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Blog Blitz Day 5 Bauble Snowflake Corner, Corner Holly Swirl, Bauble Snowflakes, Winter Sled, Dashing Holiday Papers
by Vicki Finger


Hello there! Memory Box is having a Blog Blitz this week which means we have a few new products for you! There's a link to the catalog for you here.  Also, keep reading for your chance to win a "Merry Christmas" Noted Script Die" by leaving a comment here and on my personal blog, Twinkling Paper Studio.

I started by selecting a patterned paper from the Dashing Holiday Paper Pad which has a matte black background with a holly design on it. It's my favorite from the pack. I gave it my usual treatment of shimmer mist and set it aside while I did a bit of die-cutting to put my card together.

I die cut a Bauble Snowflake Corner from white cardstock. I almost always use #110 cardstock for everything. I also wanted to use a few other new dies, including the Merry Christmas Noted Script die and two Corner Holly Swirls from some scraps. These were cut from some loosely watercolored paper that I had done for another project which will be coming up, so they were kind of a lighter green than what I wanted for this card. By doing some ink blending with a small ink blending brush around the exterior edges of everything, it deepened the color to something more in keeping with my background paper. The sled and the sentiment are both cut from red satin cardstock.


After I die cut the Corner Holly Swirls, I embellished them with some Icicle Stickles and set them in my window sill to dry. This is actually one of my favorite things about my studio is my large picture window just above my glass countertop. It gets the afternoon sun and is a great place to let things (especially watercolor things) dry.

I attached the background paper to a top folding A2 card base and then loosely laid my elements out on my card front until I got a look that I liked. Initially, I was planning to use the entire Bauble Snowflake Corner, but it seemed too much for everything else I had going on with this card, so I attached it with just a portion of the corner and cut the excess off.


Next, I placed the sled over the Bauble Snowflake Corner. You can probably see that I embellished what would normally be the metal parts of the sled, with some Christmas Red Stickles. Next came the Corner Holly Swirls, complete with more of the Xmas Red Stickles on the berries, attached to the lower left and upper right-hand corners of my card. The Holly Leaves were also embellished with a bit of Icicle Stickles by using the tip of the bottle to "paint" them on the leaves. In some cases, I find Stickles easier to work with than Nuvo Drops as they have a transparent base making them perfect when you want a "touch" of sparkle without completely covering the elements in glitter. I added a single of the smallest Bauble Snowflakes in the upper left corner. That left the perfect place for my sentiment.


The little speckles that are visible on the patterned paper in this photo, are the bits of shimmer in my shimmer mist.  This card really catches the light and I don't feel the picture does it justice! I added little gems to the center of the single snowflake and for the dot on the "i" in Christmas.

For a chance to win your own Merry Christmas Noted Script Craft Die, leave a comment on this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59 pm EST. One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the die. Visit the Outside the Box Blog from Monday, Oct 14th- Sunday, October 20th to see more of the new release and for a chance to win a prize each day. Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00 pm EST. Good luck!






Beautiful Beautiful! I love that red sled - I have that die and the small one too and like them very much! Nice work - have a blessed day!

Very festive! The paper is beautiful. I like the way you have combined all the elements.

Great festive feel on it! Love the corner Holly swirl element with such beautiful design!

Beautiful card! Like the "Merry Christmas"
die, it's not too big and love the font.

The paper pairs so beautifully with these die cuts, a lovely Christmas card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Gorgeous card! I love the holly and sled, and the pretty font for the sentiment die!

great combination of colours!

This is just stunning! Love the pretty sparkle from the stickles. Gorgeous design & wonderful elements.

Very pretty with the sparkly holly and I like the sled.

A spirited card!

So beautiful! Love the sparkling holly !

I never seem to get enough sentiment dies and love this Merry Christmas Noted Script die!!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!!

Love how you coloured those leaves. Fab card. Hugz

So beautiful and design

Love the use of Stickles on this card. I use it all the time

Lovely card!

Fun and festive - love the sentiment paired with the holly and patterned paper!

Outstanding card, Heidi! Love the bright red & green against the matte black & the added sparkle really shines! Love it!

Very festive card Donna. Love all the new papers in this new release. Thanks for sharing your creative card with us.

Oh my, Vicki, this is stunning! Love the sentiment and the sled is the perfect embellishment! Beautifully done!

Beautiful card!! Love the bright red sled and the scripty sentiment.
<3 J

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Vicki, what a great card! The red sled adds just the perfect touch.

This is the most beautiful and intriguing Christmas card ever! I want everything so that I can try to replicate it!

What a beautiful card and I love the paper. And the sled just pops in that red.

Wonderful card. Love the background paper.

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