Saturday, 23 November 2019

Joy of Sets Anything Goes Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the final blog hop of 2019 for us over at the Joy of Sets on Facebook. It's been a very eventful year for me as a person and for us as a family and for us as a papercrafting group! So many fabulous creations, so much sharing and supporting, so many ladies going through tough times and the happiest of times. It has definitely been a hectic year and I for one am hoping for a quiet, peaceful Christmas. Before that though let me share with you my final Joy of Sets Blog Hop card for the year and please click on the leaping deer below to go back or forward to look at the other gorgeous papercrafting projects in this final hop of 2019.

The theme for this one is Anything Christmas Goes and so I chose super traditional, plaid, gold, reds, greens, glitter, fancy patterns... how much more traditional could I get?

I took a 5x5 red card base and added a mat of gold glitter card which was an eighth of an inch smaller on each side. then I took a fancy edged square die and cut out a shape from a piece of white cardstock which was 43/4 square. I put the cut out aside to use on another project but kept the 'frame' of white cardstock.

I then stamped all around the edge and using gold heat embossing powder I added Merry Christmas randomly to that white frame.  Next I took the same fancy square die and cut out a piece of plaid which is gold foiled too (Stampin' Up!) and I inset that to the white frame. When I glued it all down onto the glitter mat this allowed for the glitter to show around the edge of the white but to also shine through the intricate cut outs in the white and plaid. I just love how it looks. To finish it all off I took a fir tree die from an old set and cut a tree from glitter paper and fastened it on using dimensionals. That was it. So simple and yet I think it looks beautiful. I will be making more of these for sure and will film a tutorial eventually.

Thank you so much for dropping in today. I hope you have an amazing weekend, I'm on my way out to brave Ikea to have a look at their Christmas offering.

Remember to hop forward to Angie's blog and back to Jackie's using the deer below.

Andrea x


  1. Wonderful card Andrea - I love that touch of plaid - thanks for all your help with the blog and here's to a peaceful Christmas for you all x

    1. It was supposed to be all about the plaid but you know how it is once you start to have a little moment in the craft room.

  2. Great card Andrea- you can't go wrong with plaid and gold!


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