Monday, 5 November 2012

Cross Canada Christmas Card Blog Hop - 11/5/12

Welcome to our first of 2 Blog Hops happening this month. In this Hop you will find that each consultant has created 3 Christmas Cards using non-Christmas paper! We were given the challenge to create these 3 cards using either cardstock or another paper packet of our choice.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Deanne in NewFoundland at Treasured Heart. If you came from Stephanie's Creations then you are in the right place!

 For this first card I used the La Belle Vie Mauve Cardstock as my base. I ran it through my cuttlebug using the plaid folder from Winter Wonderland. Then placed a strip of Bamboo patterned paper ontop. I cut a mat out of the La Belle Vie Mauve, and layered a piece of White Daisy to stamp on. The sentiment came from the Christmas Love Stamp Set. The leaves and holly berries were cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge and using Olive and Holiday Red Inks stamped using the A Holiday stamp set.

This card uses the Striped Pattern paper as the base. Then I cut 2 mats, one in La Belle Vie Mauve and the second in La Belle Vie Pink. The sentiment comes from the Christmas Love stamp set and is stamped in Blush Ink. I cut multiple flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge in 2 different sizes from the La Belle Vie Pink, then I inked all the flowers in the Blush ink. Using a Mini Antique Brad to fasten them together, I adhered it to the card with glue dots. The leaves are stamped in Olive ink, and also were cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge.
My last card in this series starts with the Pink Patterned Paper as the base. The ornaments are cut from the Bamboo patterned paper, and I used the Art Philosophy cartridge. They are adhered using 3D Foam Tape. The sentiment is from October's SOTM and is stamped in Black Ink. The ornament shapes are adorned with Pearl Opaques Adhesive Gems.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Suzette's Crop Paper Scissors

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own Christmas cards using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again on November 15th when we showcase our versions of Advent Calendars.


  1. Great cards Michelle! I love the non traditional colours!

  2. Wow! Pink for Christmas looks awesome. Lovely cards!

  3. Love the one with the poinsettia cut and layered. looks great! Always nice to see creations with non-traditional Christmas colours.


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