Saturday, 3 August 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #16

This time around the Christmas Kickstart challenge is down to the Queen of 'Twofers' (the lovely Darnell) so of course you can guess what the idea is.  The theme is 'trees' but we are asked to produce two cards using the same stamp/die set or what have you but in different styles.  Take a look at their blog and you will see some examples for inspiration.

 For my first card I've stamped and cut out three trees from a Stampin' Up set of stamps from a few years ago.  I seem to recall that there was a matching punch but I've cut out my trees using scissors and added gold punched stars.  These have been layered onto a strip of red card with a scalloped white layer behind.  Background paper is from my stash and I die cut a greeting using white card.

For the second one I stamped and cut two trees; banners in white and red; two circles and a lace border.  The white banner was embossed with 'falling snow' dots and a greeting and tiny bird were stamped onto the white circle. Background paper was from my stash of last year's seasonal papers.

Here is a picture of the two cards together as is usual with twofer challenges.

Tree Stamps - Stampin' Up Festival of Trees (little bird from same set)
Sentiment - Contempo Christmas SU
Scallop edge die -My Favourite Things
Lace, Banners and Circles - Sizzix dies
Sentiment Die - Britannia


  1. Your cards are gorgeous, Val! So glad you've enjoyed playing with our theme for this challenge and I love how you created your twofers. Thanks for joining us at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

  2. Beautiful Christmas card, Val, both are super designs. I especially love how you've embossed the banner on the second card. The trees look lovely against it. xx

  3. Two beautiful Christmas cards Val.

    Sue xx

  4. You should see my smiling face, Val! These beautiful tree Christmas cards are textbook examples of two distinctly different designs using the same stamp! Each one is impeccably made with brilliant attention to the details! Thank you so much for joining in our Kickstart/Twofer challenge! Hugs, Darnell