is it! Just a mention that some of the products I used is part of the Retiring Holiday Catalogue Products  - so hurry if you don't want to miss out!

At times like this I wish I was a better photographer! My Corrugated Paper die cut has the most wonderful sparkle!

Brian King's amazing inspiration!

Now you can see the sparkle!

Small details...

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Hints & Things

  • By making use of the Note Cards & Envelope packs (20 in a pack) I could start with creating right away! The note cards measure slightly smaller than your average card at 12.7cm x 8.9cm (5" x 3.5"). The envelopes are included - so no time waisted in search of matching envelopes!
  • For the Corrugated Paper die cut I used the Kraft colour, but added a layer of White Craft Ink before I used Heat & Stick Powder to heat set the Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter!
  • My card is quite simple (I can make many in a reasonable amount of time) but small details like the pierced edges, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, sequins,etc packs a punch!
As always I would love to hear what you think and answer any questions!

Take care and remember try not to get caught up in all the preparations of the Season - take a deep breath and enjoy the journey...

Mel xx


  1. Goodness me! So clever and I agree, so many little details. The vellum over the DSP looks amazing and mutes the design, allowing the corrugated die cut to shine.

    Thank you for playing at Global Design Project.

    1. Thank you Teneale for taking the time to leave a comment!

  2. Absolutely beautiful, Mel! You have transformed this corrugated paper into a gorgeous town with beautiful shine and texture! This card is beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with my "CASE the Designer" challenge at Global Design Project this week - I'm so glad you did.

    1. Thank you for the inspiration Brian!

  3. I haven't seen the edgelits used on corrugated paper before, but it really adds a wow factor to your card! Love the subtle shimmer too, a beautiful touch. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.

  4. Thanks Paula! I have to say I didn't even think twice about die cutting the Corrugated Paper! I wanted to use the texture on my card and I wanted to use the Sleigh Ride Framelits. I happy it worked with no issues at all.

  5. I love the frosty look you achieved on the little village. Thanks for playing along with Global Design Project.