Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Pop 'n Cuts & Purple Onion Hot Chocolate Christmas Card

So I had made my card for Karen's Designer Challenge this month (to use Red, and some of her Stitched Framelit dies - check out the Sizzix Blog later this week), but last night I had another idea which I wanted to try out...
This time I used the Pop 'n Cuts A2 card base die, with the Mug & Heart insert.
 I cut out the mug and heart separately again in different papers (all the papers are from October Afternoon), and added some Copic shading to the mug. I hand cut some glitter card marshmallows, and a contrasting stripe around the mug. The stamp is 'Snowy', from Purple Onion Designs, and he also got Copic-ed...
 I used Karen's Sassy Labels and Stitched Frames Framelit set, to make the cream labels, and I used a couple more Purple Onion Design stamps for the sentiment, from the Holidoodle, and Mini Mini Holiday sets. I used a Die-namics die for the swirls, and added some hand cut holly leaves, and buttons.
 I thought I would also be good, and do a card front design (something I don't always get round to doing on my Pop 'n Cut cards!)
I used the same swirl die, and a punch for the mini snow flakes, then the red border was from Karen's Banner and Borders Thinlits set.
I stamped the green card stock with Vintage Snowflake stamps and another Snowflake stamp set from Purple Onion, in VersaMark Ink. The bunny is another stamp from Purple Onion, called 'Birch'.

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  1. So pretty, I like the color combo, those sparkly marshmallows & how you split the Sassy Label in the inside. ....I'll have to remember to that one myself.

  2. Helen this is SUCH a wonderful Christmas card. I love your colour combo (as always), and a PLAID mug? Brilliant! I have lots of plaid paper I was just going to use for masculine birthday cards to donate to Seniors Secret Service. But I think I may have to keep back a sheet to make MUGS. :-)
    Love your details - and sparkly marshmallows, and colouring and ........... EVERYTHING!
    Karen A

  3. Squeal how cute is this card ... I love that owl sitting on the mug ... love love love!

  4. OMG Helen, this is soooo cute !! I love it. You are such an inspiration for me !! Thank you for that :).

    Hugs Monique

  5. Hi Helen, Just to let you know what a great job you did on this fab card, in fact so well, I have just found all the supplies to make it for next Christmas, thanks so much for the inspiration...all the best to you, keep up the great job....