Christmas in July- Emboss Resist Snowflake Card

My daughter has got Corvid and is at home with her two small children. We are also self-isolating as she had visited us the day before. We are talking a lot by video messenger. Today’s card is the result of asking my grandchildren what colour my snowflake card should be. My 6 year-old granddaughter said blue and my 3 year-old grandson said pinkšŸ˜€

Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 page 90

Card Base – Balmy Blue 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Basic White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Sentiment – Balmy Blue 3 1/2″ x 1″

Inside Layer – Basic White 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

The snowflakes were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I then used sponge daubers to add colour to the card.

The sentiment was stamped in Whisper White ink and then fussy cut.

They have promised us some cooler weather, so I may get around to doing some more crafting. It’s been too hot to do anything šŸ˜€

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Christmas in July – Robin Card

Anyone else finding it too hot? I am really struggling with my focus and keep doing silly things šŸ˜†

This is another of the new bundles coming in the new July-December Mini catalogue. The stamp set comes with a border punch which I need to practice with, but is very pretty.

Happy Holly-days Bundle – July-September Mini Catalogue 2021 page 27

Card base – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @ 4 1/8″
1st layer – Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper 5 5/8″ x 2 1/2″
Sentiment – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 3 1/4″ x 1″
Scrap of Basic White Cardstock for the Robin

Inside layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

I coloured the robin using Stampin’ Blends. I did try the lovely watercolour pencils, but I am not very good with them and decided my 6-year old granddaughter would probably have done a better job šŸ˜† Need a bit more practice.

I fussy cut the robin.

The sentiment was heat embossed in gold.

I will be keeping the little cut-outs from the punch for a future projects.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Christmas in July – Mini Penguin Place Card

This is a 3″ x 3″ card as I will be making 15 of these for my Rainbows (the youngest section of Girlguiding UK). I love the penguins and think they will be perfect for 5-7 year old little girls. And obviously what little girl doesn’t love a bit of sparkle so had to include some heat embossing šŸ˜ƒ

Penguin Place Bundle- July -December Mini Catalogue page 33

Base Card – Basic White Cardstock 6″ x 3″
1st layer – Basic White Cardstock 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
Scrap of Basic Black cardstock for the penguin
Scraps of Basic White Cardstock for Sentiment, penguin’s body and scarf.
Scrap of Mango Melody Cardstock for Penguin’s feet

I used our blending brushes to cover half the the front layer with Balmy Blue ink.
I then stamped the snowflakes in Versamark and heat embossed them in silver. I also did the same on the inside of the card and for the sentiment

I punched out the different parts of the penguin and stamped and fussy cut the scarf.
I trimmed down the sentiment and cut the ends at an angle.

Don’t Forget: As this set is a photopolymer set, you will need to use a Stampin’ Pierce mat or equivalent to get a clear image.

The bundle will be available when the catalogue goes live on 3rd August. If you live in the UK, France, The Netherlands, Germany and Austria and would like a copy of the new mini catalogue, please contact me and I will send one out to you.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Christmas in July – Poinsettia Card

This is the first project in my Christmas in July series. I love Christmas and with the release of the mini catalogue next month, it is the perfect excuse to make some Christmassy projects šŸ˜ƒ

Poinsettia Petals and Poinsettia Dies – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 pages 92 and 165

Base Card – Mossy Meadow cardstock 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ scored and folded @4 1/8″
1st layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
Poinsettias – Real Red Cardstock 8″ x 3 1/2″
Leaves – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 15″ x 3″
Label – Mossy Meadow Cardstock 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

Inside Layer – Basic White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

The background is stamped with the Birch stamp. I used the Stamparatus to stamp the image.

The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in copper.

I love Poinsettias and the dies add such texture to the flowers, making them look more life like. In the new mini catalogue we have the red velvet paper making a comeback which will be perfect for these.

On Tuesday, I will be bringing you a project from our new mini catalogue.

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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Simply Elegant Box

Just realised the downside to grandchildren. All the lovely bugs and things they pick up at nursery and primary school šŸ˜† Shandy and I were not very well over the weekend and just as he was recovering enough to return to school, we got a phone call from the local youth workers to say he and Arwen had been in contact with someone who had tested positive at youth group so they are now self-isolating until the weekend. Once he gets back to school, there will only be a week until the summer holidays.

As soon as I saw this paper, I knew it was going to be a box. It is such gorgeous paper.

Simply Elegant Suite – Annual Catalogue 2021/2022 page s 68-69

Box base – Basic Black Cardstock 6 1/2″ x 4 ” scored on the long side @ 1 1/2″, 3″, 4 1/2″ and 6 “
Scored on the short side @ 2 1/2″
Designer Series paper – 4 panels @ 2 3/8″ x 1 3/8″

Lid Base – Basic Black Cardstock 3 9/16″ x 3 9/16″
Scored on all four sides @ 1″
Designer Series Paper – 1 panel @ 1 7/16″ x 1 7 16″
4 panels @ 1 7/16″ x 7/8″
14 panels @

Tag – Basic Black Cardstock 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

The tag was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in copper. I haven’t yet bought the whole Simply elegant Suite (it’s on my list), so I didn’t have the Elegant Tag Punch. I used the Delightful Tag Topper. I wanted a simple sentiment for my tag and the best wishes sentiment from the Art Gallery set was perfect.

Unfortunately my mini catalogue pre-order hadn’t arrived in time for me to use the gorgeous new Brushed Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots which would have been perfect for this project. But never fear, they will be popping up on a project using my pre-order soon šŸ˜ƒ

Until next time, happy crafting

Cas xx

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