Adorable Hanging Garden Cards

Hello,

These adorable cards using Hanging Garden stamp set from Stampin’ Up! are really easy and quick to make. They can be used for many occasions – just pick one that fits you!

hanging garden card by stampin up using marina mist, berry burst and lemon lime twist

It feels like Christmas was ages ago even though it wasn’t. My sleep pattern hasn’t quite adjusted back into work-mode and my mind is everywhere else! I’m sure I can blame my phone for that even though I try to spend as little time using it because I just find myself in zombie-mode scrolling down endless Facebook posts! That’s what I like about crafting it gathers my thoughts and I focus on one thing at a time- with no scrolling!
Monday evening is my craft night. Fiancé cooks dinner and all I have to do is pop down from the attic to eat and then I go back! It’s amazing! I know not everybody is as lucky and has many other things to do around the house but if you plan a project in advance you can easily make it happen in an hour. The hanging basket with succulents is adorable and I haven’t really gotten over the succulent craze a year ago where we had succulents everywhere.

This card is easy and quick to do. It’s so quick I made 5 cards in one hour! – not all with wonky sentiments! Haha 🙂
Get all the card cut first, then get the inks out, colour and assemble – DONE!

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Lovely Christmas Reindeer Card

Hello ho ho,

Today is the last day showcasing the Scandinavian Christmas inspired card series using the Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set.

cookie cutter christmas card by stampin up

Today I’m writing from Denmark. I’m here with with my fiancé and we will be celebrating Christmas tonight with my family, tomorrow we will be travelling home to UK – tell me about how difficult it is to get a flight in Christmas day! Boxing Day we celebrate with English family so the priority when we get home is getting the gammon boiled!

Christmas is always celebrated on Christmas Eve in Denmark. We will be picking up family and going to my sisters house late this afternoon. We will have pork roast with crackling at dinner followed by rice pudding. After a break we will be singing Danish Christmas carols while joining hands and dancing around the Christmas tree – Christmas tree is normally placed or pulled out in the centre of the room for this to work best! And then we have presents along with biscuits, cake and sweets – cause we need more food right?! How is your Christmas going to be?

cookie cutter christmas card by stampin up

For this card I used the inlay technique and used the lovely heart thinlits die to cut background and the heart stamped background. Then I used the negative heart stamped pieces to put in the holes on the white background. I used the heart border die from Birthday Blooms Stamp Set to make the festive background paper. I die cut a couple of extra ‘lovely’ word scripts. I just used scissors to cut them out and then glued them on top. I used stampin Blends to colour the Reindeer. I used a light Smoky Slate blend to make some shadows and I added some glaze on nose and eyes with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen – remember to leave it to dry for a couple of hours.

Supplies list:

Cookie-Cutter stamp set

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

Better Together stamp set

Cookie-Cutter Punch

Whisper White card stock

Basic Black card stock

Cherry Cobbler card stock

Memento ink pad

Cherry Cobbler ink pad

Versamark ink pad

White embossing powder

Gold Sequins

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Stampin Blends: Bronze, Smoky Slate, Ivory and Pink Pirouette

I hope you enjoyed this project and stories from my childhood and current Christmas. Have a very merry festive season and please subscribe to my blog for more projects and exciting news from Stampin up.

Thanks,

~ Christina

Scandinavian Merry Christmas Reindeer Card

Hello

Christmas is fast approaching and I hope you’ve got time to read about the third card of four Scandinavian Christmas inspired cards using the Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set.

stampin up card using cookie cutter christmas stamp set

One of the final steps of my mum’s Christmas prepping happened on the 23rd of December when she cooked a huge portion of ‘rice porridge‘. Rice porridge is what Christmas elves eat in case you didn’t know. It’s normally served with a lump of butter and cinnamon sugar on top with a bottle of elf beer. Leftovers of rice porridge are then turned into rice pudding on Christmas Eve by adding vanilla, whipped cream and chopped almonds. It’s served on Christmas Eve for pudding with warm cherry sauce and it will contain a single or several whole almonds. Whoever finds a whole almond usually wins a present. In my family whoever got the almond would hide it and make everyone else eat more and more!

cookie cutter christmas stamp set by stampin up

For this card I coloured the reindeer with stampin Blends and added some googly eyes. I love how the Cookie-Cutter Punch is able to cut out the reindeer as well. I used the knitted embossing folder to give it some texture and dimension. I like how the heart border stamp from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set makes the most perfect Christmassy background paper. A very simple card where I cheated again and coloured a strip of whisper white paper with a gold pebeo marker.

Supplies list:

Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set

Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

Better Together stamp set

Cookie-Cutter Punch

Knitted cable embossing folder

Whisper White card stock

Basic Black card stock

Cherry Cobbler card stock

Cherry Cobbler ink pad

Memento ink pad

Versamark ink pad

White embossing powder

White bakers Twine

Stampin’ Blends: Bronze, Smoky Slate (for shadows), Cherry Cobbler and Ivory

Gold pebeo marker – from amazon

I hope you enjoyed this project and please stay tuned for the last Scandinavian inspired card project which will be posted tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by,

~ Christina