Friday, 24 September 2010

Christmas card using Loads of Love

YAY! It's Friday! And I'm doubly happy today because I get my youngest son back! He's been away on a school field trip and I have been missing him. Of course he will have had no sleep whatsoever due to extreme excitement, and will be very grumpy when he gets home, so I may have to wait until tomorrow for the full report on his trip!

The weather here has returned to winter mode today, so I'm showing you another Christmas card I made using Loads of Love which will retire in less than a week! The set been reduced by an amazing 50% so it's now only £9.48, and you can also get the accessories set half price at £7.98. There are many other bargains to be had so do click here to have a look at the updated Last Chance List. If you'd like to make an order, or have any questions, I'm always happy to help - just drop me an email here. (Don't forget that I'll send you a new Idea Book and Catalogue when you spend over £30 with me during September!)

Here's the card:

And here's how to make it:

  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 10.5cm wide x 7cm high.
  • Tear a piece of scrap paper and use as a mask for the snow. Sponge the rest of the card stock with Bashful Blue ink (adding just a touch of Creamy Caramel ink near the horizon if you like.)
  • Take the mask away and stamp the trees in Always Artichoke. Stamp some of the trees off to vary the colour. Cut the panel into three pieces 3.5cm wide x 7cm high.
  • Cut a piece of Bashful Blue card stock 12.5cm x 8cm. Tie a piece of Real Red gingham ribbon around it and finish with a bow. Tuck one of the three panels under the bow and secure with glue. Add the other two panels over the top of the ribbon.
  • Mount the resulting single panel onto a 13cm x 8.5cm piece of Always Artichoke card stock and then onto a Whisper White card blank. 
  • Stamp the sentiment onto a spare piece of Whisper White card stock and cut out with an oval punch. Sponge the edges with Bashful Blue ink for extra definition and fix to the card front.
  • Dot snowflakes onto the trees using the thin end of a versamark pen. Sprinkle with Heat and Stick powder and heat until tacky. Sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds glitter and heat again briefly to set.

Stamps: Loads of Love
Ink: Always Artichoke, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel (optional)
Card stock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue
Other: Real Red gingham ribbon, versamark pen, Heat and Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

While we're here talking about Loads of Love, I thought I'd quickly show you another card I made using the tree from this set and the presents stamp from the accessories set.

I should think anyone would be excited to see that great pile of prezzies under the tree! The sentiment has been added with tags - the Tiny Tags stamp set and punch are really useful for this kind of thing.

Hope you've enjoyed browsing here today and I hope to see you again soon.
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. christmas cards :) you can never have enough and if they are that fabulous you just need more!


  2. I love this stamp set and I love the way you used just the trees and pressies for the second card - truely inspiring. - Jacqueline xx

  3. These are beautifull. I love the second one most - it's so colourfull for Christmas.

  4. What a creative use of this set. These are really terrific holiday cards.

  5. Hi Vicky ... I agree with Loraine (above) both cards are wonderful, but I LOVE what you've done for the second card. What a shame this set is going for those who haven't already got it! Lovely, Lovely, Lovely .....

  6. Wow -- great ideas using Loads of Love. Why have I never thought to use the tree by itself? Or paired with the gifts? I have all three Loads of Love sets and love them loads (haha). Now I'm inspired to look at them in a new way. Thanks! (And they're not retired here yet -- wonder if that means they'll not be in the next USA catalog?)


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