Friday, 25 April 2014

April baubles

It may seem crazy to make Christmas cards in April but a couple a month means I'll have quite a stash later in the year. And anyway, it's Rudolph Day over at Stamping for Pleasure and it's always fun to join in there! My card is made with the Christmas Ornament punch, one of this week's special offers - come and see:

Those branches at the top of the card are stamped with the fir tree from Stampin' Up's Lovely as a Tree - that set is such a favourite of mine!

I added the Christmas sentiment from That's the Ticket which punches out neatly with the coordinating punch. I love stapling these tickets onto projects or attaching them with safety pins.

The baubles were given a bit of texture with the Northern Flurry embossing folder before punching out with the Christmas Ornament punch and I snipped the top off each and replaced it with a silver version. They appear to be suspended from the branches with a line of piercing - made easy with one of the Essential piercing templates.

The Rudolph Day challenge requires two cards, so this photo is to show that I'm not cheating!

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Never mind April baubles, it's April showers we'll be looking out for this weekend, so have your rainbrellas at the ready ladies! Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you on Monday.


  1. Oh YES! These are GREAT festive cards Vicky. What a fab idea to use the fir tree as foliage (must remember THAT idea!). Great bauble punch and nicely embossed too.

    Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Great idea using Norther Flurry to give your baubles more dimension.

  3. Another great card Vicky, I love the stamping and the pretty red baubles.Raining here today too grrrr :) Viv xx

  4. Vicky, love your Rudolph Day cards. Embossing your beautiful ornaments made this card PERFECT! Happy Rudolph Day

  5. Fab effect with the piercing and embossing the baubles Vicky, another idea to store away:)
    Val x

  6. Always love your CAS cards Vicky xxx Jan x

  7. What a pair of wonderful cards. Love that ticket sentiment.

  8. Love the techniques you used to make this pretty card a standout. Very imaginative use of the tree set as topping branches, and the embossing on the ornament - WOW! Super effects and thanks for sharing them. Hugs


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