Friday 10 December 2021

JAI 584 Just add Christmas - bay window gift card holder

Handmade Christmas gift card holder bay window card. Using Stitched Triangles dies and Heartwarming Hugs card. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2021 Christmas Mini  catalogue - fancy folds - bay window card

Hello & welcome! Today I'm sharing a fun fold Christmas card that's also a gift card holder. This is my Design Team project for this week's Just Add Ink challenge.

I've used the Stitched Triangles dies with the Heartwarming Hugs patterned paper pack to create a cluster of Christmas trees on the card front with a scored and popped out section. This is an adaption of what I now understand is called a bay window card.

Friday 3 December 2021

Hats off to my darling man's birthday

Handmade hat birthday card for guys using Stampin Up Hats Off stamp set & die bundle, Biggest Wish & Create with Friends stamp sets. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - 2021-22 annual catalogue - male cards - masculine - die cutting - colourmehappy

Hello, hello & welcome. Today I'm sharing a card I made for my darling man's birthday using the Hats Off stamp set and bundle.

Hats Off is one of those sets that is useful for so many people, ages, and occasions.

I know many of you find guy cards trickier than most, so I hope this gives you some ideas to try. I was actually inspired by this brilliant Hats Off card made by my friend, Chloe Evans.

Let's take a look at the full card.

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Quick & easy Gingerbread Christmas card set

20 Quick and easy handmade Christmas cards using Stampin Up Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite, and patterned paper, Memories and More cards. Cards by Di Barnes, Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - diecutting - cardmaking - colourmehappy - stampsinkpaper - Christmas to remember - 2021 Christmas Mini Catalogue
Hello & welcome! Today I'm sharing 14 (yes 14) quick & easy card designs made with the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6 x 6 inch patterned paper pack and Memories & More Cards & Envelopes,
together with the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set & die bundle. Sadly none of these goodies are carrying over, so are only available while supplies last. Shop supplies for these cards in my store now.

I made multiples of some designs resulting in 22 cards in total for one Sunday afternoon. It was a good feeling to boost my still too small Christmas card stash.

Here's how they turned out (click on pic for a bigger view).