Thursday, November 08, 2018

Santa's Workshop Advent Tree Calendar - Let's Get Hopping, Round #15

Welcome to the 15th round of the Let's get Hopping blog hop. This month theme is Christmas, Anything but a Card.

Some time ago I saw an advent calendar made from little boxes, arranged into the shape of a Christmas tree, on YouTube. And when I saw the Santa's Workshop Suite in the Stampin' Up!® seasonal catalogue I knew what my project for this blog hop would be.



This advent calendar was so much fun to create. Twenty-six little boxes piled up on each other, decorated with fussy scissored images. Here is a template to make one of the boxes. You need cardstock measuring 5 7/8" and 7 1/2". On the short side score at 3/4", 2 1/4", 3 3/4" and 5 1/4". On the long side  score at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2" and 6".



I stuck decorative paper on the sides and white cardstock on the front of each box. You can decorate it with whatever you like. I used items from Santa's workshop Suite. All the item are listed below. I made a little video to show you how it was all put together. Enjoy!




List of products I used to create this calendar:


I hope my project inspired you to, maybe, create your own advent calendar tree or something similar. If it did, leave me a message in the comment section to let me know. 
And now, continue to hop through all the blogs. Click on the image below to see what the talented Eimear Carvill prepared. 



Friday, October 19, 2018

Treat Time - Come & Stamp Along Club - October

This week a small group of crafters got together again and created a few beautiful cards. Two with a Christmas theme and one for any occasion. 

This card is very easy, using strips of designer series paper (DSP). This one is called Garden Impression and there are so many other colours. It was easy to match cardstock for the base as well as the front of the card. The sentiments come from Treat Time stamp set. There are 7 different sentiments and 4 decorative stamps. The final touch is faux stitching. I love this technique. This card was inspired by Jennifer Frost after I watched this video of hers

Next project was a simple and clean Christmas card. Or I think it's simple and clean. What do you think?


The base and the front of the card are just white cardstock. The front is embossed to give it more texture. I used the Detailed Baubles bundle as I did already the last month but created completely different cards.  See how the baubles shine? They are die cut from a glimmer paper. This paper is great! It's like glitter paper but so much better. It is a bit thinner so easier to cut and mainly, it doesn't shed any glitter!

The last card was so much fun to make. I presented this card in a separate post for a blog hop I am taking part of this month. Just click on the image below and it will take you to that post. It also includes a video how this card was born.


Do you like what you see? Would you like to come & stamp along? Next time we will be crafting on November 13 & 16 at 10am. But if a different time/day would work better for you - just get in touch. I am sure we could work something out. 

The projects were made using these: (Click on any of the products to shop online)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Itty Bitty Greetings - Kre8tors Blog Hop Autumn Colour Challenge


Hello and welcome to the October Kre8tors Blog Hop. Every month a group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators are working on different projects with a common theme. This month theme is close to my heart - Autumn Colours. 

I used to live in New England for several years and autumn became very fast my favourite season. A beautiful, colourful palette of leaves against the clear blue sunny sky. That's what I see when I think of autumn.

I didn't quite accomplish to transfer that vision into my card but I created a beautiful autumnal leaves none the less. Would you agree?


I sponged the Layered Leaves dynamic embossing folder with several different inks to create a colourful foliage and ran it through the big shot. Afterwards, I covered the card stock with a very light layer of copper paint that gives a beautiful shimmer to the project. 


I selected a small simple sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set that, in my opinion, compliments the card quite well.

This card is very easy and fast to make. Everything you need to recreate it or create a similar projects is listed below.
Supplies used: (click on products to shop)
I hope you find an inspiration in my take on Autumn Colour Challenge to craft some of yours. But before you do that make sure you will hop to another blog. Either click on the image below to see what gifted Alexandra Rauf created or choose a crafter by name from the list below.