Monday, 24 September 2018

Previewing Christmas at STAMPlorations

Hello and welcome back!
Yay, STAMPlorations are back from their summer hollybobs!
Just to wet your appetite for the new season releases we are revisiting some of the current stamps and dies. Today we are looking at some of the previously released CUTplorations Christmas dies.

My first card uses the 'Let it snow' die.

I'd seen lots of cards using snowmen cut from die cuts but after seeing this card I had to have a go with just the head! The original by the talented Ardyth is OL but I used some punched circles, a snippet of orange for his nose and a free cut titfer, all glued onto a snow white base card with the CUTplorations Let it Snow die.
My sentiment phrase was cut from the same white card and again from black. The black was glued to the back of the white with just a smidgen of black peeping through to give a subtle dark shadow. Then the whole panel was glued onto the base card, very CAS.

Still in CAS mode, my second card uses one of the Christmas Baubles II layering die with a silver die cut Peace, Love and Joy sentiment.

On a panel of white card I embossed the patterned die from the set, running it through my BigShot. Before removing the die I went in with my Prismacolor pencils to colour the raise areas. After removing the die, I decided I wanted some more colour so v carefully, I went in again with my coloured pencils. 
The sentiment die was cut from an old Christmas card and glued in the bottom right of the panel. I wanted a string to hang my bauble from so using a scoreboard I added one, job done. If you don't want to go to all the effort of embossing, you could just cut out the two dies and layer them up before adding to your card.

OK, that's it from me but why not pop along to the STAMPlorations blog and check out what the rest of the DT have come up with.

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Before you leave here, leave a comment and as you hop along the other DT's posts, leave a message there too for a chance to win the choice of two (2) Christmas word/phrase dies or a $15 GC to the store.
Comments close on October 5th and until October 8th there is 10% off all Christmas dies at the shop. You can get an extra 20% off if you use my discount code!

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  1. Beautifully cas and so it!!

  2. Fun snowman card and pretty ornament!

  3. That is the cutest snowman card!

  4. Love that adorable snowman! That card is darling.
    And love the CAS design of it. The 2nd card is pretty
    with the gorgeous color of the ornament & love that
    awesome sentiment die.

  5. Absolutely love that fun hint-of-a-snowman. The shadow behind the die cut sentiment is perfect.

  6. LOVE your CAS style - very refreshing:)

  7. I love your holiday cards. All are beautifully done!

  8. What fun CAS cards! I love the snowman!

  9. Such cute cards! Love the snowman!

  10. Love the simple design of these cards. Truly examples of less is more. tfs

  11. Nest looking cards
    and love the colors
    on the second card.
    Carla from Utah

  12. Love that cute snowman! Perfect with the sentiment die! Lovely ornament card also!

  13. Super Christmas creations, many thanks for joining in with our 'water or colour blue' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  14. Looks like you had so much fun in the craft room! Both cards are adorable. The snowman card brought a smile to my face. Looks like he's melting!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge Blog!


  15. That snowman card is super cute!! And the second one is simple and beautiful!! Love that blue!

  16. What fun creations! Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Good Luck and I look forward to seeing you again next month!

    Merry Little Christmas DT
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  17. These are brilliant, especially that cute snowman x

  18. Love me a snowman and love love the glitter on card #2 TFS

  19. That snowman card is so super-clever ... and adorable too ... so glad you shared your SNOW with us at Jingle Belles.

  20. Très charmante carte Julie, sobre et pleine de fraîcheur, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

  21. That offset sentiment really pops and is a great idea, as is the snowman. Both beautifully CAS and great use of stash too. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

  22. Both of your cards a lovely! Love both the snowman and the ornament with your different techniques Thanks so much for playing in our Merry Little Christmas Challenge!

  23. Cute and pretty. Love this snowman.

  24. I really love that adorable snowman fun!

  25. Thank you for sharing your lovely cards at Fussy and Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  26. Fantastically fun and festive cards! Love your clean designs - fabulous inspiration!

  27. So cute but that snowman cards makes me smile. Love!

  28. I love both your cards! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Merry Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (The Merry Christmas Challenge DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  29. Love the CAS designs. That snowman is super cute. TFS

  30. what a fun & clever card! such a wonderfully cool addition to our "let it snow" gallery at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  31. Super fun and cleverly designed cards, Julie! Wonderful! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  32. Super cool snowman. So pleased you joined us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Thanks for sharing. Caz DT.

  33. cute snowman!
    very pretty card

    thanks for joining us at sparkles
    dt tracey


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