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Monday, 2 January 2017

…sometimes these are cinnamon and spices, you know


Unbelievably I am here sharing a Christmas card I just made, on the 2 January, and it’s actually for this year not late for last year!
  
I had to make 112 cards last year, pretty much production lined them so this year I wanted to start early and make a few special ones for crafty friends.  I’ve also decreed this year to be the year of shaker cards so my first Christmas card is a (somewhat) shaker.  My glitter has sort of stuck to the acetate so it doesn’t shake too well sadly.

My card layout is based on the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, although not sure my card is actually truly CAS.  Probably should have left off the cinnamon stick but I found it in my stash and it smelt so Christmassy that I just had to use it.

I chose my die cuts based on the current challenge theme at Christmas Cards All Year ’Round.  Was a great opportunity to crack open my Tim Holtz Paper Snowflakes Mini dies and I made sure I used six different ones in keeping with each snowflake being unique.

For my colour scheme I was inspired by the colour palette at Weekly Christmas Card Challenge.  I picked up the wood panel from the inspiration photo in the designer paper I used for background.  From the colour palette I went with a soft fawn cardstock for the top layer and also my card base.  Also picked up the browns in the glitter I used (gotta love Tim’s Vintage Platinum) and the cinnamon stick as well as in the highlight of the debossed lettering on the Typed Token.

Although it doesn’t really shake I am really pleased with the card.  It’s simple but a bit special and, apart from trying to the get the top layer on straight when I couldn’t turn it over because it was full of glitter (yes, sadly it is really that crooked!), it was pretty quick and easy to make.  Oh, and did I mention is smells Christmassy?  Yum!
Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits ~ 661599 Paper Snowflakes Mini
Embellishments
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Typed Tokens ~ Christmas
Inks & Paints etc
Papers
Couture Creations ~ Acetate Sheet
Kaisercraft Base Coat ~ White Wash
Ribbons & Trims etc
Darice Natural Hemp Cord ~ Earthy
Challenges
Christmas Cards All Year ’Round January ~ Add Snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous Christmas card! Lovin' the sno-flakes! Thanks for sharing with us and participating at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round!! ~ Ali (CCAYR DT)

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  2. I love all the texture on your card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  4. Love the snowflakes...I would have never thought about creating the snowflakes like you. Thanks for playing along with the Christmas Card Challenges.

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  5. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  6. Elegant card!

    Thanks so much for playing along over at the Christmas Card Challenge!

    xo, Martina

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  7. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.

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  8. This card looks great, I love the texture! So smart to get a start on your Christmas Cards for next year. Its my goal too. Thanks again for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges. - Amanda DT

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Thanks so much for your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts (c: