Special Christmas Cards – Sweetest Borders Dies

This candle project is another design from my recent Special Christmas Cards class.

It’s a nod to the project on Page 21 of the August-December Mini Catalogue.

Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake provide the base card and layer, with Garden Green and Real Red for the holly.

The candles are made from Copper Foil Sheets, with flames from the Perennial Flower Punch.

I think the attendees are talking to me again after this project, as it was a little bit fiddly!

Using Tear and Tape on the back of the holly, leaving the backing on, each of the pieces was infilled with the opposite colour piece on the front.

Then, Real Red pieces were added to the back to fill in for the holly berries.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’m not sure if you can see it very well as the Copper Foil Sheets are shiny, but I have embossed the candles using the scoring blade on my Paper Trimmer.

The flames have a Wink of Stella sparkle added to them before the candles are stuck to the Whisper White layer.

A length of Ribbon from the Basket Weave Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack is attached to back of the holly piece.

This piece is then attached using lots of Dimensionals to raise it above the candles.

Finally, Wonderful Gems are added to some of the berries for some extra sparkle.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

All of the projects for this class included a box to be made too. This one had a Crumb Cake base with a Pear Pizzazz top that I have decorated.

Sweetest Borders Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Pop back soon to see the final project from this class.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SWEETEST BORDERS DIESPERENNIAL FLOWER PUNCHPEAR PIZZAZZ A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKREAL RED A4 CARDSTOCKBUMBLEBEE A4 CARDSTOCKWHISPER WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKCOPPER FOIL SHEETSBASKETWEAVE & METALLIC RIBBON COMBO PACKWONDERFUL GEMSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHPAPER TRIMMERSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas #9

This purple holly for Countdown to Christmas #9 uses non-traditional colours.

Countdown to Christmas #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is Highland Heather, Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White. Who says Christmas cards have to be green and red?

It’s my version of a project on Page 21 of the August-December Mini Catalogue.

I’ve used the Sweetest Time Stamp Set and Dies Bundle, the same as the catalogue.

Countdown to Christmas #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A Sponge Brayer and one of the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks create my dotty backgound. I think it looks great agains the circles of the berries.

The Highland Heather holly leaves are then stuck to the dotty background.

One of the Tasteful Labels Dies provides the centre shape for the sentiment.

Crinkle Seam Binding gives the lovely swoosh of ribbon for the sentiment to sit on.

Countdown to Christmas #9. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the sentiment attached with Dimensionals, the berries are finally stuck down to finish the project.

I love how this has turned out. I might make a few more in different colours.

Why not grab this Stamp Set and Dies 10% off Bundle and make your own version.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SWEETEST TIME BUNDLE (ENGLISH)TASTEFUL LABELS DIESBASIC PATTERN DECORATIVE MASKSBLACKBERRY BLISS A4 CARDSTOCKBLACKBERRY BLISS CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADHIGHLAND HEATHER A4 CARDSTOCKHIGHLAND HEATHER CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADWHISPER WHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONSPONGE BRAYERSSTAMPIN’ CUT& EMBOSS MACHINEMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE