Sunday, 16 August 2015

International Ambassadors Informal Bloghop: Christmas in August

Hello everyone,
Welcome to the 8th International Ambassadors Informal blog hop hemed "Christmas in August".
Yep...only a couple of months before it'll be Christmas time flies!
And with the newest Spellbinders Christmas die-templates now being available in stores, we thought it would be a great subject for our monthly blog hop.
We International Ambassadors hope to inspire you with our projects, each of us in their own style.

I chose to make a Christmas card in traditional colors.
For the Holly farme I stacked Holly Frame and Matting Basics B #4 (with #1 being the smallest die-template). Cut/emboss from kraft cardstock and then use some metallic paint to give the frame an antique gold color.
Cut Matting Basics B #5 from patterned or stamped (music) paper and glue the die-cut behind the Holly frame using 3D foam squares.
Cut/emboss Tree With Bows from green cardstock and glue to the frame using 3D foam squares
Cut/emboss Bird Banner from white cardstock and alter the edges using brown in and a dauber.
Glue to the frame using 3D foam squares.
Mat the frame onto burgundy and then kraft cardstock and finally glue to a white cardbase.
embellish the banner with a Christmas text and glue red rhinestones to the tree.

Used materials Spellbinders®:

Other materials:

I hope you will take some time to visit the blogs of the other participating and ever so talented ladies:

And a small reminder: Blogcandy....
Have you seen I am doing a multiple give away here on my blog?
Yes...there are 5 chances on winning!
If you would like a chance to win, simply click here to go to the blog candy blogpost.

Thanks so much for stopping by
and have fun blog hopping!


  1. I love the dies, the paper and this is a card that looks fun to make!!

  2. Prachtige kaart Yvonne,mooi papier ook heb je gebruikt.

  3. Gorgeous card. The dies you have used are lovely especially the tree die.
    Thank you for sharing

  4. Lovely card Yvonne the tree is so pretty

  5. Hi Yvonne,

    Very pretty card in lovely Christmassy colours. Love the die cutting.

    Val in Spain x

  6. Gorgeous card ,loving the frame and traditional colors.
    Elaine H X

  7. Very pretty Christmas card, you have used some wonderful dies. Makes me want to start my Christmas cards.

  8. Your card is just so beautiful Yvonne. I love the colours as well as the beautiful dies you've used. Great work!

  9. Beautiful card! I love all the dies you used and the traditional Christmas colors.

  10. This is a really classic card Yvonne. I love the dies you have used and the traditional colours. Pat x

  11. Just breathtaking!!!! I love looking at all the Christmas cards! You lovely ladies always give me so much Inspirations!!

  12. I love the tree die, really pretty card.

  13. Very pretty. This is a Christmas card that couldn't be thrown away.

  14. Prachtig deze kaart. De stans is super!

  15. Just thought I'd pop across and say Hello Great card idea I live the traditional colours you have used

  16. Hi Yvonne, I love this card, I am a traditional girl myself when it comes to Christmas colours. The frame die is beautiful another one for my list.
    Regards Liz.

  17. Super card, great inspiration....luv Ursula xx


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