Friday, 25 September 2015

Rudolph Day - September 2015

Yay, it's Rudolph Day again, over at ScrappyMo's - HERE. And, it's also Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #247 'Something beginning with P' - as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September 'Always anything goes'.

So, I began with the letter P as my starting point - and this was the result - presents/parcels:
I used:

- A6 white card blank, tent style

- snippet of red satin mirri card, cut a tad smaller than the card front and glued in place

- snippet of white card, cut a tad smaller again and glued in place on top of the red layer

- Stampin' Up 1" square punch to punch three squares from patterned snippets tucked in the back of LOTV's 'Classic Christmas' paper pad

- plain snippets from the same paper pad, backed with Stick-It adhesive sheet and then die cut using a die from the Memory Box 'Crisp Bows' set - to form the 'ribbon and bows' on the parcels which were assembled and put to one side

- next, a red peel off sentiment - had totally forgotten I had a sheet of red ones!

- then I added the assembled parcel with their bows - best done at the end when the sentiment peel off is in place just to make sure the balance is right (or as right as it ever would be if I'm behind the making!)

I made some cards in a similar style for last Christmas, although they were bright neon colours and much more modern/funky - HERE.  

And, of course, I made another one exactly the same as the one I showed at the top of this post - which means I've hit my target for September of 12 Christmas cards - so that makes 108 made so far this year. Whoop, whoop!


Di
x

42 comments:

Pat said...

I love your pretty parcels Di and the papers are just perfect. The LOTV paper pads have some lovely designs. x

Greta said...

What a great card, Di! I keep meaning to make some presents like this, but never have!

Alison C said...

Well done for hitting your target :) amazing. I think I've done 12 in the year. However you've given me an idea here. Your little parcels are bright and cute.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh cute plus, Di, love the papers used.. and yes had remembered it was Rudolph day but nothing been done in that way today... was catching up on other job meybbe tomorrow :D
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

PS 108 oh dear you put me to shame, Miss... am slack plus! you well deserve that whoop whoop!
:D

Sandra H said...

Morning Di........So pretty and great use of snippet card too! ideal for all challenges another of your amazing makes take care x

vinita jain said...

What a beautiful presents card with loads of snippets, love it Di!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Love these beautiful little parcels, such a great way to use up all the little scraps up too.

Sue xx

Carol L said...

awwwww, how cute are those Plaid Presents with Perfect bows! Yep, I think you've got the P's covered my friend :)

ike said...

Super stylish card Di :-) Your garden Hedgies gave me an inspiration for my Rudolph card :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a very super card.
Wonderful design as always.
Your cards are always so cleanly, and perfectly designed.
wonderful that you could combine a couple of challenges too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kath said...

A fab card Di and great use of snippets too.
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous CAS, Di, love your use of snippets!!

Jane Willis said...

What a great use of snippets, proof that even tiny pieces of pretty paper are well worth hanging on to - thanks for helping me to justify my hoarding instinct!
Jane

KandA said...

Super card Di. Love the cas design and brilliant use of snippets xx

SARN said...

108 cards? That's just showing off! I don't even know that many people!!!!! LOL!

Your cute trio of presents are perfect.

Hugs, Sarn xxx


SARN said...

Oh . . . oops . . . was so busy being cheeky I forgot to wish you a Happy Rudolph Day! xxxxxx

scrappymo! said...

Wooohooo! Great card. Love those pretty bows and that fab red sentiment, Your card is really cute!

We only see those sentiment papers in Gold, silver or black. I have never seen red or green but have heard you can colour them with sharpie pens!

Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph days Challenge. I have managed to figure out a quick fix for the photos problem and will get my shortcut to picutres folders relaoded next week. Of course problems like those always happen when dear daughter is away! lol If you check back to the post you will see the rules for the second [rise draw.

They are off to Kelowna in the Okanagan. That is the semi arid wine region of BC and sort of has a look like areas of France and Spain. There are big wine festivals there and they are off for wine tastings and abit of fun...

Jan Frances said...

WOW 108 cards you have been busy! Lovely simple but effective card Di. Have a lovely day xxx Jan xxxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oh this fab card made me smile. Wonderful job. Have a lovely weekend xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant CAS Christmas card, love the way you have alternated the colours and nice papers too.

Kath x

Linby said...

Nice parcels and I like the bows-ooh that's given me an idea too!
Linby x

Eve Maynard said...

Hello Di
I love your perfect, present card. It is clean, spectacular and stunning!!
Hope you have a fab weekend and your back is still on the mend.
Love Eve xx

mamapez5 said...

108 cards Di. I have a lot of catching up to do! These parcles make a quick and happy card. hugs, Kate x

Jean said...

I love these sweet little parcels on your fabulous snippety Rudolph day card.
Jean x

Sandy said...

Great choice of printed snippets for these presents. I remember your card from last year: I was inpired to do something similar but had to hand-tie bows as I don't have a bow die.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card, Di! I love the little presents cut from patterned paper!

Jacee said...

Lovely festive design
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

tilly said...

I love this simple but very effective card, and your neon ones to...... must make time for the playground again
Tilly

Loll said...

Sweet!! Love your patterned presents Di! xx

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card for Rudolf day, Di! Great papers. Simply perfect x

valerija said...

Gorgeous card, Di, love the CAS style.
Valerija x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super card and i'm so impressed that you have used your snippets too, Luv Sam x

Bonnie said...

Love these pretty presents with their fine bows! A great way to use up those snippets of paper!

Mrs A. said...

Super little wrapped prezzies . Look lovely against the crisp white of the card. I need to go and make some more cards. Thought I wos doing so well with 40 + to me name.!! hugs Mrs A.

Barb said...

Well done Di you've got 3Ps on your pretty card. I love those little bows. Thanks for your recent visit. I hope you are now over that lurking bug too. Barbxx

Elizabeth said...

Great card, Di. Like your version last year too. It's a super design for using up lots of snippets too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Liz said...

I somehow missed this card when you posted it. I love the simplicity of the design. Fab card. xx

Talitha Wright said...

Love the CASE card. Easy to replicate.

JennyH said...

Cute card Di, great use of snippets : )

Sue - said...

Love the simplicity of this card Di! Perfect for batch making!

LesleyG said...

Fab card and soooo jell of your total so far! Xxx