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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Stampin' Up! Australia - Expressions Thinlit Dies - Merry Christmas Card


This next card came about as a result of my inability to throw anything away....I've always been a bit of a hoarder but it sometimes pays off....as this next card will demonstrate.

Last month, I did some Christmas Treat Bags with my card making class using the Real Red Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit. The kit comes with cool adhesive red & white strips to decorate the tag (see photo below). Stampin' Up! kindly give you way more than you need in each kit so at the end of the class I collected all the off-cuts knowing that they would come in handy for a card that was yet-to-be-conceived! :)

The challenge at Less is More this week is to use 'sparkle' and the challenge at Just Add Ink is to use stars. These two ideas gave me the inspiration that I needed to decorate my card.  I cut some gorgeous Silver Glimmer Paper with my new Expressions Thinlit Dies for my 'sparkle' , then I added some stars using my Merry Minis Punch Pack

Hope you like my card!


Materials used:
Stamps - none
Ink - none!
Cardstock - Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories - Adhesive Sheets from the Real Red Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit
Tools - Big Shot, Expressions Thinlit Dies, Two Way Glue Pen, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Wax Paper (to help get the glimmer paper out of the thinlit die). 


  1. WOW! Love the 'merry' in that sparkle paper - FABulous & the chevrons accentuate it perfectly. Hugs Bev x

  2. Super card Alison!
    I love the twinkle!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  3. This is really lovely, Alison. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  4. Fabulous love the colours. xx Jan

  5. Simply sweet and sparkling! Beautiful card

  6. Nothing like a bit of bling!! Very cool. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink.

  7. CAS perfection Alison, fresh and sparkly, with the perfect pop of colour! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  8. This is so lovely and so clean Alison! Red and white (with a bit of sparkle) is just a stunning combo! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  9. Ohh I like this sparkly 'Merry', another wonderful idea for Christmas. Chantell JAI

  10. Love the cleaness of this card Alison and the Silver Glimmer Paper looks so good using the 'Merry' framelit. I always love your work. Louise - Just Add Ink DT x

  11. Love love love the sparkle.
    Gillian LIM GD


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Alison xx