Thursday 7 November 2013

Having a laugh with Embellished Events

We're already a week into November so it's definitely time to get serious about Christmas cards now. Every Thursday I post a fast card for my Three Minute Thursday slot and today I've made a festive card using Embellished Events, a set that will be your pal all year round! There's nothing serious about this cute card though - come and see:

This little santa hat always makes me smile with its Ho Ho Ho sentiment - the sentiment is attached to the image so you can see how speedy it is to make this card!

I used dimensionals to mount my laughing hat on a snippet of designer paper from the Seasons of Style range and added a candy dot embellishment. Stampin' Up candy dots are the most fabul.... Pardon? Oh. Apparently I've already mentioned how fabulous they are 183 and a half times since last week!

I've been using up the snippets on my desk today so maybe I can pop over to Di's snippety playground. It's a bit nippy noodles outside but I've got my fleecy vest and voluminous bloomers on, and a spot of hopscotch is sure to warm us up!

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Embellished Events
Ink: Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Candy dots, Season of Style designer paper, stamp-a-majig

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When my youngest son was at playgroup he was very fond of one of the play leaders and told me he was going to marry her. "Really," I said. "And what will you wear at your wedding?" My son was deep in his hat phase at the time and replied that he would wear his fireman's hat. "Won't you be a little chilly in just a fireman's hat?" I suggested. "Oh no," he said. "I'll wear pants as well!"

See you tomorrow,


  1. Perfect quick card and use of snippets!

  2. Uber cute! Love it.

    Sarn xxx

  3. Lovely card Vicky and I like the candy on his hat....I love quick and easy Christmas cards and this one looks great..


  4. Hahaha, you really must show me those voluminous bloomers sometime!!!
    This is rather cute and yes I love the candy dot bobble :0)
    Jenny x

  5. I love this little fun card HO HO HO. Great papers too and I can see you love the candy dots :) they look so good too.

  6. Sounds like the perfect wedding attire to me!
    And that's a perfectly delightful card, Vicky! xxx

  7. Vicky, your card is brilliant I love the colours and design. Brilliant use of the candy.

  8. Cute little card - perfect for a quick make.
    I loved your use of the phrase nippy noodles - Emily and I use that all the time, but I've never hear anyone else say it - have we been reading the same books I wonder?! x x

  9. Hi Vicky

    Lovely to see you in the Playground again and what a fun card! Great use of the candy dot as a finishing touch too.

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. It must be that time of year. My fingers are itching for all things crafty! Wafting in waves of wonderfulness on your blog. (How's that for alliteration?) Methinks this could be the perfect card for a certain group of eager Year 5/6's that I know :)


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