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Spellbinders – November 2019 Card Kit of the Month

Hello friends! I’m back today to quickly share another batch of Spellbinders cards. This time, I used the gorgeous November 2019 Card Kit of the Month. It’s called Christmas Wishes and includes a 6×6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more! I love this kit! Subtle, with muted colors and gorgeous patterns.

Here are my cards:

I hope you like them! Check out the Spellbinders Kit Clubs section for this and many other monthly subscriptions. The kits are of great value and packed with high-quality, trendy products.

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Pink Paislee – Whimsical Christmas Cards

Hello my crafty friends! How about a set of super fun Christmas cards created with the amazing Whimsical collection? I love how they turned out! So playful and, well, whimsical 😉

Whimsical Christmas Cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppwhimsical. #cards #cardmaking #pinkpaislee #christmas

Most of the time when I don’t have a themed collection to work with, I turn to cut files for help. The choice of the color scheme makes all the difference and you can achieve any look you like depending on the design you are using.

The first card features the Christmas Tree Background cut file (ID 233785) designed by Paige Evans. The cut file comes in a 12×12 format so I only used a portion of it to fit a 5” square card panel. I had to play around with the placement of the trees, but it was pretty easy to do.

Whimsical Christmas Cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppwhimsical. #cards #cardmaking #pinkpaislee #christmas

For the color scheme, I went with shades of purple, pink, teal, and green. You can find non traditional color scheme for Christmas décor all over the web. Pinterest is usually my go-to place 🙂

Once I had the background ready, I decided to enlarge one of the trees and make it the focal point of my card. Foam adhesive helped me give it dimension while the gold thread I placed behind it brought in a festive vibe. For the sentiment, I tried to achieve an ombre look with the pretty foam letter stickers which are my favorite right now!

Whimsical Christmas Cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppwhimsical. #cards #cardmaking #pinkpaislee #christmas

Enamel dots and a gold chipboard star finished the card.

For the second card I used the Ho Ho Ho cut file (ID 232490) also by Paige Evans and tried to incorporate more traditional colors. Green and red with touches of mint and purple.

Whimsical Christmas Cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppwhimsical. #cards #cardmaking #pinkpaislee #christmas

Here again I had to resize the cut file to fit a 5” square card base. I backed the images with patterned paper and adhered three little trees from the previous card in the middle of the O’s. I added gold thread behind them and used foam adhesive to adhere them down.

For the snowflakes, I simply turned them slightly and gave them dimension with a foam dot before topping them with enamel dots.

Whimsical Christmas Cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppwhimsical. #cards #cardmaking #pinkpaislee #christmas

Thank you for stopping by today! What do you think of my Whimsical cards? Would you give it a try?

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DCWV – Advent Calendar

Hello, friends! I’m back today to share a new Christmas project with you. I used the gorgeous DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Paper Stack to make an advent calendar. I love the rustic feel of the papers featuring stockings, plaids, trees, snowflakes; some have gold foil accents, which is always a plus for me, especially when it comes to holiday projects. There is something in that shine that is just so festive! A sticker sheet is also included in the Paper Stack, allowing you to embellish and decorate your cards, scrapbook pages, and home décor pieces even more.

DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Advent Calendar by @enzamg for @DCWV and @joann

I started by making twenty five pillow boxes using a variety of patterned paper.

DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Advent Calendar by @enzamg for @DCWV and @joann
One of the papers features several tags in different sizes, perfect for decorating the little boxes. I fussy cut them, added the numbers and other embellishments, and secured them with twine and ribbon.

DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Advent Calendar by @enzamg for @DCWV and @joann

I love how this advent calendar turned out. Here are additional close-up photos:

You can find the DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Stack at JoAnn‘s. If you, like me, adore a rustic Christmas feel, then this Paper Stack is for you!

Thank you for stopping by!