A Fairytale Christmas Village

The Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper is sooo much fun. It just makes you feel like a child again with the cute and colourful houses. I chose it for this card sketch challenge in Martin’s Mayhem #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge I think this year I’m going to be well ahead of my cardmaking for Christmas … I hope!

Card sketches are a lot of fun to work with and I did switch this around a bit, putting the sentiment to the left. Sketches are there to give you a starting point and you can even flip them to give you a totally different look.

I watercoloured a label from Hippo & Friends dies in Balmy Blue using a water painter. Then I stamped the stars in Balmy Blue while the cardstock was still a bit damp so it gave it a less defined edge.

I fussy cut several houses from the DSP sheets. The trees from the Coming Home stamp set were stamped in Gray Granite, then using the plaid tree from Perfectly Plaid stamp set I stamped over the image to create the pattern.

This whole scene just has the look of a cute, fairytale like, Christmas village. I’m sure you have seen me use the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper several times. With it’s fun colours and images, I have really enjoyed creating both Christmas and non-Christmas projects with it.

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Want to join in and create some Christmas cards and other fun projects with me? Then join me for an Online Christmas Papercraft Retreat from 14-15th November. Hosted my Bec Hall and myself, we will present 14 projects for you to follow along with us via Facebook Lives. You will get a Show Bag filled with products valued at $130. This will also include all your kits ready to go, with lots of consumable product leftover for you to create more beautiful projects. Mailed to your home, you will be able to craft along with us at your convenience.

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Ink, Stamp, Share Blog Hop – Christmas


Welcome to my blog today. I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to see what I have created. If it’s your first time here, I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. I love what I do and am so blessed to be able to share my creativity with so many lovely people and today I get to share some Christmas themed fun with  YOU!

I’m hopping with other talented crafters from around the world and we are focused on Christmas – with 23 days to go until the big day we hope to inspire you with projects that will help you get ready for it.

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When I’m stuck for time, I look for quick and easy cards that I can reproduce. It seems that no matter how early I start, each year, I’m still madly making cards in December. I made a whole batch of these and they are so easy and quick to complete. 

Start of by embossing the front of your Night of Navy card base. Mount the Stitched Rectangle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Plaid reindeer with a simple layout

I die cut the deer from the Detailed Deer dies from the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper. I used different sheets and was able to get 5 deer out of 1 sheet of 6″x6″ paper. These dies coordinate with the Dashing Deer stamp set

The sentiments were all stamped in Shaded Spruce (to make life easy). I created several small banners and embossed them in one run through the die cutting machine. Note: When pushed for time and creating multiples, use embossing folders that don’t have horizontal or vertical patterns so if you put your paper in crooked it’s not going to matter. I did tell you I was in a rush!

Reindeer handmade card with plaid

I hope you have been inspired by my card and despite the busyness of the season you get to create a handmade card to share with someone. If you give this card a try or have any comments, I would love to hear from you so please leave me a message below. 

All products I have used are listed at the end of this post. Next on our hop is the lovely Tricia Butts. Click on the Next button to see what she has created for you.

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Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts

Jacqui Lawrence

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Laura Mackie

Rochelle Laird-Smith – You are here ? 

Tricia Butts

Margriet Siekman

Stacey Marsh

Jo Blackman


If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your creative journey. All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a $10 gift voucher from me (1 per month). Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift voucher.

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