Thursday, August 1, 2019

Christmas shopping at The Paper Shelter


Christmas shopping at The Paper Shelter

Don't you just love going christmas shopping? Well I do! Welcome to the August blog hop at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog. You are at Sweet Cherry Cards.

Today's card is truly a colourful one with all of the popular christmas colours thrown in...white, blue, yellow, green and red. For this project, I am using the digital stamp 'Christmas Shopping' from The Paper Shelter . Now let's get started ....


In today's project, I wanted to give the card the look of a book cover. I wanted it rich in colour, framed within a border that just shouts..'christmas'.

To start, I first coloured the image using copic markers. I added a little dazzle to the belt after all what's christmas without a little glitter. Once I was finished I set her aside and began putting together the background for her. I finally settled on a rich blue toned background paper with snowy accents. I diecut a slope shape using the Sizzix Holiday Shadow Box and adhered that to the bottom of the background to represent a snowy embankment.


Now lets look at framing out this christmas shopping scene. To do this I began looking at various illustrated books for inspiration. I decided to do a bright border with die cut embellishments. I chose holly berries because of the rich red of the berries which I knew would lend a vibrancy to the frame.


Now I have all the elements of the card to put together. So using white cardstock, scored and folded to 4.5 inches,I lightly outlined in pencil where my border would be. I added the blue background with the white slope. Next I placed double sided tape to the back of the border and adhered it over the blue and white background and on to the white cardstock. Then embossed the words 'Merry Christmas' from SimonSaysStamp in bright blue on a piece of white cardstock cut to size, added double sided tape to the back and lined it up with the border. The coloured image was fussy cut out and added to the blue background.


Hope you were inspired by this card and I look forward to seeing your designs as well. Dont forget to check out the other blogs here.





Monday, July 1, 2019

What is christmas without carolling?

Aren't these carollers so adorable especially their furry friend?

Hi there and welcome to July's Blog Hop at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog. You are at Sweet Cherry Cards and what an excited card we have lined up for you. Its got colours, texture, its a lot fun and its got dimension...thanks to double sided tape of course.

Here come the carollers......


Arent they just adorable. One of the best part of Christmas, for me, is the carolling...I love singing christmas carols...

The image stamp used here is from www.thepapershelter.com and it is coloured with copic markers.



For the background I wanted to create a winter sky so I used pinks, purples and blues in ranger distress inks. I left an area to insert the sentiment 'O Holy night'with a few musical notes. So its like the music is flowing up into the night sky.

After completing the background I added double sided tape to the underside and adhered it to the front of the card.

Here is the card again.


Hope you enjoyed today's bloghop and we look forward to having you back here again.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Card of frames

Hi there and welcome back to another exciting episode at Sweet Cherry Cards. Today I am bloghopping with the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.

Every month we showcase a new christmas card. Today's card is one made up of several frames.


To do this card, you need paper with a design. The one I am using has a snowy scene with houses.

The rectangular dies I am using are from www.lawnfawn.com

After cutting the background into different frames. Its assembly time.... I like to start with the outer frame and move in. This frame was stuck to 5 1/2 x 6 piece of white cardstock.


With the second frame, I added a layer of double sided tape to the underside.

The third frame I glued to the white cardstock and the fourth, I popped out with a double layer of double sided tape..

For the sentiment I die cut the word "Believe" out of gold and brown and die cut two christmas trees using dies from Sizzix Holiday Shadow Box.

Here is the card again.

Hope you like today's card and I hope you will stop by the other designers blogs. Don't forget to leave a comment.

Have a Sweet Cherry Day.