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Sunday 19 October 2014

Creative Inkers Christmas Blog Hop

I am super excited to be involved in my first Blog Hop with my Team the “Creative Inkers”.
The Challenge/Theme is “Christmas” so I broke out the “Festival Of Trees” stamp set and matching “Tree” Punch.
I chose this Bundle as it is very affordable {$59.25}, and can be used in many different ways.   For more ideas you can check out Pinterest.

I have made up 4 samples, each different from the others.

In all four cards I featured a small Candy Dot as an anchor, created using the Crop-A-Dile and Glimmer Paper in “Dazzling Diamonds”, and adhered with Glue Dot.

The card Base is Pool Party, with a overlay of Crumb Cake.
The sentiment “Merry Christmas” is from the stamp set “Endless Wishes” and stamped in Tempting Turquoise.
The Star Punch from the “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack” is used to punch the Star from Glimmer Paper in “Dazzling Diamonds”.

First sample features the Tree, with no embellishments/decorations on the Tree.

Second sample features the Tree with a Bucket, with no embellishments/decorations on the Tree.

Third sample features the Tree with “Dazzling Diamonds” Candy Dot embellishments/decorations.

Fourth sample features the Tree with a Bucket, and the Tree with “Dazzling Diamonds” Candy Dot embellishments/decorations.

For the card insert, which is Naturals White, the sentiment “A Merry Little Wish… For Lots Of Joy At Christmas” is from the “Festival Of Trees” stamp set, and stamped in Early Espresso,
I used the “Confetti Stars” Punch as a border, and adhered the negative detail of the Tree in Crumb Cake.

In the second version, I have added the Bucket.

The finishing touch is the Star at the top of Tree.

The “Tree” Punch is very versatile, as it can also be used to make small trees as per the photos below ....

Can’ wait for my next Blog Hop, as this has been heaps of fun.
As I am #16, I am officially at the end of the Blog Hop, but you may like to go back to the beginning, in case you missed something, so head on over to #1 Narelle Hoggard.

Or if you want to go back, head on over to #15 Kathryn Tyrell.

For more craft ideas, head on over to my Pinterest page.

Happy craftin’,

“Festival Of Trees” Stamp- Set + matching "Tree" Punch

“Endless Wishes” Stamp Set

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : “Endless Wishes” and “Festival Of Trees”
Ink : Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock :  Crumb Cake, Glimmer Paper in Dazzling Diamonds, Naturals White, Pool Party
Punches : “Confetti Stars” Star from the “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack”, “Tree”
Xtras : Glue Dots, Dimensionals,

Special Tools : Crop-A-Dile, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer,

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Creative Inkers Christmas Blog Hop


  1. I like the way you have used the negative of the tree punch on your cards. Just a bit different:)

  2. Nice work Kathe and welcome to the blog hop! I like the way you stepped up each version, it's a great design to do lots of the simplest one for Christmas cards for lots of friends and family and do the stepped up version for the extra special people!

  3. Great cards and info Kathe. This is one of my fav sets from the catty & love what you've done with them.

  4. Lovely cards Kathe. I like the way you've decorated the inside.

  5. Great cards Kathe. I love this stamp set - it's so versatile. I've just bought the star punch and love how you've used it on the inside of the card. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Nice set of cards Kathe. A very simple bundle that can be made into very effective works of art.

  7. What a lovely set of cards. So simple but effective.


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