Saturday, December 5, 2015

December Craft Hoarders Anonymous Monthly Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!  You should be coming to my blog from Kathy's blog. After visiting me, hop over to Christy's blog next! To start at the beginning of the hop, go to Gloria's Blog!

'Tis the season, so I made a Christmas card with some K&Company papers I've been hoarding forever.  I vaguely remember when I bought this paper, and how I fell so in love with it that apparently I did not want to ever use it.  I think the time has come, though. 

Instructions are fairly simple.  I started out with red card stock to make a 6"x" card base, and trimmed to print layers, each slightly smaller than the front.  Before adhering them, I distressed them for that shabby chic look.
A 4"x4" distressed piece of green print paper and two border strips cut from one of the specialty paper pads was adhered, as shown.  
Die cut a piece of vellum with the Prima doily day and adhere to the green paper, then adhere one of the chipboard tags from the Christmas Cheer collection.  I chose the deer for this card.
Die cut a rosette from another paper from the Specialty paper pad, and adhere a smaller snowflake chipboard tag from the aforementioned collection.
Die cut two maidenhair ferns from olive green card stock and adhere along the sides of the card, as shown.
Put a piece of foam tape beneath the Noel chipboard and adhere slightly over the deer chipboard.
Finally, I used a clear glitter Wink of Stella pen and went over the leaves, the deer, and the snowflake to bring a hint of glitter to the card. 
I realize the glitter is so fine that is does not really show up in the photo, so here is a closeup of the leaves.  I think you can just barely make it out, but it really did add just the right amount of sparkle.  I love how this turned out.  I guess it only goes to show that if you bought it, even if it was years and years ago, there must have been a good reason.  

Supplies used:

K&Co K-ology paper pad
K&Co Christmas Cheer Specialty paper pad
K&Co Christmas Cheer Phrases & Tags Chipbox
Red, Olive Green Cardstock
Recollections resin roses
Maidenhair Fern die (may be Cheery Lynn)
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes die
Prima Doily die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Foam dots

I hope we have inspired you to join us every month and de-hoard those supplies! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful and creative weekend, but most of all, have fun!!!



  1. Lovely card. There is just something about deer's and Christmas that really go together! Love it.
    Victoria, BC

  2. I love the woodland feel of this very pretty layered card! That doily is such a pretty layer, too. I have this paper...need to dig it out and play! LOL

  3. wonderful card and just love all your layers work!!!!

  4. Love love love love. I esp. love it since I have the chipboard embellies in my hoard...I used some a few years ago to make a banner...but the rest are just here....sitting. You inspired me!

  5. Beautiful work , loving all the layers )

  6. This paper is wonderful and I love each and every layer! The chipboard embellishments are also making me drool! Well done girl!

  7. Wonderful combination of textures and materials. Yes, if we bought it there must be a reason . . . even if it is old and we don't remember why. It could still come in handy someday! TFS

  8. Very stunning. I love that rosette. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Gorgeous the deer embellishment along with rosette...gorgeous!!!

  10. Sooooooooo pretty! I love K&Co. papers and your card shows them off so wonderfully. Love the sparkly leaves and the elegant rosette!
    <3 J

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