Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Christmas in August

I've used up some more of my smaller pieces of scrap card for die-cutting three Santas ready to be made into cards.  This of course entailed cutting in red, white and black as well as, in this case, a silver layer for the backing pieces - a quiet sit down was needed to pop all the little detail pieces back into the shapes to build them up.  I know this sort of job would really irritate some people but I actually find it quite therapeutic, as long as I'm careful not to lose any of the bits, which can happen.

Anyway for this simple card I've used a piece of white pearl card and embossed using 'that' popular embossing folder which now has some companions (which I don't have) and a die set so that the curved strip can be cut to overlay nicely onto the background.  There is also - of course - a set of sentiment stamps which fit the curve beautifully.  These marketing people know what they are about don't they!!!  A piece of green card slightly larger than the embossed piece was the bottom layer and the sentiment was stamped in red onto the curved strip, sponged lightly with matching green.  The smallest of the Santas was popped onto the bottom and that's it - a CAS Christmas card, albeit there is more than one layer.  I used plain white card for the curved strip because I've found that stamping doesn't work too well direct onto the pearl surface as it often stays wet for a long time and smudges.

Embossing - folder which came free with magazine now available to buy from Craft Stash
Die set (curve) - Banners and Blooms from Apple Blossom - Craft Stash
Sentiment - set of mixed Wavy Sentiments from Apple Blossom
Santa - Tonic die set


  1. Lots of patience needed here for those santas but so worth it. The resulting card is perfect. Yep they certainly know how to hook us in !! Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Lovely Christmas card Val using your cute santa and I like that curvy sentiment


  3. A super card Val, I love how you've used the debossed side of the card.

    Sue xx

  4. Oh I love this beautiful CAS Christmas card Val. What a great design. Thanks for the info on the matching dies and stamps. Something for my wish list. Barbxx

  5. What a simply fabulous design, Val! I love it!

  6. how adorable Val...good for you working on Christmas, I just can't seem to get into it yet.
    xx Karen

  7. Well worth the time, the Santa turned out super cute. Love the wave with the sentiment running through it, great Christmas card x

  8. Hi Val,
    what a very wonderful card and your design is super fab.
    Never thought of using that embossing folder for a Christmas card so thank you for the inspiration.
    Love the Santa also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.