Saturday, 26 October 2019

Hopping Around the World Blog Hop - Christmas Cards

Hi Crafters,

Welcome to the first Blog Hop from the Hopping Around the World team.  We are a small group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who will be hopping on the last Saturday of each month.  Make sure to check back each month for more inspiration and project ideas.  If you've arrived here from Rebecca-Jo's post, then you're on the right track!

Our first theme is Christmas cards and I LOVE Christmas!  I started making my Christmas cards back in August and I'm still going strong!  I'm sharing a trio of cards featuring the Tidings All Around Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Catalogue.  I have used the same layout for each card but the wreaths are all different.  

The first wreath is made from Whisper White cardstock cut using the wreath from the All Around Wreath Dies.  I kept the cardstock in the die and inked through the die with Garden Green ink using a sponge dauber.  I layered up two inked wreaths for dimension and texture.  

The second wreath features two layers again but this time I've die cut Garden Green cardstock for the bottom layer and placed a vellum wreath on top.  I used very small amounts of Liquid Multipurpose Glue to avoid the glue being seen.  I wipe away excess glue with my finger.  A few Real Red Rhinestones would add a touch of sparkle to this design.  

The final wreath was made from Silver Glimmer Paper and the leaves were coloured with the bullet nib of the Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blend.  The bullet nib of the Stampin' Blends are great for colouring onto textured surfaces.  Please do not use the brush nib as this is too soft and will become damaged.  

The card bases were all made from Whisper White cardstock and then I added a Whisper White Stitched Rectangle die cut underneath each wreath.  I stamped in the co-ordinating green using a sentiment from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set.  I used my Stamparatus for positioning which made it really easy to make multiples of the same design.  

I hope you are enjoying our first ever Blog Hop from the Hopping Around the World stampers.  To keep hopping, head to Jennifer's post.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

Blog Hop Roll Call

  1. Claudiasecke
  2. Rebecca-Jo Unwin - Australia
  3. Rachel Macleod (UK) ***You are here***
  4. Jennifer Downey
  5. Mo Rootes (UK)
  6. Sandra Herzog (AT)
  7. Margriet Siekman - Creatief Marsie
  8. Pamela Poli (FR)
  9. Melanie Igelbrink
  10. Maï Chapelain (France)
  11. Tanja Klingler-Selinger (AUSTRIA)
  12. Susan Simpson (UK)
  13. Maureen Rauchfuss (USA)
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  1. Eeekkk! Your wreaths are amazing! One was better than the next and I honestly can't tell you which if my favorite because I love them all! Thanks for sharing and I am incredibly honored be a part of this group with you! =)

  2. I love all of your cards, but the first one is my favorite! Great tip for coloring the leaves. Thanks for sharing!

  3. your card looks really great ♥ ️ ♥ ️ ♥ ️
    Warm greetings from Germany


  4. Rachel, I love the cards. I don't have the All Around Wreath Dies and I regret... good job

  5. A stunning trio of cards Rachel, I love them all especially the first one with the inking with the die still in position x