Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Silhouette Cameo and Holly Jolly Christmas Flip card

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge

Hello everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend and had good weather for at least some of the time. We have had a lovely time seeing friends and family and we spent a nice afternoon singing at an arts festival with our choir. I love holiday weekends but I'm always pleased to get back into my craft room for a little down time after all the busyness. I'd like to welcome Stacey from Stacey's Creative Corner who is joining us as a new follower. Stacey is a member of a number of Design Teams, including the Silhouette Challenges and you can find lots of inspiration on her blog.

Today is the start of another challenge over at the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, and this time we are asked to use fancy folds on our projects. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a flip card and then cut mats with some Nestabilities Label dies to come up with this card.

I used an image called Bauble Border from our sponsor QKR Stampede and coloured it with Copics and a metallic gel pen. I also used a sentiment from the Papertrey Ink set Rustic Wreath, which I stamped  in scarlet jewel, my favourite Christmas ink. Here is the card standing up.

When you flip the card, you have the same image with a different sentiment from the same set. I finished the card off with a couple of die cut hearts and a stars.

I used scarlet jewel card for the base because I think it lends itself to masculine cards and I have a few men I send Christmas cards to and even though this has a couple of hearts on it, I think it is an okay guy card..

I'd like to enter this into

Simply Less is More - use die cuts I may be pushing it a bit with this because of the layers, but I think the clean design and lack of fussy embellishments respects the CAS approach.
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue - my card, ink, Copics and dies are my 'old, the image is my 'new and the little hearts and one of the baubles are the blue.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.

Carol x


  1. Oh Carol I love it and look at you showing off your fancy skills with your silhouette......lol ;) Love the colours and how you've layered it up using nestabilities!

    Vicki x

  2. Great card!
    Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  3. A wonderful card, great use of your silhouette, I love the colors and your layout .

  4. A wonderful card, great use of your silhouette, I love the colors and your layout .

  5. Beautiul Carol and so original. Love the colours and layout.

  6. Love the way your white image panel and diecut accents really pop against the rich burgundy!

  7. This is fab Carol I really love it..I've been looking at loads of tutorials on how to make this then I find a die that does the job!! LOL because I'm hoping Santa is going to bring me a cameo:P huggles Sue xx

  8. Beautiful clever Christmas card and great use of your dies.
    Thanks for taking part.
    Less is More

  9. Wow, this card is 7 shades of AWESOME, Carol, love it!!!

  10. Such a beautiful card.
    I love the colour of the card stock, so rich looking.
    I also like the sentiment and the image.
    Such a neat flip card.

  11. Great card, it's always good to get ahead for Christmas!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  12. TOO FUN!!! LOVE the gorgeous clean design and the beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

  13. A really lovely card, lovely colours - perfect for our challenge this week at 52CCT - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  14. Great to see you getting a headstart on Christmas!
    Super card.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  15. Terrific flip card! I love your use of non-traditional colors. A clean and wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT.

  16. Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  17. I love flip cards and yours is wonderful Carol! You did a fab job with the stash challenge and I love the rich colours you used! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  18. Very cute! Thanks for joining Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)


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Carol x


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