Saturday, 15 October 2016

Christmas Card Kit #2 from Marina: "Cute Christmas"

Hi guys!
It's again time to post cards me, Marina and Pia have been making from the same materials. This time the wonderful Marina send us the items to play with and I had real fun working with the cute goodies she included in her kit! Let's get right to the cards. In the end of this post you'll see the photo of the whole kit. 

Card #1 is my favorite. Marina included wonderful, snowy acetate in her kit and I just looooooved it! The bad news is I was only able to use the acetate in this one card... I experimented with heat embossing ON the acetate and that DID NOT WORK... Which was a real shame because I absolutely loved the acetate. Anyway, for this card, I sponged a night sky background, heat embossed a sentiment on that and adhered the acetate on it by hiding the adhesive under the die cut snowbank. I also used a wooden Christmas tree from the kit which I heat embossed twice: first with pearl white powder, then with transparent glittery powder. The embossing powders still show some wood through so I thought a kraft card base would be a good choice to match the natural feel. Please click the photo larger for all the details -I was unable to use the largest photo settings with blogger with this one. It's a nice card! :) 

I like this card so much I'd like to try my luck at the big DT call that's going on at Happy Little Stampers here. I think my card qualifies both for the CAS team and the Christmas team... Would be wonderful to join one of these groups. So, fingers crossed! :) 

Then, card #2, my next favorite. :) The super cute cut out penguin digi stamp is from Marina's kit. I first tried to go for a night sky scene (similar to my first card) with the penguin but in the end it all looked a bit boring... So I ended up cutting out some squares from the night sky and making a sort of layered CAS layout. I also used my own snowflakes embossing folder (bought second hand from facebook crafts group) and colored in the penguin with Copics. The balloon is sparkled up with Stickles. The sentiment comes from an older Simon Says Stamp set.

My cards #3 and #4 are both made around cute images that Marina sent. Both are colored in with Copics. In the dog-card I also used a charm Marina added in her kit. I chose to use a snowflake stencil I own for grounding these images and I think it worked out nicely. Marina's kit also included pretty papers -the second card here has one of those papers as background. I like the layered look of card #3 -cards with tags are one of my faves and I like the look of this card although it's more "full" and busy that my cards usually are. 

Our plan is always to make 4 cards with the kit materials but this time I ended up making five! My card #5 uses patterned papers from the kit and I simply combined them with a stamped sentiment, die cut snowflakes and rhinestones. Super simple. :)

Thank you so much Marina for this inspirational kit! I hope you'll now head on over to Marina's and Pia's blogs and have a look what they have made. I'm sure you'll enjoy your visits! I'll end this post with the photo of the kit. Thank you everyone for popping by! 


  1. Great work Nonni- Five fantastic cards!
    Card 1 – beautiful sky…looks great behind the acetate. I love the clean lines of this card. I think we all had the same idea about heat embossing on the tree, even though I’ve only ever used these plain before!

    Card 2- subtle and very effective shading on the penguin. Cutting the squares is really original and the stickles on the balloon looks wonderful.

    Card 3 - I like the way you used stencilled and di-cut snowflakes here…. this has a great design and looks good in the red.

    Card 4 – How talented you are with the Copics. All three of us chose to combine that image with that particular paper! But I don’t think the cards look very alike even so.

    Card 5 – The papers looks so pretty layered like that with the snowflakes and gems.

  2. WOW ... five beautiful cards from your kit Nonni!! All of them are so creative and fun. xx

  3. 1. Great idea to het emboss the sentiment on the background. I was wondering whether to heat set the acetate of not, now glad I didn't. You did make the most of the little piece you had left though, it's a beautifully colored scene.
    2. Great job on coloring the penguin. And effective layout and gorgeous sparkle!
    3. Even though I love your more usual style I think this is my favorite, because it's so rich of details without being overloaded. I love the stenciled background and the image placed onto a tag.
    4. So so cute, adorable, clean yet decorative and warm
    5. A stylish design of papers and die cuts. A card doesn't need an image to be decorative and special...

  4. Lots of fun and beautifully colouring here! Hope you get in the DT!
    Could not pick a favorite; they all look good, but the label-dogcard is such a beautiful layout! Enjoy your weekend!

  5. You've done a good job with that kit, Nonni.
    Great selection of cards.
    Hope you get some success on your DT submission. X

  6. These are all so very cute. I love your kit and the wonderful cards you made out of it.

  7. Oh my word these are ALL just amazing Nonni!! Love the different variations you've achieved with this kit too! Yes, heat embossing over acetate is a very tricky thing to do!! Wishing you the best of luck for your DT submissions!! HUGS :)