Christmas Redux Blog Hop & Giveaway

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Hello everyone… Almost October, and I think tt is time to start the Christmas project, right? Today I have two Christmas cards to share with you.

I am part of the fun Christmas CUTplorations Redux Blog Hop with STAMPlorations. It is one of the special events hosted by them for the next 3 months! Come and join us for lots of inspirations and prizes to win!!! On my cards today, I am using STAMPlorations – CUTplorations thin metal dies.

On my first card I use the Christmas Icon Nativity Die, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, and Peace Love Joy Stamp Set (retired).

I cut out the Nativity Die with black cardstock and then I added the Gold embossing on the start using VersaMark Marker and Gold Embossing powder. I did it twice for extra thick embossed effect.

I stamped the sentiment using StazOn Black Jet on a piece of acetate plastic. I set it aside to dry. And then I added on the back of the shaker frame.

For the shaker frame, I use 2 sizes of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies to cut out one of the patterned papers from the ODBD Christmas Collection 2016 Paper Pad. On a white card I added some of the gold sequins and jumbo glitter, and then I added the frame on top of the card with 3D foam tape.

On my second card, I use the Christmas Baubles 1 Layering Dies, Christmas Baubles 2 Layering Dies,Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, Warm Hands Warm Hearts Stamp Set, and Holly Background ARTplorations Stencil.

I use the stamping with stencil technique to create the watercolored look background. I used the Holly Background ARTplorations Stencil, watercolor paper and distress ink for this technique. After the background dried, I cut it with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I cut the base layers using both the Christmas Baubles layering die sets using the red cardstock and I cut out the top layer using gold glitter paper. I stacked them together using dries-clear adhesive glue. I tied up some white twine on the baubles. And then I added them on the background panel with 3D foam tape and secure the twine behind the background panel with glue. I added the whole panel on the card with the permanent dries-clear adhesive glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Warm Hands Warm Hearts Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair Tulip Red ink pad.

That’s all my cards today. I hope you all like them and inspire you to crate. And… before you all go… leave comment on my blog post… When do you officially start your Holiday/Christmas projects this year?

Make sure to visit STAMPlorations blog and all the participants’ blogs and leave comments for more chances to win one of two prizes: choice of two (2) Christmas word/phrase dies or a $15 Gift Card to the store. Commenting closes October 5. Winner to be announced on October 10 in the September Winners post.

More… more… more… From September 24 through October 8, all die sets in the Christmas Dies section are 10% off – no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. You can get an extra 20% off when you use my discount code: STAMPGIRLHELEN (copy and paste at the code box). It is total 30% saving on Christmas Dies!!! Grab them when you can, while supplies last.

THANK YOU for stopping by today! Have wonderful day…

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23 thoughts on “Christmas Redux Blog Hop & Giveaway

  1. Love your nativity shaker, Helen. Very pretty. The star is divine!
    Love the pretty BG you created for the baubles. Lovely inspiration
    as always!

  2. Such beautiful and elegant cards Helen! The shaker card is stunning with fantastic sparkle and shine. Love how the red pops on your lovely background on the second card.