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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Christmas Card Club

Tree Trimmings with Stampin' Up! Labels Framelits

It's time to share another Christmas Card Club Challenge with you. This time it's my challenge and I've set everyone the task of  'using and aperture'.  The reason for this is I wanted to make one of these box cards and use one of the Stampin' Up! new framelits labels collection dies.  These beautiful dies can be used with your big shot or similar die cutting machine.  There are 6 dies with the largest being 13.3 cm wide.  They come in a sturdy envelope for easy and safe storage.  You can layer them or use two to cut frames like the silver one on my lower sentiment.  I've used one also for my aperture. 
Tree trimings has been one of my favourite christmas stamp sets, not only because it's a really good price at £12.95 for 4 stamps, but also because it's really pretty and is easy to use for quick as well as elaborate cards.  I've made spinner ornaments by stamping two and sticking them back to back on some elastic cord.  The background image is from Creative Elements  which I've stamped in night of navy or versamark on the shimmery white or night of navy cardstock.  I wanted to emboss my sentiments so I inked my stamps first in versamark then the navy ink before stamping and then added clear embossing powder before heating.  I love rhinestones and you need a bit of sparkle for Christmas. 
You may be thinking how's she going to post that box card, well it just folds flat and goes in a normal envelope, but looks impressive when opened by the recipient. 
Don't forget to check out the other ladies' blogs in the Christmas Card Club for more inspiration.  You can find them listed in my sidebar, including Hazel's blog and she has a Christmas card challenge each week, which conveniently suits my card also.  She wants to see you use blue, so check out the challenge and have a go!

Happy stampin'

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challage - a touch of blue


Gibmiss said...

Hi Zoe
Gorgeous card Zoe ..... Stunning work...... Fabulous
Hugs Sylvie xxx

dutchess said...

Hi Zoe wonderful card I love the blue ...thanks for the challenge it was great fun hugs Margaret

sue w. said...

Hi Zoe, fabulous aperture shape and I love the stamping. They look great do these type of cards and yet I never think to use this style. Thanks for the challenge, hope to get mine on later today.
Enjoy the rest of the day.
Hugs Sue W.

Clare said...

Hi Zoe! wow what a gorgeous card girl!!!. Such lovely colours and love the stamps. Thank you for the awesome challenge hun. Will be putting my card up this afternoon. Big hugs Clare xxx

Anne said...

Hi Zoe, what a stunning card. Hugs x

Hazel said...

Loved the challenge for CCC Zoe and your card is gorgeous - thanks too for joining in my thanks for joining my CHNC challenge challenge 73 - hope to see you again soon x

Carol said...

Fabulous card Zoe, love the dies. A great challenge if a little challenging! Carol x

Sue said...

Hi hun
great challenge hun, dont no how i missed it! still made me move me butt this morning! lol
Gorgeous card, luv the baubles, lovely image, sue,x

pinky said...

Its a beautiful card for the challenge Zoe, those colours are stunning.

KAYC said...

Super card Zoe and great idea for a card...I'm still in the thinking mode though...Hugs Kerry X

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Zoe this is so beautiful I love the aperture, colours and design , super card.
Lorraine x