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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Party Paws Christmas Collection - Sneak Peek 3 and 4!

Good morning to you all!! Hope you've got lots of great crafty things in store for today!!

Later on today, I will be sharing the latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More - so thought I would go for two cards in one post this morning!! I have to admit that all this Christmas crafting during some of the hottest days we have had this year was really strange. My Christmas crafting usually starts towards the end of October - I have NEVER thought of starting my Christmas makes this early - other than making a few purchases of course!!

I've gone for two cards made from the Hunkdory Kit. This first one is a DL card - the base was cut from one of the sheets of patterned card. I chose three toppers from the sheets that all had a yellow edge to them. The small one I used at the top has a greeting - Just for You. 
I used more of the patterned card, and some yellow Tim Holtz Distress Core'dinations card to matt and layer the toppers. For the strip down the middle, I used a little Gold Foil card with a length of the patterned card. I wrapped some gold satin ribbon around this and attached 3 little bells to the bottom.

The second of the cards is an 8x8. I used another of the patterned card designs, and cut off the end with the printed image on. I then edged each side with Die'sire Lace Border 1. I turned the card 90 degrees to its original orientation so the decoration is down the side. This was matted and layered onto some red and green card, and then the card blank. 
I used more of the red and green card to mount the topper on - and also the sentiment. Around the middle I wrapped some red and green satin ribbon, and attached two little red bells - one each side. 

For both of these cards, I used the matching insert, inside the card.

Remember that sneak peeks will continue through the week from all the Design Team - and you can catch the shows on Saturday and Sunday.

Be back later. Take care,



  1. This little bear is so cute. Lovely cards, looking forward to seeing more. Is it a weekend special ??
    Lots of love
    Jo xx

  2. Hi Joanna - it's going to be the Weekender - so is on Saturday and Sunday. Cxxx


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