Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #16 Hang Your Stocking Die Cut Christmas Card

 

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge! We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!® Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

So today’s sketch is from the lovely Amanda…….

Amanda did a fabulous job with her sketch and I loved that she provided us with the inspiration photo behind her sketch. Once she did this I pictured my card straight away! I knew what stamp set and matching Thinlits Dies, mostly the Thinlits Dies, that I was going to use and I couldn’t wait to break out my Hang Your Stocking Thinlits Dies and Stamp Set!! This is available as a Bundle saving 10%.

 

I am quite the traditionalist when it comes to Christmas, I like reds, greens and gold’s. So my card base is a piece of Real Red A4 Cardstock cut at 5 7/8 inches and scored at 4 1/8 inches.  Using the large stocking Thinlit, I did some partial die cutting which left some of the stocking shape on the edge of my card front.

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I then made up my cute stockings using the patterned Thinlets in Real Red Cardstock and the base of my stocking and the trimmings die cut from some Gold Foil Sheet. I adhered these altogether first and then applied them to my card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, as I want to post this card and did not want too much dimension.

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On my card base I stamped my sentiment, which I have to say I did not even notice when purchasing the stamp set but it is soooo pretty and embosses really well, in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with my heat tool and some Gold Stampin Emboss Powder. I also used two of the tiny snowflake images stamped randomly and also heat embossed for the rest of my card front.

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I have to say that this card really did not take long to make, in fact I was quite shocked at how quickly it came together and I really like it. I am planning on re-creating it some more colours, probably traditional but you never know so keep an eye out over on my Instagram page (link in the sidebar) for quick peeks!

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Thank you for hopping by today don’t forget to hop along below and see what gorgeous projects everyone else has come up with for this month’s sketch, I have had a sneak peek at a couple and they are amazing so go check them out!!

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Wishing you and yours and very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years, Louise xx

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Pootlers Blog Hop Merry Mice Christmas Card

bog hop-001Welcome to another Pootler’s Team Blog Hop! This blog hop is to showcase some of the gorgeous goodies in the seasonal Autumn & Winter Catalogue that was released on 1st September.

It’s no secret I love colouring with my Prismacolour pencils on our Crumb Cake Cardstock, I love the way the colours pop!! As soon as I saw the Merry Mice Stamp Set I knew I would be getting out my coloured pencils. I know it may feel a wee bit earlier for Christmas cards but last year I made all of my own and although I did get a head start I still ended up making dozens in a mad rush in the run up to the big day, so this year I am thinking “the earlier the better!”.

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I stamped my carol singing mouse in some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on to my favourite Crumb Cake Cardstock (3 7/8 inches x 5 5/8 inches). I had so much fun colouring in my little mouse friend. I still need plenty of practice with my pencils but I love finding cute little images like this to use. I added some extra snow accents with a white gel pen.

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I popped my mouse card front on to a mat of Real Red Cardstock (4″ x 5 6/8 inches) and then on to a card base of Crumb Cake Cardstock with some of my favourite adhesive Fast Fuse (cut at 4 1/8 inches and scored at 5 7/8 inches). I stamped my sentiment in Versamark Ink on a strip of Real Red Cardstock and heat embossed with some White Stampin Up Emboss Powder. My sentiment was not completely central…ooops! so I rescued this by adding some white gel pen faux stitching and that is my first Christmas card for 2016 completed!!

 

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Product List

Merry Mice Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Merry Mice Clear-Mount Stamp Set

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£15.00

Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock

Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock

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£7.25

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

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£5.50

Real Red A4 Card Stock

Real Red A4 Card Stock

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£7.25

Versamark Pad

Versamark Pad

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£7.75

Embossing Buddy

Embossing Buddy

[103083]

£5.50

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

[109132]

£4.50

Heat Tool - Uk Plug

Heat Tool – Uk Plug

[129054]

£27.00

Stampin' Trimmer

Stampin’ Trimmer

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£27.00

Simply Scored

Simply Scored

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£27.00

Bone Folder

Bone Folder

[102300]

£6.25