Christmas Cookies – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

Today’s card started off as 2 separate elements which I chose to combine for Day 25 of the #30DayChristmasCardmakingChallenge theme of Christmas Cookies.

Martin's Mayhem, 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge, 2023 Day 25

This gingerbread man is one of my favourites and he’s just such a happy chappy. I wanted the tag to have a vintage look so I watercoloured some Fluid 100 Cardstock to recreate this. Then I added some Gold heat embossing around some of the edges.

I die cut some leaves from the Christmas Pinecones dies in Early Espresso and Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and cut apart them to place around the gingerbread man and the sentiment.

For the background I used the Gorgeously Made stamp set and I blended Soft Sea Foam ink on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock to create a subtle variation in colour. Then I stamped the leaves in Old Olive ink. I added some liquid glue to the sections of leaves I wanted the embossing powder on. The Gold embossing powder was then poured over and heat embossed.

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aWow Blog Hop – 3d Project


Welcome to the March Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop. You may be visiting me after stopping by Leonie Stuart’s site and seeing her beautiful project or a regular subscriber to my blog. Whatever the case, I am so glad you are here to take a look at what I’ve made.

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Cardmaking comes naturally to me. 3D projects I do have to think a bit more for as it’s not something I create regularly. What to create for this hop was a challenge. Pinterest always provides inspiration. After scouring through Easter baskets, I decided on a box!

This is no ordinary box.

It’s a cute stationery box which I couldn’t resist as I just love stationery.

I started by following a tutorial from StampARTic but I changed and added things as I went. I’ve had lots of fun creating everything to go in it as well.

It’s filled with a note pad, note cards, gift tags, regular sized cards and a little pocket for stamps (make a card, send a card!). You could even put a pen in one of those pockets.

Regular sized cards and gift tags

Note cards

I will get the measurements out for this early next week and my newsletter next week will be having a PDF for this project.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you have enjoyed this fun project and look forward to you visiting back here soon.

Next on our hop is Cheryll Miller. Please click on the Next button to see her lovely creation.

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Jan Clothier – NZ

Leonie Stuart – AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith – AU (you are here)

Cheryll Miller – AU

Melissa Gifford – AU

Danielle Kassing – NL

Satomi Wellard

Ximena Morales – DE

Aurélie Fabre – FR

Mikaela Titheridge – UK

Annette Ball – CA

Angie McKenzie – US

Wendy Lee – US

Shel Anderson – CA

Chris Smith – US

Anne Marie Hile – US

Brenda Nelson – CA

Tricia Butts – US

Elaine de Montmorency – CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – US

Teri West – US

Cheryl Hamilton – US

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Gift Tags Class – Saturday 7th December

We all love to receive beautifully wrapped gifts and when you add a personal touch with a homemade gift tag, it becomes a a bit more special.  Join me for class this Saturday where we will create 20 gift tags (2 each of 10 designs). The photo below shows a few and I have a variety of designs, colours and techniques for you to create with.

Handmade Gift Tags, DIY Gift Tags to decorate Christmas presents

Class Details

Date : Saturday 7th December 
Time : 1 – 4pm
Venue : 22 Channel Crescent, Blind Bight
Cost : $20 (all materials supplied)
RSVP : Thursday 4th December so I can have your kit ready for you

Simple Gift Packaging for Butterfly Elements

My project today packages the Butterfly Elements which is a free Sale-A-Bration product you can get with a $90 purchase. What a lovely gift this would make for a crafty friend or for crafty you.

I have used also used the Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. To punch out the butterfly, cut out a section of the DSP. Then use a post-it-note as a ‘handle’ to help you maneuver it into the punch. This means you won’t waste any of that beautiful paper.

Cut a strip of the Designer Series Paper and wrap it around, attaching it with double sided tape at the join. Add the tag created with the Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala DSP layered onto Balmy Blue cardstock. I love the cheerfulness of these 2 colours. Pop on your butterfly with some mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and you have a cute little gift for a friend.

Purchases that total $90 will receive your choice of a free Sale-A-Bration Level 1 item. There are also products available for a $180 purchase (Level 2 item) There is no limit to the number of items you can choose. So if you spend $180 you can either choose 2 x Level 1 items or 1 x Level 2 item. 

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Tags and Tidings Class – Saturday 17th November

Join me for class this Saturday and create gift tags in time for all your Christmas presents.  There’s nothing quite like receiving a well wrapped present with a beautiful bow and gift tag to complete it.  

We will make 20 gift tags – 10 designs but each one will be different. 

Saturday 17th November

1pm – 5pm

Class cost $20

All materials supplied