Christmas Club Blog Hop: I’ll Have a Green Christmas

It’s the 25th of the month! That means it’s time for another Christmas Club Blog Hop!

Today, I am so excited to be sharing a project using one of my favorite holiday sets, Love You More- Christmas Frost from The Rabbit Hole Designs! This couple in the set just always makes me smile. There’s something very romantic and charming about them, but at the same time, there’s just a slight touch of chaos as well (you HAVE to check out the other image of them decorating their Christmas Tree!).

For this project, I colored up my couple using my Copic Markers. I also used my Copic Multiliner and White Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add some details onto the clothing, boxes and shopping bags! I then used their coordinating die to cut them out.

Side note: when I look at my Copic collection, I find myself rarely picking green colors unless I’m coloring intentionally green items (trees, leaves, etc.). I wanted to change that, so I decided to give this card a yellow green, green & cool gray color palette. I REALLY loved how all of these colors worked together. It also helped that I had recently acquired a GORGEOUS paper pack that was filled with Chip and Joanna Gaines style green and white patterns (to clarify, the paper is not by Chip and Joanna Gaines, but it reminded me of the patterns and colors they would use to decorate for Christmas).

Next, I knew for this card that I wanted to have the card open up in the center. So I cut a piece of Neenah 110# Solar Crest Cardstock in half so it was 8.5″ x 4.25″. I then scored lines on the 8.5″ side at the 2.125″ and 6.375″ so it would open up the way I wanted. I set my card base aside.

Next, using an Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables Die from Lawn Fawn, I die cut a piece of white cardstock and used my blending brushes Distress Oxide Inks (top to bottom): Forest Moss, Peeled Paint & Bundled Sage. I then spritzed it with water, let it dry, flicked some Fun Stampers Journey Sparkle Silk, let that dry, and then splattered some white acrylic paint as well, letting that dry. I got 2 really large splotches of paint that I was not happy about, but I found I could easily cover them both up using my couple so I was happy about that.

Using some Lawn Fawn patterned paper, I used the largest Outside In Stitched Scalloped Circle Die to cut out the shape. I then placed my circle piece directly in the center of the scalloped circle and adhered it. Using foam tape, I put my couple into place as well.

I took an earthier yellow green cardstock from my stash (it reminds me of an olive color, almost), and trimmed 2 pieces of 5.5″ x 2.125″ cardstock. I adhered them down onto the card flaps. I then took some white and silver patterned paper from that gorgeous paper pack I was telling you about, and trimmed 2 pieces that measured to be 5.375″ x 2″. I then took these pieces and adhered them on top of my olive colored panels so they had nice frames.

The last piece needed before assembling was my sentiment, which I stamped out the “walking in a winter wonderland” sentiment from Love You More- Christmas Frost in Forest Moss Distress Oxide Ink onto white cardstock, trimmed it, and framed it with a thin layer of green patterned paper.

I adhered my scalloped circle piece with the couple in the “slightly above” the dead center of my card. I was also careful to only adhere down the right side of the circle, so it was only attached to one of the flaps. This ensured it would open! I adhered down my sentiment, and then also adhered some sequins from a past Kindred Stamps Shaker Pack!

And that’s how I made my card!

Now, the holiday fun doesn’t stop here! Check out where you’re hopping over to next! And if you’re joining us midway through the hop, be sure to go back to the beginning so you don’t miss out on all the holiday fun!

Tanya Boser
Brianne Firth
Justin Averill – You’re Here!
Carrie Rhoades – Your Next Stop!
Marcia Caradinta
Tania Cordie

We also have some more inspiration to share with you on Instagram! Be sure to check out the following creators Instagram accounts for their creations!

Adam Karle
Tanya Boser
Brianne Firth
Justin Averill
Joe Hux
Marcia Caradinta

You can also use the hashtag #craftychristmasclub2020 to search for projects and to share your own! We’d love to see what holiday items you’ve been creating!

Thank you so very much for hopping along with us today! I hope these projects inspire you to get a head start on some holiday projects (hey, you can never really start too early, can you?).

Happy Crafting!

Justin

Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!

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3 thoughts on “Christmas Club Blog Hop: I’ll Have a Green Christmas

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  1. I love the green and gray color scheme! The gate fold is such a great card opening. Thank you for the details on how you created this.

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