Friday, August 10, 2018

Guest Designer ~ Crop Stop

Howdy Crafters ~ I was invited by Esther who runs Crop Stop Monthly challenge to be a Guest Designer for August and here I am with my Christmas Card.

I know, I know - a few more months to go, but I so enjoy creating Christmas cards - so I jumped at that opportunity.

Thanks for dropping by today and I Wish you a Merry Christmas and.... a Happy New Year 2019! Can you believe it????

I started my project with a cut of Kraft Cardstock for my base. I ran the Kraft through my Cuttlebug Die Cutting & Embossing Machine using Tattered Edge Darcie Embossing Folder. Next,  Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress ink was sponge around the embossing using a Dauber.  I won a set of  Couture Creations Ornamental Lace Die so I selected the largest one and white cardstock. I ran them through the Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine to create a base for the Petaloo Poinsettia [there are other flowers available at Crop Stop - I am thinking this one is out right now]. Scotch Quick Dry White glue was used to glue the Poinsettia to the Lace Die Cut.

I used my ATG to place the burlap on the card base and then used Scotch Quick Dry Glue to adhere the Petaloo Flower and Couture die assembly. 

I found some cool Kraft Striped cardstock in my stash and used that to run the Poppy Stamps Joy Tag through my Cuttlebug.  Next I used my Dauber to add Tim Holtz  Fire Brick Distress Ink around the edge of tag and on the Word Joy.

I attached the Tag with a tiny red safety pin. A metal charm was attached to the tag using Hemp Cord. I fussy cut a piece of white cardstock for the snow then added two Brads - A snowman and a Tree to the tag.

My ATG was used to attach the finished base to White Cardstock.

Thank you for having me as a Guest Designer, Esther. And thanks to all who came to visit. Be sure to pop over to Crop Stop blog and join in on the challenge. Blessings, Gail

Sharing with these challenges:
August #17  Three Amigos A Blast from past - #15 Die AG  #10 in January 2018 
August CHN Patterned Paper Challenge
August #60 Cardz TV AG #1
August #397 CHN Christmas Weekly AG


  1. Congrats on your GD feature, Gail! Your card is beautiful! Nice touch with the burlap ribbin, great texture!

  2. Congrats on your win last month -- so happy you were able to guest design for Cropstop today! Such a lovely Christmas card!

  3. Cute idea.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  4. The embossing & inking compliment the card well with burlap & Poinsettia.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


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